Tuesday, November 22, 2005

More French Media Insanity

This is a great post from CUANAS.

In France, Police Are More Likely
To Provoke Rather Than Prevent,

It’s true that the U.S.’s purely capitalistic economy has created more jobs for immigrants, and that the big cities have some racial integration. But at what cost? Because the American system “places such a high value on protecting private property,” U.S. cities have a shockingly large and visible police presence, with minority neighborhoods looking like an occupied nation.

In France, where civil liberties are seen as more valuable than mere property, the sight of uniformed police patrolling the streets would be likely to provoke, rather than prevent, violence.

CUANAS makes a great point...

In France, apparently, well, at least according to Pierre-Yves here (he must be married), they consider policemen patrolling the streets an infringement of their "civil liberties." Honestly, I would consider police not patrolling my streets evidence of taxation without representation, since security is about all government should really be involved in.

Absolutely, keep us safe, and stop right there. Legislating morality isn't in your job description.


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