Tuesday, March 06, 2007

France Bans
Citizen Journalists
From Reporting

This is one of the most sick things I have ever heard.

I don't have a lot of time tonight, so I'm gonna have to give you the stats, and you'll just have to believe me, but the Muslim riots never stopped in France. As I have reported previously, there are an average of close to 200 cars torched every night on the streets of France. The Parisian police chief declared that they are at "war", and asked the state to provide his forces with weapons of war so that they would be adequately protected, and able to fight back. To this date, the French police have NOT been provided with the tools necessary.

And, here is the most stunning thing of all. The casualty rate of the French police force is over three times higher than the casualty rate of the American armed forces in Iraq.

And now, France is banning bloggers from reporting on this violence.

There's nothing to see here. Move along.

Screw France:

The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists. The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of Web sites publishing the images, one French civil liberties group warned on Tuesday.