France has a bit of a problem in its streets. After almost a week of rampaging groups of thugs rioting and pillaging, the two main police unions there have condemned the non-response of political leaders. Of course in France, few civilians have guns with which to defend their homes and businesses from the lawless mobs intent on destroying everything.
From American Greatness:
Amid violent riots in France, the two main police unions have declared in a written statement that France is in a civil war and warned the government that once the rule of law is restored, the police will be in the “resistance” against the government.
In a remarkable, strongly worded statement posted on social media on June 30, the Alliance Police Nationale and UNSA wrote: “Today the police are in combat because we are at war, tomorrow we will be in resistance and the government should realize that.”
🇨🇵 The biggest library in Marseilles, Alcazar. Classics dating back to the ancient world. Gone forever.— Frantruth (@frantruth) July 1, 2023
Why would generational French citizens want to burn down such an historical treasure?
Could the liberal left wing Marxists, provide the answer? pic.twitter.com/RZbHuVijdZ
France has fallen. pic.twitter.com/Z5F1MJVbd3— RadioGenova (@RadioGenova) July 3, 2023
And check this out, from a hard-core leftist in France… he’s shocked the police union would use such hard language to describe the “savage hordes” destroying France.
We’re truly witnessing a radicalization on both sides in France.— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) July 1, 2023
This is an unreal communiqué by the main French police unions, essentially declaring France is in a civil war and that the police is in the “resistance” against the government.
This is the translation:
Here’s the translated version:
“Now that’s enough…
Facing these savage hordes, asking for calm is no longer enough, it must be imposed!
Restoring the republican order and putting the apprehended beyond the capacity to harm should be the only political signals to give. In the face of such exactions, the police family must stand together. Our colleagues, like the majority of citizens, can no longer bear the tyranny of these violent minorities.
The time is not for union action, but for combat against these “pests”.
Surrendering, capitulating, and pleasing them by laying down arms are not the solutions in light of the gravity of the situation.
All means must be put in place to restore the rule of law as quickly as possible.
Once restored, we already know that we will relive this mess that we have been enduring for decades.
For these reasons, Alliance Police Nationale and UNSA Police will take their responsibilities and warn the government from now on that at the end, we will be in action and without concrete measures for the legal protection of the Police, an appropriate penal response, significant means provided, the police will judge the extent of the consideration given.
Today the police are in combat because we are at war.
Tomorrow we will be in resistance and the government will have to become aware of it.”
Meanwhile, while France burns, French President Emmanuel Lacron danced the night away at an Elton John concert.
And back on this side of the pond, Chicago continues to be a mess. With “flash mob” violence on a regular basis downtown in the tourist/business/commercial districts. Government and the media are doing their best to suppress reporting, but first responders see it first-hand.
Heard this one on the radio the other day:
- Over 17,000 reported catalytic converter thefts in Chicago since 2019
- The real number is probably well over 30,000
Guess how many successful prosecutions?
Can you spell “Crime without consequences”? We can.
By the way, here’s the bodycount as of 9am on the morning of Independence Day, as reported by HeyJackass.com:
8-10 years ago, this weekend along with the week at large was a lock for the most violent of the year. However, since the wheels came off in late May of 2020, it has become another lead-filled, mostly peaceful, often violent, occasionally unacceptable, and absolutely, 100% demonization-free weekend filled with silly decisions and poor life choices only with an extra day or two thrown in to pad the stats.
9:00a Demonized Tally: 10 killed, 44 wounded
2022 weekend tally: 15 killed, 65 wounded
2021 weekend tally: 23 killed, 90 wounded
2020 weekend tally: 21 killed, 71 wounded
2019 weekend tally: 7 killed, 69 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 10 killed, 42 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 15 killed, 89 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 62 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 11 killed, 55 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 16 killed, 66 wounded
Average tally: 14 killed, 67 wounded
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6:20p 1800 S Komensky, North Lawndale, M/14
8:20p 6300 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/24
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12:15a 2600 S Millard, Little Village, M/18
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7:20a 4400 S Wood, New City, M/25