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Rioting in France

The Tesseract

TRIBE Member
Okay, i understand that it's "disillusioned arab youth" that are causing the riots...
but has any specific reason come out as to why they started rioting a few days ago?
 

janiecakes

TRIBE Member
it started 12 days ago when 2 youths, who thought they were being chased by cops, hid in a power station and died after being electrocuted.
 

zoo

TRIBE Member
[i agree with the politics forum being destroyed]

nobody ever wanted it, it's only purpose was to keep all the WAR threads from clogging up the general forum
 

Taylor

TRIBE Member
What about Toronto's ghetto's ?

I am just waiting for Jane & Finch, Choc Farm, Flemington, Lawrence Heights, Rexdale, Regent Park and Malvern to go up in flames.

Not to mention Eglington & Markham.

Fuck, I went by Jane & Finch on the TTC 3 years ago, and it was motherfucking heavy-duty man. Mind you, it is no Detroit or North Philladelphia. :eek:
 
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dicksherwood

TRIBE Member
Re: What about Toronto's ghetto's ?

Originally posted by Taylor
I am just waiting for Jane & Finch, Choc Farm, Flemington, Lawrence Heights, Rexdale, Regent Park and Malvern to go up in flames.

Not to mention Eglington and Markham.

Fuck, I went by Jane & Finch on the TTC 3 years ago, and it was motherfucking heavy-duty man. :eek:
what about all those poor Toronto guys who can't get laid cuz girls be so cold? Talk about pent up anger
 

Vincent Vega

TRIBE Member
Re: What about Toronto's ghetto's ?

Originally posted by Taylor
I am just waiting for Jane & Finch, Choc Farm, Flemington, Lawrence Heights, Rexdale, Regent Park and Malvern to go up in flames.

Not to mention Eglington & Markham.

Fuck, I went by Jane & Finch on the TTC 3 years ago, and it was motherfucking heavy-duty man. Mind you, it is no Detroit or North Philladelphia. :eek:
Did you just cut and paste your post from a couple of days ago???
 

litespeed

Well-Known TRIBEr
i don't get it at all... we're upset so we're going to destroy the neiborhood we live in... makes sense to me
 

mingster

TRIBE Member
"restoring the peace" isn't going to solve the problem either.

it's not that i like seeing a city being destroyed by riots and fire, but i guess i'm hoping it will begin to bring some attention to this plight. however, it's likely that police forces will attempt to get the situation under control, punish the perpetrators and forget about the cause.
 

Kung Po Beef

TRIBE Member
I actually feel for the police in situations like this. They don't make the laws, they enforce them....while getting pelted with shit...like bullets.
 

Vincent Vega

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by mingster
"restoring the peace" isn't going to solve the problem either.

it's not that i like seeing a city being destroyed by riots and fire, but i guess i'm hoping it will begin to bring some attention to this plight. however, it's likely that police forces will attempt to get the situation under control, punish the perpetrators and forget about the cause.
Which plight is that exactly?

And.....to your closing: the police's job IS to get the situation under control and possbly punish the perpetrators. It is not their job to bring attention to any plight or address any cause.

(I'm sorry but I get a tad cynical when I see almost two weeks of violence and destruction seemingly for its own sake being accepted as part of a greater "plight." I understand the anger in the immediate aftermath, although even that was based on speculation. After a couple of days of that, however, one has to begin questioning the motives. Is it still noble at this point....or is it merely wanton violence for the hell of it?)
 

mingster

TRIBE Member
the incident with the death of those two young men seems to have sparked just one match in a big bonfire of anger among young muslim men in paris/france.

i'm not all that well read on the topic, but my understanding is that the country's religious and political practices and policies have made it very difficult for this minority group to integrate into society. causing high levels of apathy, unemployment, poverty, segregation and now anarchy. and that is the greater plight i'm referring to.

you're right about the police. but i fear that once the situation is "under control", the greater issue will not be addressed. there is alot of anger there. and it's manifesting itself in these riots. maybe someone should look into that.
 
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