Alternet, July 30, 2010
President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday he wanted to strip French nationality from anyone of foreign origin who threatened the life of a police officer, in a crackdown after riots shook two French towns this month.
Speaking in Grenoble, where street violence erupted in mid-July after a local man died fleeing police after allegedly holding up a casino, Sarkozy said he also wanted to increase prison sentences for violent crimes.
“French nationality should be stripped from anybody who has threatened the life of a police officer or anybody involved in public policing,” Sarkozy said.
Police in the Grenoble area have received death threats since the riots.