Gunmen Fire on Marseille Police

Reuters, February 9, 2015

Gunmen fired on a police car in Marseille on Monday in what local officials said was a drug-related incident, just hours before a visit by Prime Minister Manuel Valls to hail a drop in crime in France’s second city.

Residents of the La Castellane neighborhood on the north side of the city, home to some 7,000, were told to stay indoors. A creche was evacuated as troops from the GIPN special forces unit were sent into the sealed-off estate, a police source said.

“There were shots fired in the direction of a police vehicle coming from hooded individuals armed with Kalashnikovs,” local police chief Pierre-Marie Bourniquel told Reuters

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Police seized seven Kalashnikovs and around 20 kilograms of drugs, according to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who was accompanying Valls. {snip}

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The prime minister said in a speech at the Marseille police headquarters that “the simple fact of wearing a uniform” now exposed officers to violence.

France has been on high alert following Islamist attacks in Paris last month that killed 17 people. Last week, two soldiers protecting a Jewish organization and radio station were wounded in a knife attack in the city of Nice.

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Valls has deplored the failure of decades of French urban and social policy, which has led to what he called a social and ethnic “apartheid” across France.

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  • This could be garden variety blacks and not Islamists as such.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Gunmen fired…”

    Gunmen” huh?
    Mormons? Buddhists? Amish? Martians? Taoists?

    Jes’ axin’

  • D.B. Cooper

    You know, Pierre, I’ve been reading 10 years worth of French…(cough cough)MEN.. doing nothing whenever your diversities misbehave. I mean, aren’t you the guys who whimpered when one of your women was beaten by one of your enrichments?

  • Mary

    A drop in crime in very Muslim Marseille? Sounds about as believable as when the FBI asserts that violent crime in America is on the decline. A lot is obfuscated in these stats…

    • Anna Tree

      I have an hypothesis: more Muslims in a neighborhood, more crime, more white flight. And then it reach a peak where there are not enough non-muslims, the crime rate stagnate, i.e. not enough victims for the Muslims, therefor Muslims will move to another city/neighborhood (or country) to find Non-muslims.

    • Bill Moore

      Hello Mary,

      Something that most people don’t know is that crime reports from cities is not mandatory.

      And the folks that run the cities want it to look as though their city is very peaceful.

      Therefore, a lot of crime is not reported.

      Just My thoughts,
      Bill Moore

  • B.A_2014

    Ross Kemp: Extreme worlds has a terrific documentary on this hell hole available on YouTube.

  • libertarian1234

    “The prime minister said in a speech at the Marseille police headquarters that “the simple fact of wearing a uniform” now exposed officers to violence.”

    Did he suggest the Gendarmes dress in drag yet?

    Bragging about the reduced crime figure obviously is based on low white crime rates while the No Go Zones are exploding.

    And the French authorities are VERY careful not to allow whites to have guns, so now there are 750 No Go Zones throughout France wherein closets are stacked to the ceiling with arms and explosives, but that’s o.k. with them, because they’re not about to go into those areas and flush out the jihadists and criminals.

    • French citizens are allowed firearms, though when last I knew not in military calibers. For example, the FAMAS is (was?) available in semi-auto-only to civilians there, but in .222″ Remington and not the 5.56mm NATO (.223″ Remington) cartridge. A gunsmith with a chambering reamer and headspace gauge could fix that.

      • Anna Tree

        I am not sure, but I think French are only allowed hunting weapons.

        I just checked. Much information in French, found this in English:
        In France, to buy a weapon, a hunting licence or a shooting sport licence is necessary.
        France also sets limits on the number of cartridges that can be purchased per year, depending on the purpose of the gun. The total number of firearms owned by an individual is also subject to limits.[1] France has no limit on magazine capacity and no “assault weapon” ban, other than that you need a permit for category one semi-automatics.

        Read more here:
        www gunpolicy org/firearms/region/france

        • They have or had a barrel-length limit for rifles, which was something like 420mm. That’s 16.5 inches, which roughly corresponds to the 16-inch minimum limit here in US.

      • Bill Moore

        Mr. Scott,

        Your knowledge is incredible. Both wide and deep.

        Thank you for your posts. Your input is, usually, more interesting than the original article.

        We all learn from you.

        Keep up the good work,
        Bill Moore

  • Speedy Steve

    There were shots fired in the direction of a police vehicle coming from hooded individuals armed with Kalashnikovs ….

    How encouraging to see that the description of the perpetrators is ignored by Reuters. So let’s try it again, shall we?

    …. coming from a vehicle filled with smelly, camel jockeys who were out of their minds from heroin abuse; hence their inability to hit the target cop car.

  • When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

  • LHathaway

    Expect more white french girls to be sleeping with men of color. They are sooo attracted to violence?

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Isn’t DIE-versity wonderful.

  • KenelmDigby

    One must remember that the Muslim vote decided the last French presidential election, so there is a rather delicious irony in seeing socialist politicians being humiliated in this way.

  • bilderbuster

    Valls deplored the failure of decades of French urban and social policy.
    The stooge is attempting to misdirect the more gullible from the very obvious failure of an immigration policy the French never wanted or were allowed to vote on.

  • Tsar Alexander

    It seems like France is headed for a prolonged violent conflict with Muslims there, though right now, in terms of how violence will play out, I am thinking more 1980s South Africa, than 1990s Bosnia.

    I wonder if the fire of Islamic rage will spread to other European nations. This may be the biggest battle of the century coming, for all we know.

    • Yep, just like the battle of “Wounded Knee” in 1891 when native Americans fought back against the “invaders”.

  • Reynardine

    “Last week, two soldiers protecting a Jewish organization and radio station were wounded in a knife attack in the city of Nice.”

    Why do we specially protect these people who leave for Israel at the first sign of trouble?