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firefox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 07:42 PM
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11. Maybe this will help
I would not know but Richard Cowan touched on the riots at

Item Four: Theyre rioting in Paris.

As you may have heard, the mostly Moslem and African slums that ring Paris have been torn by rioting for the last week. A variety of causes have been suggested, including an unemployment rate of over 20% for the disaffected youth.

However, an article in todays Los Angeles Times suggests another reason, the drugwar. France is one of the most prohibitionist countries in Western Europe, and enforcement is much more aggressive when racial minorities are involved.
Prohibition and The Prison State. Protecting Youth and Minorities. In DEAland, The UK and France Prisons Are Full.

As a result, the police are even more distrusted than they would be otherwise and organized crime has every reason to foment violence against the police.

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  -Why are French rioters called "drug dealers"? Jed Dilligan  Nov-07-05 07:32 PM   #0 
  - Drug dealers don't have an incentive to riot  wookie294   Nov-07-05 07:33 PM   #1 
  - My sentiment exactly  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 07:40 PM   #7 
  - you've got to be kidding  pitohui   Nov-07-05 08:25 PM   #17 
  - You are really chock-full of stereotypes and false assumptions  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 09:41 PM   #20 
  - that could very well be  Rich Hunt   Nov-08-05 09:10 AM   #22 
  - The govt was cracking down on the illegal drug trade, thats one  YouthInAsia   Nov-07-05 08:27 PM   #18 
     - In a sense, it's not much different there than here in America.  porphyrian   Nov-08-05 09:35 AM   #25 
  - Where do you keep running into that at?  William769   Nov-07-05 07:34 PM   #2 
  - Here's the latest  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 07:39 PM   #4 
     - Thanks for the link.  William769   Nov-07-05 07:41 PM   #10 
  - They could call them ________ extremists.  janedoe   Nov-07-05 07:37 PM   #3 
  - Can you provide a link?  sparosnare   Nov-07-05 07:39 PM   #5 
  - Please see # 4  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 07:40 PM   #8 
  - I thought the first thing you do is demean your opponents.  niallmac   Nov-07-05 07:39 PM   #6 
  - Sarkosy wanted to do a Guiliani and start busting small street dealers  billbuckhead   Nov-07-05 07:41 PM   #9 
  - So  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 07:43 PM   #12 
  - Maybe this will help  firefox   Nov-07-05 07:42 PM   #11 
  - "organized crime has every reason to foment violence"  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 07:45 PM   #13 
     - It is not organized crime  firefox   Nov-07-05 07:50 PM   #14 
        - I fully buy the idea that it's anti-police  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 07:58 PM   #15 
  - naive  pitohui   Nov-07-05 08:23 PM   #16 
  - You're confused  Jed Dilligan   Nov-07-05 09:29 PM   #19 
  - you have a simplistic view of things pitohui  400Years   Nov-08-05 09:02 AM   #21 
  - Where have drug dealers rioted in the US?  Bridget Burke   Nov-08-05 09:16 AM   #23 
  - Because it is easier..  sendero   Nov-08-05 09:25 AM   #24 

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