[VIDEO] After the raping of another young black man, a letter to the police
The French State has again demonstrated its race and class contempt. Despite the barbarity and obscenity of the gesture that required a 60 day work incapacity, the so-called “police of the police” considered it to be an accident in addition to the re-characterisation of the facts into “aggravated “by the general prosecutor.
In the city of Aulnay Sous Bois, the police check of Théo a young black man of 22 years old, turned into a brutal aggression, with a policeman who …
I would like to first salute the dignity of the young man and his family whom have been exemplary and our support to them is by far the least we could do.
On the other hand, the French State has again demonstrated its race and class contempt. Despite the barbarity and obscenity of the gesture that required a 60 day work incapacity, the so-called “police of the police” considered it to be an accident in addition to the re-characterisation of the facts into “aggravated “by the general prosecutor.
This demonstration of contempt went with live bullets and racial abuse while the inhabitants were demonstrating peacefully against the violence and impunity of the police. Then we had this police union leader Luc Poignant and this ex-magistrate Philippe Bilger who both felt … that the term “bamboula” (a highly racist word ed.) was either “correct” or “affectionate”.
And to top it all, seven months after the death of Adama Traoré and the falsification of the investigation, here are the deputies approving in first reading the bill called “public security” which:
_Eases the rules of legitimate defense for police officers, as if impunity is not enough
_ hardens penalties for insulting officers but not for insulting citizens
_authorizes the anonymity of investigators for even more opacity
As for those who are offended by the sight of young people angry at Ménilmontant district in Paris, in the cities of Aulnay Sous Bois or Bobigny, I would like to see your reaction if you, your son, your daughter, your brother or your sister were raped by a public authority representative.
It is no coincidence that this morning the state’s ombudsman Jacques Toubon acknowledged that what happened to Theo, I quote “is not a fact but a social reality.”
Let me remind you that a black person and an Arab are respectively 6 and 8 times more likely to be controlled because of their skin color, that “the aggressiveness of the police is three times greater when the persons being checked are not White “as Sebastian Roché points out in his study “On the Police in Democracy”.
As for the fatal use of force or violence, from between six and eight deaths between 1977 and 1997, we are now at an average of 10 to 15 police killings per year
To crown it all, all this is happening with an institution where 51% of the personal are National Front electors..
If one had intended to make us believe that people join the police or the gendarmerie to indulge in racist beatings without risking jail, one would not have done any other way..
Besides, how many policemen have been incarcerated after killing a black or an Arab? Let’s see:
_Summer of 1972: 12 young Algerians were assassinated by police officers in cold blood. Zero arrest and of course zero conviction.
_ February 2016: Case dismissed for the death of Ali Ziri, the retired person who died by suffocation after his apprehension.
_Case dismissed in December following the death of Mohamed Boukourou, who fell victim of a respiratory arrest while in a police van after having been beaten.
_Case dismissed in October 2012 following the death of Mahamadou Marega, who died after being tasered
_Case dismissed in September 2016 following the death of Abou Bakari Tandia, who had fallen into a coma during his detention at the end of 2004 in the city of Courbevoie, France.
And of course not to forget
So I turn to the police institution and ask it to reform itself, to condemn violence, to dissociate itself from the extremists, the racists and the criminals who tarnish its image. I have met and I do know more than one good cops who honour their profession and whom have chosen this profession because they aspired for it; I will not paint them all with the same brush by saying “they’re all dirty cops” but I am addressing the institution as such and the moderate officers within it:
“You say policing is a noble function, I would happily believe you, but if you do not come out to demonstrate and defend the honour of your profession, then you can only be responsible for the image that your complicit silence sends. It will no longer be enough to say “this is not the police” or to declare that “being a policeman means being about peace”.
If the political regime you defend carried you in its heart, it would be treating you with a little more consideration.
If your working conditions are not good, our children do not have to bear the suffering of law enforcement and the working conditions excuse in order to explain their brutality is unacceptable. I remind you that our taxes pay your wages. But if you are afraid of attacking your hierarchy which exploits you in order to maintain the bourgeois order and if you make us pay for your frustrations through gratuitous violence and murder, then on top of your hierarchy’s contempt is added the contempt of those that you brutalize.
I will finish by the lie that has been spread by the police prefecture,
I will not dwell on the police lie about the rescuing of a girl from a burning car by a police officer (during the anti police brutality marches), if the police was meant to save our children’s lives, it would have saved that of Zyed and Bouna (who were let die by electrocution in 2005 after running away from the police ed).