Liberty, Equality, Fraternity?

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The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists.

The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of Web sites publishing the images, one French civil liberties group warned on Tuesday.
France bans citizen journalists from reporting violence

Monsieur and Madamoiselle readers………So sorry to inform you… we may be missing out on these stories and photos from zee Frenchies..

On March 8, tens of thousands of high school students marched through central Paris to protest education reforms announced by the government. Repeatedly, peaceful demonstrators were attacked by bands of black and Ar–ab youths—about 1,000 in all, according to police estimates.

The eyewitness accounts of victims, teachers, and most interestingly the attackers themselves gathered by the left-wing daily Le Monde confirm the motivation: racism.

Mugged by la Réalité

The attackers openly expressed their hatred of “little French people.”

Another attacker explained the violence by saying that “little whites” don’t know how to fight and “are afraid because they are cowards.”

… an Ar-ab attacker, added that even an A–rab can be considered a “little white” if he “has a French mindset.” The general sentiment was a desire to “take revenge on whites.”

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Yea France. We got yer liberte, equalitie and fraternite right here.

Guess we Westerners now have to miss out on all yer “youths” riots and carbeques?…Dang.

That is correct. There will be prison time to pay for feelming ze violent, roaming A-rabs Asian yoots.

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Welcome to France: Land of the home-grown jih-adi.

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Do they actually think they can ban citizen journalism and thus cover up the jih–ad in their very backyards?

Step 1: It is now illegal to broadcast acts of violence in France.

Step2: It is now illegal to film acts of violence in France. (especially those perpetrated by ahem…”youths”.)

Step3: It is now illegal to even look at a crime being perpetrated in France.

Car on fire?…What car…I dint see a car….did you?

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In plain English this means, if one of their “youths” jih-adists kidnaps a citizen in-fidel, and happens to film the cutting off of his head f’rinstance…. under this new law the beheading will probably be protected under religious reasons, you know multi culti and all…….. but the videotaping of it will be punishable by prison time.

Excellent~!

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Welcome to zee shareeaaah, my cherie amor.
or as u say….Vive la (what used to be) France!

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19 Responses to “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity?”

  1. daniel says:

    French ba-stards!
    Talk about censorship!
    FTGF!

  2. DL says:

    What is gut wrenching is that so many of our guys died on French soil trying to free these people from oppression and now they buy into their own brand of Fatherland suppression.

  3. Gayle says:

    DL’s comment echoes what I was going to say. It’s as though our soldiers who died liberating France died in vain. Of course I have thought that for quite some time, but this simply compounds it a thousand-fold. Ignorance is so very dangerous. The French have become their own worst enemy because of their ignorance and they are paying dearly for it. Now we have to make certain this doesn’t happen here.

    We’ll probably be getting more coverage than ever from France since they passed this stupid law; smuggled coverage. Making something illegal always makes it a challenge.

    Good post, Angel, but your posts always are.

  4. InRussetShadows says:

    Covering up information is the last act of a dying power structure, and it is marked by desperation. Compare this new French law to McCain-Fiengold, which now forbids political ads 30 days before an election, because the incumbents want to hold on to their power. Or compare it to the kind of campaigns the left runs on American campuses, where they steal entire print runs of conservative newspapers. Behold — the old order is fading; we are seeing its death-throes.

  5. Kevin says:

    The french are dropping the ball here. Criminalizing reporting crime? That’s dumb. They should criminalize SEEING a crime! If a crime is about to be committed, close your eyes, or go to jail.

    That would fix everything.

  6. KKarLLmMM says:

    Hi Angel…i have been busy for a short time, and have missed your pieces of genius…a pleasure to come back and see you have not lost a step…while everyone else seems to be losing their minds!!
    Enjoyed scrolling back and checking on the masterpieces you have authored.
    As always your wit and wisdom and cartoons are a bit of sunshine on the world’s forever cloudy day…keep up the fight…sometimes it goes the whole 15 rounds!!!!

  7. Angel says:

    Thanks y’all so much for the inputs!..Merci! :)

  8. michael says:

    The real problem is their refusal to call a spade a spade, and actually report the identity of the rioters. Why can’t they just say “muslims?” It’s not like people don’t know who’s doing the rioting…

  9. cube says:

    They can & they will censor the press. Denial is big over there.

  10. House of Eratosthenes says:

    [...] Woman Honor Thyself has a post up about the French Constitutional Council slapping a ban on…uh, well… The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists. The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of Web sites publishing the images, one French civil liberties group warned on Tuesday. : Senators and members of the National Assembly had asked the council to rule on the constitutionality of six articles of the Law relating to the prevention of delinquency. The articles dealt with information sharing by social workers, and reduced sentences for minors. The council recommended one minor change, to reconcile conflicting amendments voted in parliament. The law, proposed by Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy, is intended to clamp down on a wide range of public order offenses. During parliamentary debate of the law, government representatives said the offense of filming or distributing films of acts of violence targets the practice of “happy slapping,” in which a violent attack is filmed by an accomplice, typically with a camera phone, for the amusement of the attacker’s friends. [...]

  11. Yankee Doodle says:

    It’s not that different in some ways from what was happening at the end of the XVIII Century.

    The amazing thing about the law is that innocent people can accidentally violate it. That’s extremely abusive and fascistic. Never mind the fact that those witnesses could be key in helping stop the problem, if they weren’t being persecuted for seeing it.

    Criminalizing the witnesses is like gun control; by attacking the decent, law-abiding folks, the elites are just accelerating towards the disaster.

  12. DL says:

    On second thought -this whole thing is really about French pride:the world gets to look at their failures if crimes/illegals/gov’t failure/get taped etc. It is better that the perfect French not be tainted, even if it means fascist type of controls on our people. The image (like our liberals) is all we have and it must be protected at all costs.

  13. Yankee Doodle says:

    DL — you just explained the phenomenon of Honor Killings.

  14. Defiant_Infidel says:

    As usual, I’m impressed here, Angel. It was the most glaringly outrageous headline I read this morning, too. Lo and behold, I wander over here and of course, you, Laura @ Pursuing Holiness and many others are already “on it”.

    The thoughts that raced through my mind immediately are just those espoused above by Gayle, IRS and DL. Ditto YD’s comparison of this foolishness and McCain-Feingold here in (what’s left of) America.

    The other noteworthy liberal characteristic I see here is this notion that “banning” actually stops something… ANYTHING! If that was realistic, what country or society would require actual “laws”? “Banning” would simply suffice. For that matter, the concept of actual laws only means something to those who recognize them and has little effect on those who break them. To ignore whether something is “lawful” in the eyes of the population is to render it instantly useless. To me, this reinforces YD’s observation that gun control only means something to those who observe and respect the law in the first place. And it is a distinct impediment when it denies that lawful individual the right to defend himself or his family. The same applies to any law.

    We have become such a handful of weak, subserviant pansies. It makes me want to disgorge. I can’t appropriately express to you folks (Angel, and the wise commenters here) the huge respect and regard I have for your power of clear vision. It remains an honor to know you… I hope you all have many children!

  15. Brooke says:

    In my opinion, this officially pushes France into the realm of being a communist country.

    This goes beyond mere censorship. This is state run media, pure and simple. Putting freelancers in jail means that only journalists can bring stories to the airwaves. If they don’t have them already, the French will start to implement “standards.”

  16. Yankee Doodle says:

    The Sixth Republic aka “The People’s Democratic Islamic Republic of France”

  17. Debbie says:

    Leave it to the French. They don’t want the truth about their pitiful situation to get out to the rest of the world.

    I don’t see how they can enforce this either. Wouldn’t work here in the USA

  18. Angel says:

    Thanks y’all for the added commentary and insights as always so ‘preciated! :)

  19. Always On Watch says:

    Not reporting the truth doesn’t CHANGE the truth!

    Of course, such censorship keeps the public uninformed–which is the ultimate goal of this French censorship.