Officials have not officially said there was a terrorist motive behind the attack, but handing a case to anti-terrorism prosecutors usually indicates a terrorism link is the focus of inquiries.
Ricard said his office had taken over the probe because of signs the crime was premeditated, the attacker’s desire to die and the nature of injuries found on at least one of the victims.
So why could they find this out in 2 days after the attack and not anytime in the past 10 years? Oh wait, they DID know. French police minister admits security failings over Paris attack.
On Sunday, Castaner said Harpon had caused alarm among his colleagues as far back as 2015, when he defended the massacre of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper by two brothers vowing allegiance to Al-Qaeda.
But even though a police official charged with investigating suspected radicalisation among the force questioned Harpon’s colleagues, none of them wanted to file an official complaint.
They don’t say why no one would file an “official complaint.” Probably because they were afraid of the guy in question, but also afraid of being labeled racist.
So can we chalk this up to “death by Political Correctness?” It isn’t the first time PC has stopped action, and it won’t be the last.