Gun Free Zone? Any bets? (Mine? Yes of course it is a defenseless-victim-zone. Europeans are too “civilized” for it to be any other way.) Paris knife attack: Four dead in Paris police HQ stabbing.
Three officers and an administrative assistant were stabbed to death at Paris police headquarters by an employee who went on a rampage after evading security with a ceramic knife.
The 45-year old, named by local media as Mickaël H, had worked for 20 years in the IT department of the police intelligence section in offices in Paris’ central île de la Cité
France clearly needs ceramic knife control, and pasta knife control, and rock control, and…
This article doesn’t say, but the NY Times mentioned that the IT staff is dealing with very low morale in Paris, because they aren’t cops and so they’re second-class citizens. But then the cops are also dealing with low morale, and they just had a demonstration 2 or 3 days ago, to voice their displeasure.
Police sources said the assailant, who was partially deaf and reportedly converted to Islam 18 months ago, was “in conflict” with his superiors.
Which is a fact presented without comment. And not just by me, both the NY Times and the London Telegraph also make no comments. Well the NYT quotes their source who did some backpedaling lest he be thought politically incorrect.
I would love to post this in Cops Behaving Badly, but one of the things that they are looking at revolves around the fact that he wasn’t a cop, and hence a 2nd-class citizen in the police department. Another disgruntled worker, a defense-free workplace, and a bunch of people saying that it can’t happen to them.