Today’s video tells us via French television that the Muslim who slaughtered 84 people while they watched the Bastille Day fireworks show in Nice did not come to his “radicalization” as suddenly as some authorities would like us to believe. And he apparently had some assistance from others not yet publicly identified by the French authorities.
We’re told this man, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was from Tunisia. It really doesn’t matter where he’s from. He’s a Muslim. Jihad against Infidels is a Quranic command to all Muslims, covering all places and all times.
However, the really interesting development in this entire atrocity is that destruction of the original video surveillance evidence of the attack has been ordered by France’s Anti-Terrorism Sub-Directorate (SDAT).
As a retired police officer I find that order no less than astonishing. But, then again, the destruction demand serves to clearly illustrate how profoundly the Islamization of Europe has affected what should be normal investigative thought processes – which include the basic idea that all original recordings of evidence, video or audio, must be collected and preserved for future prosecutions.
INFO LE FIGARO — An urgent legal requisition was sent to the urban supervision center of Nice on Wednesday, July 20. The Paris prosecutor expresses a desire to “avoid the uncontrolled dissemination of these images.”
Panic and incomprehension in the office of mayor of Nice. On Wednesday at 11am the Anti-Terrorism Sub-Directorate (SDAT) sent agents who manage video surveillance of the city a requisition citing Articles 53 and L706-24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Article R642-1 of the Penal Code, asking them for a “complete” erasure of 24 hours of images from six cameras named and numbered, but also of all the scenes from the beginning of the attack that took place on the Promenade des Anglais, on the night of July 14.
“This is the first time we have been asked to destroy evidence.”
The state agents of the urban supervision center of Nice are stunned. “This is the first time we have been asked to destroy evidence,” says a source close to the investigation. “The CCTV center and the city of Nice could be prosecuted for this, and also the officers in charge of the device don’t have jurisdiction to engage in such operations.”
The request is all the more astonishing given that since last Friday the SDAT sent its servers to recover the 30,000 hours of CCTV related to the events.
The reasons given for ordering the destruction are down the page a bit:
Contacted by Le Figaro, the Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed the information and said: “This was done in this case to prevent the uncontrolled and unchecked dissemination of these images.” The national police remind that “out of the thousand cameras in Nice, 140 had elements relevant to the investigation. The police recovered 100% of them. The Judicial Police and prosecutors have asked for the pictures from these 140 cameras to be deleted, to prevent malicious use of them, concerned for the dignity of the victims and to prevent the reproduction of these images by jihadist websites for propaganda purposes.”
Really. Or is it to prevent the images being used by responsible journalists (of which there are precious few) in reports which might embarrass the religion of peace.
Finally, one can only imagine how Europe’s police officers must be exhausted and utterly stretched to human limits of endurance – by the relentless demands placed upon them by the ongoing Muslim invasion and its accompanying jihad. All of which came to them by invitation to the World of Islam, extended from higher up the chain of political command.