War In Paris: Who’s In Control? Not The Cops

They’re not outgunned – at least to the best of our knowledge (which is very limited, due to selective Euro press coverage).  Not yet.

The police are definitely outnumbered.

Such a situation cannot continue indefinitely.

What I look for in the near future, given the nature of the increasingly violent attacks against France’s law enforcement, is mass resignations from the police forces, such as what has happened since the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore, Maryland.

Notice in the videos I’ve posted that most of France’s officers seem to be just standing there as stationary targets.  I’ll guess they are following their orders from above, which is what all good uniformed cops do.  That’s what happened in Baltimore, too.

During my career as a uniformed police officer, I was at a few major disturbances where rocks and bottles were thrown at us.  Those memories are not pleasant.  Yes, a large enough rock or a brick, thrown from the darkness at sufficient velocity, will disable or kill you.

However, we’re not talking about rocks and bottles now in use against France’s police officers. We’re talking about hand-held firebombs, commonly known as Molotov Cocktails.  Such weapons have occasionally been used by uniformed armies in major wars.  Various standard household thickening agents can be added to the gasoline, turpentine, alcohol or what ever accelerant comprises the liquid explosive, in order to make the flaming concoction stick to the victims.  See yesterday’s post for the results.

I suspect that full press coverage of the disfiguring burns and other injuries suffered by those French cops has been suppressed by President Francois Hollande’s government.  There is a whole lot of information which is in the process of suppression, in order to not lend any support to Marine Le Pen’s presidential aspirations.

Think bout this:  How long can a French police officer continue to look at his wife and children, then go to work knowing that he will be under orders to be a standing target in France’s civil war zone – that he will not be allowed to respond to deadly weapons such as fire bombs with deadly force of his own?

No.  This cannot go on much longer without an eventual complete collapse of France’s law enforcement.  And once that thin blue line is gone, ladies and gentlemen, there is anarchy.

One of my close friend’s sons and the son’s girlfriend were in Westminster during the jihad attack a few weeks ago.  Eye and ear witnesses to some of the blood and carnage, the couple was supposed to travel on to Paris after the English police had interrogated them.

They changed their minds about going to Paris, but not because of what they had been through in England.  Reports filtered through to them, which had not made it into the international press, about tourists in Paris who had come under attack by Muslims, been stabbed, had their throats cut, and been robbed.

Urban France, particularly Paris, is in a de facto state of war.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to War In Paris: Who’s In Control? Not The Cops

  1. Sileste Overton says:

    John, I realize that your post is about what’s going on in France, but I cannot let this go by without a comment. It’s extremely unfortunate what society has done to the current generation….and it’s not just in the USA, it’s everywhere around the globe. When I was growing up, we were taught to have respect for ALL authority. Today’s agenda has taken so many rights away from parents to raise their children, that the youngsters of today feel they can do whatever they want because their parents, the schools, even law enforcement are limited as to what they can do to discipline them, without being threatened with some type of legal action. Even those who end up on the wrong side of the law and in front of a judge merely seem to get a slap on the hand and sent on their merry way, usually to continue on the wrong path of life. So what has this left us with……a generation of children to young adults who have this sense of entitlement, this lack of respect, and this idea that they are in power…..and it’s things like what is going on around the world, that verify that. Quite sad.

  2. Hi John

    Seems like a good example of what we call “lying by omission” in the media.

    Would you mind if we re-publish your article on this coming Saturday at our political website:


    (Crediting yourself as author and providing a link to your blog of course).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s