authority flouted every thirty minutes in France

Police officers carry out a road check as part of an anti-urban rodeo operation on August 11 in Caen (Calvados). Martin ROCHE / WEST-FRANCE/PHOTOPQR/WEST FRANCE/MAXPPP

INFO LE FIGARO – While each control can turn into tragedy, the police are getting organized.

Against a background of anti-cop hatred and bursts of violence bursting out in the heart of summer, police and gendarmes gamble their lives every day at roulette, during perilous roadside checks where refusals to comply multiply. Making fun of uniform wearers like a jinx, even deliberately taking them as targets, the speeders accelerate to force the roadblocks and flee at breakneck speed.

One of the most eloquent episodes dates back to the night of Monday to last Tuesday, when three BAC police officers were literally knocked down, like skittles, in Toulouse by a 24-year-old thug. Colliding with the officers deliberately around 2 a.m., the driver tried to take Highway 64 in the opposite direction. His mad dash was stopped by the shots of a second patrol, on which he was about to rush, even if it meant, once again, killing. In Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, in Val-de-Marne, three other police officers were injured Thursday August 4, around 11:45 a.m., after the control…

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