Police brutality under spotlight in France

Source : http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/04/06/357458/police-brutality-under-spotlight-in-france/

"On January 1st, 2012, Muslim youth across France were doing what happens every New Year’s Eve: they were lighting more than 1,000 cars on fire in a much-needed safety valve for widespread alienation.The state makes no effort to remedy the causes of this tragic holiday, but on that day a young Muslim man was arrested. He was taken to the police station, but left in a coma. He died nine days later, sparking widespread demonstrations against police brutality.

It’s a common complaint among poor French youth, and his family is fighting what they say is a high-reaching cover-up. This official explanation isn’t the only hole in this tragic story: Police refuse to release the radio recordings of the incident, only censored transcripts. They won’t release the original photos of the victim, who was born in France, or the security camera recordings.The official whitewashing of such deaths are part of what is known as ‘domestic imperialism’.For those who have lost loved ones to police brutality, the fight for recognition, justice and change will continue.But one hopes that they find true peace long before the obstinate French state finally reforms its deadly ways."

 

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