Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Killer Found

In another crime-related story the killer of Jean-Jacques Chenadec has been arrested. Le Chenadec was a victim of the November 2005 riots when he and a friend stepped out of their apartment to put out a trash can fire. Both were beaten but Le Chenadec succumbed to his injuries three days later.

His death was regarded as collateral damage by the authorities who insisted that no deaths had occurred during the rioting, except for the two "youths", Bouna and Zyed, who had walked into an electrical transformer and been killed, triggering the almost three-week long spree of violence, arson and vandalism.

One year after his death, when his killer had not been found, the patriots vented their anger at a government who paid homage to the two youths, but seemed oblivious to the fate of Mr. Le Chenadec. I reported on that in a post called "A Double Standard".

A blog called Amor Patriae tells of the story of how the police actually found the killer (a reminder that the French government referred to the immigrants as "Chances Pour la France" or "France's Good Fortune"):

If Kamel K., the first suspect arrested by the police, was found innocent of the murder of Jean-Jacques Le Chenadec, a victim of the ethnic riots at the end of 2005, his arrest loosened some tongues in the ghetto where many bringers of "good fortune" live, including the real killer. Having remained totally silent until then, they deemed the death of a Frenchman far less important than the freedom of one of their brothers. An example of citizenship.

And it was in fact the injustice of the first arrest, and only that, that induced some of these bringers of "good fortune" to speak out, preferring to reveal the identity of a killer to watching one of their own brought down for a crime he didn't commit. Thus, Kamel K. was freed to the detriment of Salah A. (...)

Some will see in the sound of the first name of this low-life criminal and his act nothing more than a coincidence. Enlightened ones, on the other hand, won't fail to establish the proper connection and to face the future accordingly.

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At July 26, 2007 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it would be appear that finding those guilty of wrongdoing is easier than most may have imagined.

Just arrest any old afro-maghrebin and the real perp will be turned in by his co-religionists.


At July 26, 2007 10:26 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ sebastien

But it couldn't work for long. They would catch on to the trick and eventually decide it was better to sacrifice someone than to admit they knew the real culprit.

Still, we should be allowed, in the name of "level-playing field", to entrap them the way they entrap others. Look at what Qadhafi has pulled off. So some kind of very clever entrapment should be used, even if it goes contrary to our normal customs.


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