Murder in Marseille
Impossible to choose which article to translate regarding the murder of a 23-year-old white Frenchman named Jérémie Labrousse (photo above) in the corrupt and crime-riddled city of Marseille. The murder took place Friday evening (August 9) near the Saint-Charles train station. Jérémie was found around 11:30 p.m. in a pool of blood, his carotid artery sliced with a knife. Rushed to the hospital, he died on Sunday. His cell phone was not on him and the police speculated that the murderer had stolen it. He was on his way to meet a girlfriend at the station. Apparently a fight broke out on boulevard d'Athènes, and either Jérémie got caught up in it or he was singled out and attacked. Friday night a 41-year-old homeless man, named Ali Hamadou, well-known in the neighborhood, was arrested, thanks to the video surveillance cameras.
Ali A. (Le Figaro gives the initial "A", instead of a last name) had been convicted several times for minor crimes (theft, drugs, rebellion). His latest conviction goes back to 2003: six months in prison with probation. On Friday, he appeared to be in a state of total delirium, justifying an immediate hospitalization. His home is being searched. His clothing did not have blood stains. Jérémie's cell phone was not found on him. According to our information, the phone was used a few minutes after the crime in the northern area of Marseille, where the suspect was not found. But it could have been dropped or thrown away quickly, and then picked up again by a third party.
Here is a brief segment of the television report from France 2:
Reporter: Here is one of the last photos of Jérémie that he posted on his Facebook page. Yesterday close to midnight on this boulevard he was stabbed.
Resident: I saw them trying to reanimate someone. I asked what happened. They said someone had been stabbed or had his throat slit.
Reporter: A native of the department of les Vosges, Jérémie was a student at the École du Commerce. He was with a group of companions when he decided to go meet a girlfriend at the Saint-Charles station. On the way he was attacked. He just had time to give his name at this snack bar before collapsing.
Official: He was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.
Reporter: In the street, the video cameras partially recorded the attack.
Caroline Pozmentier, adjunct on security to the mayor of Marseille: We hope the investigation will elucidate this affair that is intolerable because once again, it's senseless violence, a senseless act, and we cannot tolerate this.
Note: The tedious politically correct lexicon of politicians and journalists is evident in these comments. A "senseless act" is the convenient designation of a crime against a white person. While a similar crime against a black or a Muslim would immediately be branded a "hate crime". And even though she says they cannot tolerate it, we know they will.
Le Point reports on the arrest and the reaction of Manuel Valls:
Information concerning his arrest was given first by Interior Minister Manuel Valls, who said: "Obviously a seriously demented person who will receive, without his consent, psychiatric care. The investigation, undertaken without delay, allowed the police to identify and arrest the alleged perpetrator of this murderous act, thanks to his photo image from the video cameras on the street," continued the minister.
Manuel Valls expressed his "deep sorrow" and called for "restraint from all public leaders in order to avoid exaggerations and misplaced controversy." There were numerous political reactions on Saturday, as the municipal elections in Marseille approach. He stressed "the importance of police reinforcements implemented during the past twelve months" in the effort to make Marseille safe. The arrest of this marginal individual, that took place with no difficulty, was made possible by the examination of the camera images by the investigators.
According to one source, the man who "seems not to be aware of his actions" is "of course" the prime suspect, even if he was not questioned because of his condition. (…)
At 6:00 p.m. a silent gathering in front of the snack bar, where Jérémie was lying in his blood, has been scheduled according to the deputy-mayor Patrick Menucci.
A native of les Forges, a city of about 1,800 inhabitants situated on the Épinal periphery, Jérémie was the youngest of three siblings and a brilliant student, according to one of his teachers. The mayor of les Forges indicated that Jérémie's parents left immediately to be at his bedside in Marseille, as soon as they heard of the assault.
François Desouche has an article about the Front National rally in Marseille on August 14:
Among the politicians who demonstrated against crime in Marseille were the local leaders of the Front National, most notably Stéphane Ravier, the FN candidate for mayor of the city. In the photo below, they show their disdain for the current UMP mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin by waving signs reading "Neither Right nor Left - Front National!" and "No scum in our neighborhoods!"
"Jérémie was not killed because he had bad luck," declared Stéphane Ravier to the crowd assembled in front of the prefecture of the Bouches-du-Rhône. "The dogmatic molly-coddling of the Left compares favorably with the cowardliness of the spineless Right", added Ravier to frequent applause.
Just before their rally against crime and in homage to the young man killed, there was another rally, this one staged by the Antifa's - the anti-fascists who figured so prominently several weeks ago when Clément Méric was killed in Paris during a fight with a "skinhead". The Antifa's were protesting the presence of the Front National members with signs reading: "No fachos (fascists) in our neighborhoods, no neighborhoods for fachos."
At first I thought the photo below was a fake, but it appears to be genuine. The Antifa's are hooded, masked and cloaked. No one's face is visible. They have the appearance of a medieval army of barbarians, in the service of the Devil himself. Fortunately the police dispersed them and the FN members proceeded with their rally. Photo from the website of Stéphane Ravier.
There will no doubt be more on this latest crime in Marseille.
Main source: François Desouche