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2018 Trèbes Hostage crisis

Trèbes Hostage crisis Trèbes Islamic State Hostage Super U supermarket

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23 March 2018

 

A gunman is holding several people hostage in a supermarket in Trèbes, in the south of France.

French media say the man had earlier fired shots at some policemen who were jogging, wounding one of them, but not critically.

Elite police have rushed to the Super U shop in Trèbes, near Carcassonne.

A prosecutor says the gunman claims to be in the Islamic State group. In January 2015 a jihadist gunman killed four people in a Paris supermarket.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-43512791

 

Another IS attack in France, I just hope everyone will be okay and the police will defuse the situation swiftly as possible.


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The Supermarkets butcher was killed or so i've heard



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The Supermarkets butcher was killed or so i've heard

 

Ooo, but we will see if that is correct or not tierbook.


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All of the shootings and massacres are why I strongly support the idea of robot sentinels patrolling every corner, cleanly planting a bullet in the terrorist(s)'s forehead after they've accurately categorized those situations as terrorist/hostage acts.

 

This should create a very effective deterrent to people who are contemplating on doing those acts. Sure, it may seem Orwellian but those sentinels can blend into the environment as not to be visually distracting and everyone can go about their lives as if they don't exist... that is, until a situation demands them to make their presence known.

 

There's so much the police as it is now can do.


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We really need to get enough transparency in place to be able to trust our governments, then these sort of things could be contemplated. 

 

I would be uncomfortable with today's UK government having the power to execute anyone they want at any time, which is what that system could mean if abused/corrupted. 

 

Its a difficult problem! The only way for everyone to be safe is to give the government the power to stop terrorism (and similar senseless violence) but there is no way to trust the government enough to allow it the total control that would be required to make terrorism impossible.



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Its a difficult problem! The only way for everyone to be safe is to give the government the power to stop terrorism (and similar senseless violence) but there is no way to trust the government enough to allow it the total control that would be required to make terrorism impossible.

 

Yeah, it's a vexing problem with no clear-cut solution. Perhaps it's something that goes a long way with small sacrifices on everyone's part but what will we sacrifice? I'm of the camp that believes any sacrifice, no matter how insignificant, is too much because the very act of doing so will invite more down the road, until we invariably have none left.

 

I'd like to think the solution may lie somewhere outside of the government where it's a customer rather than the owner. But the government still needs to recognize this as a problem to address in order to start the systematic implementation of this idea. Right now, the government has no interest whatsoever. That is a problem in itself.


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Arnaud Beltrame: French police 'hero' dies of wounds

 

A French police officer who swapped himself for a hostage in a supermarket siege on Friday has died, officials say.

 
Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame, 44, "fell as a hero" and showed "exceptional courage", French President Emmanuel Macron said.
 
The gendarme helped bring an end to a gunman's shooting spree that killed three in southern France.
 
The radical Islamist gunman, 25-year-old Redouane Lakdim, was shot dead as police brought the siege to an end.
 
Col Beltrame's death was announced on Twitter by French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb.
 
In a radio interview on Saturday, Col Beltrame's brother, Cedric, said Arnaud's actions were "beyond the call of duty".
 
"He gave his life for strangers. He must have known that he didn't really have a chance. If that doesn't make him a hero, I don't know what would," he said.

 

 

 

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Utter selflessness and heroism. One thing these atrocities do demonstrate is that for every terrorist there are many more incredibly selfless and courageous people out there.


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