Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cela me dérange vraiment

When advocacy groups use French cops for their posts rather than US ones.

This isn't the first time I have seen this done.  The last time it was this picture of the French CRS (Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité) around a little black boy.

The worst part of it was that the CRS chest badge is visible in the picture the people used.  Even though the resolution was about that of the picture above, the CRS emblem is pretty distinctive.  Anyone familiar with the French police would spot this immédiatement.

And you should be able to tell they aren't US cops by their uniforms...

Is it because French cops are truly militarised?  After all, the Gendarmerie is actually an internal army as I have pointed out before.   French cops are going to look much meaner and scarier than their US counterparts: especially the CRS.

Not to mention the CRS have a reputation for being particularly nasty.

And they have a different concept of "rights" to the US in Civil Law countries.

Anyway, just a pet peeve of mine when they use furren cops.


  1. And why must they only show US cops? Forcechange.com is a global advocacy group. Did they say these were US cops (more obvious than the uniforms are the old world buildings)? We don't know because you didn't provide a link to the source material. You have strange peeves, but at least you don't limit your rants to right wing groups.

  2. So a liberal activist group is using photos of French riot cops in their article about two insensitive cops in Austin TX. Apparently they claim to have "acquired" some dashcam footage.

    "Two police officers in Austin, Texas were caught on tape making crude jokes about rape while they were on duty. The video was pulled from the dashboard camera of a police car and determined to be authentic, yet their department doesn’t consider it “necessary” to fire them. The most they will get is mandatory sensitivity training."

    No other details, and of course, their requirement of a certain remedy is certainly going to go well.

    "I demand that both of these men be fired immediately and banned from working in any police department in the country ever again."


    I am sincerely impressed that you are including left wing extremists. It is interesting the photos they use. For example, in their demand to keep suspected terrorists from getting guns, they show a photo of former Maj. Nidal Hassan. Everyone knows that was simple workplace violence, not terrorism.
    The causes bounce all over the place.