Hungarian TV reports on the “Sensitive Zones” (ZUS) of the suburbs of Paris, where police are forced use military-style armored vehicles to enter the culturally enriched no-go zones.
Many thanks to Hermes for the translation:
The most extreme district: the Célpont TV team was spat on, jostled, and there was also an attempt to run them over.
The largest of the Parisian districts is urging the deployment of the army due to the continuously increasing number of armed conflicts between drug dealers. There are districts in which (police) do not dare enter with normal police cars anymore. This was acknowledged even by police officials to Célpont.
Dealers, pickpockets, robbers. The footage was filmed with police cameras — in Paris.
“Apart from the images transmitted by the 1200 cameras installed by the police, here in this headquarters we also see those from public transport and the railway service cameras,” the spokesperson for the Paris police said. “This is a huge network — in this way we have almost 10,000 cameras to keep Paris and its surroundings under surveillance,” Régis Mongendre said.
Gang wars are an everyday issue in the suburbs of Paris. In these districts the camera is the enemy no. 1. “They sure want to show how Arabs, immigrants, Kosovars and others, how they cause troubles in the outer districts,” a social worker said, adding, “Why do you allow this to happen?”
“Delete it! Understand? Delete it so we can see that you really do it!” Nor was our TV team welcomed. They tried to snatch away our camera, they spat on us, jostled us, and they tried to run us over with a quad. The perpetrators are increasingly youngsters.
They use the burning cars as traps
By the way, 40,000 cars are set on fire every year — these are used as traps. This is how they decoy the police in order to attack them.
“If needed, we enter even the most dangerous zones, yet not with everyday police cars, but with full weaponry,” the police chief of district V said. “We must plan carefully how to withdraw before we enter (those zones). Neither do I deny that the police pay a huge price for this. Many of my colleagues were wounded during those operations, but this does not scare us,” Muriel Sobry added.
The largest of the suburban districts in Paris (from the Greens) already proposed in 2009 that “the army should be deployed; otherwise there will be no peace.” Brawls involving the settling of scores are a daily issue amongst dealers.
“Weapons which were used at the Balkan wars have now appeared here,” the major said. “There were also cases in which bullets went astray and hit the walls of a classroom — all this in broad daylight,” Stéphane Gatignon said.
France spends an average of 115 billion euros per year in order to secure public order — this is twice the budget of Hungary.