Add the costs involved in creating, training, and maintaining this force to the ever-rising hidden costs of encouraging virtually unrestricted immigration without assimilation, as has been demanded by the immigrants themselves up until it became advantageous for them to complain about not being assimilated. But as an illustration of how far anyone is from recognizing those costs, this story doesn’t even mention the fact that the marauding “youths” were immigrants; it has, however, been noted in earlier reports.
No reports, of course, will dare say the immigrants were Muslim and likely motivated by contempt for French infidel society and the general Islamic attitude toward unbelievers, but as they were reported as being from North Africa, it is reasonable to surmise that such attitudes played a role. From AP, with thanks to JE:
PARIS – France will create a special police force to ensure security for railway passengers after a band of marauding youths robbed and sexually assaulted train travelers in southeast France, the interior minister said Wednesday.
Nicolas Sarkozy, responding to concerns about the Jan. 1 rampage, told TF1 television that a national railway police force will be in place this year, with 1,000 to 1,500 officers.
Authorities estimated that up to 40 youths took part in the rampage on the Nice-Lyon route, echoing the car burnings, vandalism and other violence that rocked France in a three-week wave of rioting in depressed French suburbs in the autumn.
Two 19-year-olds were being held on charges of theft and sexual assault in the Jan. 1 spree and were scheduled to appear in court in March, authorities said.