8 Jan 2015

Paris Police Had To Retreat From Terrorist Attack Because They Were Unarmed

What kind of society does one live in where police can’t even protect you?  Apparently in Paris, police don’t have to carry a firearm; it’s a choice.  Unfortunately in the horrific Paris terrorist attack on the satire magazine Charlie Hedbo, some of the first responders didn’t have firearms.  It’s not clear if the Director of Publishing’s police body guard had a firearm but he was also killed in the attack. 
Several Paris police officers who came into contact with the armed terrorists who slaughtered 10 journalists at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, retreated from the gunmen because they were unarmed, according to an eyewitness.
“Three policemen had arrived on bikes but had to leave because the men were armed, obviously,” Benoit Bringer, who works on the same floor as Charlie Hebdo’s offices, told France Info radio, according to The Guardian. “Then the attackers took off in a car.”
CBS News also reported — citing a reporter with Britain’s Telegraph newspaper — that the two officers were apparently unarmed.
Paris police officers have the option of carrying firearms, though many choose not to. 
A reporter for Britain’s Telegraph newspaper in Paris told Sky News that the first two officers to arrive, who were apparently unarmed, fled after seeing gunmen armed with automatic weapons and possibly a grenade launcher.
Corinne Rey, the cartoonist who said she was forced to let the gunmen in, said the men spoke fluent French and claimed to be from al Qaeda. In an interview with the newspaper l’Humanite, she said the entire shooting lasted perhaps five minutes.

The security analyst group Stratfor said the gunmen appeared to be well-trained, “from the way they handled their weapons, moved and shot. These attackers conducted a successful attack, using what they knew, instead of attempting to conduct an attack beyond their capability, failing as a result.”

Read More:http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/07/unarmed-paris-police-retreated-from-terrorist-gunmen-video/ 


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