Fresh clashes have broken out between police and protesters in Athens and other cities, after a night of rioting triggered by the police shooting dead a youth.
Greek authorities say the shooting took place after youths attacked a police car with stones and petrol bombs.
Two police officers have been arrested in connection with the killing of the teenager.
So, just to interpret for you guys, some cops get attacked by a huge group of “students”. These youth are actually anarchists. (And I mean that, politically speaking. There are a bunch of moronic teenagers who think that Anarchy is cool.) But back to the story… the kids are stoning the cops and throwing Molotov cocktails, and one of the cops actually shoots a student.
In case you’re thinking, what do the cops have to fear? Here is a sample video from Jan 17, 2007 to demonstrate:
So back to the story, after the kid gets shot, what happens?!? All the little anarchists in the entire country are going to revolt and burn the cities down!
There is absolutely nothing I hate more about Greece than the fact that they have become a nation of complete wussies.
There has not been a minor killed by police in Greece since 1985. That is over 2 decades since a cop has killed one lousy kid! Now, I know that I go on about police abuse of power quite often, but this is the entire other end of the spectrum. If kids are going to hurl Molotov cocktails directly at police riot squads they should be shot!
Let’s examine the logic here shall we?
- The kids in Greece are against the concept of killing.
- A kid (anarchist) gets killed by police.
- All the kids then burn down the cities and throw bombs at police – putting countless people in mortal danger.
Brilliant. You morons have truly mastered the philosophical arts. How proud Socrates would be.
Meanwhile, let’s talk about the Government reaction. Instead of the Prime Minister coming out with a strong statement that “criminal activities such as arson, assault and battery, and resisting arrest will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”, they arrest the officers who were being attacked and exercised self defense.
I’d call them a very terrible name if my mother wasn’t going to read this article tomorrow.
I have absolutely ZERO sympathy for the people rioting in Greece. I’ve been there several times, I have family there, and I know that they have no reason whatsoever to riot like this. The only reason this happens – is because the society at large allows it to.
Now, let’s assume for a moment that the cops had murdered that kid in cold blood. I mean, there was no justification for the murder whatsoever. What is a proper reaction to this situation? Well, rather than causing untold amounts of destruction on innocent civilian populations, I would suggest the following:
- Hold a peaceful, non-violent, demonstration. Have a spokesman, such as the president of the student government at the university, calmly speak to the media denouncing the act and invite not only students but concerned citizens to gather at a particular time and place for a candlelight vigil to remember the slain student.
- Bring political pressure to bear on the police force in general, and the officers involved in specific and ensure that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
By acting like thugs all they do is lend credibility to the police officer’s actions. I can see how he might have been scared for his life and reacted with deadly force.
Bottom line is that Greece’s entire police and judicial system is out of control. Any country that tolerates repeated riots is not at all protecting freedom, because in these instances the people who are hurt the most are the innocent homeowners, merchants and other citizenry who’s lives are damaged by the reckless disregard for basic humanity.
Law and order is a basic civil right for any free people. It distinguishes us from the savages.
Photos courtesy of the BBC.