The proposals of the political candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon concerning the subjects of defense, security, women's rights, during the televised debates in view of the French presidential election of 2022.
We have to come back to the idea of demilitarizing space.
Violence advances because Police are poorly employed, poorly trained, poorly commanded and poorly equipped. We have to review this. There is no nightmarish insecurity in the country. Yes there is insecurity, and there will always be more of it as there is always more misery and more disintegration of public schools.
You have to be able to measure violence. There are 3.5 times more people dying from heat. There are 1.2 times more people dying from work. The causes of insecurity are much broader than what we want to describe. Every year, we have a law on security, a law on terrorism, we never have any record. We always put more staff, favors of all kinds, the police officer is paid much better than the teacher, and the result: things are getting worse and worse. Force is badly used, badly organized.
By making him commit all kinds of excess and violence, the police force was cut off from the population. We must dissolve the anti-crime squads which bring together 7,000 police officers while there are only 5,000 for the judicial police. It is necessary to dissolve the brigades of repression of the motorized violent action, they are motorcycles which circulate with a person who bang on the people behind. You have to take away the flashballs, the grenades and the possibility of shooting people in the face, people who have been knocked out, these are not smudges, they are deliberate acts.
We need a republican police force, respectful of people, trained, disciplined, which respects the code of ethics of the police. We have to train people. We must stop having one of the few police forces in Europe that uses weapons against the population. No authority has value without the consent of the people. You have to govern the police not as a thing, but as a group of people. When we govern we must start from concrete realities in order to try to respond to them. The police are not responsible for the insecurity situation. Since we are in total ineffectiveness, we must review the device. We are not lacking in resources, and we never stop creating laws. The police must be better trained.
We must put an end to the trafficking of arms, drugs and human beings. There are 6 million guns circulating in this country. Who circulates them, who turns dirty money into clean money? that is the problem of the judiciary, of an efficient judicial police. Police officers spend 50% of their time checking people to see if they have cannabis in their pockets or not. It is wasted time, wasted. The police are not racist, but yes there are racists in the police and their presence is unbearable as it would be in any other profession. You don't solve anything by pushing people into confrontation, into civil war.
We need community policing.
Christine de Pizan, at the beginning of the 15th century, writes that women are equal to men. That day, it is an intellectual revolution because it goes against all the evidence. There is no need for a police force on women's outfits, one day with the headscarf, the next day the dress.
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