On October 26, 2006, six kids, all under 18, all from immigrant families, boarded a crowded bus in Marseille, threw gasoline and lit a match. A Senegalese student did not get out in time and was burned over 60% of her body. She is still in hospital. The trial opens next week.
I was wrong. If there was one thing I thought Sarkozy could not radically change, it was French Foreign Policy.
There are some 4.2 million closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras in Britain. That is one for every 14 people. You are literally filmed hundreds of times every day in London.
The French government wants to see more of its citizens too. To do this, Interior Minister, Michèle Aliot Marie, says she will triple the number of cameras now in place.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has been in power for 100 days and I still have not figured out how his economic policies are going to create jobs and spark economic growth.