This was in France. Food for thought.
"More than 400 cars were set on fire that night - a slight rise over the year before - but still a small enough number to be described by the French authorities and the media as a relatively peaceful evening.
However, New Year's day saw between 20 and 40 teenagers, many of Arab or north African origin, go on the rampage on a train between Nice and Lyon, intimidating and robbing passengers, and allegedly sexually assaulting at least one young woman."
Chirac condemns violence on Nice-Lyon train
www.chinaview.cn 2006-01-05 00:26:15
PARIS, Jan. 4 (Xinhuanet) -- French President Jacques Chirac said Wednesday that the violence perpetrated on a Nice-Lyon train on New Year's Day was totally unacceptable and vowed to bring the criminals to justice.
The two-hour criminal frenzy by between 20 and 30 youths was totally unacceptable, he told reporters in a traditional address to the media at the start of the year.
"Those guilty will be found and punished, as they deserve," he said.
Two dozen young people, among whom only three have been arrested, robbed and sexually assaulted passengers on the train from Nice to Lyon (both in southeast France) early on Jan. 1, as the train was carrying some 600 people home from New Year's Eve party.
Train staff called the police, and the train pulled into a station to wait. The three officers who initially turned up had to wait for reinforcements before boarding, during which time the youths continued to wreak havoc.
The train then resumed its journey with a heavy police presence on board but just before Marseille, the youths pulled the emergency stop and escaped by running along the tracks.
Only three of them -- two 19-year-old Moroccans and a minor, all living in France -- were arrested. Both men were being held for robbery and one was also facing charges of sexual assault. The minor was to be judged separately.
Police said they believed the gang were part of a bigger group of 100 youths from the Marseille area who had gone to Nice and nearby seaside resorts for New Year's Eve, taking advantage of a special 1.20 euro New Year's Day train fare.
French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who has championed hardline security policies in France, partly blamed the state rail company SNCF for not communicating better with the police.
"The problem is that law enforcement services didn't know that there was a promotional fare going," he said, adding that he would ask the SNCF to ensure that it will not happen again. Enditem
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