John Hinderaker has some thoughts on the Paris riots:
Rioting has spread from Paris to the Mediterranean, with arson attacks in Avignon, Cannes and Nice, as well as to Strasbourg and Rouen. The attackers are evil people; a couple of days ago they doused a disabled woman with gasoline and set her afire. Today they torched a nursery school and interfered with rescue personnel:
In one attack, youths in the eastern Paris suburb of Meaux prevented paramedics from evacuating a sick person from a housing project. They pelted rescuers with rocks and then torched the waiting ambulance, an Interior Ministry official said.
More than 800 cars were burned last night. The French government has no idea what to do, nor do the news media have language suitable to the nightmare that has erupted over much of France. The AP gives us the usual platitudes: