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French police arrest couple with rocket
launcher and Kalashnikov near Marseille

Independent [UK], by Harriet Agerholm

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Posted By:Ribicon, 10/3/2017 11:33:20 PM

A couple who were found with a rocket launcher and an AK-47 assault rife in their vehicle during a routine traffic stop, have been arrested by police in southern France. The pair, in their twenties, who have not been named, were picked up in Port-de-Bouc, near Marseille. Ammunition was also recovered from the car, Le Parisien reported. The 25-year-old male was reportedly known to police for abusing his female partner, who was arrested alongside him. (Snip) According to La Provence newspaper, the man was known for petty crimes and did not have known connections to Islamist extremist groups.

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Meanwhile, near Marseille...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: suedotsue, 10/4/2017 1:07:24 AM     (No. 11405322)

It´s amazing how often these guys in European countries are said to be known to police.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy, 10/4/2017 4:19:44 AM     (No. 11405361)

Grammar: Ugh! Who cares. "couple is singular". The couple "was" not "were." There are at least three instances of incorrect application in this article.

"An investigation into the suspects (the suspect´s what, their shoe size?) (HAS) been handed to the Marseille judicial police."

This is a bit unrelated to the topic of this thread, but I am careful that as a writer my grammar is precise. (And of course, I do make mistakes though I read and re-read my work many times)

For years I have followed the grammar of journalists and have observed the rapid decay in about the past twenty years mainly from the Clintons on. The real decline has been in the past five years.

Who or whom? I´ve observed at least one hundred incorrect applications in the past six months. I observed this error at least wenty-nine times in just one month.

Maybe I´m a bit nit-picky, but here on Lucianne, it´s a pleasure because very few L-dotters use poor grammar. This is not to criticize my friends here. We aren´t professionals. We are honest in our verve to stare a message.

There is no such thing as perfection. Misprints are not part of this decline which I target. It´s the "professionals" and their lousy grammar.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: jackburton, 10/4/2017 7:41:36 AM     (No. 11405469)

I´ve noticed the grammar problem myself. One other symptom: the use of ´impact´ as a verb. There is a perfectly good verb that was used previously: affect. But it was dropped because, in effect, it exposed the lack of training in spelling and appropriate use.

With that said: "did not have Islamist extremist" connections? Gee, what religion did this fellow belong to? Was he one of your ´immigrants´? Guessing his name is Muhammed but he changed it to something else for his nom de guerre.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Zarin, 10/4/2017 8:05:08 AM     (No. 11405491)

Hey, isn´t France one of the countries where it is nearly impossible for a law abiding citizen to own a gun? Yeah, the heart of the EU where all is so peaceful because of their draconian gun laws!
PS What is so distressing about the grammar is that this is an British paper and one would think that the education system there would do a better job!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy, 10/4/2017 8:56:13 AM     (No. 11405539)

Self-criticism of my input above. Though I read this several times..., hmmm: you don´t "stare" a message.

We live in a world of technology where even the closest scrutiny such as in this case in Las Vegas can slip through the cracks. It´s been said that the 9/11 World Trade Center should have been picked up but agencies couldn´t talk to each other. Treachery has just begun. This guy (maybe these guys) have proven what can transpire even in a civilized, technologically savvy world.

God Bless America and keep our President safe!!!!!

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