Wow - 12 days now and there no stopping the riots, its being reported that the riots are spreading to other European countries in the form of copycat protests. And all this started why because some cops wanted to ID some kids. The underprivileged of this world lead tough lives and situations such as these arise of necessity. I feel that the situation will get worse as the gap between the rich and the poor increases around the world. Guardian Reports "The growing violence is forcing France to confront long-simmering anger in its suburbs, where many Africans and their French-born children live on society's margins, struggling with high unemployment, racial discrimination and despair - fertile terrain for crime of all sorts as well as for Muslim extremists offering frustrated youths a way out. " How does a Nation expect to deal with its own people it has been ignoring for quite some time now, how does a Nation plan to deal with discrimination, how does this nation claim that's it does not discriminate when it has banned religious head scarves for Muslim students in its schools and looks upon the beard in a funny way? The day these questions are answered there be a lot more harmony in France's midst. They created their problems and now they have to solve them. Calling the underprivileged "scum'' does not seem to be effective policy on the part of the "Honorable" Interior Minister as it has only deteriorated the situation.