While Caracas – the capital of socialist utopia Venezuela where gun control is extreme – remains the number one most violent city in the world, there are two new entrants from the USA into the World’s Top 20 least desirable places to walk the streets – St. Louis (15th most violent city in the world) and Baltimore (19th). America, land of the free to indiscrimanently kill other people?
– Shocking footage emerges of moment young father is attacked by teenage swarm after helping elderly woman to her car in US (Independent, April 15, 2015):
Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a swarm of teenagers brutally attacked a man helping to walk an elderly woman to her car in the US.
Surveillance video from the petrol station in Memphis, Tennessee, shows Orden Williams Jr. escorting Mary Fuller to her car, after she admitted she did not feel safe walking to her car as there was a large number of teenagers outside.
In the footage, obtained by US CBS affiliate WREG, Mr Williams can be seen gesticulating at the group, reportedly telling them to be quiet and to get off the parking lot adjacent to the BP petrol station.
Warning: This video contains scenes of violence
“As we get to the car they are in the parking lot throwing up gang signs and putting up a ruckus,” he told US news stations WREG.
After walking Mrs Fuller to her car, Mr Williams can be seen returning to his own – where his three-month-old daughter was sat – when he was “sucker punched” from behind by one of the group.
H/t reader squodgy:
“There’s definitely a new directive, and it’s worse than Zero Tolerance.”
Eight San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies are under investigation after a police helicopter captured a savage beating of a suspected horse thief. The latest incident shows, yet again, the culture of violence and total disregard for the rule of law that exists within America’s police departments from coast to coast.
As you’ll see in the following footage, captured live and apparently without the knowledge of officers on the scene, it’s not just about the color of one’s skin. Francis Jared Pusok, the man shown being tased, pistol-whipped to the head, punched, and kicked, is white. And while his record of resisting arrest, animal cruelty and robbery are certainly an indicator of his propensity for criminal activities, does it justify the life-threatening beat down dished out to him by officers of the law? Continue reading »
– NYPD facing $3mil lawsuit for nightstick attack caught on video – report (RT, Jan 5, 2015):
A Brooklyn man is planning to file a $3 million lawsuit against the city of New York alleging excessive force was used against him by a nightstick-wielding NYPD officer in November.
The officer, Evans Mazile, was caught on video hitting Donovan Lawson, 20, in the head with a nightstick, drawing a significant amount of blood. The police encounter occurred on Nov. 20, after Lawson allegedly attempted to skip a fare at the Myrtle Ave. and Broadway subway station in central Brooklyn.
Lawson’s lawyer, Ilissa Brownstein, told the New York Daily News that she has filed lawsuit notices with the city on behalf of Lawson and his girlfriend, Ceanna Pulido-Wolf, who was also arrested. Continue reading »
— Seth Hamblin (@Seth_Hamblin) November 25, 2014
– “This Is Madness”(ZeroHedge):
“This has never – ever – happened before in US equity markets.”
A millionaire Chinese businessman has bulldozed the wooden huts and muddy roads where he grew up – and built luxury homes for the people who lived there.
Xiong Shuihua was born in Xiongkeng village in the city of Xinyu, southern China and said that his family had always been well looked after and supported by residents in his childhood.
So when the 54-year-old ended up making millions in the steel industry he decided to repay the favour – for free.
– Did They Want More Violence In Ferguson? 10 ‘Coincidences’ Too Glaring To Ignore (Economic Collapse):
The following are 10 “coincidences” from Monday night in Ferguson that are too glaring to ignore…
The issue has been cast as white-black racism.
Actually, the situation is far more serious than racism.
Who could have seen this coming? With oil prices holding at 4-year lows, heavily pressuring around half of US shale production economics, the “secret” US deal (see here and here) with Saudi Arabia to crush Russia via oil over-supply in a slumping demand world appears to be backfiring rapidly for John Kerry and his strategery team. Capable of withstanding considerably lower prices for longer, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi proclaimed “no one should cut production and the market will stabilize itself,” adding rather ominously (for the US economy and HY default rates), “Why should Saudi Arabia cut? The U.S. is a big producer too now. Should they cut?” With prices expected to drop to $60 on no cut, maybe the “unequivocally good” news for the US economy from lower oil prices should be rethunk.
– NSA Backdoor Exploit in Windows 8 Uncovered (InvestmentWatch):
An internal document issued by IT experts working for the German federal government warned national agencies and companies not to use Windows 8. The reason? An alleged backdoor exploit has been discovered, and the details were obtained and published by German site Zeit Online. The leaked message suggests that the NSA likely has access to a hidden feature which apparently can’t be shut off and allows Microsoft to remotely control any computer running the software.The Windows 8 feature under scrutiny by the German government is called Trusted Computing, a backdoor setting established ten years ago by a number of American techgiants including Microsoft, HP and IBM. Trusted Computing is supposed to protect computers from being manipulated by malicious third parties using viruses or other methods. The chip used to install Trusted Computing on Windows 8 computers allegedly offers Microsoft backdoor access, though the implication appears to be that the American company will extend that power to the U.S. government as well.…
– Microsoft now has robot security guards (DailyDot):
Robots are increasingly replacing humans in a variety of mundane tasks, like bolting a car together or making lollipops, but now they are moving into the security business.
Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There’s also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when the robot notices something awry. It can also read license plates and cross-reference them to see if they’re stolen.
Dr. Rima E. Laibow: Now a crime in Japan to speak of Fukushima nuclear disaster effects:
First Germany, then the Netherlands, perhaps Switzerland this weekend, and now the French right-wing Front National, which shockingly came first in May’s European parliament elections, and whose leader Marine Le Pen is currently polling in first place in a hypothetical presidential election (in both a first and run off round), ahead of president Hollande, has sent a letter to the governor of the French Central Bank, the Banque de France, demanding that France join the list of nations which have repatriated, or at least tried to, their gold.
In a few days the Swiss people will go to the polls to decide whether the Swiss central bank is to be required to hold 20% of its reserves in the form of gold. Polls show that the gold requirement is favored by the less well off and opposed by wealthy Swiss invested in stocks. http://snbchf.com/gold/swiss-gold-referendum-latest-news/ These poll results provide new insight into the real reason for Quantitative Easing by the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank.
From Bloomberg: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) were sued in New York over claims they conspired for eight years to manipulate prices for the precious metals platinum and palladium in what plaintiffs’ lawyers say is the first class-action lawsuit of its kind in the U.S.Standard Bank Group Ltd. and a metals unit of BASF SE (BAS), the world’s largest chemical company, were also sued. The four companies used inside information about client purchases and sale orders to profit from price movements for the metals used in products ranging from jewelry to cars, according to a complaint filed yesterday in Manhattan federal court.
– The Fed now owns more than 50% of all outstanding 10-15 year Treasuries (InvestmentWatch)
Having trended gradually higher for the last 5 weeks (missing expectations for 4 of them), initial jobless claims printed an uncomfortable 313k (against expectations of a 288k print – the biggest miss in over 11 months) pushing to its worst level in 3 months. This is the biggest week-over-week rise in almost 4 months. Continuing claims hovers at 14-year lows and dropped this week to 2.316 million. Perhaps worryingly, this rise in initial claims is considerably larger than the average shift for this time of year…
The family of a missing boy have been told by police that he may have been abducted, abused and murdered by a paedophile ring of leading establishment figures.
Martin Allen, the son of the chauffeur of a Australian high commissioner, went missing aged 15 from King’s Cross on his way to home in Kensington in November 1979.
His brother Kevin, 51, has said he was called by Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway of the Metropolitan Police on Friday, who told him she was investigating whether Martin’s disappearance is linked to an alleged ring made up of MPs and senior figures of authority.
– Two FBI Agents Shot Near Ferguson Protests (ZeroHedge):
While the second day of protests in Ferguson were far more contained as a result of the tripled presence of national guard troops in the St. Louis suburb, with media instead focusing on events in New York, LA and other major metropolitan centers, St. Louis violence failed to avoid the headlines for another day when shortly before 3 am, two FBI agents were shot early Wednesday morning in north St. Louis County. The good news according to Reuters, is that this latest assault was “not directly related” to racially charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson, an agency spokeswoman said. “The incident is not directly related to the Ferguson protests,” Wu said, but did not elaborate further.
Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central London and occupied Parliament Square, briefly clashing with police, in protest against a US grand jury verdict clearing Darren Wilson – the officer who shot dead black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Airlines in the United States have cancelled nearly 300 flights thus far Wednesday given rain and snow along the East Coast and Appalachians. The heaviest snow through the day is expected just west of the I-95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston.
Holiday travelers will have to deal with a storm consisting of rain, at times heavy snow, fog, and poor visibility on Thanksgiving Eve, traditionally one of the busiest days for airlines and highways across the US. The regions of New England, the mid-Atlantic, and Appalachia are expected to see the worst winter weather.
Freezing temperatures didn’t stop intrepid passengers from “helping out” a Russian plane that couldn’t move, because its wheels were frozen to the ground. The “selfie” won the day in a remote Siberian town beyond the Arctic Circle.
74 passengers, who were on board, offered the seven-member crew and technical staff to help move the frozen Tupolev Tu-134 plane to the takeoff runway on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the UTair company told TASS.
“The passengers disembarked to lighten the weight, and then they volunteered to move it,” she said.
– Terminator series – Revelation of the coming A.I. takeover (Intellihub):
I’ll spare you any Arnold impersonations, as The Terminator impersonation is perennially the material of hack comedians. On the contrary, the Terminator series is one of the more profound examples of predictive programming, establishing memes and implanting preparatory ideas comparable to The Matrix. While The Matrix is the classic conspiracy-genre trope for “awakening” to the fraud of the system as a whole, the Terminator series is far more ominous and serious in its foreboding message. Foreboding, because the real shadow government plan is to erect Skynet in reality, and serious because the establishment’s entire paradigm is that of depopulation. Mix the two together, and you get Terminator. Thus, I have been of the opinion for a few years now that the reason for the erection of A.I., while full of esoteric undertones, is pragmatically about erecting a control grid impervious to human error which will then function as a global human deletion grid.
Save the Children faces a revolt by its staff after it gave a “global legacy” award to Tony Blair.
More than 200 of the charity’s employees have signed an internal letter condemning the “morally reprehensible” decision to give the honour to the former prime minister at a ceremony in New York.
The move places in jeopardy the charity’s “credibility”, it warns.
– Hacked documents: US sending lethal weapons to Ukraine (Hang The Bankers):
It has been half a year since it was first revealed that the US has been sending non-lethal aid to the Ukraine: recall that it was in early June when Obama announced he had approved $5 million in body armor, night vision goggles and additional communications equipment for the Ukrainian military.
– Video: Cops Didn’t Seem to Hesitate for One Second Before Gunning Down 12-Yr-Old Boy (The Daily Sheeple):
While everyone is busy emotionally investing themselves in the muddy waters of the Darren Wilson/Michael Brown police shooting case in Ferguson and the highly orchestrated aftermath, a 12-year-old boy named Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police at an Ohio playground over the weekend reportedly because he was carrying a BB gun that the officers somehow mistook for a real gun and a real threat.
A Jacksonville sheriff fired shots at an unarmed suspect during a traffic incident Monday, but will not be placed on leave. Officer J.C. Garcia shot at Brian Dennison as the latter was rushing his daughter home in the midst of an asthma attack.…
– CAUGHT: Government Creates VIRUS to Attack Russia! Cyber War! (InvestmentWatch):
World’s most advanced hacking spyware let loose
Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state
Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay
“‘if Iran continues with its programme for developing nuclear weapons, we will attack it. The sanctions are ineffective,
Ottawa to spend $200 million on mental health for military 30
Leaked ‘Black Budget’ Shows How The CIA Progressed From Spy Agency To Paramilitary Force
– Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels (New York Times):
For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas.
That day appears to be dawning.
Drone pilots and engineers are certainly careers with a future in the US. Although commercial drones aren’t legal yet, reports reveal that companies are already willing to pay unbelievably high salaries, in the expectation of rules softening.
Ellie McDonald, 19, suffers from the extremely rare genetic disorder called Chromosome 7 Deletion, which means she is unable to eat, sleep or walk without the help of mother Louise.
In preparation for Ellie leaving her special needs school, her mother and her full-time carer applied for employment support allowance (ESA) to replace their child benefit payments.
But the family were shocked to be told Ellie would need to be tested to rule out her being fit for work – a process Miss McDonald branded ‘bureaucracy gone mad’.
Now, since reports of Ellie’s situation came to light, the Department of Work and Pensions have said she is no longer required to do a Work Capability Assessment.
– Jamie Dimon’s Daughter Is Asking You For A Favor (ZeroHedge):
Animal rights activists have drawn up a petition to ban the ‘barbaric’ practice of eating pets in Switzerland, where cat meat often appears on traditional Christmas menus in rural areas.
The animal protection group, SOS Chats Noraingue, has handed over a petition with 16,000 signatures, including such notable animal rights defenders as Brigitte Bardot, to the Swiss parliament on Tuesday.
Dog meat is often used to make sausage, while cats are prepared around the holiday season in a similar style to rabbit – in a white wine and garlic sauce. A type of mostbröckli made from marinated cat or dog is another local favorite.
Also all of this madness has been carefully planned and instigated by TPTB.
When (for whatever reason) civil war will break out in Italy, France and Germany the beginning of WW3 is close.
And when the Pope has to flee the Vatican the beginning of WW3 is very close.
– Native French under Attack in Muslim Areas (CBN TV):
Violent crime can happen anywhere and to anyone and for many reasons, but in parts of France, it has become especially dangerous to be white.
UDPATE: AP reports, Hong Kong protesters shelve talks with government after mob tries to drive them from streets.
It appears the government’s “wait-’em-out” tactic is working (optically) as The WSJ reports, angry crowds (of pro-government gangs) descended on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Friday, causing clashes and threatening to derail talks with the government. After Leung’s refusal to step-down ahead of the protesters’ deadline, government officials called for dialog but OccupyCentral exclaimed “if the government does not immediately prevent the organized attacks on supporters of the Occupy movement, the students will call off dialogue on political reform with the government.” Some protest opponents tore down banners with words calling for Mr. Leung to resign, while others removed tents set up by pro-democracy crowds to shelter themselves. Continue reading »
NYPD DI Johnny Cardona and the moment prior to his punch
– Cop who punched Occupy Wall Street protester gets tax-free disability pension (NY Daily News, June 13, 2014):
Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona has been granted three-quarters tax free disability pension of roughly $120,000 a year for injuries suffered during his violent encounter with Felix Rivera-Pitre n the Financial District in October 2011.
A NYPD cop caught in a violent confrontation with an Occupy Wall Street protester has been granted a tax-free disability pension for injuries suffered during the confrontation, the Daily News has learned.
Video captured Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona, punching Felix Rivera-Pitre during a demonstration in the Financial District on Oct. 14, 2011. Continue reading »
– Video: Cops Taser Man 18 Times Then Pounce On Family Member As He Films Incident (Infowars, May 26, 2014):
Incident highlights how police are attacking those who document brutality
The family claim that the cops tasered the suspect up to eighteen times during the fracas. As they keep using the taser, the man tells the cops that he is worried that he is going to die, and the man with the camera phone becomes worried that they are “trying to kill” the suspect. Continue reading »
– Russia Accuses Kiev Of Committing Genocide Of Russian, Ukrainian People (ZeroHedge, May 6, 2014):
Russia has made its first official comment following the latest escalations in Ukraine – and they are not peaceful-sounding – “We are dealing with the real genocide of both Russian and Ukrainian people,” said Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin, adding that Russia was shocked by the massacre in Odessa and mourns the victims together with their families. His words went further as he warned the perpetrators “will get what they deserve from their people.” The words though, have now been followed up by actions… as RIA reports that Russia’s Black Sea Fleet “will get new submarines and next-generation surface ships”, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday, voicing his concern at the increasing maritime activity of the US Navy.
Russia’s first official response to the escalation in Ukraine and the disaster in Odessa… (via RIA)
– Libya: Violence Reaches New Heights (allAfrica, March 19, 2014):
Tripoli — Libya on Wednesday (March 19th) entered its second day of national mourning for the eleven cadets killed in a Benghazi car bombing.
The Monday blast immediately after a graduation ceremony at a military academy also left five students in critical condition. All victims were in their teens and twenties.
The Benghazi bloodshed came on the heels of yet more killings in Derna. The bodies of two armoured car security guards kidnapped Thursday were found on Friday.
YouTube Added: Mar 1, 2014
Some of those who helped the current Kiev government into power, are already vowing to turn against the new authorities. Radical militant leader Aleksadndr Muzychko is seen in the video reacting to the Interior Minister’s pledge to investigate his recent actions. Muzyuchko is known for his anti-semitic and neo-nazi views, as well as for fighting against Russian troops in the Chechen campaign in the 1990s.
– This Is How Ukrainian Protesters Attack An Armored Personnel Carrier (ZeroHedge, Feb 18, 2014):
Watch as sparks fly between a Ukrainian military APC, possibly the same one we revealed earlier, as it gets into some blazingly close encounters with the Kiev protesters. It is unclear who won however it is quite clear that at this point the proxy war in Ukraine between Russia/Gazprom and the European Union/US State Dept/Saudi/Qatar can be upgraded to “hot.”
And the death and injury toll, which is rising by the hour:
- 6 policemen dead
- 6 protestors dead
- Police HQ in Ternopli on fire
- Police HQ in Lviv occupied
- More than 150 injuries
Finally this: Continue reading »
– 11 Examples Of The Escalating Crime And Violence That Are Plaguing Communities Across America (Economic Collapse, Aug 6, 2013):
Even though the United States has the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population in the world by a very wide margin, hundreds of communities all over America are being overwhelmed by crime and violence. For many years, violent crime had actually decreased in the United States, but now the trend is going the other way. Violent crime in the U.S. increased in both 2011 and 2012, and it is being projected that it will increase in 2013 as well. The frightening thing is that crime statistics are going up even though police departments in some major cities have publicly announced that they will not even respond to certain crimes anymore. This has the effect of making crime statistics look lower than they actually should be. For example, in the city of Chicago police will no longer respond in person “to 911 calls reporting vehicle theft, garage burglary or simple assault“. So if someone steals your car or breaks into your garage, you can file a report over the phone if you want, but it probably won’t do much good.
America’s Military Unwilling to Confront Sex Crimes
– Sexual Abuse Pervasive in the Military (video) (Veterans Today, May 28, 2013, by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor):
The US military has become a culture of rape, prostitution and violence. The West Point Motto, “Duty, Honor, Country” is not just a joke, it is a criminal lie.
YouTube Added: 28.05.2013
Sexual assaults in the military are pervasive and indicative of a diseased military culture.
– Cops Beat Woman For Filming Another Beating (AlterNet, May 10, 2013):
You want to film something b**ch? Film this!”
BALTIMORE (CN) – Baltimore police beat up a woman and smashed her camera for filming them beating up a man, telling her: “You want to film something bitch? Film this!” the woman claims in court.
Makia Smith sued the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and police Officers Nathan Church, William Pilkerton, Jr., Nathan Ulmer and Kenneth Campbell in Federal Court.
Smith claims she was stuck in stand-still rush hour traffic in northern Baltimore when she saw the defendant officers beating up and arresting a young man.
She says pulled out her camera, stood on her car’s door sill and filmed the beating.
“Officer Church saw plaintiff filming the beating and ran at her,” the complaint states. “He scared her and she sat back in her vehicle. As he ran at her, he yelled, ‘You want to film something bitch? Film this!’
“Officer Church reached into plaintiff’s car and grabbed her telephone-camera out of her hand, threw it to the ground and destroyed it by smashing it with his foot.
“Officer Church pulled plaintiff out of her car by her hair and beat her. Officers Pilkerton, Ulmer, and Campbell then ran to plaintiff’s car and joined Officer Church in beating plaintiff and arrested her using excessive force. At all times described herein, plaintiff’s two year old daughter witnessed her mother’s beating and arrest by the Officers, as did others.”
Smith claims the cops taunted her and threatened to take her daughter away. She says they refused to call her mother to her toddler.
“The officers, despite the pleas of plaintiff, refused to call plaintiff’s mother. Instead, the officers tormented plaintiff by telling her that her daughter would be taken from her and sent to Social Services. Seeing plaintiff’s distressful reaction to these tormenting threats, they continued,” the complaint states.
Smith says claims she was arrested and taken to jail on bogus charges that she assaulted Church and resisted arrest.
– 50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet (Economic Collapse, Jan 16, 2013):
Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up. Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something. When I attended law school, I became very familiar with something called “the Socratic method”. It is a method that has been traditionally used in law schools all over the United States. Law professors will bombard their students with questions, and the goal is to stimulate critical thinking and allow students to discover the answers for themselves. Many times those of us that can see what is happening to this country get frustrated when we try to get others to see what is so apparent to us. But instead of preaching to them, perhaps asking questions would be more helpful. When you ask someone a question, they are almost forced to think about what you just said and come up with a response. And without a doubt, the fact that America is in decline is undeniable. Those that would choose to blindly have faith in the system are foolish, because it is glaringly obvious that the system is failing. Our economy is heading for collapse and the world around us is becoming more unstable with each passing day. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the number of preppers in the United States is absolutely exploding. Some estimates put the number of preppers in the U.S. as high as 3 million, and the movement continues to explode.
So exactly what is a “prepper”? Well, the truth is that there is a tremendous amount of diversity among the people that fall under that label. Continue reading »
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– The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S. (Daily Mail, Jan 10, 2013):
Britain’s violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed.
Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa – widely considered one of the world’s most dangerous countries.
– Gandhi advocated the right to bear arms; use of ‘violence’ to defend innocents against bullying, oppression (Natural News, Dec 17, 2012):
Gandhi is known around the world as the master of “nonviolence.” And yet, in the face of being threatened with bullying attacks, even Gandhi directly advocated the use of violence in the defense of the innocent. Had Gandhi been alive today and witnessed the senseless loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary school, he would have advocated arming the principal and giving her a chance to protect innocent lives through the use of defensive violent action.
Don’t believe me? Read his own words…
“I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise violence,” Gandhi wrote in his famous work, Doctrine of the Sword.
…When my eldest son asked me what he should have done, had he been present when I was almost fatally assaulted in 1908, whether he should have run away and seen me killed or whether he should have used his physical force which he could and wanted to use, and defended me, I told him that it was his duty to defend me even by using violence.
Gandhi advocated “training in arms” to defend liberty
YouTube Added: 23.07.2012
This video is an chapter from the full documentary “Psychiatry’s Prescription for Violence” which was originally produced and released by CCHR, the worlds leading watchdog on mental health. For more videos by CCHR visit http://www.cchrint.org/
– Mexican police brutality uncovered by human rights investigators (Guardian, Dec 6, 2012):
A preliminary investigation by Mexico City’s human rights commission has found evidence of police brutality and arbitrary detentions during the violent protests during last Saturday’s inauguration of President Enrique Peña Nieto.
The ongoing investigation has identified at least four cases of possible torture, three of them involving electric shocks, as well as 22 cases of unjustified arrests among the 70 people still in jail in relation to the protests. Many of these face a preliminary charge of “attacks against the public peace”, which carries a long prison term.