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This may be a dumb question, but are homeless people routinely thrown off of bridges in France?
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Sep 19th, 2006 at 12:36:29 PM EST
I don't know, but they make poignant films about them.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. — Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 19th, 2006 at 12:37:44 PM EST
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Generally they're beaten up to death, but the "thrown off a bridge" bit seems routine to me. I may be completely wrong, but there seems to be, in my dysfunctional memory, the recollection of such an event every year or so in the press (not counting that there may be more that go unnoticed).

The most famous of course being Brahim Bouarram, in 1995, who was thrown into the Seine river by a group of skinheads who had just left a Front National meeting (Le Pen's party). An ex-homeless (or still homeless according to Libération at the time) Moroccan.

by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Sep 19th, 2006 at 01:38:54 PM EST
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It's not statistically significant but it usually kills those to whom it happens.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 19th, 2006 at 03:53:36 PM EST
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