The LR president of the Association of Mayors of France said he was in favor, Wednesday on franceinfo, of the use of facial recognition around schools, five days after the Arras attack.
“We must say stop, there must be immediate measures”advocated Wednesday October 18 on franceinfo the president of Les Républicains (LR) of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF) David Lisnard, after the knife attack in a high school in Arras (Pas-de-Calais) on Friday 13 October which cost the life of a teacher.
“HAS at a given moment, enough is enough and there is enough of the nonsense and the vapidity”explains the mayor of Cannes, while the Minister of National Education Gabriel Attal indicated Tuesday that he had carried out “179 referrals to the public prosecutor” for incidents during tributes Monday to teachers Dominique Bernard, killed in Arras, and to Samuel Paty, killed three years earlier. “He did well, he made a good decision”underlines David Lisnard, even if in his eyes “It is not enough”. “We must wage a legal and police fight against Islamism, but also a cultural fightsays the elected LR. Above all, we must not trivialize these facts.”
“The State has a lot of trouble trusting mayors”
Asked about securing educational establishments, David Lisnard said he was in favor of the use of facial recognition around educational establishments, like the proposal from LR President of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Laurent Wauquiez. In an interview with Le Parisien on Tuesday, he asks “to be able to experiment with the use of this software around the high schools in (one’s) region” who, in his eyes, are among the “technological means (…) which would make it possible to better fight against terrorism”. “I believe that it can be used with precautions, it must always be under the control of the judge”develops the mayor of Cannes. “Identifying a dangerous radicalized person near an establishment seems like common sense to me and it is time to use common sense.”
“The State has a lot of trouble trusting mayors”, he notes regarding the fact that mayors have access to people on file S in their municipality. The LR mayor of Montélimar Julien Cornillet called on Monday the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin to ask that mayors be better informed. “We don’t have access to the S file. It’s a real problem when you’re mayore”, explained the elected official from Drôme. “Knowing the S files, if I can’t do anything that doesn’t interest me either“, answers David Lisnard. “If I am told that S is potentially dangerous, but you cannot refuse him social housing because that would undermine the investigation, you are obliged to assign him social assistance, but that is worse than All”scathes the one who will seek a new mandate at the head of the influential AMF in November.