France’s hardline PM Manuel Valls is supervising a nationwide crackdown featuring emergency measures that allow police to act without fear of judicial oversight. So far a countrywide sweep has produced over 1,000 searches and the seizure of over 200 weapons. It is “tough- talking” PM Valls and not President Francois Hollande who is orchestrating the French security response. The state of emergency will last at least three months. The Guardian reports here.
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