So Samir Azzouz didn't waste a second to knock down a press photographer. Allegedly (link in Dutch) one of Azzouz's friends put a knife on the throat of the photographer's son, who has the same profession and was also present. Nice. If our District Attorneys can't convince a judge to lock up this kind of garbage, I'm wondering what they're good for.
Fortunately, there will be an appeal.
Unfortunately, a huge exercise on how to deal with a terrorism event ended in chaos. Which is all the more reason for our DA's to shape up quickly, because Dutch police performed abysmal today. After a faked hostage situation in the Heineken Music Hall had resulted in the escape of the 'hostage takers', police wanted to go home (link in Dutch) because they were cold and hungry, rather than pursue the 'terrorists'. Subsequently, the actors that played the hostage takers were told to go home as well.
Update 7/4/05, 13.17: GeenStijl has published a picture of Azzouz.