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Vietnamese police smoking ban

In Vietnam, black sunglasses are now banned for its police officers, along with smoking and chatting on the job. And traffic cops have been order to stop hiding behind trees to catch errant drivers. Vietnamese officials hope the changes will improve the police force’s notoriously bad reputation.

If we could only get our guys to get off the phone and to stop eating fish and chips.

Story from Sunday Times.

They’re raping everybody out here

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More embarrassment for the Gardai today as a second report of sex talk emerged but this time one of the Gardai wants to make a video with one of the protestors wives.

On the tape, Mr Monaghan can be heard talking to another protester and referring to a garda wearing a high-visibility jacket immediately in front of him.

Mr Monaghan: “Do you see the XL on the thing — that’s his mouth.”

The response from the man alleged to be the garda: “It’s my c**k and your f***ing wife will know all about it. I hope you’re recording

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They did play the other one on primetime and it sounded like they were having a great old laugh in the car. I drove past a few Gardai this morning and had to stop myself saying “please dont rape me”

“You don’t have to come and confess. We looking for you. We gon’ find you, so you can run and tell until that! Homeboy!” Read more of this post

the reality of Corrib policing

‘Give me your name and address or I’ll rape you’: the reality of Corrib policing

Excerpt from recording by confiscated video camera in a Garda vehicle on March 31st, 2011, after the arrest of two women at Aughoose for public order-related offences relating to the Corrib gas project.

“Crusty camp” is a reference to the Rossport Solidarity Camp where the two women had been staying.

Garda A: “Who is them two lassies, do you know the two of them?

Garda B: “I don’t know the second one, the first one is with blonde hair.”

Unidentified garda: “She was up on the tractor earlier on.”

Garda A: “It’d do no harm to get the second one’s name again?

Garda B: “She’s some Yank. I don’t know who the f**k she is.”

Unidentified garda: “ Is she a Yank?

Garda B: “It sounds like it, it sounds like it, the accent anyway

Unidentified garda: “Sounds like a Yank or Canadian.”

Garda B: “Well whoever, we’ll get Immigration f**king on her.”

Garda A: “She refused to give her name and address and told she would be arrested.”

Garda B : “…….and deported”

Garda A: “And raped.”

Garda B: “I wouldn’t go that far yet….. She was living down at that crusty camp, f**k sake, you never know what you might get.”

Garda A: “Give me your name and address or I’ll rape you.”

Unidentified Garda: “Hold it there, give me your name and address there, I’ll rape you.”

Garda A : “Or I’ll definitely rape you.”

Unidentified garda: “Will you be me friend on Facebook?”

are you high ?

DRIVERS will next month face stringent US-style roadside tests for drugs, the Irish Independent has learned.

Gardai will be able to check drivers’ eyes for dilated pupils and carry out other physical co-ordination tests.

The tests, commonplace in America, will also include ordering a driver to stand on one leg and walk in a straight line.

Motorists who pass the drink-driving breath test and appear intoxicated cannot currently be checked for drugs at the roadside.

But the scourge of drug driving has become a serious threat to lawful road users and the crackdown is designed to make the roads safer. Other checks on steadiness will include having drivers open and shut their eyes to detect possible drug use.

Sounds like an open and shut case. I wonder what they would think of Dale Denton: Read more of this post

Badge wearing facist villians

Garda vandalises private property:

A small crane has been parked outside the Kildare Street entrance of Leinster House.
The cherry picker, which is covered in protest placards, was moved into position early this morning.
Slogans regarding Anglo Irish Bank and ministerial pensions are on the crane.
It is understood that a man is sitting on the cage at the top of the crane.
A number of gardaí are at the scene.

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I think that the guards taking down those signs is completely out of order and stepping over the threshold in violating our right as citizens to protest, I’m actually shocked. Moving a crane that’s causing an obstruction is one thing but they have NO RIGHT to interfere with or tear down those signs. Completely outrageous and TOTALLY not on. How ‘kin dare they!

What next? Forcibly taking placards from people at protests because they don’t agree with them? This would not be tolerated by the general public in ANY other democracy in Europe.

There is something invidious about the removal of the slogans. Fair enough, if he is stopping traffic then he is committing an offence. Likewise, if he is breaching the peace he can be stopped. But there is no law against having placards displaying your discontent with government. On the contrary, it is enshrined in the constitution.

So they should either move his crane away or they should arrest him, but they shouldn’t remove the placards. They will justify it on the basis that they could stir unrest etc, but in reality they are just doing the will of their political masters. So much for he who takes the pay and uniform shall be a non partisan protector of the state.

WTH the gardai look to have damaged his signs taking them down
They can move an obstructing vehicle allright but they can not damage peoples property on purpose without a lawful reason to do so.
Those who do not realise the seriousness of this and the underlying issues it exposes needs to wake up

Actually I think that one photo of our brave gardai tearing down the posters succinctly shows our noble police force interfering with/vandalising private property AND stifling the right to protest and to free speech in one foul swoop. Its a photo that should be of interest to a proper functioning media in a normal country – as we don’t have that, next stop would be the UK or European press. The person who took it should send it in that woman who’s doing the blog on the Irish economy for The Guardian – at least there’s a chance they would actually GET why this act is out of order. The likes of the Indo/Irish Times/RTE would just go “Huh?”, then bury it.

This struck me as worrying at the weekend in

SPECIALIST training for the garda Public Order Unit has intensified in recent weeks as gardaí prepare for outbreaks of violence and civil unrest in the coming weeks and months.

In the past two weeks, the Public Order Unit – known as the riot squad – has increased its training sessions at remote locations following minor outbreaks of violence as a result of public unrest over the government’s handling of the banking crisis and other issues.

There are fears that Tuesday’s budget could prompt mass demonstrations and gardaí want to be as prepared as possible for trouble.

Also in

MORE than €420,000 a month is being paid to members of the public assaulted, mistreated or injured by the gardaí.

The title of this post comes from the lyrics to Pantera’s the badge:

Young and dumb, truth and justice, fantasy
Fresh out of the academy
Five-time loser bust his head, make your day
Unless youre paid off then you look away
Do you thimk this corruption will ever stop
What makes a person want to be a cop
Ran a red light, storm the house and bust the guy
Do you like to see his children cry

look at these assholes

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has received 28 complaints about the behaviour of gardaí following a protest organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) last week. Some 25,000 people participated.

unintelligent psychotic mucksavage asshole

If you thought the behaviour of the Gardai was about to change, think again. In this video there are beatings of people sitting on the street, hair pulling, baton charging, dragging of an unconscious person around the place. The Gardai try to drive the people back with horses and dogs and their vans and genearally beat whoever they want. Saddam would be proud of such thuggery. Other countries would be ashamed, sadly the fight for Ireland has been won by the knackers in charge. There is no such thing as due process with these goons, instead it is instant justice, Irish style.

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minimum requirement for entry

I know I am always picking on the gardai but they came in useful over halloween for some things, mostly related to food and humour.

I saw a patrol car parked on the footpath and wondered if there was an emergency. Then I saw the inevitable garda exit the embassy grill with a big bag of chips and burgers. Crisis averted. With a diet like this it was no wonder two of their colleagues got left behind chasing someone through Eyre Square in Galway last night. I found it a bit extreme that 3 gardai on foot (one close to lying down due to 50 metre sprint), a van and a car were needed to catch some guy running away. The guy on the run eventually turned around and put his hands up, no doubt fearful of a good talking to.

Later on I needed help finding a pizzeria in and a ban garda sent me in the right direction with a number of options and even a recommendation. I was not sure if they were just dressed up as gardai due to the hole in her lower lip from a piercing but she knew her shtuff.

Charles Bukowski wrote something about the ability to see the fabric of society through how people interact with others in their cars. I wondered where the gardai were on the wet road today when idiots sped by in Range Rovers and Mercedes. It seems that if you have a fancy new car you feel obliged to tailgate, speed and generally be a prick on the road. To them anything else is a sign of weakness. I dont know what is wrong with the indicators in these new cars either as they just dont ever seem to be turned on. I am not jealous for what it is worth. These jackasses made some money in the decking famine of 2000-2008 and I would not mind them if they would just act like they were not above everyone else and would stop being a danger on the roads.

I cant help but feeling that what happens on the roads is broadly similar to what is happening in society at large. The rich asshole is fucking over the guy who is paying for him to be a rich asshole. You could call it paying on the triple, first time round by being at the bottom of the pyramid scheme, second time round by paying for the guys at the top who lose and third time round by having these assholes everywhere to be seen, acting like Charlie Sheen.

These people really need to see what happens on the Autobahn when there is a real accident: Read more of this post

these guys carry their balls in a wheelbarrow

THE TRIAL of four gardaí charged with entering a flat illegally and assaulting a teenager has heard claims he was beaten with a baton while his mother was held against her will in the bathroom.

The opening day of the trial heard that student gardaí who were at the scene, but not involved, would testify about what they saw and heard.

Garda Seán O’Leary, Eoin Murtagh, Alan Conlon and Claire Delaney have pleaded not guilty to forcible entry, assault causing harm to Owen Gaffney and trespass in his Basin Street Upper flat in Dublin on February 17th, 2008.

She would also say that Garda Murtagh asked for a wipe to clean blood from his knuckles while Garda O’Leary used a wipe to clean his baton. A DNA analysis of blood stains on Garda Murtagh’s baton later found elements of the DNA of Owen Gaffney and Garda Murtagh.

Gardaí Sean O’Leary, Eoin Murtagh, Alan Conlon and Claire Delaney have pleaded not guilty to forcible entry, entering as a trespasser and assaulting Eoin Gaffney causing him harm at a premises on Basin Street Upper on February 17, 2008.

Reminds me of

Cops Charge Irish Government With Treason

Irish Police Cite Irish Government in Treasonous Activity! I Thought That Was a Crime? Arrest Them All!

When a national police association accuses its government of what amounts to treason it is time to sit up and pay attention.

Michael O’Boyce, President of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), said at its annual conference in Limerick, at the end of April, 2010, that the Irish Government had been ‘corrupted’ and had been ‘bought’ by developers and bankers. (A garda is an Irish policeman, gardaí in the plural.)

Mr. O’Boyce, speaking on behalf of the country’s 11,000 gardaí, charged government ministers with sacrificing the country to protect ‘wealthy cronies’ who had bankrolled the leading government party, Fianna Fáil. Such criticism of a serving government by its police force is unprecedented in Irish history and extremely rare in any western democracy.

always something there to remind you

Every time I leave Ireland the trip through the airport on the way back serves to remind you of the annoying things about living here. There are interactions that you dont seem to get at other times. The people flying from Düsseldorf to Dublin yesterday were definetly strange. The first sight of some fugg boots in a few days reminded me of where I was going back to. At the duty free checkout the German sales assistant had to interrupt my transaction to ask a bird from Wexford where she was travelling to. She had 400 bensons but had not taken the duty paid and had to go back. I knew she was from Wexford as her only concern was ‘are day da same’. The hot checkout assistant thought I was German and said some people just dont know. I told her in German that they were from the same country as me, but it was on a sign. She then said ‘some people just dont read’. I walked away cheerfully rather than embarassed. It was rare for me to mock my own people with a German but I could get used to it.

Some young builders from up north were led by alpha chav in a von dutch t-shirt. There were two middle aged coupled who talked constantly about the duty free.

There was a girl in the airport with sunglasses on at night. She was drinking with her friends. I was delighted to be sitting next to her. She had seemed to have lost her laces and the zip of her jeans and she could’nt sit still. They were also from Wexford. The only conclusion I could come to was that her friends had to go to Germany to rescue her from the excesses of something. Come to think of it maybe she had been at the love parade.

There were the guys from near the border who were clapping when we touched down. One of them shouted ‘I’m a sausage’ after we landed.

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