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At least let them have a point on their sticks...

Twenty Major is a little incensed about some recent crime in Merry Ald OirelandTM.
Meanwhile the inquest goes on into the shooting of two robbers in Lusk a couple of years back. What happened there was armed robbers tried to rob a post office and armed police shot them dead. And for some reason there’s an inquiry into this.

My take is this - If you are armed and about to use your arms to commit a robbery you then put yourself in a position where shooting you is perfectly acceptable. If you have a gun we can only assume you’re willing to use that gun and the best way to make sure you use that gun is to shoot you. In the face, probably. Can’t have an open coffin? Boo fucking hoo.

Now, the thing is the Garda that trailed that stolen car had no weapon beyond a truncheon and the criminals have all kinds of weapons. Honestly, to them it’s like a Grand Theft Auto game where they pick up shotguns, Magnums and rocket launchers as they go around the place being criminals. And the Gardai have sticks. It doesn’t seem very fair to me.
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I just find it funny that we have to go so in-depth into the Lusk shooting. Two idiot cunts with guns got shot. So fucking what? If they hadn’t tried to rob a post office they’d be alive now. They chose to go in armed, they’re dead. I’m not bothered one bit.

I am bothered by the fact that the police force in this country seems to be falling further and further behind in its ability to control and deal with the criminal elements.

I say give the Gardai whatever weapons they want. Bazookas, flame throwers, whatever. Just don’t send the poor cunts out with sticks. It’s like sending someone into a sword fight with a drawing pin.

I can't honestly say that I disagree with yer man, there. As far as I am concerned, as soon as you commit a crime, you have no fucking rights; you have put yourself above the law and you are therefore no longer protected under the law.

And if you get shot dead in the course of that crime... well... that's just tough fucking shit; it was your decision. It's one less cunt we have to shell out £70,000 a year for in prison and, as an added fucking bonus, there's zero chance of you re-offending.

Comments

Roger Thornhill said…
I agree that once you step out with a gun you are, in fact, throwing away many rights.

I do think some form of formal review is needed so that it is clear they were shot after they were identified as carrying a gun, but there is certainly no justification for implying any wrongdoing up front to the police.
rightwingprof said…
"And if you get shot dead in the course of that crime... well... that's just tough fucking shit; it was your decision. It's one less cunt we have to shell out £70,000 a year for in prison and, as an added fucking bonus, there's zero chance of you re-offending."

You're beginning to sound like an American, there. Not that that's a bad thing, mind.

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