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Comment #5586140 by Brian Ward

Brian Ward Oct 30th 2016, 3:28 PM #

I can’t understand how a Judge can lock someone up for only 18 months given the amount and severity of the crimes committed. Beating someone unconscious in an unprovoked attack as well as “34 other offences, including 17 counts of criminal damage; nine counts of theft; six counts of burglary; and two counts of stealing cars.”. Do we as a society really want this person back on our street in 18 months?

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Teen who attacked Middle Eastern boy with hurley sentenced to 18 months detention

Teen who attacked Middle Eastern boy with hurley sentenced to 18 months detention

The victim, who did not speak English, had arrived in Ireland 13 days previously with his family after fleeing war.

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    Favourite Daniel Fontaine
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    Oct 30th 2016, 3:33 PM

    Obviously your honour will never encounter him in his social circles so freely gives him the benefit of levity.

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    Favourite Paddy O'Brien
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    Oct 30th 2016, 4:05 PM

    Sorry that young guy had that haooen to him. That kind of behaviour is not representative of us all, you are very welcome here and I hope that you have have had more positive experiences since.

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    Favourite Ron North
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    Oct 30th 2016, 4:40 PM

    @Thomas Quinn: I’m a bleeding heart and I would be in favour putting the little toe rag down.

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    Favourite Billy Larkin
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    Oct 30th 2016, 4:46 PM

    Keep this s(um off the streets.

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    Favourite Dean Anderson
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    Oct 30th 2016, 4:48 PM

    We’re not really a high crime country & its a small set of rats that commit most of the crime &if they were jailed the courts would be very quiet.a revolving door system with multiple convictions but no jail time mens there s lots of money to be made byour lawyers who then go onto become judges who then keep the show on the road by

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    Favourite Stephen Duggan
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    Oct 30th 2016, 4:59 PM

    Should have gotten 18 years, not months.

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    Favourite Deborah Behan
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    Oct 30th 2016, 5:44 PM

    Generalisations of middle eastern people, a lot on this site, helps generate this kind of hate. This young lad did absolutely nothing to deserve this attack so where did the hate come from?

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    Favourite Daisy Chainsaw
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    Oct 30th 2016, 6:08 PM

    The same shower calling for “scrotes” to be sterilised will be looking for families from the middle east, like the one this child came from to be sent back from where they came from because they’re economic migrants or terrorists. No wonder some poor kid got a Hurley in the head when racist attitudes like this prevail and persist.

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    Favourite Brian Ward
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    Oct 30th 2016, 6:17 PM

    @Daisy Chainsaw: If this was a racist attack then what was the reason for the attack on the other guy who was Irish? Could it be that the only reason that they were attacked was because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time and were defenseless? I’d be willing to bet a weeks wages that the attacker didn’t care who he assaulted or where they were from just so long as they couldn’t defend themselves because that’s what cowards do.

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    Favourite Brian Ward
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    Oct 30th 2016, 6:22 PM

    @Deborah Behan: Nothing to do with hate, more to do with picking on an easy target. The attacker asked the young lad for a cigarette but the young lad didn’t speak English and walked on. This was enough to provoke the attack. I saw a similar case a few years back where a man was left with brain damage and it also happened to a friend of mine who didn’t even smoke. It’s just an excuse by the attacker to try to justify their cowardly actions. Nothing to do with hate of a persons background, more to do with just wanton violence.

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    Favourite Tariq ibn Ziyad
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    Oct 30th 2016, 7:15 PM

    If only your rationale wasn’t so selective depending on the topic.

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    Favourite Brian Ward
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    Oct 30th 2016, 7:40 PM

    @Tariq ibn Ziyad: Says the man who only comments on one topic! You still haven’t answered ny question as to what this ” current frenzy is being whipped up from certain quarters” is that led to an unprovoked attack on a lad from the ME and a lad from Limerick. They are both different nationalities and the only thing that they seem to have in common is that they were both male and both on their own so are you suggesting that there are certain quarters whipping up a frenzy against lone males!

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    Favourite Brendan Bernes
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    Oct 31st 2016, 3:22 AM

    @Dean Anderson: It certainly seems that way. Keep the cash cow alive at all costs

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