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Poll: Is it ever okay to record a video of a crime taking place?

It’s happening more and more.

A fight on a Dublin Bus recorded on a phone.
A fight on a Dublin Bus recorded on a phone.

LAST NIGHT, A man was assaulted in the Temple Bar area of Dublin. He’s now in a serious condition in hospital with three people arrested.

Gardaí say believe that a number of people used their phones to record the fight.

It’s one of many recent examples of people using their phones to record fights and other crimes.

While some argue that such recordings could help with convictions, others say an onlooker’s most important responsibility is to help victims. What do you think?

Today’s question, Is it ever okay to record a video of a crime taking place?


Poll Results:

Yes, as long as you've called the gardaí first (4125)
Yes, if it's in a public place (2860)
Your priority should be to help out (2661)
No, mind your own business (538)




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