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Comment #5222608 by scientia

scientia Jun 29th 2016, 8:39 AM #

Men and women tasked with the job of making life and death decision while their own lives hang in the balance forced to scrap for basic wages. These incidents really put it into perspective.

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Man shot in the face during garda operation in Limerick

Man shot in the face during garda operation in Limerick

The man in his 30s is in a stable condition in hospital.

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    Favourite scientia
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    Jun 29th 2016, 8:51 AM

    Clearly an opinion founded on the abundance of information supplied.

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    Favourite Paul
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    Jun 29th 2016, 8:54 AM

    Can you expand on that?

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    Favourite Stephen Devlin
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    Jun 29th 2016, 8:55 AM

    The Guards are up early! Lol .. the article suggests that that it’s down to conduct at a planned operation, merely pointing that out.

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    Favourite Alan Kelly's Ego
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    Jun 29th 2016, 9:00 AM

    Where does the article suggest that Stephen?

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    Jun 29th 2016, 9:04 AM

    3rd paragraph about section 102

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    Jun 29th 2016, 9:11 AM

    Every such shooting gets investigated by the Ombudsman. I wouldn’t jump to any conclusion.

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    Jun 29th 2016, 9:22 AM

    Stephen, sounds like you’re taking what was said wildly out of context to bash the Gardaí.

    The Garda Ombudsman is always called in to investigate incidents where the actions of an officer results in the serious injury or death of an individual. They’re especially called in to investigate every incident of firearms discharge by a member of the force, no matter how serious the incident.

    It’s standard procedure, not an indication of any Garda misconduct like you claimed.

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    Jun 29th 2016, 9:25 AM

    Some people interpret things to suit their own opinions Jason. Clearly what Stephen has done here and came off sounding rather silly in the process

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    Jun 29th 2016, 9:41 AM

    Conduct can be both good and bad, militaries even award medals for ‘meritorious conduct’, hence, the use of the word ‘conduct’ in section 102 doesn’t mean misconduct.

    But hey, why let something like a basic understanding of language inhibit a bit of Garda bashing upon the bastion of intellectual debate that is TheJournal comments section?

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    Jun 29th 2016, 9:56 AM

    LOL nice try with the insults. Sounds like your getting you’re panties in a twist.

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    Jun 29th 2016, 10:07 AM

    You must be bored Stephen?

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    Jun 29th 2016, 10:11 AM

    When an armed Garda makes the decision to fire their weapon, it means they’re shooting to kill. It’s never used as a threat or shoot to disable. It means the Garda thought they or someone else were in a life or death situation. That’s why it’s so so rare that we hear of someone being shot by a Garda. And why everytime someone is shot that a file is sent to the DPP and the gun is surrendered.

    Very very serious, brave and dangerous job. Shit, shit money.

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    Jun 29th 2016, 10:32 AM

    Reports are that the Garda didn’t make a decision to fire the weapon and that it was an accidental discharge.

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    Jun 29th 2016, 11:47 AM

    LoL (!), the guards are always, ` up early `on the journal., but you can see them coming a mile away, (LoL).

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    Jun 29th 2016, 3:10 PM

    How shit is the money anyway?

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    Jun 29th 2016, 6:50 PM

    There is no such thing as an a accidental discharge. There is a possibility of a negligent discharge. None of the reporters on this story thought to ask what weapon was involved. .

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