The Garda Ombudsman has recommended disciplinary action be taken against one of five Gardai whose comments about two female Corrib gas protesters were recorded after the women were arrested.
A Garda Sergeant used the word rape but told investigators he heard the word used at the scene while the women were being arrested.
Obviously, the Garda Ombudsman has accepted this ridiculous claim.
Is the Sgt. claiming that this is the first time he’s heard the word ‘rape’ and, like a schoolboy hearing a dirty word for the first time, can’t wait to tell everyone he knows a grown up word?
The Sgt. in question has since (very conveniently) retired and so cannot be the subject of disciplinary proceedings.
So once again we witness a state official bounding across the two-foot high accountability fence into the carefree, well-paid land of retirement.
His departure is greeted with a huge sigh of relief by all those highly paid officials who labour day and night to maintain the farce of accountability in Ireland.
That the good name and credibility of the Gardai is once again seriously damaged by this ‘investigation’ doesn’t seem to bother the Garda Ombudsman in the slightest.
Matt Cooper broadcast a detailed analysis of the video recording on The Last Word today (24th).
Sgt. 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 blond hair.
Garda C: She was up in the tractor earlier on.
Sgt. A: It would do no harm to get the second one’s name again.
Garda B: She’s some yank, I don’t know who the fuck she is.
Garda C: Is she a yank?
Garda B: It sounds like it, the accent anyway.
Garda D: Sounds like a yank or Canadian
Garda B: Well, whoever, we’ll get immigration fucking on her.
Sgt A: She refused to give her name and address and told she would be arrested.
Garda B: And deported.
Sgt. A: And raped
Garda B: I wouldn’t go that far yet. She was living down at that crusty camp, fuck’s sake you’d never know what you might get.
Sgt. A: Give me your name and address or I’ll rape you.
Garda C: Hold it there, give me your name and address, I’ll Facebook you.
Sgt. A: Or I’ll definitely rape you.
Garda C: Will you be my friend on Facebook?
2 thoughts on “Garda Ombudsman: Rape threat, what rape threat?”
actually he didn’t offer that as an explaination, the investigators suggested that to him as it was suggested by other gardai and then he said yes that’s what happened!
what a great example from a seargent to his men.
I have a certain sympathy for the Gardaí. They are after all An Garda Síochána – Guardians of the peace and are invariably caught in the middle between competing sides and so can’t win as it were. However, Sergeant A did seem to have a particular fascination with the word “rape”. I don’t recall the details but were these words spoken in the presence of the “offending” person(s) or were they recorded when the Gardaí were alone? The whole thing smacks of a schoolboyish type of humour among grown men who should have known better.
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