Register to Comment
Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 97
Like Tree93Likes
  1. #1
    ruserious ruserious is offline
    ruserious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    30,080

    Mahon Vigilantes

    A group started on Facebook last night with the above name designed to out local drug dealers in Mahon in Cork City.
    Since then it has had over 1700 people connect with the page which is calling for people to beat the dealers and heroin addicts of the local community.

    Tonight, the Evening Echo is reporting that a number of suspected local dealers have been beaten by baseball bats and are in hospital as a direct consequence of this Facebook page.

    I do not condone the violence but it says a lot about the response of the State to the growing drug problems in our inner cities, that communities feel it is up to them to defend themselves from the drug scourge.

    Mahon vigilantes 'beating drug dealers with baseball bats'
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  2. #2
    Nemesiscorporation Nemesiscorporation is offline
    Nemesiscorporation's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    14,592

    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    A group started on Facebook last night with the above name designed to out local drug dealers in Mahon in Cork City.
    Since then it has had over 1700 people connect with the page which is calling for people to beat the dealers and heroin addicts of the local community.

    Tonight, the Evening Echo is reporting that a number of suspected local dealers have been beaten by baseball bats and are in hospital as a direct consequence of this Facebook page.

    I do not condone the violence but it says a lot about the response of the State to the growing drug problems in our inner cities, that communities feel it is up to them to defend themselves from the drug scourge.

    Mahon vigilantes 'beating drug dealers with baseball bats'
    We have a state that has done nothing. Create a vacuum and something will fill it.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  3. #3
    RasherHash RasherHash is offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    20,592

    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    A group started on Facebook last night with the above name designed to out local drug dealers in Mahon in Cork City.
    Since then it has had over 1700 people connect with the page which is calling for people to beat the dealers and heroin addicts of the local community.

    Tonight, the Evening Echo is reporting that a number of suspected local dealers have been beaten by baseball bats and are in hospital as a direct consequence of this Facebook page.

    I do not condone the violence but it says a lot about the response of the State to the growing drug problems in our inner cities, that communities feel it is up to them to defend themselves from the drug scourge.

    Mahon vigilantes 'beating drug dealers with baseball bats'
    Wasn't SF once excoriated by those who think of themselves as the "great and good" for doing just that?
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  4. #4
    Dame_Enda Dame_Enda is offline
    Dame_Enda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    38,111

    I don't condone it but the public has lost confidence in the courts with their unduly lenient sentencing - particularly when 80% of crimes are committed on bail.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  5. #5
    Ratio Et Fides Ratio Et Fides is offline
    Ratio Et Fides's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    25,962

    If the State doesn't offer people adequate protection than I believe that they have the right to take matters into their hands- however I'm not sure if that was the case in this situation at all.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  6. #6
    Volatire Volatire is offline
    Volatire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    10,718

    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    A group started on Facebook last night with the above name designed to out local drug dealers in Mahon in Cork City.
    Since then it has had over 1700 people connect with the page which is calling for people to beat the dealers and heroin addicts of the local community.

    Tonight, the Evening Echo is reporting that a number of suspected local dealers have been beaten by baseball bats and are in hospital as a direct consequence of this Facebook page.

    I do not condone the violence but it says a lot about the response of the State to the growing drug problems in our inner cities, that communities feel it is up to them to defend themselves from the drug scourge.

    Mahon vigilantes 'beating drug dealers with baseball bats'
    The Gardai have more important stuff to do than catch drug dealers.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  7. #7
    cricket cricket is offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    13,289

    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    I don't condone it but the public has lost confidence in the courts with their unduly lenient sentencing - particularly when 80% of crimes are committed on bail.
    Where did you get that figure ?
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  8. #8
    RasherHash RasherHash is offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    20,592

    I remember Fettercairn in Tallaght people had to camp out all night to get rid of the pushers.

    The cops weren't happy that the sheeple weren't lying down and playing dead for the drug merchants.

    Perhaps they felt they were showing the cops up.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  9. #9
    sadcitizen sadcitizen is offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,921

    My memory of Dublin in the 90s is that community campaigns were effective...were they?
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  10. #10
    between the bridges between the bridges is offline
    between the bridges's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    40,665

    Moi went along to a neighborhood watch thing once (meant to be few squid of the insurance if yer in the scheme) mainly auld dears etc. Anywho there was wan guy with the 'thousand yard stare' and he suggested leaving a horses head in the front garden of somewan who obviously had just pished him off, so the moral of the story is the horse was innocent...
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast
Sign in to CommentRegister to Comment