I remember your post well Sinead .... mainly because it reminded me of an attack by a girl on one of her school mates on the school bus a few years ago. The girl attacked had part of her ear biten off and as usual it was yesterdays news before the print was wet. I think people have got so caught up in their own world that they are not seeing whats going on around them ...... how many knew of this http://www.herald.ie/news/terrified-sho ... 42728.html ?.Sinead wrote:jdwalk, thanks for that. Regrettably I won't be able to go 'cause the son will have my car, he is on
Stabbings, fighting etc. it is not only males are involved in this awful behaviour, females are at it as well and they
can be worse! I have witnessed the awful behaviour of Dun Laoghaire on a beautiful summer evening in Sussex Street -
frightening, I think I posted about it at the time.
I think in general the Gardaí do a good job but there are not enough courts/judges/prison places/community orders to deal with things in a timely manner.
Felons are brought to court, they get remanded on bail, often at variance with the request of Garda, their attitude is - rub the hands, I have 4/6 weeks to rob or whatever before I hit court and get off.
I have no instant solution but things do need to change, you will always hear 'when I was young this never happened' well that is because in most cases we had nothing to rob, it was big houses, shops and the like were the victims. Now we all have saleable items so others want them.
We have a godless generation coming through, they fear nothing and why should they as far too many from this generation has endulged them and allowed them a free run without limits. This is what happens when the state fails to function in a definitive manner, when nobody takes responsibility and parents are not challenged if their offspring are a menace to society and themselves. It starts in schools where the tail is wagging the dog, teachers are no longer able to challenge bad behaviour and the system slowly breaks down. The Courts are full of cases delayed by the a system that suits the offender and all those who work in that system ...... there is no fear out there, you can get 3 years and be out in six months. The result is that life is becoming very cheap.
I am reminded of the old wild west movies, where that bad gangs came into town and ran riot ..... all because they knew they could with all the CCTV / Security etc etc how many of the 250 thugs running amok in town will ever face any sort of sanction ? none