Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Killings Were Justified - Poll

The gardaí were justified in killing two post office raiders in Lusk, Co Dublin, last month, according to an opinion poll published this morning.

Colm Griffin, aged 33, and 24-year-old Eric Hopkins were shot dead by armed gardaí who were lying in wait when a gang tried to rob the local post office.

More than 70% of respondents to The Irish Times poll said they believed the shootings were justified, despite the fact that only one of the dead raiders was armed.

Just 17% said they did not believe the shootings were justified, with support for the gardaí's action lowest among young people, people in Munster and Sinn Féin voters.


I must say that I do agree with those who say the gardaí were justifed in the actions they took with the raiders. If you put the lives of civilians in danger then you can have no sympathy.

On a side note, isn't it interesting that Sinn Fein voters are amongst those who don't support the gardaí's actions? Why it's almost as if they are turning a blind eye to criminality. Fancy that!


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