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There are times that the Garda should turn a blind eye.

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So even you use metaphors, but play dumb when I do. Hmm.
whats a metaphor ? from what i can see you are making a comparison between two things that aren't alike but do have something in common
 
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''one reason for a thriving Mafia in Southern Italy is a toothless and demotivated police force''.

Dr Malfi, the Sopranos
 
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For violent criminals ,rapists ,paedophiles, Drug pushers and corrupt politicians ,YES.

A doctor in Colombia told me of a beggar who used to hang around outside her building.
Harmless, not aggressive. Nobody objected, as far as she knew.

One morning the beggar didn't appear.
He was never seen again.

Everyone in the building was convinced he had fallen victim to a sweep and was murdered by the cops.

It happens in several LatinAm countries, Brazil is the worst.
 

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A doctor in Colombia told me of a beggar who used to hang around outside her building.
Harmless, not aggressive. Nobody objected, as far as she knew.

One morning the beggar didn't appear.
He was never seen again.

Everyone in the building was convinced he had fallen victim to a sweep and was murdered by the cops.

It happens in several LatinAm countries, Brazil is the worst.
I have long been of the view that the gombeenocracy would love to do this kind of thing if they thought they could get away with it.
 
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surely when the cops jail a drug dealer its just a matter of minutes before somebody else begins selling in his old territory ?

watch the movie 'Traffic'..........all the movers & shakers saying the war on drugs is a lost cause.
 
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The solution is actually very simple - enforced minimum sentencing.
Minimum 1 year for 1st criminal offence.
Minimum 5 years for 3rd criminal offence.
Minimum 10 years for 5th criminal offence.
You'll see crime collapse within 3 years.

Crime is a very strong adherent to the 80/20 rule.
20% of criminals will commit 80% of crimes.
Hit those 20% hard and you'll see crime plummet.

You also need minimum sentencing for civil offences, albeit more forgiving at the beginning.

But the key is it's implementation.
You need to avoid rubbish like this:

A Killarney man with over 300 previous convictions has been fined for over a dozen public order offences.

In Tralee District Court, Judge David Waters said 57-year-old Mr O’Brien was no doubt a “pest and a nuisance due to the sheer number of previous offences,” however, he felt a custodial sentence wasn’t the solution.
 
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The solution is actually very simple - enforced minimum sentencing.
Minimum 1 year for 1st criminal offence.
Minimum 5 years for 3rd criminal offence.
Minimum 10 years for 5th criminal offence.
You'll see crime collapse within 3 years.

Crime is a very strong adherent to the 80/20 rule.
20% of criminals will commit 80% of crimes.
Hit those 20% hard and you'll see crime plummet.

You also need minimum sentencing for minimum sentencing for civil offences, albeit more forgiving at the beginning.

But the key is it's implementation.
You need to avoid rubbish like this



i would agree with you, but the lack of money for prisons is surely a big part of the problem.

we should do as in the US, put criminals working to earn their keep.
 
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