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28-03-2015, 23:30   #2581
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Just pulling this from the Blanchardstown (+Surrounding Areas) Facebook page seems strange enough behavior.

"Hi everyone just to make you aware of an incident in Lohunda last night,of a male caller knocking on peoples doors last night at around 1.30,this indvidual was not just knocking but banging hard on the doors,a few people tried to contact Blanchardstown Station and there was no reply to the call.So make sure your doors are locked at night and windows,still not sure what this person was looking for,he was tall dressed all in black and had a hood up,white runners.This has come from 4 seperate people who live in this area"
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29-03-2015, 21:37   #2582
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a few people tried to contact Blanchardstown Station and there was no reply to the call.
That is scary!
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29-03-2015, 22:29   #2583
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That is scary!
Have been told by the Gardai to ring 999 rather than the station for anything sinister, the call will be dealt with faster.
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29-03-2015, 22:29   #2584
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There was an incident couple of weeks back outside Hartstown Community School. As the kids were coming out through the main gate, a <SNIP> kid jumped out of a car brandishing a knife followed by his father with a hatchet. They chased after one of the pupils who i believe is <SNIP> and 17 years old. Guards were called and are investigating. From what i've heard the <SNIP> kid brandishing the knife who was also a student of the school has been expelled.

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Dont see the need to add in ethnicity, it's not like it makes any difference to the incident you're reporting, could just as easily be white Irish thugs involved.
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I saw a few snips hanging around looking menancing on Sunday in coolmine woods
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This is like the Little Britain sketch over again.

If someone is a witness or is asked to give information they havr, or be vigilant for persons in particular, their ethnicity is absolutely central to it. People of all colour commit crime, not being able to narrow down a genuine description by race, in case of racist overtones, is political correctness gone stark staring bonkers, and i weep for how insecure society has become.
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This is like the Little Britain sketch over again.

If someone is a witness or is asked to give information they havr, or be vigilant for persons in particular, their ethnicity is absolutely central to it. People of all colour commit crime, not being able to narrow down a genuine description by race, in case of racist overtones, is political correctness gone stark staring bonkers, and i weep for how insecure society has become.
If a group of people had gotten out of a car and started attacking people at random then yes, absolutely, the general public would need a proper description of them so they can be vigilant. In this case though it seems, while unpleasant, there is no actual risk to the general public, as the people involved seem to be known to each other and it appears to be an isolated incident. In which case I would question the need for that particular incident to be in this thread at all. But then we go back to the conversation about what actually constitutes Neighbourhood Watch and what is just gossip.
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This is like the Little Britain sketch over again.

If someone is a witness or is asked to give information they havr, or be vigilant for persons in particular, their ethnicity is absolutely central to it. People of all colour commit crime, not being able to narrow down a genuine description by race, in case of racist overtones, is political correctness gone stark staring bonkers, and i weep for how insecure society has become.
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This is like the Little Britain sketch over again.

If someone is a witness or is asked to give information they havr, or be vigilant for persons in particular, their ethnicity is absolutely central to it. People of all colour commit crime, not being able to narrow down a genuine description by race, in case of racist overtones, is political correctness gone stark staring bonkers, and i weep for how insecure society has become.
Come on now, it's not that at all.
It isnt like this is a court of law, or someone giving a statement to the gardai. In either of those cases, yes, ethnicity is absolutley required to help definitively identify a suspect. On this thread though where someone is reporting an incident they heard about (probably heard second or third hand) it is pointless.

This is not political correctness. The constant inclusion of ethnicity or skin colour in reports of crime or anti-social behaviour by anyone other than white-Irish is a form of racism, albeit a passive one. How often do you hear a report that a 'white youth' commited a crime? It doesn't happen. Yet, if someone coloured commits a crime, their colour is noted in all reports. Similarly this happens with people from other ethnic backgrounds too.

I'd also like to point out that in most of our local schools at this point the vast majority of kids were born in and have grown up in this country. Their parents may be from overseas, but these kids are Irish. Referring to them as Roma or Nigerian is more than likely factually incorrect as well as pointless.


This subject has come up before on this thread and elsewhere. I will continue to snip out unnecessary racial labelling where it is appropriate. If you disagree with this, take it up with an admin or one of my co-mods, not on thread please. I feel strongly about this but I wont claim infallibility!

Back on topic now
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Sad to say but vigilante groups are probably needed at this rate. I cant fathom how none of these scumbags trying to grab kids have been caught.
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@shemale, Boards.ie does not condone anyone taking the law into their own hands, so suggesting vigilantism is not on.
Please keep on topic.
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I have posted the incident above as it was a very serious incident which i believe people in the area should know about. It had nothing to do with race, merely stating the facts. I'm not gonna get into a debate with Mods about whether the thug was born here or not, obviously the father isn't so i was right to refer to him as what he is. I would like to add that my children attend this school and i would expect to be informed when something like this happens, something which the school chose not to do. Something which i chose to do, I don't have a problem with skin colour, race or whatever visual difference or origin a person has. This is not the first time this thug has been involved in an incident whereby a knife was produced against another minor, didnt think i had to give previous when reporting things. If the Mods here want to question the validity of my posts, there are reports in Blanchardstown Garda station to corroborate the facts.
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