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Gardaí to crack down on teens carrying out assaults in Dublin and posting videos to TikTok



  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    But will the media report accurately on the gangs? Will we be allowed to discuss these gangs fully?

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,381 ✭✭✭✭ Gatling

    God Christians who do charity when they go to court

    Langley, Virginia

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  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    Yeh saw the pics and vids shared online. Sinn Fein representative speaking about it but not giving details or descriptions.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,923 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    There is no incentive to cop on if you can’t be properly prosecuted for it.

    The smart ones will realise when they need to get their **** together, the others will just keep doing what they are doing.

    The real problem is the rising dependency on social media validation which gives people short term attention fixes, without which they don’t seem to have a persona.

    I know I would have been an absolute sucker for this sort of **** and I am just glad that I am obviously too old for this sort of craze.

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  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    These teen gangs have been a fixture for years and nothing is done. The mainstream media, outside of the odd tabloid, and the quangos don't want to touch it with a barge-pole. I wonder why?

    Here are some links, the first, has a video of one of the gang encounters from 2020

    The second even includes a photo of one of these gangs taken by themselves as far back as 2019

  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    try a little harder reading the article, the whole article. Quite vague. says north dublin. Also and i quote," Some groups are using the Luas line to travel into the area. In one incident at the Broombridge stop, a large group of dozens of teenagers were intercepted by gardaí."

    These random attacks are very similar to the attacks previously reported over the last few years in North Dublin, with the culprits frequently using public transport to travel around. Similar attacks have been reported in Balbriggan for example

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,367 ✭✭✭✭ Danzy

  • Registered Users Posts: 332 ✭✭ MarkEadie

    You clearly know nothing about the Cabra/Broombridge area.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,417 ✭✭✭ saabsaab

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  • Posts: 18,749 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

  • It's not exactly cutting edge policing to disrupt this carry on

    Disrupt, sure.. but how long should the police shadow them to ensure they don't just continue it elsewhere?

    TBH without effective measures to punish teenagers (and put the fear of God in them), the Gardai are pretty much powerless. TBF so are the parents. There's not a lot anyone can do with a teenager that refuses to listen.

  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    I suspect he is alluding to the unrest after the Gardai shooting George NKencho

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,913 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms

    not cutting edge but where there is little effort and endeavour will you get little result.

    not from rank and file per say but politicians and Garda management alike.

    arrest, trial, convict and sentence… appropriately.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,671 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump

    Maybe the Guards are jealous that they young fells' videos are more popular then their own line dancing ones?

  • Registered Users Posts: 114 ✭✭ babyducklings1

    It all started with having a camera and a video maker on a phone. In the wrong hands it can be a dangerous thing. Far too easy to film and post stuff. Back in the day you needed a video camera to make videos and video camera weren’t cheap. Most people didn’t probably bother or only made the home videos you’d see sent into the likes of the BBC with funny clips like a couple falling over on their first dance at their wedding, or a family pet doing tricks etc, was pretty harmless stuff. The horse is bolting now though. One thing we can do is provide more education around digital responsibility and start this in primary schools, get our kids thinking critically at an early age. Needs to happen right away.

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