Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Vigilance Urged Over Garda Tactics

Cork 32CSM Statement

Vigilance Urged Over Garda Tactics


The Finbarr Walsh Cumann of the 32CSM have urged republicans to be on their guard concerning a recent Garda tactic to enter a republican’s home without a search warrant. At approximately 12 noon on Tuesday the 25th November a telephone call was made to the home of a member of Cork 32CSM. When answered an unidentified male voice informed the household that a garda search would be taking place of the house because they believed ‘firearms were on the premises’. Dismissing it as a prank call the republican was duly surprised when five minutes later two plainclothes gardai arrived demanding to carry out a search because they believed ‘firearms were on the premises’. As they attempted to enter the republican stood firm and demanded to see a search warranted. The two gardai informed him that they had none but would be back in five minutes with the relevant documents. Instead the two gardai sat outside for almost two hours monitoring the house before they left. This rather bizarre incident once again highlights the illegal lengths to which gardai will go to harass and intimidate republicans. Cork 32CSM commends the vigilance of our member and urges all other republicans to educate themselves as to their legal rights in these matters.

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