Skip to comments.‘Uncharted waters’ over long-term impact of garda powers — Harris [Ireland’s police commissioner]
Posted on 04/29/2020 10:24:40 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Garda Commissioner has said that we are in uncharted waters in terms of the long-term impact of the new powers given to Gardaí during the COVID-19 crisis.
Drew Harris said that Gardaí had engaged in more than 10,000 checkpoints across the country last week.
Commissioner Harris was speaking during a public meeting with the Policing Authority, which is overseeing the Garda response to COVID-19.
The proceedings are being streamed live online due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Mr. Harris said that the low number of coronavirus-related arrests to date 76 illustrated how well the public was complying with the new regulations and how sparingly Gardaí were using their enforcement powers.
He said there was a huge level of public support for the Garda operation.
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These waters are hardly “uncharted”
Police states are nothing new.
A small glimmer of hope: “We can’t keep going at this operational tempo, which began around the 16th of March, indefinitely, or indeed, for very much longer”.
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