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Assaults on Emergency Services
#41
Quote:New mum on first night out bit garda's arm
By Andrew Phelan
Friday April 13 2012

A MOTHER-of-two bit a garda on the arm after becoming involved in a "brawl" on her first night out after having a baby.

Maria Glennon (28) attacked the officer as he tried to arrest her partner during the incident in west Dublin.

The garda had to get medical treatment and was off work for six weeks because of the bite, Blanchardstown District Court heard.

The court heard the garda was still attending a doctor.

Judge Patrick Clyne said he would leave her without convictions if she paid €500 to the garda.

Glennon, of Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin, admitted assaulting Garda Aaron Moriarty at Orchard Road, also in Clondalkin on October 9, 2011.

She also admitted charges of obstructing the officer, breach of the peace and failing to obey the directions of a garda.

The court heard gardai were called to the scene of a "large brawl" in Clondalkin village. A large number of people were leaving the Village Inn when the fight broke out.

Garda Moriarty was trying to arrest Glennon's boyfriend and she intervened, putting herself in between them.

Abusive

She refused to move on and when Garda Moriarty attempted to remove her, she bit him on the arm.

She was verbally abusive and threatening and gardai found it very difficult to restrain her. She was arrested and taken to Clondalkin Garda Station.

Glennon was "extremely regretful, embarrassed and apologetic", her barrister Jennifer Jackson said.

She had previous convictions for assault and public order offences but had not been in trouble for six years.

The court heard Glennon's youngest child had been diagnosed with a hip click a month before the incident and it was a "very stressful time". The child had to sleep wearing a cast.

It had been Glennon's first time out socialising since the birth of the baby.

"She was out of her mind," Judge Clyne said. "She fell off the wagon after six years and did something extraordinarily stupid."

He adjourned the case to June 12 and said if Glennon paid €500 to Garda Moriarty he would dismiss the charges under the Probation Act.

aphelan@herald.ie

- Andrew Phelan

http://www.herald.ie/news/courts/new-mum...80358.html
JUST CALL ME PROBIE
#42
I wonder if the garda was asked if that was ok? maybe he wanted her to get a conviction?
This is a court of Law young man! Not, a court of Justice.


Disclaimer: The above is the authors personal opinion and does not represent the values, teachings, policy or opinion of my employer do not take it as anything other than the authors opinion.
#43
Since when did a Garda's opinion matter in the courts???
JUST CALL ME PROBIE
#44
There's no way she should walk away from this without a conviction.
#45
Stupid question; is it possible for the Garda concerned to stand up and say "I don't want €500, I would prefer a conviction"?
It's not the HSE's opinion, it's not managements opinion, it's mine. All mine.
#46
I got compensation directly to me once, I'd asked a lad to go to court for me to cover the first mention date. He came back to me with €500 I'd gotten a kicck in the nuts of a chick who went apeshit at the door of a club because she couldn't get in. At the time i was delighted with €500, me and the lad i was working with at the time liquidated it fairly quick on the long weekend, later on i'd found out she had glassed someone and paid the compensation to get off a conviction before going for sentencing which would have been her first one.
This is a court of Law young man! Not, a court of Justice.


Disclaimer: The above is the authors personal opinion and does not represent the values, teachings, policy or opinion of my employer do not take it as anything other than the authors opinion.
#47
The probation act should not be available for assaults on ES. However no judge will jail a woman with a sick child unless she has plenty of convictions already. So compensation is next best option. Having to pay cash up front can hurt them as much as, if not more than the prospect of jail. And the idea of the mule having a week in Tenerife at their expense can really sicken them ;-)
#48
(14-04-2012, 11:18 AM)major skidmark Wrote: The probation act should not be available for assaults on ES. However no judge will jail a woman with a sick child unless she has plenty of convictions already. So compensation is next best option. Having to pay cash up front can hurt them as much as, if not more than the prospect of jail. And the idea of the mule having a week in Tenerife at their expense can really sicken them ;-)

A proper conviction should still be applied, even if it's only a suspended sentence or fine.
#49
That's what I meant. There should always be a conviction. Compensation should be then part of the sentencing.

A suspended sentence means they walk away free from the court. With a fine, they get time to pay. If not paid a lot of Garda time and effort goes into getting the fine or lodging them in prison so they can be home before you. Compo means they pay a penalty up front and it goes to someone directly affected by their crime. And as I said it can sicken them!!

Serious assaults should always mean jail
#50
Fuse 'was lit' on bomb under PSNI officer's car

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 06:14 PM

The fuse on an under-car pipe bomb which failed to explode at the family home of a Catholic police officer had been lit.

The Real IRA is the chief suspect for planting the device which was discovered last night in a nationalist estate in Derry.

The bomb was under a vehicle that belonged to the policeman’s parents. This is the second time they have been targeted but the elderly couple have vowed to stay at the house, Superintendent Chris Yates said.

Earlier this month the Real IRA vowed to try to kill more police officers during a rally in the city.

Superintendent Yates said: “This is the equivalent of a military hand grenade.”

The couple, from Drumleck Drive in Shantallow, are pensioners. Their home was attacked by the Real IRA in 2009 using a similar device but Mr Yates said they remained unbowed.

He said: “The device had been initiated; it had the fuse lit on it but it failed to fully explode.

He added: “We are treating it as a terrorist investigation and as attempted murder because anyone next to this when it exploded would have been seriously injured, and possibly killed.”

He pledged to leave no stone unturned to try to identify those who planned this and appealed for information from the community.
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.

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#51
AN off duty garda was attacked and struck with a rock after he came across a robbery in action. The incident occurred at Gallows Hill, Athy, at approximately 4.55am on the morning of Tuesday 10 April. The off duty garda observed the three men trying to break into a house in the area..

The garda, who is not Athy based, was approached by the men, one of whom was armed with a wheel brace and he was shouted at to leave the area.

As he attempted to move his car a rear window and front passenger window were smashed A rock was thrown at the garda, hitting him on the back of his head.

The men, all of whom were dressed in dark clothing, left the scene in the direction of Athy in a black Saab. The registration plate of the getaway car contained the numbers and letters 03 MH.

Sergeant James Bergin told the Kildare Nationalist that the garda was later treated in Naas Hospital for minor injuries and he received stitches to his head wound.

Anyone who may have any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Athy gardaí at 059 86 31669
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.

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#52
Quote:CARRICKMACROSS District Court has heard how a man who fled from a female Garda did not intentionally injure her while resisting arrest.

Gerrard Crossan (55), Cargahogue, Shercock Road, Monaghan was charged with drink driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop for Gardaí, and an additional charge of assault at the sitting of the court.

The court heard that Garda Lyndsey O’Brien had pursued the man on foot after he fled his vehicle on the evening of 23 October of last year at the man farm.

Garda O’Brien pursued the man and jumped on his back, landing him face first into the mud, and managed to restrain him.

During the course of the tackle, Garda O’Brien sustained an injury to her knee, for which the additional charge of assault was brought on Wednesday by Superintendent Cunningham.

His defence solicitor indicated that O’Brien would plead guilty to drinking driving and failing to stop, but not to the assaulting the officer, who he claims he did not intend to injure whatsoever.

The solicitor suggested that the injury to Garda O’Brien arose out of the tackle.

Judge Sean MacBride suggested he pay €1,000 by way of compensation to the Garda, as €1,000 “would keep the doctor away and keep you out of jail”. The case was adjourned to 18 January.
Source - Dundalk Democrat
#53
I wonder did he go with that suggestion and pay up?
#54
(14-04-2012, 10:00 AM)Coach23 Wrote: I got compensation directly to me once, I'd asked a lad to go to court for me to cover the first mention date. He came back to me with €500 I'd gotten a kicck in the nuts of a chick who went apeshit at the door of a club because she couldn't get in. At the time i was delighted with €500, me and the lad i was working with at the time liquidated it fairly quick on the long weekend, later on i'd found out she had glassed someone and paid the compensation to get off a conviction before going for sentencing which would have been her first one.

Got €500 for myself and I think it was €5000 for charity out of an ape that tried to throw me into a ditch once at an RTA. All in the name of keeping his "good" name out of court and his slate clean.
#55
(18-04-2012, 08:44 PM)ForegoneReality Wrote: I wonder did he go with that suggestion and pay up?

Id seen it when visiting family who had that paper and checked on the newspapers website afterwards to see if there was any further mention (which there wasnt) so I take it he did - else we probably would have seen a dramatic report on sentencing.
#56
Was looking at the latest edition of the leinster express yesterday and between two pages there were 4 reports of assaults ob gardaí will dig out the links when I get to my laptop!
#57
Mum bit garda after attack with stiletto

A MOTHER-of-two bit a garda's hand after he separated a fight in which she struck another woman on the forehead with a stiletto, a court heard.

Joeline O'Brien (26) and the other woman fought so violently they pulled clumps of hair out of each other's heads as two gardai tried to pull them apart.

She bit the hand of the garda who was restraining her, puncturing the skin and leaving him with visible teeth marks.

She was told to make a €500 charity donation to avoid a conviction for a serious assault charge following the incident outside a Dublin pub.

Puncture

She was also fined €500 for a related obstruction charge.

O'Brien, of Ben Madigan Road, Drimnagh, had pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm to Garda Mark Nolan in the incident outside the Bridge House Pub on the Crumlin Road on June 5, 2011.

She admitted a charge of causing a breach of the peace in the same incident.

Garda Nolan told Dublin District Court he was called to a report of a fight at the pub and found the accused and another woman having a verbal row.

As he approached, O'Brien ran at the other woman with a stiletto shoe in her hand and hit her on the forehead. The women then jumped at each other, pulling each other's hair.

Garda Nolan grabbed the accused, while another officer grabbed the second woman.

All four fell to the ground and Garda Nolan shouted at them to let go, his arm around the accused and under her chin.

He felt a bite on his hand, and pulled away, pepper-spraying the other woman who was at that stage being more aggressive than the defendant.

The accused calmed down and was allowed go home after giving her details, while the other woman was arrested.

Afterwards, he realised he had two puncture wounds on his hand and could see "the circle of a bite".

He was advised to go to St James's Hospital, where he was treated and given a further four-day injection course in case of infection.

Judge Patricia McNamara found the facts of the case proven, although she accepted that the accused "probably wasn't aware that she had done it".
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.

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#58
A FATHER-of-one who tore a garda's stab vest off when he flew into a rage during a street melee has been jailed for six months.

James Colmey (35) damaged the officer's uniform as he violently resisted arrest at the scene of a public order disturbance in south Dublin.

He was found guilty of breach of the peace and criminal damage.

Colmey, of Huband Road, Bluebell, had denied using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, failing to obey garda directions, obstruction and damaging a stab vest.

The incident happened outside the Cottage Inn on Bluebell Avenue.

Dublin District Court heard that when gardai arrived at the scene, Colmey was covered in blood and acting very aggressively.

He was told to leave and began walking away, but turned back, saying he "won't be told to leave the area". He resisted arrest, swung and kicked out and had to be restrained and put to the ground. As he struggled, he grabbed an officer's radio, ripping it off his stab vest. He pulled it so violently the garda's stab vest came off his body.

He also pulled off a pouch that was attached to another garda's utility belt. As gardai tried to arrest him, a relative pulled up in a car and tried to free him from custody.

Pouring

Colmey was arrested and taken to Kevin Street Garda Station.

Defence barrister Diana Stuart claimed the damage to the garda's uniform could have been caused by "general wear and tear".

She said Colmey had been assaulted before the gardai arrived and that he had blood "pouring from" an injury to his forehead.

Colmey told the court he had been breaking up a fight involving his nephew and was assaulted in the course of this. He said a van arrived and a man ran towards him and his nephew with a baseball bat. There was a struggle and he was struck on the forehead, he said.

His glasses were smashed and his head was cut. He maintained the gardai arrived, grabbed him by the neck, put him to the ground and pepper-sprayed him.

The court heard Colmey had 24 previous convictions, including 14 for public order offences.

On the night of the incident, he had drunk seven or eight pints.

Colmey had a 17-year-old daughter and was a "father figure" to his partner's two children. He had worked in factories and as a truck driver.

Judge Catherine Murphy imposed concurrent sentences of six months on the charges and fixed recognisances in the event of an appeal.


Garda bottled during night out

AN OFF-DUTY garda was cut in the face with a glass bottle while socialising in Bray last Saturday night.

The garda was in a local bar having a drink on his night off when a woman approached him and started arguing with him.

The attack occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning. 'He was minding his own business and a person whom the garda had previously dealt with produced a bottle,' said Superintendent Pat Ward.

The garda sustained a cut above the eye and required paper stitches but has since recovered and is back on duty.

' Thankfully that type of incident does not occur very often in Bray,' said Superintendent Ward. 'We are investigating the alleged assault,' added the Superintendent.
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.

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#59


€500 compensation paid to the Garda and no conviction.... that is an insult to all Gardai in the state.... sorry but €500 ain't worth a sh1te to a Garda who has been off work for 6 weeks and incurred loss of allowances, medical bills. etc.

12 months in the slammer and stop there dole for 6months be nice punishement along with a few 100 hours community service.
........"its not our area"
#60
At least ye get compo (even if it is just a token) and get a court hearing (sometimes) In the 7yrs of workin security I have not once bein compinsated or had the pleasure of taking someone to court for assaulting me and I've had teeth bust in, bittin, bottled, attacked with baseball bats, cracked ribs, dilocated thumb and alot worse that I'm not gonna talk bout here, and all I ever got was, was a talkin too of my boss for being too rough or for not calling for back-up or the guards fast enough70 The last assualt left me €3000 out of pocket and I have perminant nerve damage in my gums cos of it.

I kno the risks to frontline ES personnel is alot higher than too door staff and its not right that the majority of the attacks on ES goes unreported in the media and that 99% of the time it's just brushed under the rug but ye could have it alot worse. (I'm on ye're side not havin a dig, only sharing my own story19 )
The less you give a feck, The happier you'll be!!