Gardai are said to be livid with some of what people are calling “vigilante groups” and the way they’re going about their business.
This weekend, a group called Silent Justice made their way to Drogheda, Co. Louth where they confronted two individuals filming the encounters live on Facebook.
They had set decoys posing as 14 and 13-yr-old girls who allegedly interacted with both individuals.
The problem the gardai have is that these individuals were not charged because, as one garda told the Liberal:
“They couldn’t be charged because there was no real victim. These groups are going around this the wrong way”.
It’s also being said that the gardai’s hands are tied because the evidence these groups show could go against a case in court because an unbiased jury would be difficult to find seeing as so many people saw the videos on Facebook.
However, the public appear to be on the side of Silent Justice and other groups of this nature claiming that they are doing a “great service to the community”. What’s your thoughts on these groups?
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