OPINION: There was no need to push a woman – the gardai came across as absolute cowardly thugs today #EnochBurke – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

OPINION: There was no need to push a woman – the gardai came across as absolute cowardly thugs today #EnochBurke

You know the old expression people say to a garda when they get stopped for speeding or some other innocuous crime, “why don’t you go after real criminals like drug dealers or rapists”, well today that saying couldn’t ring any more true.

A number of cowardly thug gardai who hide behind their uniform and “just doing their job”, forcefully pushed Enoch Burke’s sister Ammi to the ground outside the Four Courts this afternoon.

The disgraceful scenes were something akin to a regime not unfamiliar with North Korea.

This blatantly overweight and under-educated gardai haven’t a clue how to do their job with any semblance of decency or professionalism.

Clearly uneducated enough not to get any other job, these burly thugs (female as well as male) manhandled a slender woman flinging her the ground.

Along with that, they wrestled her brother out of the courtroom too. They also took in to grabbing their elderly parents as well, not content with just bullying their children.

One can only hope that disciplinary action will be taken and that the Burke family will sue over the way they were treated today.

Earlier, in unprecedented and chaotic scenes erupted in the Court of Appeal this afternoon when teacher Enoch Burke and five members of his family were forcibly removed from the courtroom by Gardaí.

One person was arrested during the incident.

The events came as the court dismissed Mr Burke’s appeal against injunctions made by the High Court last year ordering him not to enter Wilson Hospital School in Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath.

Burke was at court with her parents Sean and Martina and her siblings, his sister Ammi and brothers Isaac and Simeon.

When it became clear that the court was ruling against him, Ammi Burke interrupted the Chief of Appeals Court Justice, Justice George Birmingham, and began yelling about his brother’s constitutional rights.

The judge told her to sit down and asked the gardaí to escort her out of the room, but she continued to shout at the three judges and was joined by other family members. Martina Burke told the judges they were “bowing before the altar of transgenderism”, reports RTE.

The three judges of the Court of Appeal briefly left the courtroom.

When they returned, the judge said he would continue reading the sentence because they feared justice would be served publicly.

However, after the judges implied that part of Mr. Burke’s case was an exercise in directing,” the family again interrupted them.

Burke called the judge’s comments disgraceful.

After the judges left the bench for the second time, the Gardaí dragged Ammi Burke out of the courtroom.

Fighting, scuffles, and chaotic scenes ensued as other members of the Burke family tried to resist Garda’s attempts to remove them.

RTE reports that Enoch Burke shouted “leave my father alone” and called the gardaí “thugs”.

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