Sunday, 19 May 2013
What a surprise. A Garda (Irish police) investigation into their scrubbing of penalty points for politicians, judges, gardai and cronies has found "no evidence of corruption".
Presumably this conclusion was reached because no money changed hands. So how do you define corruption?
The gardai are the very arseholes who sit for hours in their vans, pointing their cameras at people breaking implausibly low speed limits on roads like dual carriageways and motorways - the safest roads in the country.
In the video above, you will see a stretch of dual carriageway on the N3, where roadworks are being carried out on the opposite carriageway. There are no road works on this side. The unnecessary cones you see above (where the words "you are now passing scumbag central" involuntarily emit) are where our friends hide in the vans with the blacked-out windows to boost their quotas. I challenge you to do sixty clicks on this stretch with a line of traffic up your arse. Dangerous.
I often wondered how they could do it, if the laws they enforced so vigorously applied to themselves and their colleagues. The fact is that they don't.
If a copper is caught going over the speed limit, he/she just gets onto the superintendent and has his/her penalty points quashed. Likewise for judges, for whom they perform regularly in court and expect a few favours in return. Likewise for their families and cronies. So what is corruption, then?
One law for us, it seems...
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Posted by The Gombeen Man at Sunday, May 19, 2013