More Self-censorship and wilful omission from Conor Gallagher
He was armed with a kitchen knife
There’s never been any clarity on the “kitchen knife” or answer sought by the Irish Times. It may have been purchased or designed as a kitchen knife. But we’ve never been told if that’s where it came from on that day.
and, according to his family, had been suffering from mental health issues in the months beforehand.
Correction - they had a barring order
Their list of demands included that any inquiry examine de-escalation measures which could be used to demobilise suspects in stand-offs in the future.
Of course the family were in the hall and must have heard 100 shouts of ‘Put down the knife !,’ - a “desescalation measure”
The actions of Mr Nkencho in the shop on the day of his death did not make it right to kill him, the group said in a statement.
What happened in the shop has never been reported in any detail by the Irish Times. We have no idea what was said or done or if there was a racial element or previous history. Just described as altercation and assault.
“How many young men and women in our community have got into scrapes and conflicts and trouble with gardaí at some point? They don’t deserve to get shot five times for it.
Attempted murder of a Garda by stabbing is now reported by the Irish Times without challenge as “a scrape”.
The group said it does not believe the Garda generally employs racist policing methods but that “we need to be vigilant to ensure that racial biases are not allowed to flourish and subsequently form a new policing culture.”
Here we get to the nub of the issue - for the race hustlers, not the family - there’s a wave of 2nd generation African and Middle Eastern criminality and disorder in progress and gathering pace and the Garda are being warned away from targeting it