Sunday 16 June 2019

'If there's nothing to hide then what's the problem?' - readers react to garda demand for filming ban

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Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly readers have been reacting to the suggestion that the filming of gardai should be banned.

Readers on Facebook responded in their hundreds to a blog by an anonymous garda making the argument that filming of gardai should be banned. 

You can read the original blog here: 'Put your phone away, keep the pictures off Facebook and leave gardai to do their jobs in peace' 

The vast majority of comments disagreed with the blog, with many readers claiming if no wrong-doing is being committed, there shouldn't be an issue in filming.


However many readers said the sharing of a garda's personal information online, such as address or phone number, is unacceptable.

One reader pointed out that it is possible to manipulate footage obtained in editing:

A suggestion to avoid manipulation of footage was to ensure all gardai wear body cams:

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