“Local community safety partnerships” – Ireland’s much-derided Migrant NGOs will get a role in policing – including what citizens can say.
According to investigation from Extra.ie, embattled Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is facing a revolt from the government’s senate representation for the details of her “Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill 2023”.
It replaces the old Joint Policing Committees with Local Community Safety Partnerships (LCSPs) which “broadens” the range of groups involved in these local policing bodies.
Broadened to what? The bill outlines this as:
“… residents, community representatives (including youth, new communities and voluntary sector representation), business and education sector representation, relevant public services including the HSE, Tusla, An Garda Síochána and local authorities as well as local councillors.”
The “new communities” mentioned refers to migrant NGOs, in Irish political lingo, while community representatives generally means the 30,000+ NGOs in Ireland.
New Powers for Unelected State-funded NGOs
The vague legislation allows for (paraphrasing p.14) the involvement of NGOs in “actions taken to combat […] hate crime.” Given the criminalization of certain speech occuring right now, this certainly includes so-called “hate speech.”
Nanny State-mandated NGO Diversity
Section 124(3)(b) even mandates gender and racial diversity on the committees, a strange measure given that much of Ireland has little diversity to speak of.
“Hate”-surveillance Through The Backdoor
The current government’s willingness to stifle democracy by handing advisory and service provision powers to migrant-centric NGOs is not surprising. But this new plan to, potentially, include those NGOs in local committees briefed with fighting “hate” conjures images of an Orwellian busybody reality for anyone speaking out against mass migration.