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Do You Know This Man?

category dublin | crime and justice | opinion/analysis author Thursday March 02, 2006 22:53author by Crimeline - Reactionary media

Ring Leader of Dublin Riots!

Do you know who this man is?
Pictured here enciting crowds to riot on O Connell st. during last Saturdays disturbances the Gardai are urgently seeking your help in finding him.
Suspect leads crowd
Suspect leads crowd

This man, known only as "Big Jim", was blatantly encouraging rioters to destroy our fair city last saturday holding his hands aloft and proclaiming "The great are only great because we are on our knees, Arise!".

He is believed to have been involved in co-ordinated disturbances in the Capital several times in the past including an incident where the GPO was attacked and several shops were looted.

Garda sources indicate that "Big Jim" was born in Liverpool and has been involved in public disorder there and in Belfast as part of self-styled "anti-capitalist" groups.

If you have any information about this dangerous man please contact your nearest Garda station.

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Suspect obscured by smoke
Suspect obscured by smoke

Clear shot of suspects face
Clear shot of suspects face

Garda sketch of suspect from eyewitnesses
Garda sketch of suspect from eyewitnesses


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author by larkinite - ITGWUpublication date Thu Mar 02, 2006 23:11author address author phone

This is pure media misinformation, "Big Jim" was in America during the storming of the GPO and there are witnesses to prove it!

author by Frank Grimespublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 01:24author address author phone

He can't be one of the rioters, he's not wearing a Celtic jersey.

author by william martin murphypublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 01:55author address author phone

I spotted this suspect earlier in the day before he put on his disguise

spotted earlier
spotted earlier

author by tommymannpublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 06:13author address author phone

i tink its despicable the way this william martin murphy character published d picture of dat fella on d plinth without even blurring out his face. in all likelihood, he was only getting outta d way an' now 'e's gonna get nicked!!!! ya big eejit yeh!

cool pic.ver' gut!Ja.

author by mepublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 06:14author address author phone

I think I am owed five seconds of my life, where can i collect them.

author by Barrypublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:52author address author phone

wasnt this dangerous individual Larkin sporting a terrorist balaclava not too long ago ?

No coincidence , nay , tis a sure sign. I say get Jim Cusack and his "sources" onto this one . ( he has sources..y'know , and theyre amazing )

Another scoop for Indymedia .

author by pat cpublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:57author address author phone

no. you are thinking of his even more dangerous associate james connolly. i believe he was also involved in some disturbances in o'connell street. the papers of his day condemned him as did a lot of the "left" calling his actions sectarian. there was even some opportunistic looting during those disturbances as well.

author by MichaelY - iawmpublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:00author address author phone


A bit of veracity in this appalling gig. That tall scumbag, that yob, that knacker, with deficient DNA and the left lobe slightly retarded, who pretends he supports Keano's team when he is in fact a Rangers supporter [he has Glaswegian friends], has been seen by some of our members cavorting with SWP, SP, LPYouth and SF trolls. Nothing more needs to be said.

Well done lads. Signs of the ripening of time as JC (elsewhere known as Conn) would have commented.

One key question remains: How come this rogue's intentions came as such a surprise to us all, to the Guards, to the Indo, to Myers, to the Village and our very own Ch? After all that publicity of his exploits in France, in the UK, in Colombia and Venezuela and quite often in Palestine? One thing is sure - this fb does travel!! Who pays for him and what papers does he carry? We must examine this issue more perceptively soon. Any suggestions?

author by Barrypublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:05author address author phone

Yes Pat . Cant believe I got that one mixed up . It was ..eerrr .. my sources told me !!..( slinks off to apply for job as Indo security correspondent)

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author by Eoin Harasspublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 17:19author address author phone

This fella 'Big Jim' is known for his anti-police and anti-Irish views. Some years ago he was jailed in New York. In NYC law and order is largely upheld by brave Irishmen. But Big Jim insulted them by saying that when St.Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland they came to NYC and joined the police force.

author by KO - HMSPpublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 17:38author address author phone

On behalf of the proletariat of Belfield I wish to condemn this scoundrel Larkin. His riots which disrupted the City in 1913 were the actions of a few hooligans.

Far worse though was the Green Sectarian riots caused by James Connolly in 1916. This notorius Nationalist divided the Working Class by his Anti Protestant actions. The usual lumpen suspects were out looting in 1916 just as their grandchildren were in 2006.

Funny how HMSP never polls very well in Inner City areas. Whatever are we doing wrong?

author by Bushy-tailedpublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 17:40author address author phone

It is hard to get a job in the indo. You might just have a chance if you had any relations in the Blueshirts.

author by Noelpublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 20:15author address author phone

Not too sure what Larkin would have made of the fascist chav riots, or Connolly for that matter.
But I can safely say Pearse would definitely have approved.
All those fine manly lads getting hot and manly together.
He\\\\\\\'d have loved to cherish them all equally.

author by Coilínpublication date Fri Mar 03, 2006 21:31author address author phone

Their friends on the street could have told them there was gonna be trouble!

author by Sponge - Gerry's Menpublication date Sat Mar 04, 2006 21:57author address author phone

I av'nt ad such a laugh n ages, pissd me self, LMAO....:-)

author by Corneiliuspublication date Sun Mar 12, 2006 03:13author address author phone

Apparently the suspect WAS questioned at length, and responded to all questioning with a stony silence. The interrogation was held in situ, on three small step ladders, by Gardai posing as Dublin Council workers, as the suspect refused to budge. Gardai were forced to cease interrogating the suspect, as they were unable to identify him, or understand why he wouldn't come down to the station, and kept getting asked for directions from obese American tourerists. Reports from unconfirmed sources say that the suspect muttered "this is my plinth, and I'm sticking to it", but Gardai will neither confirm or deny these allegations. They are keeping a close watch on his movements.


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