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The Wheelock Family move out of Summerhill after continuing Garda intimidation

category dublin | crime and justice | feature author Tuesday July 04, 2006 14:13author by tom foleyauthor email freedomjig at hotmail dot com Report this post to the editors

Wheelocks move house

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Gardai at the door of the Wheelock home, as usual.

The Wheelock family have moved from their family home in Summerhill, in north inner Dublin. They had lived in 34 Sean O'Casey Avenue for over 20 years. There was emotional scenes as the Wheelock family gathered their belongings for the move. Neighbours were visibly upset and some were openly crying.

One neighbour, Thomas Boyle at number 29, who has known the family all his life, said that "its terrible what they're being put through. They are decent people; we can all see whats happening with the police around here, and we support the family 100%. Its a sad day, and we'll miss them. Who knows who's going to move in now."

There was no Gardai patrolling outside on the street last night as the house lay empty. The family have moved to an undisclosed location in the city.

Larry Junior said "we couldn't stick it anymore, the Garda harrassing us, it was getting worse and worse. Day after day they were using horses and dogs, and shining lights into the house, laughing and joking at all hours. They looked a sad lot. It was very upsetting for my mother and father. So that is why we decided to move. Hopefully they wont have another excuse at our new home."

The Wheelock family have been calling for an independent inquiry in to Terence's (20) subsequent death from injuries he sustained in Garda custody in Store Street station on the 2nd of June 2005.

The intimidation was subtle at first with gardai stopping a younger brother Cavin (17) and slagging him off about his brothers death, trying to antagonize him. The situation started to deteriorate further when Cavin was delivering leaflets into neighbours houses about an upcoming peaceful protest, when a Garda ripped them up and tried to arrest him outside his home on a public order offence. Gardai then, according to the famiy and neighbours, illegally entered the Wheelock home attacking family members with batons. In the course of this invasion, one child was hospitalised as well as pregnant sister Elaine (24). They were recorded on cameraphone leaving the house. Local CCTV cameras were not working at the time, according to Gardai.

It then followed from this incident that Gardai were posted outside the Wheelock home on a regular basis.

There is a high level Garda probe into the many incidents at the Wheelock home, the outcome of this investigation will not be made public. Gardai when contacted yesterday evening had "no comment" to make on the garda probe.

Relations between Gardai and the local community are at an all time low according to local politicians. This is due in recent times to the open Garda intimidation at the Wheelock home in the tightknit community. The family hope to get some peace from their move from Sean O'Casey Avenue, and they can then start to grieve for a son and brothers death.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Another donegal     jim    Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:32 
   Policing     Rose    Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:04 
   IOS reports story     mediawatch    Tue Jul 04, 2006 17:34 
   free stater weepie weepie     maura    Wed Jul 05, 2006 02:08 
   Socialism demands policing.     Free Stater    Wed Jul 05, 2006 03:29 
   Not blind     req    Wed Jul 05, 2006 03:45 
   .     Rick    Wed Jul 05, 2006 03:58 
   And the winner of the most untruthful posting award is.....     Suuuuurrrre you're a socialist    Wed Jul 05, 2006 09:00 
   freestater maura reply     maura    Wed Jul 05, 2006 19:51 
 10   rick local politicians     jim    Wed Jul 05, 2006 19:59 
 11   independent public inquiry needed     bill    Wed Jul 05, 2006 20:13 
 12   Red herrings     Alias    Thu Jul 06, 2006 20:45 
 13   Gardaí = Petite Bourgeoisie     Revolutionary Joe Soap    Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:42 
 14   Evening herald yesterday, wonder?     steve    Fri Jul 07, 2006 19:48 
 15   Lest we forget     '    Fri Jul 07, 2006 20:27 
 16   Jim     Rick    Sat Jul 08, 2006 00:56 
 17   for our 'socialist' friend     seedot    Sat Jul 08, 2006 01:32 
 18   nursery rymmes     maura    Sat Jul 08, 2006 16:56 
 19   terence memory     jim    Sat Jul 08, 2006 17:12 
 20   more noise     chrissy    Sat Jul 08, 2006 20:50 
 21   independent inquiry     jason    Sun Jul 09, 2006 14:57 
 22   protest at Teflon don's house     jack    Sun Jul 09, 2006 15:21 
 23   RE: nursery rymmes     BS Detector    Mon Jul 10, 2006 16:55 
 24   regarding critic     jazzy pea    Mon Jul 10, 2006 20:08 
 25   had same experience in Limerick     one parent family member    Tue Jul 11, 2006 08:16 
 26   Garda brutality     Mark P    Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:22 
 27   Lies dont think so gaurd     jason    Tue Jul 11, 2006 13:26 
 28   obviously     scum    Tue Jul 11, 2006 14:17 
 29   A COURRUPT GARDA PROFILE IN IRELAND     jason    Tue Jul 11, 2006 14:39 
 30   mark p - socialist party     cop on    Wed Jul 12, 2006 21:08 
 31   rural limerick lad     adam    Wed Jul 12, 2006 21:46 
 32   Corrupt Cops     Big Mac    Wed Jul 12, 2006 22:11 
 33   Yes there is Smoke without Fire     The Watcher    Wed Jul 12, 2006 23:41 
 34   The Thin Blue Line     Free Stater    Thu Jul 13, 2006 00:55 
 35   Re:garding freestater comments     jason    Thu Jul 13, 2006 15:51 
 36   freestater, womens rights     Laura, wexford girl    Fri Jul 14, 2006 15:49 
 37   The IRISH INDEPENDENT 15/7/06     jim    Sun Jul 16, 2006 20:36 
 38   Weepy socialist     Dejan    Mon Jul 17, 2006 04:14 
 39   morris tribunal and the top mounty     micheal dublin    Wed Jul 19, 2006 16:36 
 40   Garda act like spioled bullys     audrey sullivan    Wed Jul 26, 2006 23:17 
 41   Who draws the line?     dermot barry    Thu Jul 27, 2006 23:16 
 42   Larry Wheelocks claims vindicated by district court judge     Tim    Wed Aug 09, 2006 19:33 
 43   Are you serious?     Pondering    Fri Aug 11, 2006 13:02 
 44   Serious     StripeyCat    Fri Aug 11, 2006 14:44 
 45   pondering getting away from the piont. do you know al?     concerned    Mon Aug 21, 2006 15:52 
 46   pondering , have a question for you     oliver woods    Wed Aug 23, 2006 19:23 
 47   Once I was afraid but that day is gone     Will Not remain Silent    Thu Nov 23, 2006 18:12 
 48   i have known the wheelock family all my life and the are decent people     gerard wqll    Sun Aug 24, 2008 00:35 


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