Saving The Cops From The PC Police - 13 Times The Garda Twitter Account Was Absolutely Hilarious
The Garda are in a spot of bother this morning after tweeting a photo that many have interpreted as being sexist. I did a quick poll around the office and some did indeed find it offensive, while others thought it was harmless banter. The general feeling is that it was ill-advised and a mistake. The PC police however are out in force online baying for blood.
The tweet in question is being deemed as sexist...
Quiz Male or female driver ? How ? give reasons for your answer- location M50 just after m50/m1 roundabout pic.twitter.com/U7zAlrmPYw— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 12, 2015
The media, Twitter users and commenters online are going nuts but we'd like to give the Guards a little credit. They've been running one of the best Twitter accounts in the country for years. They've won awards for their work and the topics they have to cover are usually highly sensitive, delicate and downright dangerous to the public sometimes involving the loss of human life. Despite that they've been able to do it with great humour like some of these...
The way they dealt with this very uncooperative suspect..
Proving to be a difficult case! Not giving us a name! maybe from Rathfarmham. Owner can collect from Finglas. pic.twitter.com/me3Mlk93Y3— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 23, 2015
This time they were referring to pigs but probably subtly taking the piss out of themselves giving us a laugh at their expense
This crew are clocking off for the weekend. We're helping them home - take care if driving near Moneygall! pic.twitter.com/7KphUS6eOa— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) November 28, 2014
Explaining the rules of the road apply to everybody in a funny tone...
Please don't "cherry pick" your parking space.The person who rented (& parked) this in Cork to be issued with an FCPN pic.twitter.com/JaRs2I8pZL— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 6, 2015
They are never slow with a quick retort either
Whoever is running the account does seem to have grasped the importance of animals on the internet
Cat burglar being transported by Cork Gardaí found wearing Kit gloves, though it was committing purrrrpect crime pic.twitter.com/kuF0yBHGXs— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 30, 2014
They even make fun of themselves and popular police gags
Humouring people who think it is the first time they've heard the joke
@antona1979 New year resolutions. Lose weight get fit. NO DONUTS. Thanks for the offer. !!!! Bsafe— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 10, 2014
When asked if they are tempted to use the blues and twos when bored waiting at the lights
Or just having the bants with the Rubber Bandits
Having the Xmas LOLs
This VIP has promised that any whiskies left out for him will remain untouched..couldn't say the same for mince pies! pic.twitter.com/WT0dIbgOVJ— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 24, 2014
While making sure all our kids are happy
Gardai deal with suspicious sightings in the skies over Ireland tonight. A very Happy Christmas to all :) pic.twitter.com/wcGTFsGWKO— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 24, 2014
And highlighting idiots
We know Johnny/Mary needs to go to school&we know it's raining but please don't park blocking jction&buses.FCN issued pic.twitter.com/33uWeU59AU— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 9, 2015
Give Them A Break
So yes they messed up and posted something that was mildly offensive to some. We all make mistakes especially online these days where something can sound funny in our heads but just isn't when typed in online. The reason their account is a success is because they don't have to share their posts with 3 legal departments like some corporates do. I don't have proof but I'm sure their account has avoided some accidents. I know I've changed some habits because of it. I daresay it may even have saved a life or two. Give them a break and move on to be mock outraged about something else online today.