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Gardaí are to be issued with 16,000 “spit hoods” to place over suspects’ faces

This morning.

The Irish Times reports:

The plastic devices have been criticised by human rights groups in the UK – where they are widely deployed by police forces – as dangerous and degrading.

The Garda has ordered 16,000 spit hoods, which cover the entire face of the detainee and stops them spitting at, coughing on or biting officers.

Anyone?

Coronavirus: Gardaí to receive controversial ‘spit hoods’ during crisis ( The Irish Times)

Yesterday: Phlegm Of Fury

Pic: Hampshire Constabulary