Press Statement – Pavee Point shocked at Judges Racist Language

At a sitting of Tuam District Court, Judge Geoffrey Browne is reported describing burglars ‘Knackers’ and encouraging homeowners to use maximum force against them.

Martin Collins of Pavee Point said “the use of the term ‘Knacker’ is extremely insulting to Travellers and there is no place for racist language in our courtrooms.”

“These comments are dangerous and irresponsible.  The use of racist language by a judge is completely unacceptable and does not instil faith in the judicial system.”

“We are calling for Judge Brown to make a public apology.”