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“The Persecution of Dr Long: A Case of Abuse of Power and Injustice”

The persecution of Dr Long is a prime example of how those in power abuse their authority and punish those whom they deem beneath them. Dr Long was simply trying to obtain transportation for urgent medical assistance for his ill family member and was denied twice by a Jarvey driver. However, when he took down the name of the driver, he was met with obstruction charges by the Limerick Corporation.

It is important to note that Dr Long did nothing wrong in this situation and was simply trying to do what was necessary to take care of his family. The fact that the Limerick Corporation has chosen to press charges against him is unjust and highlights the corruption that exists within the system.

It is also worth examining the power dynamic at play in this situation. Dr Long, as a physician, holds a certain level of power and authority in society. However, when faced with the high constable and the Limerick Corporation, his position is diminished and he becomes the victim of their persecution.

This case serves as a reminder of the importance of accountability and transparency within government systems. It also underscores the need for individuals to stand up against injustice and hold those in positions of power accountable for their actions.

In conclusion, the persecution of Dr Long is a tragic example of how those in power can abuse their authority and punish those whom they deem beneath them. It is important that we continue to fight for justice and accountability, and ensure that those who hold power are held to a higher standard of conduct.

Belfast News-Letter – Monday 16 September 1901