Policing & Justice

Policing and Justice

EDITORIAL: Let all crime be rooted out, but let us ensure the process is fair and that the law is applied equally

EDITORIAL: Let all crime be rooted out, but let us ensure the process is fair and that the law is applied equally

Editorial- By Jamie Bryson Let me begin this piece by very clearly summarising the core point, lest anyone- either mistakenly or deliberately- misinterprets the argument being advanced. If there is criminal activity taking place, regardless of whom it is carried out by or from which community it emanates, then the perpetrators should be rooted out […]

NEWS: Loyalists humiliate the PSNI Task Force over ‘lost’ notebook containing vast amounts of classified information

NEWS: Loyalists humiliate the PSNI Task Force over ‘lost’ notebook containing vast amounts of classified information

This morning’s revelation in the Irish News, in relation to yet another major police data breach, will heap more embarrassment on the PSNI and their Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF). It is evidently a matter of great public interest that the PSNI have once again recklessly ‘lost’ vast amounts of classified data. Sources have indicated […]

TUV leader Jim Allister slams disproportionate policing undermining unionist confidence in the PSNI

TUV leader Jim Allister slams disproportionate policing undermining unionist confidence in the PSNI

TUV leader Jim Allister has criticised the PSNI’s disproportionate policing operation which targeted east Belfast bonfires, whilst deploying a “softly softly” approach to republicans attacking Protestant homes in Londonderry’s fountain estate. Mr Allister has said that recent PSNI actions were “undermining confidence in the police among many in the Unionist community”. Earlier this week the […]

OPINION: Bangor Alternatives Chairman responds to criticism of Restorative Justice practices

OPINION: Bangor Alternatives Chairman responds to criticism of Restorative Justice practices

Below is a letter submitted to the Co Down spectator by Chairman of Bangor Alternatives, Pastor Mark Gordon. The letter was submitted in response to criticisms of Restorative Justice practices carried in the paper’s 7th September edition. In response to the article ‘Living in the shadow of fear’ (Spectator 7thSeptember 2018)   Dear Editor   Having read Iain […]

NEWS: Leaked bonfire report vindicates East Belfast loyalists

NEWS: Leaked bonfire report vindicates East Belfast loyalists

The Irish News has this morning revealed the contents of a leaked report prepared by independent mediators for Belfast City Council. You can read the article HERE The contents of the report appears to vindicate and substantiate the continued assertions put forward by east Belfast loyalists, namely that they had worked tirelessly for peaceful solutions […]

EXPOSED: Unionist Voice reveals the identity of the republican named in the Kingsmill inquest as S54

EXPOSED: Unionist Voice reveals the identity of the republican named  in the Kingsmill inquest as S54

During the inquest into the Kingsmill massacre on Wednesday (5 September), the PSNI desperately sought to avoid naming ‘Micksey’ Martin as one of the key participants in the brutal and sectarian IRA murder. The PSNI argued that to name the prominent IRA terrorist would place his life in danger. Also deeply involved in the Kingsmill massacre was […]

OPINION: Growing anger at the PSNI witch hunt against the unionist community and our brave veterans

OPINION: Growing anger at the PSNI witch hunt against the unionist community and our brave veterans

There is growing anger within the unionist community at the increasing politicisation of the PSNI, including from many former officers who served proudly in the RUC. Unionist disenchantment with the PSNI has been building for many years, ever since the disgraceful Patton reforms that demolished the RUC, tarnished its legacy and replaced it with a […]

VIDEO: Community express their anger at recent PSNI activity

VIDEO: Community express their anger at recent PSNI activity

The West Winds community came together today to express concern at political policing directed towards the unionist community, and specifically the area’s community hub. A petition demanding an end to the PSNI’s targeting of the community hub was signed by hundreds of people from the local area including church groups, pensioners groups and supporters who […]

VIDEO: Jamie Bryson speaks on an asburd arrest- in defiance of illegal PSNI attempts to silence him

VIDEO: Jamie Bryson speaks on an asburd arrest- in defiance of illegal PSNI attempts to silence him

Unionist Voice editor Jamie Bryson was this morning arrested by the PSNI in connection with the unlicensed supply of door supervisors. Despite the PSNI and SIA investigators being informed they had completely misunderstood the matters at hand, they told Mr Bryson they didn’t care and instead proceeded to simply use this excuse to seize a […]

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