Policing & Justice

Policing and Justice

Pastor Mark ‘Tatty’ Gordon sermon on Paramilitary organisations- should they go away?

This is a sermon delivered by Pastor Mark ‘Tatty’ Gordon on the subject of paramilitarism. The sermon can also be listened to here http://www.shilohchristianfellowship.co.uk/media/uploads/Paramilitaries.mp3   1 Timothy 2v1-4 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and […]

ANALYSIS: No evidence to contradict UVF denial of shared housing ‘threat’, so who was really behind it? 

The PSNI have confirmed that they “will not speculate” as to who was behind the alleged threats to homes in a shared housing area in east Belfast.     This is a pretty solid indication that the PSNI are not laying the blame at the door of the UVF and as such it makes the prevailing […]

EBCI dimisses Sinn Fein allegation of UVF threats in east Belfast 

The East Belfast Community Initiative, which mediates on behalf of ex-combatants linked to east Belfast UVF, has responded to allegations originating from Sinn Fein that the UVF has threatened residents in a shared housing area;     “Sinn Fein, within their own comments, made clear that the PSNI did not identify the UVF when delivering these […]

Opinion: PSNI ‘seizure’ of UVF memorabilia is convenient politicking 

Today’s announcement of a large scale PSNI operation against individuals that are alleged to be involved in the ‘North Belfast UVF’ comes as the Red Hand Commando made an application to be de-proscribed.  This application will, of course, be a matter primarily for the Northern Ireland Office and the Secretary of State, not the Home […]

NEWS: Kelly’s own account contradicts his claim he left the IRA 

   Convicted IRA bomber Gerry Kelly today told the BBC Talk Back program that an individual being sentenced to prison was no longer a member of the IRA.  In this context the Sinn Fein MLA stated he left the IRA when he went into prison.  Despite this Mr Kelly’s own account of the Maze escape […]

NEWS: PSNI officer arrested following Police Ombudsman receiving detailed information

A serving PSNI officer has this morning been arrested as part of an investigation into inappropriate use of social media, including leaking confidential information into live Police investigations.     The Ombudsman has received a number of detailed complaints, at least one of which included the names of officers involved.   It is also understood the […]

NEWS: PSNI investigation underway into serious social media allegations

The PSNI are investigating a number of social media accounts linked to serving officers. This comes after one officer is potentially facing criminal proceedings for trolling a suspect in a case in which they were the investigating officer. The current investigation extends to allegations that PSNI officers not only abused and trolled a wide range […]

NEWS: Lenient sentences for dissident republican anti culture GARC protestors 

   Republican agitators- including terrorist cheerleader Dee Fennell- linked to the dissident republican GARC anti-culture group have received conditional discharges for participating in an unlawful parade.  This stands in stark contrast to suspended sentences, prison terms and community service handed out to those found guilty of exactly the same offence during the Union flag protests.  […]

NEWS: Trial into corrupt PSNI officer- under investigation for setting up a former UDR Soldier- due to begin today

Today sees the start of a serving PSNI officer’s trial at Laganside Crown court. The allegedly corrupt officer is accused of theft and misconduct in public office.  Yvonne Forte is also under investigation by the Police Ombudsman for planting evidence in the home of a former UDR soldier and tampering with evidence. Ms Forte has […]

NEWS: PPS intervene to withdraw charges against republican rioter 

NEWS: PPS intervene to withdraw charges against republican rioter 

A republican arrested and charged after rioting in the Markets area of Belfast has had all charges withdrawn, after an intervention by the Public Prosecution Service.    Gerard McEvoy had been charged with riotous assembly, throwing a petrol bomb and aggravated taking and driving away on 7 August 2017.  A PPS representative intervened to withdraw […]