Policing drama

Gerry Adams rejects the Alliance party’s initiative to bring in an independent monitor of the ceasefires.

Several protestants living within the Short Strand have claimed (sub needed) that all the violence in the area is being orchestrated by loyalists. One such said:

“I was brought up to respect the police, but I don’t have any respect for them now,” a homeowner said. “I’ve been living here for 20 years and, in the last four to five years, I’ve seen a change. If you report anything in the night they just won’t come out. “They use terrorism as an excuse but I don’t think they want to do anything.”

Robin Eames is upbeat about the potential of the current recruitment campaign.

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