Sinn Fein and policing

Sinn Fein’s policing conference was I’m sure as exciting affair. I was most disappointed that the speakers Gerry spoke of wern’t listed, as I’m sure it would make interesting reading. For example, at the UUP Policing Seminar last year, Pauline McCabe was the guest speaker, and at the Young Unionist AGM on Thursday the Chief Constable is due to speak. He will be challanged on several issues I am sure, just as Ms McCabe was – that is how to really get an understanding of policing. So if we do find out who spoke to the assembled Shinner masses, it will be interesting to see how many serving officers or others in a position to know were there to provide an insight. If there were none one must ask, how do they plan to change an area of government when they presumabably know only where they want to be and not where the rest of us are? Personally, I would also like to know do they now support the principle of a state monopoly of coercion?

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