Boy fights for life after sectarian attack

A 15 year old catholic boy is tonight on a life-support machine after receiving a vicious sectarian beating at the hands of a loyalist mob in Ballymena. The incident follows the stabbing of another catholic youth by loyalists in the town last month (Today FM is reporting the incident in more details.)
Update
Tragically, young Michael McIlveen has lost his fight for life tonight.

  • missfitz

    Qubol
    As far as I can see, David is only posting bebo sites where other people are making accusations following admissions on the site. Unless I’ve missed something, David is not complicit in any of this

  • qubol

    david said – here is a link to one of the other attackers. describing him as an attacker is an accusation. Please understand I’m in no way support the scumbags behind the fight and I would like justice for Michael. RIP Michael

  • David

    Having seen the bebo where the murder was discussed pre-editing I have no problem describing him as an attacker, no problem at all.

    And i’m sure bebo keep the records, because it was a clear confession.

  • TAFKABO

    A boast on an internet site in the aftermath of what was seen as a fight, should not automatically be assumed to be a cast iron confession.
    I’ve seen the site and the young lads are not the brightest bulbs in the pack.
    They may have been responsible, and if so, I hope they get locked up for decades.
    But it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that they heard there was a fight and decided to claim they were the hard men that carried it out.

    Let’s let the police do their job and see what develops.

  • missfitz

    OK quobol, point taken, sorry

  • Dave

    My condolences to the family of the young lad who was murdered in ballymena, a vile act perpetrated by vile thugs. This is the reason why people must push for peace, this will leave the thugs isolated.

  • qubol

    well fair enough david – I haven’t seen those conversations and I’ll take your word for it. I’ll say somethin though those boys are in a lot of shit, tensions were already high in Dunclug and there could be trouble in the town this weekend if history is anything to go by.

  • Dread Cthulhu

    TAFKABO: “A boast on an internet site in the aftermath of what was seen as a fight, should not automatically be assumed to be a cast iron confession. ”

    A fight… it was an ambush at coward’s odds, with weapons to boot…

    As for boasting, they want the credit, they can take what comes with it as well.

    TAFKABO: “Let’s let the police do their job and see what develops. ”

    Sure, like that thing with the Bank and with D.D. and the like.

  • TAFKABO

    As for boasting, they want the credit, they can take what comes with it as well.

    That’s some attitude for one who would lecture others on justice.

  • Dread Cthulhu

    As for boasting, they want the credit, they can take what comes with it as well.

    TAFKABO: “That’s some attitude for one who would lecture others on justice. ”

    So, Unionists are free to make assumptions about matters of guilt or innocence, such as with the Bank, the spy-ring and D.D.’s murder, but Republicans must “wait for the facts.” They must “wait for the police to do their jobs.” Thank you for illustrating the double standard in a manner far better than could hope to describe.

    As for taking what comes with their claim — regardless of what I say, they’re going to get it. This includes the police and, potentially, worse. If they did it, they’re getting what they deserve.

    Now, if they *DIDN’T* do it, they are just getting what they *INVITED* into their lives. How mind-numbingly stupid does an individual have to be to publicly claim this sort of deed, to invite into their lives the kind of shit that this event could attract? There has been 35+ years of tit-for-tat violence during the “troubles” and these little “billy-boyz” raise their hands to demand the credit for sectarian murder… Tell me, TAFKABO, what the bloody hell do these punks imagine will happen as a result of their claim?

    Should they not *EXPECT* the things that come with it? If they didn’t, what was the point of making the claim?

  • TAFKABO

    So, Unionists are free to make assumptions about matters of guilt or innocence, such as with the Bank, the spy-ring and D.D.’s murder, but Republicans must “wait for the facts.” They must “wait for the police to do their jobs.” Thank you for illustrating the double standard in a manner far better than could hope to describe.

    Wind yer neck in ferfuxsake.
    This is exactly why I have decided to try and avoid getting into any exchange with you over any matter.
    You immediately take the conversation to this level.
    Every f*cking subject, it comes right down to the same point over and over again.
    Unionists are saying this…blah blah blah…gurn gurn gurn>/i>

    I knew there was a reason I have been trying to ignore you, thanks for reminding me.

  • Jo

    Despicable sectarianism from kids that were in diapers at the time of the 94 ceasefire? What violence have they seen to make them like this? Its the attitudes they have absorbed pure and simple. A future generartion of sectarian bigots, unrestrained by the religious convictions of earlier generations. Can you imagine what they would be like…?

    Itll be interesting to see which Bebo sites are no longer maintained after today or when the attackers are remanded…reports will not name “for legal reasons” but work it out for yourselves.

    (Ironically the word I need to submit to post this is “involved94” ironic, or what????)

  • ingram

    Hi,

    Any person who does not denounce this activity in full without any pre conditions should be ashamed of themselfs.

    It is wrong and those found guilty should go away for a very very long time.

    RIP. God bless you Michael.

    Martin