Policing: the latest ‘elephant in the room’…

Policing raised its head several times at West Belfast Talks Back last night. The PSNI’s appeal to be allowed to use tasers was the focus for a lively discussion on the (mis) use of plastic bullets and CS gas. It was also siddled around a question from a Falls Road woman who asked what the panel could be done about young teenagers (ie those around twelve years of age) drinking on the streets, saying that she was both ‘afraid of them and afraid for them’.

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