A former colleague “Bob” hails the PSNI in Londonderry for rejecting the PMOS stock response to events, and even moving beyond the statistical analysis approach. He has an interesting name for the new PSNI ‘calling a spade a spade’ PR approach. Filed under “normal politics” I think.That quote:
This was the fault of a drunken mob who went on the rampage. Martina Anderson can come and talk to me rather than indulge in old fashioned Sinn Fein rhetoric from 10 years ago which is now totally out of date.
Early in the evening police were able to identify that the mood of some individuals was aggressive, mostly due to excessive drinking. This can often create an unpredictable situation and on this occasion it spilled into violence.