The BBC reports police comments in response to an apparent flexing of vigilante muscle in Londonderry. The group involved, Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) who have been linked by the IMC to an increase in paramilitary-style attacks in the city, paraded, for the benefit of the Derry Journal, two blindfolded men they said had confessed to being drug couriers and issued death threats against two others. From the BBC report
[Inspector Jon Burrows] said it was a publicity stunt, and the police were the only people who could deal with crime. “If you hold a gun to my head I’d confess to anything you want,” he said. “We have people blindfolded and held at gunpoint and we’re told they’ve confessed to drug dealing? “The difference between how this organisation operates and how the PSNI operates is in such a clear contrast,” he said.
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