Dissident Punishment Attacks on the Rise
Dissident Republicans from Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) have called an amnesty on 20 men in the Belfast area under threat of attack.
PSNI Officer Forgets Gun in Child's Bedroom
After a house search, PSNI officers neglected to collect all of their equipment, leaving a gun lying on a child's bed.
Man Shot in City Centre Attack
A 31-year old man was shot Thursday night in Belfast city centre.
Welcome Sentencing in 'Punishment Attack'
A fourth man has been sentenced at Belfast Crown Court today in relation to a 'paramilitary style shooting' in the St James area of West Belfast in July 2010.
Lost Phone Leads to PSNI Security Concerns
From the Irish News: When a police officer lost her personal mobile
during an operation, it ended up in the hands of dissident republican
group Oglaigh nahEireann (ONH), putting herself and her colleagues at
Mother Speaks Out Against 'Punishment Attacks'
A mother speaks out on Faircop.org - about the brutal attack that left her son with a permanent injury and deep psychological consequences for him and his family. In her interview, Anna Munster bravely calls for an end to this barbaric practice.
An Idiot's Guide to Supergrass Trials
You may have noticed the so-called ‘ring of steel’ surrounding the Laganside Court House recently. Or you may have seen the large banners erected in some neighborhoods, or heard people talking. Or you may have heard nearly all of our television news programs feverishly discussing the ins and outs, ups and downs of something called a ‘supergrass.’
But what exactly is a supergrass – and what’s a supergrass trial? And why is it so controversial?
Why we shouldn't call it 'Recreational Rioting'
Recent events around the Short Strand area of Belfast have brought back the term 'recreational rioting' - which is being used widely by the media, by local elected representatives and by local community workers and activists.
Summer Marching Season Gets Off to a Difficult Start
The first of Belfast's contentious summer Orange Parades has seen a return to street violence. The so-called 'Tour of the North' parade - which was re-routed by the Parade's Commission saw a number of police officers suffering minor injuries as missiles were thrown at them.
Punishment Attacks and Sinn Féin
Karen - a young activist from Public Achievement's WIMPS (Where is My Public Servant?) project, recently interviewed Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey before the elections and he suggested that he supported punishment beatings (or shootings) at one point.