1981 Londonderry Murder - Man arrested



Aindriu

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I wonder if his son is a supporter of a united Ireland.
Who cares? A callous, cold blooded murder of a man who had just been to see his wife and baby son and you post this cac?! :mad:
 

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Who cares? A callous, cold blooded murder of a man who had just been to see his wife and baby son and you post this cac?! :mad:
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Damon clearly demonstrates his willingness to stoop to new lows to score points on a politic's forum. Petty.
 

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Good to see the high standard of debate is maintained here by the usual suspects.
 

damon

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Who cares? A callous, cold blooded murder of a man who had just been to see his wife and baby son and you post this cac?! :mad:
The RUC man was killed supposidly in the cause of a unlted Ireland. My point was that when killing local members of the security forces, their families would probably be lost to that cause forever. So even though it was callous and cold blooded, it was also self defeating.
 

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It is good that justice is seen to be done, The people of Derry set a great example
in persisting in exposing the thugs who committed murder on Bloody Sunday, It is
good to see that there is a good police force now and never again will there be sectarian police in the North, A bright future ahead.
 

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The RUC man was killed supposidly in the cause of a unlted Ireland. My point was that when killing local members of the security forces, their families would probably be lost to that cause forever. So even though it was callous and cold blooded, it was also self defeating.
Wheter such brutality is self-defeating from the point of the perpetrators is an issue that would probably divide people from 1918 onward. Michael Collins certainly believed it would work. The dismal failure of the IRA to achieve Irish unification & independance suggests you might be right.
 

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It is good that justice is seen to be done, The people of Derry set a great example
in persisting in exposing the thugs who committed murder on Bloody Sunday, It is
good to see that there is a good police force now and never again will there be sectarian police in the North, A bright future ahead.
If you'd played ball from the start and RC's had taken up the 33% reserved for them after partition, instead of intimidating and murdering those RC's who did want a representative police force, you'd have had that representative non sectarian police force all along.

From day one it could have been entirely representative, currently we have 29% RC's which is less than the 33% reserved at the start.
 

eoghanacht

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If you'd played ball from the start and RC's had taken up the 33% reserved for them after partition, instead of intimidating and murdering those RC's who did want a representative police force, you'd have had that representative non sectarian police force all along.

From day one it could have been entirely representative, currently we have 29% RC's which is less than the 33% reserved at the start.
If if if if.............

Back to the Unionist default position of blaming the taigs.

IF your lot hadn't of landed the german rifles...........

See where we can go with that.
 

eoghanacht

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Shame the IRB were gun running before that though ;)
If only Rory O' Connor had killed McMurrough..............

Your turn
 

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Yes. Very 'brave' to shoot an unarmed man coming back from visiting his wife in hospital. I wonder how 'brave' you would consider an LVF member who had done the same to a Provo?
 

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Thats a desperatly sad story.

Losing your father at such an age must have a negative long term impact
Yes it is.

But lets not forget that this man joined the RUC knowing full well the risks involved.

And lets not forget just exactly who and what the RUC was (and is?).

And lets not forget who holds the ultimate responsibility for the political violence during the Troubles.
 

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Yes it is.

But lets not forget that this man joined the RUC knowing full well the risks involved.

And lets not forget just exactly who and what the RUC was (and is?).

And lets not forget who holds the ultimate responsibility for the political violence during the Troubles.
Yes lets not forget the RUC was a police force which intended to be entirely representative of the size of both sides of the religious divide from its inception.

However republicans made sure that wouldn't happen, then went on to complain about how sectarian it was whilst simultaneously doing everything they could to ensure it was sectarian.

Now we have one set of republicans still trying to prevent it becoming representative by singling out and murdering Catholics who would like a career as a policeman/woman, while the other set celebrates the great victory of having a non sectarian police force as if their predecessors had no responsibility at all in the fact it was sectarian in the first place.
 


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