SUSPECT DEVICE!! 20,000 P45’S DISCOVERED IN CUSHENDUN

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PSNI suspect device! 20,000 P45’S discovered in Stormont

No support exists in Ballycastle or the Glens of Antrim for violence. No bomb was discovered in Cushendun despite widespread media coverage to the contrary. SF the sdlp and the psni need to get off the community’s back in Ballycastle and the Glens.

The local community are demanding answers –
  • Why won’t police say what was discovered?
  • Why all the ‘cloak & dagger’?
  • Why is local constitutional nationalists attempting to frighten and criminalise the community in the Glens of Antrim?
  • Why are politicans reporting a bomb find in Cushendun yet no evidence of a bomb ever existed?
DESPERATE SF/SDLP using ‘dissident bogeyman’ to remove attention from their commitments to Tory Welfare

What sf & the sdlp failed to learn from last year’s incident in Ballycastle was no bomb existed there either.  In March of 2015, A vulnerable gentleman within the community told police he was going to leave a device at the police station in Ballycastle. A hoax operation, manipulated for widespread media coverage all over Ireland, reported ‘a viable explosive device’ in Ballycastle. Two army bomb disposal teams and a controlled explosion helped add to the theatrics.

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PSNI suspect device! 20,000 P45’S discovered in Stormont

Every politician within Nationalism locally attempted to paint the picture that we had ‘evil dissident bogeymen’ within our midst in the Glens. After investigating, the PSNI Press Office relented and admitted the bomb was a half bottle of petrol lying in the middle of a concrete yard. What purpose did the reporting serve? More importantly, what damage was inflicted on the reputation of the people of Ballycastle and the Glens? Last weekend’s ‘discovery in Cushendun was likewise.

What is not beyond doubt-  These two parties need to remove attention from their commitments to 20,000 job cuts, their implementation of Tory Welfare reforms, their attacks on the poor and vulnerable, and their continued commitment to sectarian based politics.

The combination of MI5/PSNI attempts at manipulation of our media coupled to ‘willing lemmings’ in sf/sdlp ensures the truth is the first casualty. Tory controlled constitutional nationalism must abstain from making cheap political capital on the backs of the local community in the Glens of Antrim.

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PSNI suspect device! 20,000 P45’S discovered in Stormont

No violent Republicanism exists in the Glens of Antrim but rising opposition to the Executive’s pro Tory austerity agenda is beginning to evidence itself. The incidents attempting to highlight the former seem like an attempt to obscure the later. -Cllr Padraig McShane
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Dark Forces Behind Ballycastle’s Imaginary Bomb???

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Scenes Produced for Dramatic Effect In Ballycastle Last Week

No Republican threat exists to police or anyone else in Ballycastle. The Police and politicians locally have acted disgracefully in the last week attempting to portray some kind of threat in Ballycastle. The Police have sullied the good name of Ballycastle, attempted to spread fear and worry in the community and local MLA’s and Councillors have attempted to capitalize on that manufactured fear.  I am calling for full disclosure on what was meant by the term ‘viable explosive device’ following last weeks fictional discovery at Ballycastle barracks.

Given a cigarette lighter is a viable explosive device, so to a nuclear warhead, what on earth is the people of Ballycastle to make of the sweeping claims by the security apparatus and opportunistic politicians in the area.

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Constitutes a ‘viable explosive device’.

What level of threat did the so called device pose? Was it that of a box of matches or was it ten pounds of semtex? Nowhere else in the world uses the – deliberately ambiguous – term, ‘viable explosive device’. A cursory glance at google will confirm this.

Let us be crystal clear. No threat exists to police in the area. No threat of violence should exist to anyone.Given personnel continue to drive about in ‘soft skin vehicles as opposed to armoured vehicles and continue foot patrols its safe to assume the police also believe no threat exists. Given also that houses less than twenty feet from the police station were not evacuated, it is safe to assume that at no time did police or army technical officers ever believe a serious threat to property or life existed.
The two constitutional Nationalist parties alongside Jim Allister have continued to promote the ‘selective condemnation industry’ for party political gain. A race to release preexisting mundane statements without looking for answers to some fairly fundamental questions has brought a pointed and contemptuous discourtesy on the people of Ballycastle. A look at Police budgets, downgrading of personal in Ballycastle and ultimately a threat to close the barracks may have more in relation to last weeks events than some abstract military threat. More to follow.
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PSNI Refuse to Remove UDA/UFF Flags

 

 

An Independent Councillor has echoed the call from residents in Mosside to have paramilitary flags removed from the village. UDA and Ulster Freedom Fighters flags adorned numerous lampposts in the village and one UDA flag has been hoisted on a flagpole at the entrance to Community Walk beside the Council’s community centre.
 
Councillor Padraig Mc Shane made the call following a meeting with several residents on Friday night. After the meeting he said residents were fed up with those who continued to besmirch the image of the village and the paramilitary flags were unrepresentative of the vast majority of those who live in Mosside.
 
Councillor Mc Shane said;
 
“It is no surprise that Mosside is in a state of decay with business closing and dereliction rife. Given the village sits on a main arterial route it should be booming. The bully boys who erect the ‘standards’ of murder gangs and who hold the community to ransom through intimidation, fear and violence must be faced down if the village is ever to recover.
 
“The community is aware of who is behind the erection of the UDA flags. Several feral gangs exist in the North Antrim area marking out territories and inflicting their malaise on the community.”
 
The Councillor is calling on the Housing Executive, the Council and the PSNI to all play their part in the removal of paramilitary flags in Mosside.
 
“To date the issue of illegal flags has seen the UDA tail wag the PSNI dog. The PSNI removed paramilitary flags last year in Ballyclare and following sustained rioting, apologised to the criminal gangs for having upset them. It is now time for them to stand up for the honourable members of the community in Mosside and not only remove the flags but remove the criminal elements off the community’s back.
 
In response the PSNI released a statement saying no flags would be removed until a new approach to emblems and other contentious issues was agreed at Stormont.
 
Councillor Mc Shane responded;
 
The statement from the PSNI is lamentable. It sends out a clear message to the community that they have been abandoned and left to the decree of criminal gangs. It may be worth reminding the PSNI that the act of flying these flags is not contentious but illegal and that in fact, they do have to do something about it.
 
“The PSNI may have ultimate responsibility but they are not alone. If Council or the Housing Executive have flags on their property they must also show support to the community and have them removed forthwith.”
 
 
 
 
 

Moyle Policing & Community Safety Partnership. Is it fit for Purpose???? Is there a Purpose????

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Moyle Policing and Community Safety Partnership has been left reeling after a second resignation since its inception in 2012. Phillip Mc Keown, an Independent and former Vice Chair of the District Policing Partnership, tendered his resignation from the new body last week. To date he has given no reason for the decision. He follows in the footsteps of Councillor Padraig Mc Shane who resigned from the new body a fortnight after it was set up.
Councillor Padraig Mc Shane stated;
“I initially agreed to join the new body with a view to positively shape local Policing but after an induction meeting it became apparent that the new body had no intention and much less remit to bringing about change. The area commander was forceful in her opinion at that meeting, the new body would not be holding the Police to account and if anything, the Justice ACT 2011 would in effect provide the opportunity to reverse the tables on the community sector.
 
“Policing within the community as a concept has failed, not only in the North but also in places as diverse as Manchester, Liverpool and London. It became apparent that attendance fees and mileage claims were of the utmost importance while holding the Police to account locally was far down the list of many members considerations.”f25aac8ff26c002109a3a51b40ee2269
Members of the local Policing and Community Partnerships receive sixty pounds a meeting for a maximum of twenty meetings a year plus expenses.
The Independent Councillor finished by saying;
“It is wrong to attempt to mislead the public in relation to the success of local Policing Partnerships. Clearly there are problems given the latest developments. Furthermore public interest has manifested itself in the lack of members of the public attending meetings. Only two people attended the latest public meeting of the local Partnership. This trend is replicated right across the North with a meeting in South Belfast being cancelled due to no members of the public turning up.”
The Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) were established in April 2012 as new statutory bodies as an enactment of The Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011. The PCSPs bring together in one partnership the functions and responsibilities of the former District Policing Partnerships (DPPs) and Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs).
It is claimed the PCSPs were to build on the most useful and effective aspects of each of the previous two partnerships, while operating in a more streamlined and joined up way.
The Moyle PCSP is made up of eight Councillors and seven Independent members of the community sector. Councillors are appointed on the basis of electoral success.