LAST NIGHT, for the second time in recent weeks, the children of Alan Lundy endured being trailed from their beds by armed and masked men from the RUC/PSNI. The RUC/PSNI were led by local so-called “community cop” Craig Mc Dowell.
These raids have now happened multiple times, causing severe distress to his two youngest children. Two years ago Alan was jailed for months on the lie of another so-called “community cop” before charges were dropped, depriving these children of their father for months.
While local youth and community workers choose to work with the RUC/PSNI, they often remain silent on the ongoing trauma that the RUC/PSNI cause on a regular basis.
Is there any chance of a collective, visible response from local youth community providers, asking for these vindictive actions to stop – in the form of protests involving young people, statements to the press or open letters? Or will the condemnation only come from GARC and/or Republicans themselves, as this issue continues to be ignored by the wider community!!!
With many thanks to: Dee Fennell, for the origional story.