- Aug 5, 2020
The U.S. demonstrations over police aggression toward minorities has an antecedent in Northern Ireland, according to a police commander in Salinas, California, who spent the first 10 years of his life in Northern Ireland in the midst of “the Troubles” there, then later wrote his master’s thesis on the applicability of its policing reforms to the United States.
Britain and Ireland are making a new push to restore Northern Ireland’s collapsed government, as politicians face mounting criticism of politicians after the killing of a journalist by a banned militant group.
Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry said a “deep air of sadness” is hanging over the city in Northern Ireland after the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.
As the British government continues to frantically try to avoid a no-deal Brexit on March 29, the Catholic Church in the country has been cautious about commenting on the country potentially crashing out of the European Union.
A lack of Catholic officers in Northern Ireland may require the reinstitution of recruiting quotas to keep in place one of the linchpins of the 20-year-old peace process.
Spending time in Belfast this week, it’s hard to grasp how decades of bloody conflict could have broken out here given that everyone in the city seems determined to win a “World’s Nicest Person” award.