Monday, March 9, 2009

This is How They Deal with 'Stuff' Around Here

The mom asked me if I noticed the neighborhood being quiet lately. I never noticed it before but come to think of it, yes it has been eerily quiet. I can actually have a good night's sleep without being awaken by drunken tirades echoing throughout the whole neighborhood and people breaking bottles. This is nothing new. Worse has happened on this street such as someone getting their head kicked in by a mob. Not sure if it's the same crowd but ever since then in the wee hours of the night, there's always some LOUD argument going on outside whether it be a pack of girls or a pack of guys.

She told me that the reason why it's quiet is because of a certain U to the V to the F told a woman and her two sons to leave their house. They didn't put up a fight, just left. I'd hate to think what would happen if they refused to leave. Most likely not good. This is how they deal with stuff around here.

I don't know what it is about the PSNI that people have an issue with. Maybe it's the lack of response time (see this post), maybe from a loyalist's perspective it's because they have too many Catholics on the force, or complete distrust, disdain, and absence of respect from the republican side. For the longest time, whenever a crime occurred on the Falls or any other Catholic area, Gerry Adams (from Sinn Fein) urged witnesses to come forward to "a family member, a solicitor, or any other authoritative or reputable person or body". Notice he never addressed the PSNI? It was a way of indirectly discounting them and repudiating their authority. The PSNI seems like a useless entity especially on this side of town. But you get the gist; the "boys" rule and they do the majority of policing around their own areas. It kind of gives you an idea how much stronghold and power they have in this society which is kind of scary.

As for the family that was kicked out of their house, who knows for sure if they had anything to do with the same chavvy crowd bringing chaos to the neighborhood. All I know is, it is sure quiet in these here parts and I can finally get a good night's sleep.

Sidenote: Sinn Fein are now members of the policing board.


Anonymous said...

thank god for vigilantes! The world would be a better place with more!

Flippin' Yank said...

It may seem admirable on the surface but the paramilitary are criminals doesn't matter which side of the Peaceline they are on.