tv Documentary RT June 19, 2020 5:30pm-6:00pm EDT
i've. done the died. not. the area was cordoned off at 1st light this morning. british army technical experts went in to examine the bodies in case they had been booby trapped. could you think might be responsible for. now scully body around here and they'll tell you. first says within lay what we describe as the murder triangle portadown took a lightened up to offload cloyd where there have been more sectarian assassinations are ahead of the population than anywhere else nor the lower. the awful thing is that not a single one has been sort of meat amenable to justice for. assassinations of
barbarous beauty a.v.f. beauty are at m i 5 and i 6 politicians on mordecai. the borderland of south are maya an area of ireland steeped in celtic mythology where the ghosts of colon clean meth and mccoll and. haunt the country's many burial cairns and crips. its rugged slopes green scenes and sweeping plains reach out to the fuse that cradle the resting places of 18th century ports such as ark mccurry parekh michael longdon and seamus more much more of hope for. a land where instant quarrels have been settled that yet
find time to reignite. there's an ironic tragedy between the beauty of this land and the dark secrets of home it's. a follow up my mother in the late sixty's and they got married and set up home and alfonso. at the time my father was working in the rolls royce. also some of his war college he was a catholic and he had to. be then worked as a postman in the area for a while at this stage we were living in the stone millis area of. there are a small number of catholic families living in the area at the time and on we've been warned on a number of occasions it was time to move out and i suppose the final straw for us was one of our almost after one of our near neighbors windowsills and obviously set of states it was time to move. on the decision was taken to move on
a stage. a band from birmingham mommy wanted to move there she felt would be safer but my father loved the countryside so moch so we ended up there. i suppose my last recollections of my father are and leaving to go to the hospital to visit mommy and my sister ocean and she was only 2 days old at the time. not really the last that i can remember of c.n.n. going to true that the front door to us at them in the hospital. and the particular even on my aunts and was with my father on the intention was to stop it on the spot on the way home and i was out of character is drunk with his workmates. they don't need just arrived about the same time as the gunmen. shot up the front of the bar. domain
killing him almost immediately michael don't leave the bar owner sold into the bar none had banged the door. he was followed into the bar boy by the call man who spread the inside of the building with bullets. hitting my father on the on the number of other individuals and seriously injuring them then threw in. it might but only on the part of the head who killed him almost instantly. the bomb exploded then my father was probably already dead because he'd been shot and before . i came to work in ireland in 1981 i found myself increasingly drawn to cases of miscarriage of justice when nobody else was taking a particular interest and also in the potential for the state to take life
illegally and as a journalist you're always looking for stories that nobody else is investigating it was an ordinary sunday morning and i was reading the paper and a name sprang out of the page at me brecht mill somebody called bracknell had been killed in south sometime previously and i thought breck no that's not a south. so i managed to contact the family and went down to meet them and. witnesses from the scene. will have been killed to explain to his widow who was sitting in the room with me exactly what has happened and it was a shocking shocking experience it was the best time that bracknell has heard how husband had been. i think the shock of what we're trying to. do the family really how little we know about my father's killing of he was actually responsible for. i phone my news desk expecting them to leap on the story and say give us everything
you've got but the a ration was quite different it was not enough a catholic substory so i was just so so disappointed 100 that was a reaction to what i've discovered. pushed for the story to be written under the end it was. in and around the information started to emerge about what. enormous loyalist attacks in the area. i suppose i didn't know much more about watertown other than that a group called the right on commando claimed responsibility for the attack. so at this time i begin to ask questions of myself about what i did or didn't know but what i've actually happened i started to ask questions of local people about what they remembered about what they knew about the night and but we didn't know it really know where to go to try and find out more answers and at that stage someone mentioned to me the center in derry help families and summer situations to
ourselves. i think it was 999. commanded the office very softly spoken very friendly and he was wearing a suit and we thought he's going to sell us a photocopy or or or a printer and instead he began to tell us about the attack on the part one of his dad and what happened on the back rent he was aware that there was now for david available attacks on the area. so we agreed we would look at it in detail and look at all the different attacks that happened in the area at the time it was all very new deals. up to the point we've been active in the number of cases we've been knocked of her own close on the. bloody sunday just as campaign was was based on the office and we agreed to call together a meeting of what it says on the g. and silverbridge and what to says came forward a lot of witnesses came forward. and i suppose the significance of the meeting was that you had families with evidence and information but you also had witnesses the
events on the significance of this being that there were so many connections so many permutations so many leads to follow and obviously these had never been followed by official bodies or for people in authority even though it's being hugely painful and traumatic and we've lived this you know this is something we need to do we need to take this forward and you know what happened in my home in my local was killed. the incident is connected to what happened on the road is connected to hop and over just across the other country what happened to neil or part. they was partial in the sense that if we were in the room we appointed to yet either a witness to something the how to lead a piece of evidence that connected to another one connected to and that will really was unfolding was the sense that there was this. security force people who were supposed to protect people supposed to bring people there just those who were actually conducting these killings and county in the moat. you might imagine that
in a normal situation they'd been they'd been asked to give statements that the police would have asked them for statements this hadn't happened. they came forward and we began to realize that we were going to something much much bigger. as we began to research us under talked to people in the local area many of them told also there was actually an officer involved in the original list he was actually in charge although he was novice or very little rank that they believed was a person of integrity they believed he tried to get to the bottom of those but couldn't . he talk to the families a number of times over the years and they the families told us that he would be an absolutely fatal person for us to talk to. belfast families of those killed in an attack on a biased silverbridge 24 years ago have appealed for
a fresh inquiry into that trust say. so we arranged a press conference. and appealed for him to come forward we thought of them lightly but in fact he did and he made contact with us shortly afterwards through a journalist. it was quite an extraordinary making a many ways we were accompanied by a number of family members and this police officer who still serve and made. a number of statements i thought me that made austria lace up what we were looking up was actually a much wider range of attacks we were looking not was the klan on counting. demanding to come out of the meeting which i am account on was the term he used permutations of the same guy were also responsible for the other attacks and so tom concerning the murder shawn farm on call mccartney and august 1075 who are returning from sunny final of a football match on the also that opening on mon bombings of may in 1904.
graphics sewing ceramics. cookery and joinery. just giving you shit what's that your records. you know what justice what did you have one case to come up with. the underlying idea of the workshop is a calendar of happiness which they feel for a whole year to find joy in the little things of. god are sick i get. out but. i know no crowd. no shots. actually helps me. well dry
both of. which your thirst for action. in a series of coordinated attacks during rush hour traffic 3 no warning bombs exploded causing mayhem across the city center. 11 people were killed in parnell street 14 including an unborn child in tall but street and 2 women inside street in almost simultaneous attacks. 90 minutes later 7 people were killed when the gang planted another bomb in the center of. the glen
a gang had affected their deadliest attack yet. i got involved in 1993 i mesh with some of the families and i was helping them very much on an ad hoc basis to begin with it wasn't until 1996 that we began to get things more organized and we got a legal team grego name and solicitor and karma got to look on barrister we gave the organization then the name justice for the 4 of us and january of 96. we went on then to try to get the irish government to provide a public inquiry into the dublin mom and bombings all doors were closed to us on terror 999 which was the 25th anniversary of the bombings and the family mash by the then tasia erin for the 1st time.
when i was walking and. the westfield motor company. already know the character man for a little bit. and out of the slogan of it no money to bring. and next i remember was the priest. to me you have solution. on down. and i'm going from those going around to the hospital and had another explosion. and then i woke up and i was. just i woke up in a log. i was pronounced dead in the royal. well nowhere was actually. moaning i want the ladies i got to know what an author of from the hospital cheetham over she found out she got the power of the doctor so they command those
broads casuistry. right up to tell you there's ready and i was. 3 months in his hands carried on in a coma. it took an awful long time to an explosion. on. and i remember. and as a child it. when the doorbell would ring or something like that i'd always go into the front room and look out the window to see who was there expecting that she had just. been hit on the head and she remembered something and compactness. so this went on for months and months and months and to him if i would see somebody else kind of had a hairstyle like our look like her from the back of his house from his heart.
you know very very difficult having closure. although at that time the pad for new consent and justice for the gotten was beginning to investigate the activities of the glen i'm going already to very ordinary catholic priests living in the area have done a fair amount of investigation themselves they do even started rushing to the newspapers and trying to get the 2 governments involved because they realize that there must be a cohesive gang working in the so called murder trial carrying out these murders that had to be there were too many of them they did everything they could tie lighted after one series of 17 much as they should just statement saying that they are you see had a 100 percent failure rate in convicting anyone for these murders they went to
dublin they went to belfast they wrote letters to the papers yet it seems that the police would just not interested. and that is why you have no go areas but there you go another brother this was. it was a friend of mine and he visited presence of course and then he was very interesting what was going on and around on jan and we saw that there were a lot of murders in what we called a triangle going down an area right into the my and over to for a guide and we were keeping a list of all the stats and then i decided that we should list them publish them and publish the 1st one for it on the subject at the triangle of death and it was a name that was taken up by the media because ever afterwards they talked about it
and the murder triangle so we left the time and the little information we had from relatives at the time. and published the path which it. had went very quickly so we published a 2nd one and the british and straight me published a 3rd for a copy of more editions snow that became a saturday central document and. we noticed that. so many of these murders were how and it seemed to us that the roads were open for these murders to come in and kill people and get over on and get away again.
it was an architect or sharky after 10 i got up and went and how church debts. and 10 men were standing on last night for our spotting and i told her don't yap so her attorney back to left the room. the door. went and said another shopper. oh no wait they can set them on the table. heard him say. want to know you better me here i'm not going. by the tone of his voice. and to manhattan through the front door.
from a way to create. an. air through. must have been about him. 4 wakes police came to the door. say had to they had to. come i dared to ask or could attack somebody with me and they said no you're better on your own. i did get tell you. i was pregnant back at the care are now who wants. financed all interest range not a sinner and that i know. and when i got there they told
me. i had to go into this room they were selling to me and. that they were nice and they thought i. have been in. the door and it was on the mound inside the door but he stayed there and the other place moms decided not to walk up this room langham am. dead record nacer face i just couldn't. i didn't go to the end and then adding. not come back pick. a worse thought or fade. out of me
the boss. speaking to west point graduates we're ending the era of endless wars 4 years ago on the campaign trail he said tensely the same thing why is it so difficult for this president to make good on this promise why make the promise again if it can't be kept. some control for a middle class to homeless most of our very hard working people who want to get ahead that have either have some some health issues or have some of it out of strict about luck the whole time joel moon told me he's paid for a place to live and missing just a month's rent can get you a victim to gunpoint if anything bad happens to any thing that just throws your
budget off slightly. you better catch up real quick or you're going to have a judgment of possession against you and get addicted anyone that's homeless is history like garbage people look at you like a monster or someone bad or you chose to be there most of the time it's not the case see how it is to be poll in the world's richest country. you can't be both with yeah you like. it to. me.
greetings and salutations i too am america it's more than a popular koan from langston hughes it's a plea for america to open her eyes and finally see black people as citizens worthy of protection and rights instead of a group to be trotted off from slave shackles whipping rape and government sanction family separations to reconstruction redlining restrictive covenants and police brutality make no mistake the path for blacks in america has been one of disrespect inhumanity high risk and a daily struggle to survive after 400 years of oppression blacks remain optimistic hopeful and filled.