NI Police Retaliate Against Mc Cord Congressional Hearing

Posted By: March 29, 2013

CAPITOL HILL. Thursday, December 17, 2009 — The Northern Ireland police (really the British Government because justice and policing have not been devolved) have stripped the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) of the authority to continue its investigation into the murders of Raymond Mc Cord Jr. exposed by Operation Ballast, the O’Loan Report of 2007. The report found police collusion not only in the Mc Cord killing but also in over 20 murders.

Young Mc Cord’s father, Raymond Sr., who gave devastating testimony before a Congressional Hearing on October 22, said: “ Security elements are in a state of panic over the recent Hearing and are alarmed at the success of the HET in recently charging over 12 people with murder. They also fear that the HET were about to charge former and serving police officers with murder”. At the Hearing, Mc Cord had expressed great confidence in the HET and called for their funding to be increased.

In Washington, Fr. Sean Mc Manus, president of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus, who worked closely with Mr. Mc Cord in arranging the Congressional Hearing, reacted: “ If this was done to further cover –up police collusion, then it may be the worst collusion of all – coming at a time when we are told that collusion has ended. The only thing that makes the original crime worse is the cover-up – as certain Catholic Bishops have learnt to their cost and to the outrage of the Faithful.Irish-Americans must not take this lying down and the US congress must not be silent”.