Violence diminishes us all. No room for these shooting attacks
Enough is enough
More alarming news this week alerting the people of Belfast to a shooting in the New Lodge area. Reports indicate the victim was in his early 20’s, worryingly it resembles the hallmarks of another anti-peace process armed gang attack.
Many have bravely spoken out against these callous and barbaric assaults, individuals vocalisinghow these actions are detrimental and not representative of the community. CRJI strongly and firmly echo this sentiment, we stand against extortion and control and instead advocate non-violence.
This type of brutality obliterates families, tears communities apart and can destroy peoples’ lives. It is not acceptable. For the past twenty years CRJI have been promoting an alternative model to such informal policing in the community, approaches which do not infringe on people’s basic human rights, which are fair, which are impartial, safe and respectful. A process in which fear, traumatisation, intimidation, coercive control, and bullying play no part.