In light of what can onlybe described as shambolic policing by the PSNI, should Matt Baggott as its chief step down from his role. The last 5 weeks we have continuously observed the PSNI largely adopt a policy of observation of rioting for the most part. In extraordinary episodes of rioting, intimidation and harrassment , very few of those involved have been arrested and brought before the courts.
In a normal society this would not be acceptable. For example, in the London and Uk riots police took a role , correctly IMO, of tackling and stopping criminal damage and harassment. That doesn't appear to be happening in Belfast and Carrickfergus etc. Matt Baggott promised a tough line with rioters but we appear to be getting anything but. . PSNI 'will deal firmly' with protest violence - RTÉ News
So if the boss fails to deliver not on his promises but on the very core of his role in policing shouldn't he step aside and allow someone to do the job correctly. Isn't it time for a new head of the PSNI