PSNI’s Double Standards On Investigating The Past Illustrated By Scappaticci Case. One Law For Boston Interviewees, Another For British Agents

This was a story carried by Ulster Television today. No comment from me is necessary because the implications are obvious. Note the ‘no comment’ from PSNI. And not a squeak from the British military:

IRA victim’s father calls for Scappaticci probe

A man whose son was murdered by the IRA in 1993 has called on Freddie Scappaticci to be investigated for his alleged involvement in the killing.

Frank Mulhern’s solicitor Kevin Winters, who is representing a number of victims’ families in civil cases against the alleged Army agent, the Ministry of Defence and the Chief Constable, is urging more people to come forward.

Joe Mulhern was just 22 years old when he was abducted by the IRA.He was accused of passing information to Special Branch, interrogated for 10 days, shot and his body dumped near Castlederg, Co Tyrone.

No-one has ever been charged or convicted of the murder.

Six weeks after he was buried his father Frank – who first spoke to UTV’s Insight programme in 2013 – said Freddie Scappaticci, who at the time was alleged to be a senior member of the IRA’s internal security unit, told him about his son’s murder.

Frank Mulhern said: “I asked him again how he died and Scap said that the first shot had hit my son in the back of the neck and he told the guy whoever shot him to shoot him again, so the second shot hit him on the back of the head and apparently that’s what killed him.”

Scappaticci was named in 2003 as the highest ranking Army agent working inside the IRA, a claim he consistently denies.

Frank Mulhern is convinced the security forces could have saved his son but chose to protect their spy codenamed ‘stakeknife’.

“It’s about time Scap was brought to court and that’s all I really want,” he said.

Frank Mulhern, together with a number of other families, are now taking a civil action against Freddie Scappaticci, the Ministry of Defence and the Chief Constable.

Their solicitor Kevin Winters believes all the abductions and killings allegedly linked to Scappaticci, along with the role of the state in protecting the agent from prosecution, need to be fully investigated.

Frank Mulhern continued: “The PSNI have files which could solve a lot of these murders but for one reason or another they’re not acting on them, probably because Freddie Scappaticci is involved.

“I say my prayers at night and one of the prayers includes Scap, that he is brought to court and charged or whatever. I mean all I want is my day in court with Freddie Scappaticci – I want absolutely nothing else.”

The PSNI said it would not be making any comment.

3 responses to “PSNI’s Double Standards On Investigating The Past Illustrated By Scappaticci Case. One Law For Boston Interviewees, Another For British Agents

  1. Scappaticci should have been hauled over the coals decades ago.

  2. Perhaps the PSNI belong to the Jack Straw school of political discourse: Facilitate torture with impunity and only open your mouth on condition you’re paid £5,000 a day?


    Now Michael Collins Was A Mighty Man Let There Be No Doubt
    But Gather Around Closely Now For No Secrets Will I Shout
    Freddie The Scap Had A Head Like A Trap With Ears In Both Camps
    No Borgia’s Riches For His Schemes He Dressed Up Like A Tramp
    Volunteered He To The Colonel ‘ For The Branch I Cannot Work
    My Heart Would Break My Soul Quake Like Supping With The Turk
    O Indubiately O Undoubtedly Sez Betty’s Intelligence Czar
    I Understand Perfectly Dear Boy That Would Be Going Far Too Far’
    And Every Time In Secret When They Would Meet In State
    Frerico Had A Tale Of Woe Of The Special Paedo Branch To Relate
    But One Dark Night In Bheal-Feirst-Sidhe Scap Thought He’d Breathed His Last
    For The Maggot Brit Paedo Crew Had Captured Him And His In Donegal Pass
    But A Fearless Officer Of The Law Trained By The Mighty Hermann Jack
    Made A Secret Call Amid The Screams As The Bestial Blows Mercilessly Did Fall
    And From The Beasts Minions Scythe That Man Saved Fredrico’s Family All
    When The Honourable Colonel Heard No Time Was Spared And Rescue Was Had In Time
    Never Again Did The Beasts Maggot Crew Dare To Cross Fredrico’s Path Again
    His Family Pain Never Again Betty Paid It Was Said For A Holiday In Spain
    Now Fredrico Being Fredrico In Euskadi Planned A Cunning Plan
    There Was A Man From The Strand Who Had His Poor Head Melted
    So Just For Show The Colonel Would Know This Bhoyo He Must Be Halted
    ‘ Ballymacarret Has To Gofor All The Touts He Knows Sez Fredrico To The Colonel
    But He Can’t Be Kilt For A Case Would Be Built And Scap Would Be Outed
    So All Together They Schemed And It Worked Like A Dream The Danger Neutralised
    Though The Court Case Collapsed As Time Elapsed In Boada Eiriu’s Son Was Planted
    For Scap And Strandmans Dads Had Trained Their Brains Patience Plan And Wait Again
    The Day Will Come To Deal With The Paedo Scum From Inside The Enemy’s Gates
    For One And A Half Millennium We Tried To Teach The Anglo-Saxon Breed
    We Even Learned Their Obnoxious Toxic Tongue For Educations Root To Seed
    But No Matter How Great The Gaels Endeavours Or How Patiently Long We Tried
    Tanlands Arrogant Predators And Leeches Their Hubris Could Not Be Denied
    No Honour Could We In Their Infamy Instill In Treating With Eiriu’s Blessed Isle
    Each Time We Made Treaty And Truce Our Honour Was Cynically Brutally Traduced
    Sez Scap To The Sandman ‘ Its Like Russian Poker With Lucifer The Only Real Prize’
    We’ll Use Semtex For Prize Stakes Says The Sandman With A Little Mortar Surprise
    And When They Renege We’ll Cool Our Rage The World To Witness Their Black Soul
    Sure With Clan Na Gael We Canny Fail Our Tale For Dixie’s Alba Soul Holds Honour True
    And Cumann Na mBann Shrewder Than Any Man A Generation Of Genius Will Again Raise
    And Sure Enough After Canary Wharf The Anglo Saxon Dog Came Sniffing At Our Heels
    So All Ye Gombeen Naysayers So Keen To Blacken Fredrico’s Name Hear Well This Our Tale
    Collins Was An Amateur Playing The English At Their Po-Faced Treacherous Patriot Game
    So Raise Your Glass And Fuck The Mass For On Loves Ocean Did Fredrico The Scap Always Sail

    Our Brother Fredrico Scapatteci The Pride And Joy Of The Gael

    john graham

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