Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead while reporting on riots in Derry’s Creggan estate. The 29 year old was hit in the head during a gun attack by a dissident IRA gunman. A video of the incident can clearly show a crowd of people standing behind the Cops and watching the riots and burning at the other end of the street. In my opinion I don’t care if you are in favour of ongoing dissident attacks or support Sinn Féin’s direction through talks but this particular incident is a huge blow for Derry and the Six Counties as a whole. There are at least two people who need to be brought to book and one is the gunman and the other is the person who gave him the orders to carry out the attack. How to * did he think it was a good idea to have a crack at the PSNI with a crowd of onlookers directly behind the land rovers and a built up area of houses. A woman lies dead today for no reason other than the arrest of two suspected dissidents and the raiding of houses. I believe the gunman and his superiors got this very wrong and obviously the people at the top of the organisation have shown themselves as incompetent and unable to carry out any strategic operations to further their political beliefs. This is what the people were glad to see the back of in the 90s and most know there is nothing to be gained at the moment from military action. Lyra McKee R.I.P.