I am very sad at this news and send my condolences to her family and the NI Community in general.
Lessons to be learned?
Did these scum really surrender their weapons, or did they re-arm? I suspect re-arm, then there is no ballistic evidence to connect the weapon to past crimes, already exonerated.
Was it a random act by a rogue operator? Did he have the gun at home or was it 'supplied'? Where is it now - back in the 'armoury', deep in the countryside?
Why fire indiscrimately? Indicates the mindset of those who just hate the 'British', which in their mind includes the police who work for them. In the Troubles a lot of the killings and knee-cappings were targetted between the Republicans and the Loyalists, but the police and army were general targets.
I hope that this murder of an innocent journalist might cause some backlash even in the community from which this murderer came, but I will not hold my breath.
If this riot is a celebration of the Easter Uprising, maybe they should try it in Dublin and see what reception they get there from the Garda.
I know these comments are coming from an 'outsider', so if those who live in the Province wish to correct me please do so.