In recent days Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was taken into custody by Northern Ireland police for questioning in regard to the Irish Republican Army’s kidnapping and execution of Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10, back in 1972.
Adams, longtime leader of the political arm of the IRA and a current member of the Irish parliament, has reportedly been implicated in the murder via interviews provided by former IRA colleagues in a oral history project sponsored by Boston College.
The crime occurred less than a decade after JFK’s demise, yet authorities are not treating it as an historic relic; they are continuing to pursue the truth — for the sake of the victim’s family and for history. It’s worth pondering, as some who comment on JFKFacts suggest that after more than four decades, no one’s memory is trustworthy and/or reliable in a criminal investigation.
It will be interesting to see what happens.