This was of course morally wrong but legally right and that was all the right that Smyth needed: A licence to kill.
Another licence to kill or destroy: since 1916 to 1997 over 150,000 children were imprisoned in institutional children gulags across this small island, and in proportion to their numbers, the same applied to the north. Rape and abuse was endemic in these places, yet it was the police again that helped cover it up. This is not mud slinging, the real stuff is in the reading of the many reports on this institutional abuse. And the police are still doing it.