Sydney siege

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Re: Sydney siege

Post by Chinagirl » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:26 pm

Just woken up to the news ..... :s_cry

To my mind that gunman should never have been on bail. :s_mad
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: Sydney siege

Post by Carana » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:49 pm

How sad. I really thought they'd manage to get everyone out alive. :s_cry
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Re: Sydney siege

Post by Truthiness2 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:54 pm

Chinagirl wrote:Just woken up to the news ..... :s_cry

To my mind that gunman should never have been on bail. :s_mad
No he shouldn't have been, CG:
In April he was arrested by Sydney's s-e-x crimes squad detectives and charged with the 2002 indecent and sexual assault of a woman in the west of the city.



During a court appearance at Penrith in October he was charged with an additional 40 indecent and sexual assault charges, all of which relate to his time as a self-styled 'spiritual healer' who apparently specialised in astrology, numerology, meditation and black magic.






He was later bailed and scheduled to appear in court next February to answer the charges.

Following his arrest in April, the court as told that Monis was on bail after being charged last November with being an accessory before and after the fact to the murder of his ex-wife and mother-of-two Noleen Hayson Pal.

In September last year, shortly before his ex-wife's death, Monis was sentenced to 300 hours of community service after penning 'grossly offensive' letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers.He was also placed on a two-year good behaviour bond for 12 counts of using a postal service to cause offence.
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Re: Sydney siege

Post by Truthiness2 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:55 pm

Carana wrote:How sad. I really thought they'd manage to get everyone out alive. :s_cry
It could have been a lot worse, I suppose :s_sad
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Re: Sydney siege

Post by Truthiness2 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:17 pm

THE manager of the Lindt cafe who was fatally shot in the Martin Place siege is being praised as a hero, responsible for allowing others trapped in the cafe to escape.

Tori Johnson, 34, was wrestling a gun from gunman Man Haron Monis when he was killed
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It is understood the cafe manager decided to take action when the hostage-taker begun to doze off after the siege had been ongoing for 17 hours.

He lunged at the gunman’s weapon, enabling others to flee.

The second hostage killed has been identified as Katrina Dawson, 38. The mother-of-three is the sister of well known Sydney lawyer Sandy Dawson.

Ms Dawson was tragically killed trying to defend her pregnant friend, AAP reports.

Two pregnant women are among hostages who are currently being treated in hospital, and another injured woman has been identified as Marcia Mikhael, who was forced to send out a chilling video plea detailing the gunman’s request yesterday.
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Re: Sydney siege

Post by scoobydoo » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:41 am

This is so tragic, two young people murdered just going about their daily lives. Their poor loved ones, seventeen hours of waiting and then not seeing their child/partner/parent/friend among the survivors.

As for the gunman, it sounds like he used Islam as an excuse to committee crimes, his own twisted version if Islam that is. A middle aged man with a grudge against the government, a desire for publicity and a pump action shotgun rather than a self styled soldier of Islam. I bet its got more to do with the state refusing to overturn his convictions last Friday than any ideology. Its like that guy in Cumbria a few years ago, grudge, middle aged and a gun, except in that case thirteen people were murdered.

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Re: Sydney siege

Post by Whiterose » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:59 am

Very sad, they were just going about their ordinary lives then some crazy man takes them as hostages.

I feel for the families of those who died.

I am thankful though that it was just a lone crazy and not a planned attack by IS, which would have no doubt have been a lot worse.
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Re: Sydney siege

Post by catkins » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:22 am

Cowardly, arrogant fantasist......picking a Coffee Shop......deliberately imo as he didn't want to be confronted by males who would stand upto him :s_mad
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