What is worse is that the gunman Man Haron Monis was well known to police as an apparent self styled 'Sheik' who was on bail for an accessory to a murder charge.
To put it bluntly the 'authorities' let him go, to roam the streets after being an accessory to murder, while people sit in jail for one year for not paying 'fines'.
This is the state of Australia's 'legal' system.
A abhorrent joke at the expense of innocent people's lives.
This whole tragedy could have been omitted if only some people where just 'doing their job', as they do so diligently when it comes to issuing a speeding 'fine'.
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Martin Place cafe siege: Police storm cafe and kill gunman ‘Sheik’ Man Haron Monis — reportStory summary:
- Gunman Man Haron Monis killed, possibly others dead
- Numerous hostages have left the Lindt cafe in Martin Place some with serious injuries
- Police stormed the cafe and multiple shots were fired after 2am
- It is unclear what prompted the police to go in
A man was seen running with his hands up before as many as 15 hostages followed running from the cafe just after 2am. A short burst of gunfire and flash grenades were heard as police stormed the building before police declared the siege over at around 2.45am.
At least four hostages are believed to have been injured, perhaps three critically, as hostages fled the cafe and police stormed the building just after 2am.
Reports are emerging a third person may have died possibly suffering a heart attack after the siege.
One of those injured is believed to be a place officer who was seen with an amount of blood streaming from his head, Sky News reports.
Authorities are currently attempting to assess the damage and arrange urgent medical attention for the hostages and police.
It is believed the area has now been cleared for risk of explosives.
Hostages fled from the Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people for more than 16 hours just after 2am.
Television footage initially showed a man running from the eatery with his arms raised, shortly after 2am (AEDT), before being patted down by police and escorted to safety.
Minutes later, two more men and two women raced outside and were directed away by police.
Their escape was followed by 10 seconds of rapid gunfire as heavily-armed police stormed the cafe in numbers, managing to release others.