Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Failed 'legal' system responsible for Martin Place cafe siege murder of hostages

No words can literally describe the emotion and terror of the siege in a cafe at Martin Place, Sydney.

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'.

Read full news article below of the following headline:

Martin Place cafe siege: Police storm cafe and kill gunman ‘Sheik’ Man Haron Monis — report

Story 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
LIVE: AT least two people have been killed — including gunman Man Haron Monis — in the Martin Place cafe siege after heavily armed police stormed the location. 

As a result, the siege at the Lindt cafe in the centre of Sydney’s CBD is over.

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.

Australian paramedics treat an injured hostage as other hostages are carried out of a caf
Australian paramedics treat an injured hostage as other hostages are carried out of a cafe in the central business district of Sydney Source: AFP
Two of those required CPR at the scene and a woman in her 40s has reportedly been transported to hospital and is being treated for gunshot wounds.

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 run for their lives
Hostages run for their lives Source: AP
Shortly before 2.45am (AEDT), police confirmed the siege was over.

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.

Police enter Lindt cafe

A hostage is carried by police rescue. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
A hostage is carried by police rescue. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) Source: AP
A woman, apparently middle-aged, was carried from the scene injured.

A second volley of shots erupted before the cafe filled with police and paramedics.

A number of stretchers were wheeled into the building, however, it was unclear how many people may have been injured.

According to unconfirmed reports aired by Sky News, at least four people were injured.

There was no word on the fate of the gunman, earlier identified as 50-year-old self-styled sheik Man Haron Monis.

Meanwhile, a bomb disposal robot was sent into the cafe by police.

More hostages make n a run for it.
More hostages make a run for it. Source: Supplied
Heavily armed police entered the cafe. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST
Heavily armed police entered the cafe. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST Source: AFP
Monis was known to police and as a self-styled preacher of Islamic State on bail for accessory to murder, as the gunman who was holding 15 terrified hostages in Sydney’s Lindt cafe.

Haron was also charged this year with indecent and sexual assault of women in 2002. Monis was hit with an additional 40 charges in October.

The 49-year-old, originally from Iran who lived in southwest Sydney, had previously sent offensive letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers, calling them ‘murderers’, The Daily Telegraph says.

He had a sawn-off shotgun and was a fringe Islamist, The Australian and Sky News reports.

Sheik Man Haron Monis
‘Sheik’ Man Haron Monis Source: News Corp Australia
Sheik Man Haron Monis leaves Downing Centre Court after pleading guilty to sending offens
‘Sheik’ Man Haron Monis leaves Downing Centre Court after pleading guilty to sending offensive letters to families of dead Diggers. Source: News Limited
‘Hate sheik’ Man Horan Monis and girlfriend Amirzh Droudis granted bail

As the siege exploded in Sydney’s Lindt Cafe, the world watched.

In the United States, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC and other 24-hour news channels had already dedicated most of their Monday morning programming to coverage of the emergency.

When the situation climaxed with hostages fleeing and heavily armed authorities storming the cafe in Sydney’s central business district, people around the world watched live.

CNN switched programming to the Seven Network’s coverage, while FOX News switched to Australia’s Sky News.

The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the UK’s Independent and Times, France’s Le Monde and other news websites also were dominated by the harrowing photos of hostages running for their lives.

news.com.au 16 Dec 2014

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