alexx:freitasm: Stop the presses! No need for terror laws!
The guy in Sydney was a murdered who earlier pleaded guilt of hleping his girlfriend kill a woman, stabbing her 18 times and setting her on fire. He was on bail. He was also accused of sexual assault. He was on bail.
HE WAS ON BAIL.
He was known to the police and the guy was on bail. Not because of lack of terror laws but because current laws let crazy people like him on the streets.
You know, like that New Zealand murderer who got to go out of jail for a weekend and flee the country on a valid passport.
We don't need "terror laws for that".
Sounds like an undiagnosed mental illness was the main issue here.
Unfortunately this will still be called a terrorist act , simply because he was a Muslim.
And this of course suits those in power as it will justify even more invasions into peoples privacy, the loss of more rights and freedoms.
Now the other item which someone will correct me if I am wrong is, the shooting started when the "hero" owner of the shop tried to wrestle the gun off this guy when he thought he was dozing off. Up until then no shots had been fired and the situation was for the want of a better word, calm.