“The chief sniper during the Lindt Cafe siege will sue NSW Police, alleging he and fellow officers were prevented from doing their jobs and the lives of cafe manager Tori Johnson and barrister Katrina Dawson could have been saved.
The officer, who can only be identified as Sierra 3-1, alleges in a 30-page affidavit he has suffered psychological trauma due to decisions taken by his superiors during the siege on December 15, 2014 in which 17 people were taken hostage.
The Daily Telegraph reports the civil action, lodged in the NSW District Court on April 12, will be heard next year in a one-day hearing.
It follows another complaint he made to the Law Enforcement Conduct Commissioner that was dismissed, that claimed senior officers perjured themselves at the initial inquest.
The case is expected to re-examine aspects of the siege.”
There has been much debate and conjecture about the handling of the Lindt Cafe incident for the last 5 years
The subsequent inquiry raised some very interesting questions about NSW Police’s ability to handle events such as this, as well as how Man Monis was able to bypass Australia’s gun laws for $570, among other issues.
David Leyonhjelm was also memorably attacked by the Australian media, for suggesting that victims of the siege should have been able to concealed carry and defend themselves.
We’ll keep an eye on the outcome of this case as it develops. It will likely get memory holed by the media until next year but we shall see.
Now just imagine what a proper inquiry in to Port Arthur would turn up.
Concealed carry is a viable option it just scares the bejesus out of politicians as the people are still in charge/control of their own destiny. Never forget the state never surrendered their guns or surrendered their monopoly on doing YOU violence.They just removed the peoples ability to ultimately hold them to account. Gun control is actually people control.
Sounds like they needed their false flag operation to achieve a certain body count so there would be sufficient, manufactured outrage and mass media saturation to push through more draconian legislation.
The SPG sniper was probably given stand-down orders not to engage MHM (Man Haron Monis), even though he may have had ample opportunity to do so, until such a time that the higher ups deemed they had caused enough of a traumatic, publicised spectacle for the politicians to be comfortably able to propose more insane, authoritarian legislation and dystopian abuses of power.
Evidently, some law enforcement officers still have a conscience (which is heartening to see) and this chap probably couldn’t live with himself after having watched innocent people be injured and die for no other reason than literal, political point-scoring.
One also can’t rule out the possibility that some of the casualties during the siege were not the work of MHM but rather law enforcement and/or SPG snipers themselves, as per the charge of senior officers perjuring themselves at the inquest (in much the same way that Martin Bryant was on the phone to a police negotiator from inside the Seascape Cottage during the Port Arthur Massacre, while over 20 shots are clearly heard on the recording of the call, being fired from an upstairs room by someone else, all the while Bryant remains uninterrupted in his conversation). For what purpose we can only speculate, perhaps their patsy MHM wasn’t doing his part in playing “Boogeyman of the Month” and the lacklustre death toll and under-sensationalist media coverage wouldn’t be seen as enough political ammunition to support the far-reaching agenda the powers that be had planned.
Going by the law enforcement responses and the post-incident revelations in the wake of similar, clearly-staged false flag operations like Ruby Ridge, Waco, Port Arthur, Columbine, and so on; heavy-handed, militarised, law enforcement responses to such incidents often result in the deaths of innocents at the hands of their supposed “protectors”, quite often serving to kill multiple birds with one stone: silencing first-hand accounts that contradict the official narrative, inflating the body count to sell the tragedy and guilt-trip the masses into surrendering their freedom and/or making the dead look like the guilty parties by claiming they were a clear and present danger.