I WROTE at the time how disappointed I was with the police handling of the 2014 Lindt Cafe Siege.
The perpetrator should not have been in Australia and certainly should have been in custody for pending serious offences. Police inaction on the day had devastating consequences.
In January 2017 another lunatic killed six people and wounded 30 others after intentionally driving down an inner city Melbourne footpath. This tragedy occurred after 12 hours of police involvement and after they watched him do burn outs just prior to his fatal onslaught.
In December 2017 another individual wilfully rammed into Melbourne city pedestrians, killing one and injuring 18 others.
All three individuals were radicals with mental health problems. All three incidents were preventable.
I believe police hierarchy were incompetent in all three cases.
Read it and weep.
— JOHN LOBB Peregian Springs