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Man who drove into crowd in Melbourne, killing 6, sentenced to life

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Would not had happened if the Victoria police had intercepted the car during the numerous opportunities they had - but at least he wont probably every leave jail

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Would not had happened if the Victoria police had intercepted the car during the numerous opportunities they had

Yeah, why weren’t they using Minority Report technology to see the crime in the future before it happened? Pathetic police force.

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His victims included a 3-month-old baby who was thrown 60 meters (200 feet) from his stroller and a 10-year-old girl.

Look at that smirk on his face in the pic. Burn in hell, die slow, and enjoy prison.

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Australia is slowly but sure becoming a second America.

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Suitable punishment. He'll most likely die in prison (hopefully just before his 46 years in prison are up).

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So he heard the voice of god, telling him to kill people? Supposed to run for office and then kill people legitimately by waging a war. God bless (insert country here).

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I think some posters and - clickers owe Andrew Crisp an apology. He’s bang on the money. A coronial inquest into the case will be fast-tracked to later this year which is expected to look into police operations and their dealings with Gargasoulas after it was revealed he’d been followed by police for several hours before running down pedestrians in Melbourne’s CBD.

One elite unit ignored repeated pleas from colleagues to help arrest the motorist in St Kilda and Elsternwick almost nine hours before the tragedy.

When they finally approached with their guns drawn Gargasoulas escaped by pushing his then-girlfriend from the car and speeding off.

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You’re right. The police should be ashamed of not using their powers to see the future and prevent this. Absolutely despicable.

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@Strangerland, anyone who knows about the case knows that the police knew him as a violent criminal who had stabbed his brother at 02.20am, was identified by the police as the stabber at 03.30am and thus were following him for 9 hours up to the point he sped down Bourke Street. Now stop embarrassing yourself and read up on the facts. 6 people died because of an appalling preventable tragedy.

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The posters saying the police should have stopped Gargasoulas earlier are absolutely correct. No-one's saying the police should have displayed prophetic powers and known that this guy was going to use his car to mow down dozens of innocent people - they're saying that on the basis of what he was actually known to have done in the few hours before he drove the car down Bourke Street, the cops should've pulled him in anyway. They had plenty of opportunities to do it, and they didn't - including when he was doing wheelies in the middle of one of Melbourne's major intersections.

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And if they had have known what he was going to do, I'm sure they would have.

But unlike minority report, the police can't know what someone is going to do until they do it.

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@BigYen, you mean donuts, not wheelies. But yes, plenty of opportunities that should have been acted on. The Elite Police Unit refused REFUSED to attend until far into the day’s events.

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StrangerlandFeb. 22 02:21 pm JST

Would not had happened if the Victoria police had intercepted the car during the numerous opportunities they had

Yeah, why weren’t they using Minority Report technology to see the crime in the future before it happened? Pathetic police force.

If you knew what you were talking about the Victoria police had about 8 opportunities to intercept the car prior to this incident but the street cops were over ruled by senior police. There will be now a follow up inquest to the trial the failings will become confirmed and it wouldn't surprise a class action against the police will then be initiated.

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