Your say: Do you still feel safe? 236



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This morning we have woken up to the news that one person has been shot dead in a cafe shooting in Denmark that left over 200 bullets fired and people terrified.

The Daily Mail reports that two men opened fire in the cafe in a similar style to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last month and their target was Lars Vilks, a controversial Swedish cartoonist who had once drawn the Prophet Mohammed as a dog.

The Denmark Police have confirmed they are treating this as an act of terror which raises many questions about this event and society today… What happened to free speech and free artistic license? What happened to respect? But the big question I want to know is what happened to public safety?

We remember the Port Arthur massacre and how that dramatically shifted our feeling of public safety. For the average person, that seems to have happened so long ago but suddenly those feelings of being unsafe and a feeling of a lack of security all come rushing back when these things happen. In Paris, in Denmark, although it was different we had the Sydney Siege last year – all of these horrific event coming closer and closer to home.

At each of the events I just mentioned, innocent people and bystanders have been tragically killed or injured. They were people like you and I going to work, catching up with a friend for coffee or buying some breakfast. Normal people doing normal things.

So today I ask the Starts at 60 community, do you still feel safe every single day? 

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  1. Alleged ? The cafe hosted a conference on free speech and blasphemy, one of the speakers being a cartoonist, who has already been targeted by islamic terrorists – hardly a coincidence…..

  2. I live in a provincial city and lately it is losing it’s safe feeling due to the Ice epidemic. There are some very scary looking people out there. They can become violent in a second, so I suppose one just naturally becomes aware of who is around. But as for terrorists absolutely not.

  3. I agree, I feel safe here however I feel that there will be more trouble if our Authorities don’t do something to shut down the WWW from the Middle East because it has been proven this is how people are being radicalised all around the world.

  4. Yes I fear that these terror attacks are going to occur more and more. They have infiltrated every country. It won’t be treated seriously til a leader is affected… But don’t get comfortable people that’s when they will strike

  5. I live in Newcastle, many of you will know we had an earthquake here years ago and people died. If I lived terrified about what might be..I would never be able to live here, I will worry if and when a terrorist attack happens here, till then I will just go on living my life

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    • Yes it’s a matter of not when but where,we have to keep living & getting on with our lives,but like going OS just be a little cautious

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      • I wanted to go abroad this year and resent not being able to go where and when I please because of these terrorists. It’s just not fair. I am not prepared to be a casualty and the sad thing is, it has happened here and will probably do so again. Something else cropped up to prevent travelling but perhaps next year.

    • Try and live for today Libbi,,might never happen don’t worry could be so etching else stay strong dear lady

  6. All countries around the world need to get together to solve this growing problem and until this happens these radical attacks will keep happening and will get worse

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    • Yes that’s what I think too it will get worse, I worry for my children, grandchildren& their children, Australia is no longer the place as I know it in my youth , very sad.

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