‘Don’t treat terrorists as monsters’: Lindt Café siege survivor’s message to terror experts

On December 15, 2014, Louisa Hope was shot in the Lindt Café terrorist attack in Melbourne. She spoke to 500 anti-terrorism experts at the International Counter Terrorism Forum, reports Brett McLeod of 9 News Australia.

“So often we make people like that [terrorists] out to be a monster. If we choose to paint them like that it’s beyond our capacity to understand, and until we understand, we’re trapped,” she said. She urged participants to concentrate on terrorists’ motives in order to prevent attacks.

The International Counter Terrorism Forum is a three-day conference for members of the “Five Eyes partners” – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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FF Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation pledges to pay off mortgage of fallen deputy US marshal

The FF Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will donate $100,000 to the family of fallen U.S. Deputy Marshal Chase White, 41, who was killed in the line of duty on November 29, 2018. White left a widow and four children, reports Anthony Victor Reyes of KVOA.

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Christmas light show benefits Morris County cop battling 9/11 cancer

A Christmas display of lights in Succasunna, NJ is benefitting Tom DeNicola, a Roxbury, NJ police officer suffering from World Trade Center-related cancer.

The Katz family have more than 40,000 lights in front of their Parkview Drive home, twice as many as last year, reports Katie Kausch of Long Valley Patch.

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