Monday, June 29, 2015

So How Much Did Other Mass Shooting Victims Get?

The Justice Department will fast track the sending of $29 million to South Carolina to help families of victims of the mass murder of nine churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday.

An unspecified portion of the money, allocated under the government's national Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program, can be used to provide services to the families of victims of the shootings at Emmanuel AME Church, spokesman Kevin Lewis said.

 On the late afternoon of Friday June 19 the Obama Justice Department led by new Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced it will “fast track” $29 million to victim families of the June 17 shooting at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston South Carolina, The exorbitant payout amounts to over $3.2 million per family.

update I found this on the internet


Obama DOJ in $7.1 Million Sandy Hook Payout

The Obama Administration is giving Newtown another $7.1 million in federal funds for those allegedly impacted by the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, and will pay for long-term mental health counseling for families, law enforcement and first responders. Officials say some of the money will be set aside for school safety measures.

The funds are being sent to the Connecticut Office of Victim Services, which is part of Connecticut’s Judicial branch. From there the money will be distributed to the town of Newtown and other organizations designated to serve the community, including Newtown Youth and Family Services, St. Rose of Lima Church, the Newtown Resiliency Center, Wellmore and the United Way of Western Connecticut

“This grant will provide much-needed relief and support for Newtown to help this brave community heal,” says Elizabeth Esty, US Representative for the 5th District of Connecticut that includes Newtown. Esty announced the news on the morning of June 17, 2014.[1]

In August 2013 the Obama Department of Justice doled out $2.5 million to law enforcement and first responder agencies involved in the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. In May 2013 and January 2014 the US Department of Education directed a total $3.2 million to Newtown. Also in 2013, Newtown received a $1.5 million grant from the DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime. Overall the federal government has now funneled a total $14.3 million to the Newtown region since the Sandy Hook event.

In October Governor Dannell Malloy designated $50 million for Newtown to build a new school in place of the Sandy Hook facility. Shortly thereafter the Sandy Hook school was slated for demolition.[3]

Attorney General Announces $8.3 Million to Support Victims of Boston Marathon Bombings

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) today announced a $8,355,648 grant to organizations providing direct support to assist the victims, witnesses and first responders involved in the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013.

“This grant funding will provide critical support to many who were affected by last year’s terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. 

“We will never forget the courage of the first responders, marathon participants, and bystanders who rushed to save lives on that terrible day, nor the heartbreak and pain of those who suffered injuries or lost friends and loved ones.  With this grant, we reaffirm the Justice Department’s firm commitment to standing with the victims of this heinous crime – and all of the community leaders and service providers who continue to heal this remarkable and resilient city.”

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs were detonated 13 seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and injuring hundreds more.  On April 18, 2013, the suspects allegedly shot and killed an officer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department.  Subsequently, the two suspects allegedly carjacked a vehicle and took the vehicle’s owner hostage; he later escaped.  On April 19, 2013, a Watertown, Mass., police officer identified the suspects and a gunfight ensued between the suspects and police in a Watertown neighborhood.  This incident resulted in one suspect’s death when he was struck by a vehicle as the other suspect fled the scene.  Later that day, police apprehended the remaining suspect in a different Watertown neighborhood.  Victims affected include those in the vicinity of the bombings as well as the residents of neighborhoods in which subsequent events unfolded.  An estimated 1,000 victims will require crisis and/or longer-term recovery services.

OVC provided the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) grant to the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA).

Feds announce $2.9 million grant to aid services for Aurora theater shooting victims


Fatalities: (12 total)
Jonathan T. Blunk, 26
Alexander J. Boik, 18
Air Force Staff Sgt Jesse E. Childress, 29
Gordon W. Cowden, 51
Jessica Ghawi, 24
Petty Officer 3rd Class John Thomas Larimer, 27
Matthew R. McQuinn, 27
Micayla C. Medek, 23
Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6
Alex M. Sullivan, 27
Alexander C. Teves, 24
Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32

1 comment:

Ray said...

Unbelievable the extent our supposed leaders will go in order to get votes. And all at the tax payers expense.