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Decisions On Distributing Money To Newtown Victims On Hold
Hart\ford Courant ^ | May 6, 2013 | DAVE ALTIMARI and JON LENDER

Posted on 05/07/2013 4:40:02 AM PDT by Daffynition

Hearings on how to divide $7.7 million among 40 families affected by the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown have been postponed after questions were raised about whether more money should go those families.

The hearings were scheduled for this week. A three-person committee headed by former federal judge Alan Nevas was formed to distribute the money, which comes from an approximately $11.3 million fund under the control of the Sandy Hook-Newtown Community Foundation Inc.

The group had determined that the money would be distributed among the families of the 20 first-graders and six women killed in the Dec. 14 shooting, the 12 first-graders who survived the shooting, and two teachers who were wounded.

The hearings were postponed after representatives of state Attorney General George Jepsen's office met with some of the families late last week and the decision was made to convene a meeting between the attorney general's office and the foundation.

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: newtown; sandyhook
Some $20.4 Million has been collected...what could possibly go wrong?
1 posted on 05/07/2013 4:40:02 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Beyond medical expenses, what is the need for money?


2 posted on 05/07/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Daffynition
6 Teachers? The Teacher's Union is salivating.
3 posted on 05/07/2013 4:44:28 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: Daffynition

Let me be insensitive here. Why does anyone deserve money just because a family member is killed in a criminal act? I don’t understand the rational. Why were all the families of 911 compensated? Is it nothing more than a feel good measure?


4 posted on 05/07/2013 4:46:54 AM PDT by animal172
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To: Daffynition

The entire amount should be spent in an effort to ban gun ownership of private citizens,,,,,”sarc”


5 posted on 05/07/2013 4:50:36 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Daffynition

This will be interesting to watch.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 4:58:30 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: animal172

The 911 families got govt money.

I think the money in this article is from private donations.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 5:00:42 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: animal172

You are not alone in your questions.

Beyond funeral costs, medical expenses (including counselling) and perhaps some real nice personal protection, I’m not sure how the money will be used.

I guess if it were me, I’d use the money to move away to a place where these dangerous unsecured ‘gun-free’ zones are less common.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 5:06:51 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Mount Athos
I think the money in this article is from private donations.

Then why would anyone have a problem with it - other than it's tacky to profit from a dead child. But what the heck, the morons who got a free ride on air farce one to stand behind the turd in the whitehouse to support gun control already got a free vacation out of it, and that was our expense.

9 posted on 05/07/2013 5:08:40 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Daffynition
"Equal shares for everybody and everything"
10 posted on 05/07/2013 5:16:04 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: animal172

A week or so ago, a mother of 5, from the *hood* in Hartford, wrote a letter to the editor of the HC; she said minority kids are dying every day in the cities...and no one is setting up funds for those families. She had a point.....white on white crime v black on black crime is the same.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 5:16:21 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yes, it will. There’s still a sizable amount left...I’m sure there will be arguing and questions of propriety.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 5:19:00 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: animal172

I contributed money to a 911 fund with the expectation that it would be spent on meeting the emergency medical, housing and food needs of those injured in the attack. It turned out there were no survivors, except rescue workers. I expected the fund to be used for them and the remainder, which was substantial, to be used for future emergencies anywhere in the country. I was disappointed to see it turned by social pressure (O’Reilly in particular) into a big life insurance fund compensating families based on things other than emergency needs.

Since then I don’t contribute money that might be misused in that earmarked way. Instead I contribute to the general fund of two charities I trust: Red Cross and Salvation Army.

I’m sorry for people who sent money for Newtown. Most of their money will go to whoever can figure a way to grab it.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 5:20:35 AM PDT by Marylander
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To: jughandle

One of the best films! LOL...aren’t all the actors in that image dead now? [*sigh*]


14 posted on 05/07/2013 5:21:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: jughandle

Brilliant


15 posted on 05/07/2013 5:22:30 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Marylander

People who contribute have their hearts in the right place, but as you mention, often these things turn into a *Haiti* relief fund, and the money doesn’t always go to where it is needed.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 5:24:17 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

The money is from private funds, but what I don’t like is the mentality that victims of violent crime can be made to feel better with money.
It’s already becoming an entitlement, with demands for more and more money to more and more victims.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 5:28:34 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Daffynition

The surviving children probably need it more for therapy than those who died.

Some parental therapy may also be needed, but dividing money to people who lost their kids doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. Other than funeral expenses why should they receive money?


18 posted on 05/07/2013 5:35:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Daffynition
...a meeting between the attorney general's office and the foundation.

The state trying to figure out how to get some or all of that money?

19 posted on 05/07/2013 5:58:03 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: Venturer

I believe the funerals, funeral plots and skills of morticians were all pro bono.

http://www.theday.com/article/20121220/NWS13/312209588/1113/mobile&template=mobile


20 posted on 05/07/2013 6:17:09 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: CPOSharky

The AG’s department would better spend their time....if they would work on the danged Newtown *report* that we have been waiting for.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 6:18:55 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: animal172

If I remember correctly, the 911 funds that came in through private donations were administered by the United Way, which was totally unsuited to do the job. The United Way is used to dealing with businesses and corporations; not individuals. As a result funds were given to virtually any business who applied (e.g porno outlets) and said they were affected by 911. I had a pithy comment read on O’Reilly Factor comparing the United Way to Hillary getting credit for attending the funerals when it was Schumer (I despise him equally) who went to the funerals.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 6:19:25 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Daffynition

I don’t understand why this money was collected, other than the fact that people wanted to do something, and money is the easiest way. How do you compensate a family for a lost five-year-old?


23 posted on 05/07/2013 6:26:08 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Mount Athos

Even if it is private money, why are we paying these families in the first place? Maybe I’m just wrong, but if I lost someone to a tragedy I would not expect or take money from either a private or government fund. My grieving is personal and cannot be made easier by receiving a check.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 7:25:54 AM PDT by animal172
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To: animal172

I can think of better causes, but ultimately people have the right to fundraise for whatever they want and people can donate for whatever they want


25 posted on 05/07/2013 2:46:18 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: animal172
Actually, I looked into that. The 9/11 families took compensation IN RETURN for dropping any and all claims against American Airlines and/or United Air Lines. . .

It was ALSO the source of my blog for tonight. . .

Catalog of teh Burning Stoopid

26 posted on 05/07/2013 3:41:26 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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