In what has become a commonality in mass shooting events the parties involved in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting event that transpired on February 14, 2018 in Parkland Florida are the recipients of substantial monetary payouts to the tune of $400,000 per family via an exclusive GoFundMe campaign apparently initiated and supervised by leading officials of the Broward Education Foundation.
“Nearly 37,000 individuals and companies donated to the fund,”Fort Lauderdale’s FoxNews6 reports.
The fund does not include the millions students have raised through March for Our Lives for advocacy efforts.
Nearly 450 students who were inside the building when the Feb. 14 shooting happened will receive $2,500 and 1,048 students who were on campus during the shooting but not in that building will receive $1,000. Payments will begin on July 16, according to a statement from the foundation.
The story continues,
Nearly everyone who applied for financial support was granted it. There were 1,654 applications submitted and 1,517 were approved, according to the foundation.
The group says 100 percent of the funds raised will go to victims and their families. Payments will begin on July 16.
“These gifts are given without any restriction on their use. The families and recipients are in the best position to determine how these funds would be most beneficial to their healing,” said Christina Fischer, Broward Education Foundation Board Chair.
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed, says he’s not taking any of the fund for himself but will give the money to her two brothers and her boyfriend.
“It will help my kids when they’re starting out their lives and it will make their sister happy,” said Pollack, who has separately raised more than $400,000 to build a playground in her honor.
Other family members who declined to go on record said they were grateful for the kind donations but saddened because it will not bring their children back.
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Wow, it must be unprecedented to award cash to kids who weren’t even in the building where the shooting occurred. Really amazing. It really makes you wonder why they even turned down some applications. The kids couldn’t prove they were traumatized enough? Or didn’t agree to go along with the story, what? And I think it’s a little strange that Pollack is building a playground in memory of his high school daughter. When was the last time she played at one of those? Also, from what I glean here, it doesn’t cost $400,000 to construct one:https://trashcansunlimited.com/blog/how-much-does-commercial-playground-equipment-cost/ yH3AIVCYN-Ch3xPA8SEAQYAiABEgLcN_D_BwE. What’s he going to do with the overage?
“There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happened.” — Mark Twain
if we can believe ‘q’anon there are several thousand sealed indictments for deep state. we all choose our own reality and my reality is one where government terror is abolished.
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“In what has become a commonality in mass shooting events the parties involved in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting event that transpired on February 14, 2018 in Parkland Florida are the recipients of substantial monetary payouts to the tune of $400,000 per family via an exclusive GoFundMe campaign apparently initiated and supervised by leading officials of the Broward Education Foundation.
“Nearly 37,000 individuals and companies donated to the fund,”Fort Lauderdale’s FoxNews6 reports.”
Are not businesses every day expected to provide a safe environment for their customers to shop? Are not landlords expected to provide a safe environment for tenants to live, and if they fail to do so, be sued by lawyers for a host of potential problems from door security to mold to carbon monoxide poisoning, and on and on and on? If these businesses have problems do they seek to shift the financial burden to others in other states and other jurisdictions for payment of damages instead of stepping up to the plate themselves with either their own financial resources or liability insurance coverage to cover the damage claims? What happened to local government responsibility and local control? Let us assume that the shootings at Parkland all happened as the media reported. Let us further assume that the authorities did not have any direct part in these horrible alleged events. However, are not the local school board, the local county, and the State of Florida the responsible parties here, not some 37,000 anonymous businesses and citizens or others who donated these millions of dollars to get the local and state taxpayers in Florida off the hook? Why should they expect others to assume what is their responsibility? Even the alleged perp was local grown no? No one else in the country had anything to do with this did they? So are not the local citizens of Broward County and the taxpayers of Florida abdicating their own responsibilities and seeking to shift responsibility away from them to others who had nothing to do with all this? Isn’t this gross irresponsibility on their part? Don’t they want it both ways: States Rights when government intrudes to much, but a giant welfare scam paid for by the rest of the country so they don’t have to face expensive lawsuits and much bad national publicity and tax increases if they had honored their basic governmental responsibilities instead of shifting them elsewhere? Isn’t this not an honorable situation in government of Florida, but a totally dishonorable one? I say shame, shame, shame on them!
Instead of the common street corner beggars, could the citizens of Broward County, Florida and Florida as a whole be a new kind of beggar, “wealthy beggars” who had used a sympathy scam to fool others into paying for damages they should pay for themselves?
As a post script to the above comments, does not the fact that nearly every one “injured” in the school “shooting” got some easy chunk of cash, paid for by unwitting citizens and businesses far far away, mean that the authorities carefully avoided some potentially embarrassing lawsuits which could have exposed this very likely massive sympathy scam as the con it was in reality, because while it is easy to tell lies via the corrupt media, it is much more difficult to lie under oath in a courtroom. The same scenario happened in the Sandy Hook Hoax didn’t it? Think about this: Normally there would have been a host of lawsuits by parents of “dead” or “injured” kids wouldn’ t there? And those lawsuits would have forced the truth of these massive sympathy scams to be exposed. By “settling” these issues with this insidious evil way, scamming money from others far far away, all these lawsuits were avoided were they not? This did not happen by accident. This was obviously a very carefully planned evil plot indeed. This insidious way of raising easy money is a central part of the proof that all this is a massive con on all Americans.
Here is an example of the multi millionaires or billionaires who live in Broward County, Florida:
Man who spent $159M on home stiffed contractor: lawsuit
“He spent $159 million to build himself one of the country’s priciest homes, only to stiff a Harlem contractor over its faux-marble finishes, a new lawsuit charges.
Wealthy builder Robert Pereira II’s project manager hired Atelier Premiere, which specializes in high-end painting, in June 2015 to do gold-leaf gilding and faux-marble work at his Millionaires’ Mile estate in Broward County, Fla., according to the company’s Manhattan Supreme Court suit.
Modeled after the Royal Palace in France, Pereira’s 4.4-acre compound boasts its own go-cart track, IMAX cinema and nightclub.
“No expense” was spared in the grand construction project, which included $3 million worth of gold leaf, the suit says.”