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Aurora theater shooting: Victims' families say they have no voice about donations


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Sam Levin
Melisa Cowden

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Chantel Blunk, wife of Aurora shooting victim Jonathan Blunk.

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Amanda Medek and her grandmother.

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Sam Levin
Deidra Brooks.

Here's a copy of the full statement.

Aurora Victims Press Statement 8.28

More from our Aurora Theater Shooting archive: "James Holmes case: Dr. Lynne Fenton's trial by media fire."

Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin. E-mail the author at Sam.Levin@Westword.com.



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my2cents
my2cents

Don't these families have enough to deal with, without more being lumped on them... geesh.

Dennis Scott
Dennis Scott

How the funds are distributed should be decided by an independent group of community members, not the beneficiaries of the fund. The funds should be distributed with full transparency to the whole community and distributed to make the greatest impact on those who should properly benefit from the funds. And let's be real here: that means that some victims and their families will not be happy. But just because they are unhappy does not mean the funds have not been properly distributed. There won't be enough to go around so someone is gonna be pissed in any event.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

If this money was collected under a 501-C3 / Non-Profit ,

law dictates at least %18 of all proceeds collected ,

must reach reach intent of donator.

The other %82 , can be covered under 'over-head' & operating costs.

Remember the early issues w/ 911' & United Way . Artists were

horrified when after telling American tv audiences ALL money received

would go to victims and when in fact it wasn't even close.....

I volunteer regularly. Rarely do I donate cash unless it is private an goes DIRECTLY to intended source...

 

Lydina Aragon
Lydina Aragon

I pray conviction over all their hearts & Souls! :(

Erica Rosenthal
Erica Rosenthal

Not even a little bit surprised but it's still sad to hear

Erica Rosenthal
Erica Rosenthal

Not even a little bit surprised but it's still sad to hear

Tracy Strode
Tracy Strode

I wouldn't even be surprised in the least bit if most of it wound up in a Rmoney account in the Caymans to be honest.....

Tracy Strode
Tracy Strode

Figures. Who's not a corrupt piece of shit these days though?

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