Aurora shooting victims outraged by lack of assistance
Did relief fund mislead families?
- Duration 4:34
- Date Oct 1, 2012
Did relief fund mislead families?
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Gentlemen in the upper right hand corner this green is some -- His son Alex was killed in that Colorado movie massacre.
He's with us live tonight from Phoenix at the bottom -- history and that's -- -- -- teenager.
Who was one up 58 wounded in that awful massacre where twelve died.
-- just had that surgery to remove the bullet lodged in her face sitting alongside -- is her dad grade.
Tom let me start with you.
Five million dollars raised only 5000 dollars distributed for victim.
Are you worried is that why you've come public that that money will never reach the intended beneficiaries.
Even though was raised in your name.
-- the reality is we got involved in this.
All right after my son's funeral in New Jersey we had a three funerals form.
And somebody called one of the other other fathers of another Michaela who was unfortunately murdered like my son.
And he was trying to get some help with his grieving and went to this.
Funds and was told that you know too -- it only goes through non profits.
I said that can't be true.
We did let I said let me make some calls bomb that was on a Saturday I put.
A message -- giving first and that we went on line and we saw that they were using the pictures of -- twelve murder victims.
With attack -- that said give directly to the victims of that when we finally talk to them they said well that's not true when I -- -- you better be sure it's not true because I took some screen shots because immediately the pictures came down extremely enough.
And then they came back to us and said well that is true we made a steak and we're sorry and then.
Told us that it was only going to be given to nonprofits and we took issue with -- essentially.
It's hard to figure out -- -- went on.
Tom we've been trying to help all the victims I mean obviously that that twelve of us who've lost their loved ones.
It's going to be tough -- that's not gonna that's not gonna change were a club that.
You don't want to join the Jews are too high and it's a lifetime membership.
But there needs to -- -- -- here and it needs to be some integrity and we've just found that that really isn't the case.
You know you have Arab.
Sincere condolences you're 24 year old son Alex.
-- -- we can't words fail to describe you know how you must be.
-- you must be feeling right now so so sorry -- Michaela how are you doing.
I'm doing good.
Besides a -- I have right now.
So what can you show us.
So so are you poor thing can you show us exactly where the bullet entered -- we have that surgery yet happened.
Yeah I was hit.
-- room with a bullet in my chin here.
And and then later set and my other son -- on this on this site.
And I got two -- taken out.
And my bottom part of my mouth how are you feeling emotionally right now.
Aside from -- awful cold.
Until I'm dead -- motion hasn't really been issue.
My mouth physically hasn't been hurting that much which is good and I'm very thankful for that.
So dad Greg are you angry at this.
Mostly small so distribution to the victims like -- order.
Yeah these -- the money it was -- Donated people form behalf of the victims of the shooting.
And the governor and his committee have told us one thing -- and they.
Do another thing so I can't trust -- -- -- -- local government or this community that's got their hands on five million dollars.
Because that gives them the power.
Over the distribution of it so you're governor John Hickenlooper has promised to get more deeply involved Greg do you trust them.
-- I don't believe a word he -- That's unfortunate.
Will continue to monitor it.
I wish I was mayor Michaela to give it kind of a pat on the back maybe that'll do it for myths that I do for my own kids -- -- -- like that would have a cup Petit.
You know thank you so much for for coming on today we'll continue to monitor this distribution.
Ken Feinberg the man in charge -- kind Feinberg not a not a big guys -- -- to do this.