Saturday, March 15, 2014

Fort Hood Shooting hero helping victims and families

Fort Hood Shooting hero helping victims and families
By John Elizondo
Posted: Mar 14, 2014

One of the heroes in the Fort Hood Shooting is looking to help the victims and their families with financial help and expanding awareness of the tragic event.

Kim Munley, the woman who shot Nidal Hasan, says beyond Texas, most people don't know or remember the shooting. She says since moving from Texas to North Carolina, she is now doing her part to remind people about the tragedy that took place at Fort Hood.

It has been four and a half years since the shooting, and victims and their families say they have not seen the benefits they deserve. That is because the attack was controversially classified as 'workplace violence' and not 'an act of terror.'

Munley, a retired Fort Hood police sergeant, says this is not right.

"The whole world knows that it was a terrorist attack. The whole world knows the link between Hasan and Al-awlaki and his extremist views. So it is a no brainer, they just need to make this wrong a right, and they need to do this soon," Munley said.

After so many years, Munley says the wait makes it frustrating for those affected by the attack. She says something needed to be done, so she created her own non-profit organization to help those victims in need.

"So if I can make up by doing this non-profit and spreading the awareness then you know...nothing is going to make up for what happened that day, but if I can help in any way to make their life a little bit easier that is the goal of establishing the non-profit," Munley said.
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