Remember the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Crazed killer Nicholas Cruz killed 17 people and wounded another 17.
A court has ruled that the FBI bears the responsibility because they allowed Cruz to remain free and they failed to properly vet him. The FBI lied and claimed they never even investigated Cruz.
In a way I guess that is right. They more or less just let him slide.
The United States has agreed to pay the families impacted by the 2018 Parkland mass school shooting millions of dollars, years after attorneys first filed claims against the government alleging an FBI agent’s negligence prior to the shooting.
The shooting took place on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where Nikolas Cruz opened fire, killing 17 people and wounding at least 17 more.
The 40 civil cases, which included 16 of the 17 families of those killed, will receive a settlement of $127.5 million, according to a statement by the Justice Department.
“It has been an honor to represent the Parkland families who, through their immeasurable grief, have devoted themselves to making the world a safer place,” their lead attorney, Kristina Infante said, The Associated Press reported. “Although no resolution could ever restore what the Parkland families lost, this settlement marks an important step toward justice.”
In their lawsuit, the families accused the FBI of negligence. They say the bureau received tips about Cruz, including his amassing of weapons and his desire to shoot up a school, but agents failed to intervene and prevent the violence.
Weeks before the shooting, a tipster told the FBI that Cruz was “going to explode,” and that he “was going to slip into a school and start shooting the place up.”
Though the DOJ said the settlement “does not amount to an admission of fault by the United States” in its statement.
The Obama administration shares the blame, too.
They told schools to handle cases of violence on their own and keep the police out of it, otherwise, Cruz might have been locked up instead of shooting up the school.
Democratic social programs can be a real killer.