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Apocalypse
06-19-2015, 09:13 PM
T he Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a state request for disaster aid to cover the costs associated with the rioting and unrest that broke out in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.

W. Craig Fugate, FEMA's administrator, wrote in a June 12 letter to Gov. Larry Hogan that federal disaster aid was "not appropriate" for such an event. "Therefore, I must inform you that your request for a major disaster declaration is denied," Fugate wrote.

Spokeswoman Erin Montgomery said Friday that the Hogan administration "is reviewing FEMA's response and will make a determination about the appropriate next steps, including a possible appeal."

A disaster declaration would allow public agencies and residents affected by the unrest to seek reimbursement for related costs.

City officials have reserved $20 million to cover direct costs, including overtime for police and firefighters, damage to city*owned property and repaying other jurisdictions for police and other assistance.

Howard Libit, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings*Blake, said Friday that the city is working on an appeal.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-fema-denies-riot-aid-0620-20150619-story.html

Dori
06-19-2015, 10:29 PM
Howard Libit, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings*Blake, said Friday that the city is working on an appeal.

It was her idea to let the rioters burn the place down, now she expects the tax payers to pay for what they did? HELL NO.

SarasotaRepub
06-19-2015, 11:13 PM
It was her idea to let the rioters burn the place down, now she expects the tax payers to pay for what they did? HELL NO.

NO!!!! Ask Rev.Al for a loan. :biggrin-new:

Retread
06-19-2015, 11:35 PM
The little o and his pirate band will find a way......

ralph wiggum
06-20-2015, 12:20 AM
The little o and his pirate band will find a way......
Sadly true.