Ft. Hood Hero Sues Army for Benefits; Trumka Calls Out White House; NYC Stadium Creates Bad Jobs

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The police officer who helped halt the Fort Hood shootings in 2009 told ABC News this week that she feels “betrayed” by President Obama, who celebrated her at the 2010 State of the Union. Former Sgt. Kimberly Munley and other responders are suing the military for classifying the shooting–in which Munley sustained three bullet wounds–as “workplace violence” rather than “combat,” reducing their eligibility for medical coverage. From ABC News:

Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. …

Munley and dozens of other victims have now filed a lawsuit against the military alleging the “workplace violence” designation means the Fort Hood victims are receiving lower priority access to medical care as veterans, and a loss of financial benefits available to those who injuries are classified as “combat related.”

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