Survivor of '63 Alabama church bombing wants compensation

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  • War dog Taylorsville, UT
    April 11, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    They can join the millions of crime victims over the years and get what they got......NOTHING

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 11, 2013 4:02 p.m.

    Since she never said who she wants the restitution from... I have to assume she wants restitution from you and from me and basically wants everybody to pay for what happened to her. She's surely not going to get it from the purpetrators.

    She's not unlike many of us. Who would accept an award of recognition when their laywer tells them they should get millions in cash??

    What happened is a tragedy... but you don't always get PAID for being involved in a tragedy.

    Like the Eagles said in "Get over it"... "You say you haven't been the same since you had your little crash, but you might feel better if I gave you some cash"...

    Tragedy is tragedy. Cash doesn't make it all better.

  • baddog Cedar Rapids, IA
    April 11, 2013 3:12 p.m.

    Sad, but our country has come to this. Pay-offs, bribes, trading votes for "social" programs. Greed has thrown its heavy blanket over most of our society.

    It seems when the majority chooses what is contrary to what most of us used to consider to be right, the tender mercies we pray for become more and more scarce.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 11, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    The only person responsible for that crime, who is still alive, is a former KKK member who is still rotting in prison. Good luck getting your multi-millions from him.
    Beyond that, why should anyone else have to pay compensation? No one else was responsible. It is totally wrong to ask taxpayers to ante-up money compensation to the victims of each crime that is committed by other individuals. As it is, our government has already been too liberal in compensating people who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. But then again, politicians have always been generous with other people's money.

    For the same reason, why should a Congressional Medal be given, that is supposed to signify doing an extraordinary act of valor for your fellowman? Being at church at the wrong time is hardly an act of valor. I'm sorry, but having bad luck does not warrant any special medal.
    Because of your current attitude and actions in crying monetary victim-hood, I no longer feel as sorry for you as I would've... medal or no medal.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    April 11, 2013 12:15 p.m.

    This does seem like a money grabbing scheme.

    She doesn't want a medal because it can't fix the problems of the past, but wants millions becuase it can't fix the problems of the past.

    Will the millions that she gets restore her eye? Will it bring those people back to life? Will it make the KKK hated any more than they currently are?

    What will the millions of dollars that she wants do, other than line her pocket along with her lawyer?

  • jayhawker kearns, UT
    April 11, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    I smell an ambulance chasing lawyer/minister.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    April 11, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Re: "Rudolph said she wants compensation "in the millions" . . . ."

    Me too. Where do I sign up? I was traumatized by that blast, as well, even though I was 1500 miles away.

    And, apparently, that's the only requirement.

  • Richard Larson Galt, CA
    April 11, 2013 9:23 a.m.

    But,but, I was a victim......
    Indeed you are, ALL your life.........

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    April 11, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    I'm very sorry for them, but this attitude has caused me to lose some respect for them. It seems that all they care about is money. So much for being soldiers in the cause of freedom.

    April 11, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    What would Booker T. Washington do? Probably not wallow his entire life in perpetual victimhood.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    April 11, 2013 7:41 a.m.

    I wonder if they ever thought where they would be if their ancestors wasn't brought to America.

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    April 11, 2013 5:24 a.m.

    And from who would they like this millions to come from? The only people responsible are probably dead and this was not any local, state or federal governments fault, so who would pay? Take the medal and honor the dead.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 11, 2013 4:48 a.m.

    Just curious, from whom do they think the compensation should come?