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Fort Hood Heroine: Obama Betrayed Us

Tonight on ABC World News Diane Sawyer will interview Fort Hood heroine Sgt. Kimberly Munley. New (and possibly disturbing) footage of the tragedy that killed 13, including a pregnant soldier and wounded 32 others will be shown.

In 2010, the White House arranged for the Fort Hood sergeant and her partner, who managed to stop the shooter and his rampage, to receive a hero’s welcome at the State of the Union address.  At that time the president promised Munley that all the victims would be well cared for.

Instead the shooting was classified as workplace violence causing many of the victims and their families to lose benefits they would have received had this been classified as a terrorist act.

“Betrayed is a good word,” former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline.”

“Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of,” she said. “In fact they’ve been neglected.”

For additional information see the previous CDN article “Workplace Violence Label…

Breaking News: Gunfight in ICE Office: 1 Dead 1 Wounded

On Thursday an ICE agent opened fire upon his supervisor during a dispute, upon which another agent opened fire killing the first agent who opened fire in a federal building on  the seventh floor of the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building in downtown Long  Beach that houses ICE, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Probation and  Parole Office, according to Fox News. While details are still sketchy, there are confirmed reports of 1 dead ICE agent and 1 injured. The injured officer is still hospitalized and listed as in stable condition.

CNN currently reports it as follows:

“The situation began … as an incidence of workplace violence involving two federal agents in their office space,” said Steven Martinez, assistant director of the FBI office in Los Angeles. “When the incident escalated, one agent fired several rounds at the other agent, wounding him.”

The agent shot suffered multiple injuries and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

Martinez said a third colleague intervened and fired at the shooter, killing him.

As this story develops, updates will be posted on this story.