Expensive things, massacres

On 2 December last year 14 people were shot dead and 22 injured in San Bernadino, California, at a Christmas party.

It sent police and other law enforcement agencies into meltdown.

Now the cost of the response has come in.

$18 million.

The state Senate is now debating who foots the bill for what one senator called the “unusually high expenses for police and medical agencies.”

Some 300 police and agents from city, county, state and federal agencies responded to the attack, the perpetrators of which were dead within five hours of the incident.

State law would only allow the agencies to get 75% reimbursement, but one senator has introduced a piece of legislation allowing for 100% reimbursement.


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