Email correspondence with the Dept. of Homeland Security - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Email correspondence with the Dept. of Homeland Security

Posted: Updated:

-----Original Message-----

From: Chandler, Matthew

Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 4:13 PM

To: Christina Munoz

Subject: RE: RESPONSE & REFERRAL: KATV - Little Rock shooting (UNCLASSIFIED)

 

Hello -

Your inquiry should be directed to the Department of Justice.

Thanks,

 

Matt

 

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Christina Munoz [mailto:cmunoz@KATV.com]

Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 4:59 PM

To: Mediainquiry@dhs.gov

Subject: FW: RESPONSE & REFERRAL: KATV - Little Rock shooting

(UNCLASSIFIED)

 

Hi there!

My name is Christina Munoz and I work for KATV Channel 7 News, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas.

I'm hoping you can help me out with a story I'm working on.

The families of the two men that were shot while standing outside a recruiting office in Little Rock in June of 2009 (Private William Long was killed, Private Quinton Ezeagwula was injured) are hoping to get Purple Heart awards for their loved ones.

I've been told the reason is because the incident was considered "criminal" and not an international act of terrorism. So my question now is... why?

The killer, Carlos Bledsoe aka Abdulhakim Muhammad, claimed to be a terrorist (trained in Yemen) and shot the men in uniform because of their uniforms and because of his hatred of the US military. Is there a set of guidelines used to determine whether an incident is classified as a terrorist attack? Or is it on a case-by-case basis?

I'd love to talk to you more about it... you can call anytime. Or you can email a statement or any other information that can help us out.

Thanks so much for your help!!

 

Christina Munoz

Channel 7 News

 

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Authorities await ID on body found in burned car

    Authorities await ID on body found in burned car

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:17:48 GMT
    Authorities are investigating after a person was found dead inside of a burned car in St. Francis County.More >>
    Authorities are investigating after a person was found dead inside of a burned car in St. Francis County.More >>
  • Homeless man arrested in stabbing death of NLR man

    Homeless man arrested in stabbing death of NLR man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:01:39 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – A homeless man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing a man to death. Little Rock police officers were called to 1400 North Street, but were flagged down by a white male, Leslie Webb, on La Harpe.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – A homeless man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing a man to death. Little Rock police officers were called to 1400 North Street, but were flagged down by a white male, Leslie Webb, on La Harpe.More >>
  • Cold Front To Increase Showers and T-Storms Thursday

    Cold Front To Increase Showers and T-Storms Thursday

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:50:29 GMT
    A cold air mass will remain over Arkansas this Christmas holiday. With sunshine on this Christmas Eve we'll see highs only in the upper 30s to mid 40's over the state.More >>
    Warm conditions will dominate the upcoming weekend and beyondMore >>