The Atlanta City Council declared the massacres perpetrated by Robert Aaron Long in the city’s massage centers as a “disaster incident”.
The measure, which was approved unanimously by the Council, will eliminate the taxes that those affected would have to pay on the hundreds of thousands of dollars they have received in donations.
“The city is declaring the incident an emergency,” said Councilmember Jennifer Ide.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta is the group that will process all financial offerings made to survivors and victims.
Robert Aaron Long shot and killed 8 people on March 16 at three massage spas in the Atlanta metropolitan area. After his appearance before the authorities, he declared that he has problems with sexual addiction and that those places represented a “temptation” for him.