UQ Wire: Petition To Open 9/11 Criminal Probe
9/11 Victims To Petition NY AG To Open Criminal Probe Into 9/11
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9/11 CitizensWatch & 911truth.org
9/11 Victims to Deliver Complaint to NY Attorney General Calling for Full Criminal Investigation of September 11th Attacks
New York, NY (October 26, 2004) - A coalition of 9/11 victim family members, survivors and advocacy groups will deliver a formal complaint requesting a new criminal investigation of 9/11 events to New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer this Thursday following a 2:00 PM press conference outside the Equitable Building (at corner of Nassau and Cedar Streets). The Complaint petitions the Attorney General to launch an independent in-depth criminal and civil probe of significant 9/11 evidence and lines of inquiry suggesting grave official misconduct including criminal negligence, criminal facilitation, and accessorial abetment of murder, assault, insider trading, obstruction of justice, and other violations of New York law.
The Complaint asks the Attorney General to exercise his powers to establish accountability for crimes under New York State law and recover damages incurred by state and local governments from corporations and individuals whose conduct furthered the criminal conspiracy. The Complainants, including victim family members Bill Dolye and Bob McIlvaine both of whom lost their sons, maintain that few if any of these charges or their bodies of supporting evidence were adequately explored or even addressed by the 2002 Joint Intelligence Inquiry or the 9/11 Commission which released its final report last July.
"For many New Yorkers, AG Spitzer is the last hope for establishing the truth about what happened on 9/11 and enforcing the law." noted spokesperson David Kubiak. "Because administration officials have sought to federalize all 9/11 inquiries and classify evidence under the "state secrets" doctrine to preempt local probes and obstruct the Kean Commission, three years after the tragedy there is still has been no comprehensive, credible independent investigation completed. As the elected official ultimately responsible for public safety and criminal law enforcement in New York, the Attorney General clearly has jurisdiction here if he chooses to assert it. Given the scale of 9/11 carnage and the subsequent illnesses and incalculable damages suffered by New York and evidence of cover-up, his constituents are now telling him that he must. Fifteen New York legislators have even stepped up to endorse this demand so we're at a very remarkable choice point in 9/11 history."
Although the Complaint and its detailed appendices are based upon years of investigative journalism and independent research, their crystallization into legal form was triggered by three recent events: 1) the failure of the Kean Commission Report to provide a credible explanation of the 9/11 tragedies, to hold anyone accountable, or answer most of the questions posed by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee *; 2) the August 31st Zogby 9/11 poll** which showed that nearly half of NYC citizens believe government officials were "consciously" complicit in the attacks, and that two-thirds want a new investigation; and 3) the testimony and evidence put forth at the September 9, 2004 9/11 Citizens' Commission hearings in Manhattan, organized by the watchdog and activist groups 9/11 CitizensWatch and 911truth.org.
The Complaint is also foreshadowed in today's release of the "9/11 Statement," a call for trenchant new investigations signed by over 100 American opinion leaders including presidential candidates Nader, Badnarik and Cobb as well as 50 supportive 9/11 families.
Copies of the "9/11 Statement" and the Complaint will be available one half hour prior to the 2:00 PM Thursday press conference at the northwest corner of Cedar and Nassau Streets (NE corner of Equitable Building). The 9/11 Statement will be posted at http://www.911truth.org from 2:00 PM today. The Spitzer Complaint will be posted at www.justicefor911.org following the Thursday press conference. Further details to follow.
Kyle F. Hence, 9/11 CitizensWatch Voice: 401-935-7715 -- 212-243-7787 firstname.lastname@example.org
David Kubiak, 911truth.org 207-967-2390
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