Lawmaker Pushes For Those Killed From 9/11-Related Illnesses


Lawmaker Pushes For Those Killed From 9/11-Related Illnesses

December 12, 2007

The fight to honor first responders killed from toxic September 11th dust continues.

State Senator Eric Adams met with top city officials Wednesday afternoon to propose legislation that would require the medical examiner to list 9/11 as the cause of death on the death certificates of workers who died from illnesses developed after the attacks.

"The most important message we want to send for the family members of 9/11 is that their loved ones were there for us when we needed them and we're going to be there for them," said Adams.

"We believe that the 9/11 emergency responders are heroes and that their illnesses and their deaths that have occurred, and unfortunately the many that will occur in the future, are related to 9/11," said civil rights attorney Norman Siegel.

The city does not support Adams' plan. It does, however, want to honor fallen workers.

Adams says he'll hold off on introducing his legislation while discussions on the matter take place.

How the government treats yesterdays heros is disgraceful.

First Responders are being treated just like many war veterans are and it's a damn shame!