First off, the Building7Footage.com website has been updated with a bigger screen, a more widely viewable video format, and sleeker look. Go see what the District Attorney’s office will be looking at as they open all the letters we sent last week!
Which brings us to the news you may be waiting for. We finished the week with a grand total of 133 letters. Well short of our ambitious goal of 1,000, but enough to feel confident that the DA’s office is taking notice.
So, thank you very much to everyone who participated. For everyone who didn’t participate, it’s not too late! In fact, Week 2 is the perfect time to multiply the size of our campaign so that just when the DA’s office thinks the letters will stop flowing in, they begin experiencing a noticeable increase.
Another reason why Week 2 is the perfect time to get involved is that this week’s letter is probably the most important out of all four weeks. It points the DA toward developing testimonial evidence, which will ultimately be the most helpful kind of evidence for investigating and prosecuting those responsible for Building 7’s destruction.
To help you get more people in your networks involved, the instructions have been refined, the action alert and letter are now posted on NYC CAN’s Channel Your Voice page (the link is http://nyccan.org/join.php), and a downloadable Word file has been posted there.
Let’s do our best to reach 1,000 letters, because if there’s anybody we should be appealing to and educating, it’s the Manhattan DA.
Thank you for your continued belief and commitment.
This is the second week of our 4-week campaign urging the Manhattan District Attorney to investigate the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7. To bring Building 7 fully to the attention of the District Attorney, our goal is to flood the DA’s office with 1,000 letters and faxes per week. With 1,000 letters and faxes we will show the DA just how widespread the desire for a new investigation is. We are counting on you to take part in this gigantic grassroots effort no matter who you are or how busy you are. Together we can wake up the District Attorney so that when the time is right he will be ready to prosecute those responsible for the destruction of Building 7.
How it works:
We ask you to send only one letter per week. At the end of each week, we report how many letters and faxes were sent the previous week. This way we all get to know whether or not we reached our goal, and we are all depending on each other to action. Without action what hope do we have.
At the beginning of each week we send out and post a template of the letter for that week. We encourage you to edit the letter to make it your own, but please be sure to stick to what the letter is saying.
Each week will cover a different topic so that the District Attorney’s office can be comprehensively educated about the destruction of Building 7 in a way that is easy to absorb. The weeks are as follows:
Week 1: Getting the DA’s office to watch footage of Building 7 – COMPLETED
Week 2: Testimonial Evidence – THIS WEEK
Week 3: Physical Evidence
Week 4: Technical Evidence (analysis of footage)
-Download the Word File or copy/paste the letter by going to NYC CAN’s website, edit it as you wish, and mail or fax it to the District Attorney’s office. We are asking you to mail or fax your letter because the District Attorney’s office asks for complaints to be written. The fax # for the Special Prosecutions Bureau of the District Attorney’s Office is (212) 335-8914 (212) 335-8914 (212) 335-8914 (212) 335-8914 . The mailing address is included in the letter template.
-Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you sent your letter so we can record a total for that week. Please write SENT in the subject of your email unless you have something else to report or suggest.
-Forward this action alert to as many people as possible, post it on blogs, websites, facebook, etc. The link to direct people to is http://nyccan.org/join.php. When you forward the action alert, please encourage your friends to sign up on the website to receive our action alerts directly.
We thank you with all of our heart for standing up and taking action.
To: Cy Vance, Jr. District Attorney of New York County;
Thomas Wornom, Bureau Chief, Special Prosecutions Bureau
New York County District Attorney Office
ATTN: Special Prosecutions Bureau
1 Hogan Place, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10013
June 8, 2010
As per the letters sent to you last week, it is my firm conviction that the New York County District Attorney’s office has a responsibility to investigate the destruction of World Trade Center 7 (“Building 7”) on September 11, 2001. In this letter, I would like to bring to your attention the following matters, discussed fully below my signature, which would aid in the investigation of the destruction of Building 7:
1) Eye-witness accounts of explosions during the destruction of Building 7 that support the conclusion Building 7 was demolished with explosives.
2) Statements relating to foreknowledge that Building 7 would be demolished. A proper investigation into this matter should yield actionable evidence of who prepared and executed the demolition of Building 7.Thank you for your attention to this most important matter.
(1) Eye-witness Accounts
(2) Statements Indicating Foreknowledge
Note: Prior to the destruction of Building 7, no steel-frame high rise had ever succumbed to fire. Afterwards, the NY Times would report, “Engineers and other experts…were for weeks still stunned by what happened with 7 World Trade Center…‘We know what happened at 1 and 2, but why did 7 come down?’”[v] In May 2002, eight months later, FEMA would say, “The specifics of the fires in WTC 7 and how they caused the building to collapse remain unknown at this time…[T]he best hypothesis has only a low probability of occurrence.”[vi] Given 1) the lack of precedent for fire-induced collapse of steel-frame high rises, 2) the “low probability of occurrence” of a fire-induced collapse, and 3) the engineering community’s inability to explain Building 7’s destruction after it happened, we must ask how officials at the scene were able to predict Building 7’s destruction with such certainty and precision several hours in advance.
The following accounts suggest a very different story:
[iii] Chris Bull and Sam Erman, Editors, “At Ground Zero: Young Reporters Who Were There Tell Their Stories,” New York, NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2002, p. 97.
[iv] http://whatreallyhappened.com/IMAGES/wtc7_med2.wma (audio file, no visual)
[v] James Glanz, “Engineers Suspect Diesel Fuel in Collapse of 7 World Trade Center,” New York Times, November 29, 2001. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/29/nyregion/29TOWE.html?pagewanted=1
[vi] Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “World Trade Center Building Performance Study,” Washington DC. May 1, 2002, Chapter 5 p. 31. http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/mat/wtcstudy.shtm
[vii] Dean E. Murphy, Editor, “September 11: An Oral History,” New York, NY: Doubleday, 2002, p.175-176.
[viii] British Broadcasting Company, “Conspiracy Files: 9/11 – The Third Tower,” 2008.