Week 2 – Wake Up the DA with 1,000 Letters!

source: NYC CAN   June 8, 2010

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. 


Ted Walter


Week 2 of Wake Up the DA With 1,000 Letters – June 8-11, 2010

The Campaign:

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 info@nyccan.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.

Week 2 Letter
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
Dear Sirs:
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


Craig Bartmer, Former NYPD, and 9/11 First Responder:[i] “All of a sudden, the radios exploded and everybody started screaming, ‘Get away, get away, get away from it!’  And, I was like a deer in the headlights.  And I looked up, and…Two guys that I knew were on the transit radio.  I don’t know if those tapes are out there… And I looked up, and it was nothing I would ever imagine seeing in my life. You know the thing started peeling in on itself and,  I mean  there was an umbrella of crap seven feet over my head that I just stared at.  Somebody grabbed my shoulder and I started running, and the shit’s hitting the ground behind me.  And the whole time you’re hearing, ‘THOOM! THOOM! THOOM! THOOM! THOOM!’  So, I, I think I know an explosion when I hear it, you know? So yeah, I wanna know what took that building down.  I don’t think it was a fire and it certainly wasn’t a plane…It had some damage to it but nothing like what they’re saying…I am shocked at the[official] story we’ve heard about it, to be quite honest.”  [Underlining emphasis added.]

Kevin McPadden, Emergency Medical Technician, and 9/11 First Responder:[ii] “And, at the last few seconds, he took his hand off [the radio] and you heard “3-2-1”, and he was just saying, ‘Just run for your life, just run for your life.’  And then it was like another two, three seconds, you heard explosions.  Like BA-BOOOOOM!  And it’s like a distinct sound…BA-BOOOOOM!  And you felt a rumble in the ground, like, almost like you wanted to grab onto something.  That, to me, I knew that was an explosion.  There was no doubt in my mind.” [Underlining emphasis added.]

Peter DeMarco, Daily News:[iii] “[T]here was a rumble.  The building’s top row of windows popped out.  Then all the windows on the thirty-ninth floor popped out.  Then the thirty-eighth floor.  Pop! Pop! Pop! was all you heard until the building sunk into a rising cloud of gray.”

First Year NYU Medical Student interviewed on 1010 Wins Radio only a few minutes after the building’s collapse, identified only by his first name, Darryl:[iv] “We heard this sound that sounded like a clap of thunder.  Turned around, we were shocked to see that the building was – well, it looked like there was a shock wave ripping through building, and the windows all busted out.  It was horrifying.  And then, about a second later the bottom floor caved out and the building followed after that.  And we saw the building collapse down all the way to the ground.”  [Underlining emphasis added.]

(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.

Michael Currid, FDNY (his account takes place before noon, approximately 5.5 hours prior to Building 7’s destruction):[vii] “Someone from the Office of Emergency Management told us that this building was in serious danger of collapse.  The consensus was that it was basically a lost cause and we should not lose anyone else trying to save it.  Rich, a few other people and I went inside to the stairwells and started yelling up, ‘Drop everything and get out!’”

Peter Hayden, Deputy Chief, FDNY:[viii]

“We had our special operations people set up surveying instruments to monitor, and see if there was any movement of [WTC 7].  We were concerned of the possibility of collapse of the building.  And we had a discussion with one particular engineer there, and we asked him, if we allowed it to burn could we anticipate a collapse, and if so, how soon?… And it turned out that he was pretty much right on the money, that he said, ‘In its current state, you have about five hours.’”


The following accounts suggest a very different story:

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, FOX News:[ix] “Shortly before the building [WTC 7] collapsed, several NYPD officers and Con-Edison workers told me that Larry Silverstein…was on the phone with his insurance carrier to see if they would authorize the controlled demolition of the building – since its foundation was already unstable and expected to fall.

“A controlled demolition would have minimized the damage caused by the building’s imminent collapse and potentially save lives. Many law enforcement personnel, firefighters and other journalists were aware of this possible option.”


Indira Singh, Emergency Medical Technician, and 9/11 First Responder:[x] “By noon or one o’clock they told us we had to move from that triage site up to Pace University a little further away because Building 7 was going to come down or being brought down.

Interviewer: Did they actually use the word brought down and who was it that was telling you this?

“The fire department, the fire department, and they did use the word ‘we’re going to have to bring it down.’…There was another panic around 4 o’clock because they were bringing the building down and people seemed to know this ahead of time.”


Kevin McPadden, Emergency Medical Technician, and 9/11 First Responder:[xi] “The firefighters were picking up, and they were starting to roll out…The Red Cross rep was like, he goes over and he says [to us], ‘You gotta stay behind this line because they’re thinking about bringing the building down’…He goes over and he asks one of the… firefighters what was going on…He came back over with his hand over the radio and [you could hear] what sounded like a countdown.  And, at the last few seconds, he took his hand off [the radio] and you heard “3-2-1”, and he was just saying, ‘Just run for your life, just run for your life.’”

[i] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uso9sCOakEQ. Starts at 2:05 into the video; ends at the 3:40.

[ii] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STbD9XMCOho

[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.

[ix] http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/04/22/jeffrey-scott-shapiro-jesse-venture-book-lies-truthers-ground-zero-sept-shame/

[x] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpdjPnewwDQ

[xi] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STbD9XMCOho


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