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To Ilhan and AOC: It was more than ‘some people did something’

The Throggs Neck 9/11 Memorial lists those who perished on Tuesday, September 11th.
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Ignatius Adanga, Sophia Addo, Emmanuel Afuakwah, Anthony Alvarado, Patrick Asante, Robert Baierwalter, Gerard Baptiste, Victor Barbosa, Peter Bielfeld, Brian Bilcher, Christopher Blackwell, Juan Borda Leyva, Patrice Braut, Keefe Brooks, Liam Callaghan, Jose Cardona, Jose Castro, Angela Cestero, Gregorio Chavez, Nestor Cintron III, Donna Clarke, John M. Collins, Sol E. Colon, Soled Colon, Brenda Conway, Helen Cook, Thomas Gullen III, John Diallara, Thomas Damaskinos, Nana Dansq, Jose De Pena, Nereida Dejesus, Manuel Del Valle Jr., Jose Depena, Jerry Devito, Nancy Diaz, Jeffrey Dingle, Melissa Doi, Jerome Dominguez, Elvira Earthman, Christopher Samuel Epps, Patricia Fagan, Kristen Fiedel, Thomas Foley, Richard Gabriel, John Gallagher, Lourdes Galletti, Thomas Gambino Jr., Charles Garbarini, Mon Gjonbalaj, Jenine Gonzalez, Calvin Cooding, Elvira Granitto, Linda Grayling, Derrick Green, David Grimmer, Bilma Guerrido, Geoffrey Guja.

Babita Guman, Robert Hamilton, Michael Healey, Aisha Harris, Brian Hickey, Dajuan Hodges, Patrick Hoey, Michael Iken, Fred Ill, Ariel Jacobs, Angel Juarbe, Jr., Joseph Kellett, Maurice Patrick Kelly, Chris Kirby, victor Kwarkye, Alan Lafrance, Hamidou Larry, Alexis Ledug, Stephen Paul Lefkowitz, Nancy Liz, Luis Lopez, Michael Lynch, Michael Lyos, John Marshall, William McGinn, Jisley Mcnish, Raymond Meisenheimer, Antonio Melendez, Steve Mercado, Diakite Minata, Manuel Molina, Luis Morales, John Moran, Yvette Moreno, Cynthia Motus Wilson, Dennis Mulligan, Raymond Murphy, Luke Nee, Juan Nieves Jr., Curtis Noel, Thomas O’Hagan, Timothy O’Sullivan, Rene Padilla-Chavarria, Orio J. Palmer, Hardai Casey Parbhu, Angela Susan Perez, Dominick Agostino Pezzulo, Suzette Piantieri.

Vincent Princiotta, Brandon Powell, Donald Regan, Christian M.O. Regenhard, Howard Reich, Rudolph Riccio, Alan Richman, Carmen Rivera, Carmen Alicia Rivera, Juan John Rivera, Juan William Rivera, James Romito, David Ruddle, Gilbert Ruiz, Juan Salas, Esmerlin Salcedo, Kirsten Rees Santiago, Fred Scheffold Jr., Gerard Schranc, Kathryn Shatzoff, Gregory Sikorsky, Joseph Spor, Fitzroy St. Rose, Derek Sword, Rachel Tamares, Stanley Temple, Harry Thompson, Vanavah Thompson, William Harry Thompson, Hector Tirado Jr., Abdoul Traore, William Valcarcel, Lento Valentin, Richard Vanhine, Claric West, Glen Wilkerson, David Williams, Andrew Zucker, Mannie Leroy Clark, John Coughlin, Vincent Danz, Dennis Lawrence Devlin, Stephen Driscoll, Carlos R. Lillo, Jennieann Maffeo, Paul Rizza, Darryl L. McKinney, Sean Patruck Tallon, Dorris Torres, James A. Waring, Walter E. Weaver.

These are the 157 Bronxites that were killed because ‘some people did something’ on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Roughly 5% of the total 2, 977 people killed by the worst act of terrorism on U.S., let alone New York City soil.

Representative Ilhan Omar and her apologist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, denoting the attacks of September 11th into ‘some people did something’ is simply unacceptable.

Our publication lost staff that day; everyone in this city lost or knows someone who was lost that day.

To be clear, this is not about policy, this is about respect.

The respect owed to everyone that was heinously murdered heading into work on a Tuesday morning in New York City and those that were lost at the Pentagon or in a field in Pennsylvania for no sensible reason.

It’s easy to say that ‘some people did something’ in a room of benefactors, how about we up the ante and you say it to a first responder from our borough?

The Bronx Times Reporter would be happy to arrange.

Updated 11:05 am, April 18, 2019
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