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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject: IT'S A MATTER OF TRUST
From Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:00 am to Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:59 am (included)
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Back in April when the first remains were uncovered in the Deutsche Bank Building almost a week passed before the city released the information on the finds.

The release of the information only came after the news of the finds was reported in the news.

Much of the search after these finds was shrouded in secrecy.

The city did not want any outsiders involved with the search and almost 9 months later the search of the building has not been completed.

The city concentrated on trying to explain how remains were found in a building that was previously identified as clear of remains.

Once pressured into an explanation they tried to explain that this was an isolated incident and that because of the condition the initial search was not complete.

The city has yet to identify where the debris was relocated.

Only one fact is certain the city was adamant in not wanting any outside parties involved in the search, especially JPAC.

Flash forward to the accidental discovery of remains by Con Ed workers.

Had their industrial vacuum not been jammed by a human bone we would never even know that these remains existed.

One has to remember that this was not a search operation just a routine clean up.

One has to question how many previous routine cleanups resulted in discarded remains.

Since the finds of these remains the city has once again been very clear about one thing and one thing alone, they did not want any outside agencies involved in the search.

Numerous requests for details of the new search or protocols being used were ignored.

Questions about areas being conveniently left off the grid were left unanswered.

Questions about why only test drillings were being done in areas where many felt remains could be were ignored.

Questions about the reporting of remains being found and the identification of the remains were side stepped.

Two examples of this are

No identifications have been reported from remains from the Deutsche Bank Building.

Rumors have been circulating for weeks that the city has good evidence that the over 200 remains from the first manhole are from a single victim.

There have also been reports of additional searches going on that have not been made public.

This all came to a head yesterday with the release of a report on a Friday prior to a holiday weekend (little media coverage) that sidestepped many issues and presented partial expansion of the current search into areas where we have been calling for complete excavations. (The haul road and the Greek Orthodox Church).

Look for this tower of cards to fall very soon.

When this happens the public might finally realize that we do need JPAC in as we have lost all confidence in the current search.

The city cannot be trusted monitoring their on activities. We need outside oversight.

For almost a year the city has done nothing to gain our trust.

Quite the opposite is true.

Hopefully some things that will be revealed in the near future will force the city to change their current position.

We may finally get what we have been calling for almost a year.

A complete and comprehensive search.

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