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  •  What happened? (0+ / 0-)

    Was it anything specific or just a general culture of X?

    Cthulhu 08, why vote for a lesser evil? Economic -6.12 Social -7.23

    by Timothy Scriven on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 01:40:00 PM PST

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    •  It was because of Rudy (3+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, ubertar, Neon Mama

      and his failure to upgrade the fire department radios that led to the deaths of almost 200 fire fighters when the towers collapsed.
      They were ordered to evacuate and never heard the order.
      The police did hear the orders and were able to get out.

    •  Rudy had 8 yrs to fix the comms problem (2+ / 0-)
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      ubertar, Neon Mama

      between the '93 WTC bombing and 9/11, and didn't. Comms was just one area of a lack of emergency preparedness that ran through his administration, including the ludicrous decision to put his emergency command center in one of the WTC buildings, AFTER it had been attacked once. The general cronyism that went into making public safety decisions (bypassing a highly qualified non partisan candidate for police chief, for instance, in favor of one of his buddies) weakened emergency preparedness.

      He also rushed to clear and then rebuild on the WTC site, when recovery operations hadn't ended. There are several documented cases of body parts being found much later as a result. He didn't want to give up the last few months of spotlight he had...

      NYFD feels like Giuliani's screwing the dead corpses of their brethren for political gain, which is more or less accurate.

      Call me any ugly name you choose --
      The steel of freedom does not stain.
      -- Langston Hughes

      by TheCrank on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 03:06:27 PM PST

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