Status: November 19, 2004 — (COMPLAINANT BIOGRAPHIES)
AMENDED AND RESTATED
CITIZENS’ COMPLAINT AND PETITION
TO ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
FOR AN INDEPENDENT GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION
Originally Filed: October 28, 2004
Filed as amended and restated: November 19, 2004
Signatures of Complainants in Support of
Complaint and Petition
Dr. Faiz Khan
Jenna Orkin, Chairwoman
World Trade Center Environmental Organization
Father of Robert McIlvaine, Lost at World Trade Center
9/11 EMT and Founder of Ground Zero for Peace
Victim of Toxic Dust Exposure
World Trade Center employee and survivor
Mother of John W. Perry, Esquire, NYPD, Lost at WTC
Donna Marsh O’Connor
Mother of Vanessa Lang Langer, Lost at WTC
9/11 Victims Family Members
Bob McIlvaine, Oreland, Pennsylvania
Father, 59, of Robert McIlvaine Jr., Princeton class of 1997, Assistant Vice-president of Media Relations for Merrill Lynch & Co., who was attending a banking conference on the 106th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Bob is currently a teacher in Oreland, Pennsylvania.
Donna Marsh O’Connor, Liverpool, New York
Mother of Vanessa Lang Langer, WTC Tower II, 93rd floor. 19 year veteran teacher of writing and rhetoric at Syracuse University, now a columnist at the Project for an Old American Century (POAC).
Patricia Perry, Seaford, NY
Mother of John William Perry, Esquire, NYPD, killed on the mezzanine of World Trade Center Tower One while rescuing survivors. John Perry worked for five of his eight years on the NYPD as a lawyer and was a member of the Nassau County NYCLU Chapter board of directors from 1994. Mrs. Perry is mother of John, Janice and Joel, one-time teacher/secretary/sales rep; She is a graduate of University of Kansas School of Education and married James Perry from Missouri and also graduate of KU; they moved to New York in 1960. She is a former Board member and past president of the NYCLU.
William Rodriguez, New York City
William Rodriguez, formerly an American Building Maintenance employee for twenty years, was responsible for inspection and maintenance at the World Trade Center and held the master key for the stairs. He was the last person to leave the building on September 11 and has been credited with saving many lives.
For his efforts, he received the National Hero Award from the Senate of Puerto Rico. Since September 11, Mr. Rodriguez has been very active in all aspects of the relief efforts, including the memorial, the federal fund and the charities, as well as appearing before many government officials on such topics.
Mr. Rodriguez has also helped coordinate aid within the Hispanic community, organizing the Hispanic Victims Group, which is working with 150 families. He attended Sacred Heart University and lives in Jersey City, NJ.
Jenna Orkin, New York City
Jenna Orkin is the founder and Chairperson of the World Trade Center Environmental Organization (wtceo.org.) A writer who has been published in the New York Times and the national Indian newspaper, The Hindu, Ms. Orkin is one of the activists who have devoted the last three years to testifying at all levels of Congress, demonstrating, lobbying and speaking at scientific panels to achieve comprehensive testing and cleanup of the environmental disaster of 9/11, as well as healthcare for all those affected.
Dr. Faiz Khan, Long Island, NY
Dr. Faiz Khan arrived in NY city when he was a few months old, immigrating with his parents from India. An American Citizen and New York State resident for the past 35 years, he is a practicing physician with dual board specialization in Emergency and Internal medicine; in addition, he holds an assistant professorship in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Khan was on duty in a New York City Emergency Department during the 9/11 attacks and treated victims of the tragedy. Soon after, he was part of the rescue and resuscitation efforts at Ground Zero.
In addition to his duties as physician and mentor for young physicians, Dr. Khan has been active in the peace movement and in bridging understanding between mainstream American political thought and the Islamic World. He serves as an assistant Imam and conducts Friday services in various New York City and Long Island Mosques (including one in TriBeca, 10 blocks up from the Ground Zero site.) He represented the Islamic religion at the post 9/11 services at the UN Chapel. Moreover, Dr. Khan has written and lectured extensively on various topics having to do with the religion of Islam. His audiences have included graduate schools, universities, educators, seminaries, various religous communities, the United Nations NGO community, The New York City Police Department, and the general public at large. Dr. Khan has been featured on both international and national TV and radio. He has been cited in both mainstream and independent press.
Megan Bartlett, New York City
Megan Bartlett is an emergency medical technician (EMT) amongst the first responders to the 9/11 attacks at the WTC. She is co-founder of Ground Zero for Peace, a group made up of first responders who worked in the World Trade Center rubble. The group has eight vocal members, and some other members who remain behind the scene due to job security and harassment concerns. She and her group have no union support, and no company within the first responder work force has offered endorsement. Megan currently works for Metro Care Ambulance Corporation, the largest private ambulance company in New York City; though recent illness due to exposure to toxic WTC dust has left her unable to work.
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