2011-05-19 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: Do you think the $50 million bounty approved by Congress for information leading to the capture of Osama Bin Laden should instead be distributed to organizations that provide service or aid to 9/11 first responders, families and survivors? Briefly explain.
Compiled by Bill O’Neill




“Yes. I’m a 9/11 first responder. Definitely, I deserve it. Look at all the problems we’ve had — health-wise, mentally. I still have flashbacks of helping victims of 9/11.” –Ricardo Jiminez, Bushwick “Yes. I’m a 9/11 first responder. Definitely, I deserve it. Look at all the problems we’ve had — health-wise, mentally. I still have flashbacks of helping victims of 9/11.” –Ricardo Jiminez, Bushwick

“Yes. Because their families were personally targeted. The money should be distributed equally among the families.” –Iliana Lovera, Canarsie “Yes. Because their families were personally targeted. The money should be distributed equally among the families.” –Iliana Lovera, Canarsie

“Of course they should give the money to all FDNY and NYPD families that were there. Definitely. They put their lives on the line for us every day.” –Mike Clancy, Canarsie “Of course they should give the money to all FDNY and NYPD families that were there. Definitely. They put their lives on the line for us every day.” –Mike Clancy, Canarsie

“They could use that money for other purposes — definitely toward education, getting more teachers. They could build more homeless shelters — and help women who suffered through domestic violence.” –Jeffrey Thompson, Queens “They could use that money for other purposes — definitely toward education, getting more teachers. They could build more homeless shelters — and help women who suffered through domestic violence.” –Jeffrey Thompson, Queens

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