SHAMEFUL … Sons of FDNY Firefighters Killed By 9/11 Illness Losing Chance to Serve … Government Bureaucrats Say Their Father’s Deaths Weren’t Heroic Enough to be Considered “In the Line of Duty”


And we wonder why people hate the government … What a disgrace, shameful, simply shameful!!!

Ever wonder why Government  bureaucrats  are hated so much? One needs to look no further than the NY Post exclusive story where the son’s of fallen New York City firefighters that were killed because of post 9/11 related illnesses. These government bureaucrats, who will never be confused with heroes, made the determination that the son’s of  firefighters as a result of ‘Ground Zero” illnesses, that their deaths were not heroic enough to be considered killed “in the line of duty”. NYC has a convoluted point system that is provided to those that want to be firefighters and given the son’s of fallen heroes added bonus points, called “legacy points”. However, NYC bureaucrats denied these points to the son’s who’s fathers died as a result of illnesses that resulted from them being at Ground Zero on that fateful day that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center killing nearly 3000 individuals.


They dreamed of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11-related illnesses.

But then government bureaucrats declared their dads’ deaths weren’t heroic enough to be fully considered “in the line of duty.”

At least 13 men who banked on a longstanding FDNY policy granting children of firefighters who died on the job preferential status are devastated because their dreams have gone up in smoke.

“We’ve all been waiting at least five years just to get in the running to get the job. And now that we’re here, they’ve taken away the legacy of our fathers,” said Scott Barocas, whose father, Capt. Sheldon Barocas, died in 2011 from a 9/11-related cancer.

Barocas, 28, is among the unlucky group who received a letter in May from the FDNY notifying them of a mind-boggling interpretation of civil service law that their dads — who endured slow deaths from 9/11-related illnesses — died on administrative duty.

New York Gov. Cuomo has not signed the bill that would redefine death by 9/11 illnesses to as ‘killed in line of duty.’

What else would we expect these days from morons who deal with the 9-11 terror attack and the brave heroes who gave their lives and ran into buildings and helped other at Ground Zero not knowing what they were being exposed to? Is this the way we honor their memories? But when we have idiots at the 9-11 Memorial museum dissing the iconic picture of firefighters raising the America flag as being too ‘rah-rah” America … what would we expect from ignorant liberal government bureaucrats.

This needs to be changed and changed now!

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    5 Responses to “SHAMEFUL … Sons of FDNY Firefighters Killed By 9/11 Illness Losing Chance to Serve … Government Bureaucrats Say Their Father’s Deaths Weren’t Heroic Enough to be Considered “In the Line of Duty””

    1. Westfield on July 31st, 2013 10:27 pm

      Please name ALL the scum bureaucrats and post their pictures along with addresses including zip codes. Lets repeat this artical over and over till many get a chance to see it.

    2. jjohn on August 1st, 2013 2:44 am

      The Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act: EVERY.SINGLE.NO VOTE.WAS.BY.A.REPUBLICAN.
      So don’t try and sell your readers this supposed “liberal” line of attack bs. It was the conservatives that tried to block money to help the families of these sick first responders, not the liberals. Get your facts straight.

      Now as far as these “legacy points”…I read back, and could you be any more hypocritical? Are you now saying that some people should get preferential treatment over others? Are you now saying that some people should get preferential treatment based on birthrights rather than a competitive exam process, fair to all applicants? Are you now saying that if there are more qualified people ahead of someone then they don’t deserve the job before someone else does?
      If being a child of a FDNY member bumps you up to the top of the list (or from 11000th place to 300th place like I read) is that not the very definition of preferential treatment?

      By the way, if you ever had to get to get triple bypass surgery, would you want the best surgeon or the son of the best surgeon who got the job because of tradition but doesn’t know a scalpel from a butter knife?
      SM: The state of NY is entirely run by one party, Gov, House and Senate all run by Democrat party.

      I don’t make the rules, if an applicant is a legacy, and the rules say that is to be considered. It happens in many other things like college and jobs. Why would anyone think this is any different?

    3. SUPER DAVE on August 1st, 2013 10:19 am

      most of these firefighters were probably white. hence, the diss by the government.

    4. SUPER DAVE on August 2nd, 2013 7:25 am

      nice try at democrat propaganda jjohn. it never works on those who can think for themselves. only democrats believe what is being force fed to them by their token president because they have to be led to water. can’t find it on their own because they are either not allowed to or, they don’t have a brain to think with.
      i have never witnessed so many weak minds as the democrat communist party has amassed.

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