For Immediate Release


Riptide Communications (212) 260-5000 or Donna O'Connor (315) 559-2183

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

9/11 Families Oppose Holder Proposal to Modify Miranda

Family Members of 9/11 Victims Comment on A.G. Holder’s Proposal that Congress Modify the Miranda Warning

NEW YORK - The following statement may be
attributed to
Donna Marsh O'Connor, spokesperson for September 11th
for  Peaceful Tomorrows:

week law enforcement agencies including the FBI and the NYPD
aborted an attempt to kill Americans by following the rule of law. 
to Attorney General Holder the suspect Faisal Shazad was apprehended,
read his
Miranda rights, and began to proffer information vital to US interests,
continuing to speak to this day.  There is already room in Miranda for
postponing the reading of rights in the interests of public safety and
was, indeed, invoked.  Surprisingly, in the face of this success, Holder
now maintains that we should "revisit" Miranda laws for those
apprehended for alleged terrorist activities. We urge caution and we
reason:  we have laws that work to protect our citizens and our
We should not proceed down a road that may become a slippery slope
towards the
curtailment of fundamental due process rights that have served this

To arrange an
interview with a member of September 11th Families for
Tomorrows, please contact David Lerner or Shonna Carter, Riptide
Communications, 212-2605000 or, 


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