Sam Cannizzaro, 80, a retired FDNY firefighter with a 33-year career, lost his son, FF Brian Cannizzaro, in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Today, he carried his son’s banner at the 15th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run, reported Jim Waggoner in the Staten Island Advance.
“They say time heals all wounds, but that’s baloney,” he said. “It really doesn’t. It might smooth it out a little bit, but it never heals the pain. People mean well when they say they understand, but they don’t really understand.
President Barack Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) on Friday. JASTA would allow victims of terrorism to sue state-sponsored supporters of attacks reports Kevin Liptak of CNN.
Both Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders say they’ll override the veto. JASTA overwhelmingly passed in both the House and the Senate.
JASTA would end other countries’ US immunity from lawsuits if they were implicated in terror attacks, allowing federal civil suits to go forward.
Under JASTA, families of September 11th victims could sue Saudi Arabian officials.
FDNY firefighters who worked at the site of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks have an elevated risk of prostate and thyroid cancers compared to thousands of firefighters in San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia who weren’t exposed, finds a new study in the latest issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, writes Gail Kalinosk in DotMed.