Skip to comments.911 Memorial Park Arson: Fire Reveals 911 Victims Stored in Temporary Tent
Posted on 11/01/2009 6:36:08 PM PST by mondoreb
Man Sets Fire to 911 Memorial in New York City: Reveals Lax Security and the Fate of 911 Victim's Bodies Stored in Temporary Tent
New York City Fiasco: Eight Years and Counting, 911 Victims Still Stored in Temporary Tent Next to Morgue
According to the New York Post, a Harvard Law grad, Brian Schroeder, 26, originally from Texas, allegedly set fire to the 911 makeshift memorial where the victim's remains are stored. While none of the remains were damaged, many of the mementos left by friends and family were destroyed. Schroeder gave himself up by walking into the 13th Precinct Police Headquarters.
According to ABC News, due to the fire, "little remains inside the chapel", while authorities were "unsure" whether some of the mementos had been stolen, or, lost to the fire.
Firefighters got a call at about 9 a.m. to respond to Memorial Park, a weatherproof tent on Manhattan's East Side where the city is storing the remains of 9/11 victims who have yet to be identified.
The fire damaged a wooden bench, while mementos pictures, notes, flowers honoring the dead disappeared.
Even so, the fire revealed the status of the the remains of the victims eight years after the single most devastating attack upon American soil, and the "Memorial" built by the city, a weatherproof tent next to the Coroner's office.
For those who believe the government will "fix" the problem of "healthcare", this is a cautionary tale as the next step planned for the 911 Memorial is due to open in two years, a Memorial "Preview" site, set to open ten years after 911:
[ABOVE: Tent where 9-11 victims' remains are/were stored.]
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Strange, but I guess they need those bodies close by for some reason. If the memorial has already been designed, why haven’t they built the facility first that would house these individuals?
Too busy planning the colossal monument to the egos of architects, developers, and politicians, which is to be called the “Freedom Tower” (and will be leased mostly to state government agencies, because private businesses have shown little interest in moving into this idiotic, inconvenient, glaring invitation to al Qaeda to “do it again”).
I just thought the remains would have been secured better—for a variety of reasons. And I thought wrong.
None of the remains, which are destined for a memorial at the World Trade Center, were damaged but “mementos and candles left by family members in honor of 9/11 victims were destroyed or possibly stolen,” Mayor Bloomberg said earlier yesterday.
Police sources told The Post they believe Schroeder was acting on a drunken dare, but have no other motive for the offensive oddball act of arson.
“How does someone walk into a place that’s supposed to be secure and just light a fire?” asked FDNY Deputy Chief Jimmy Riches, who lost his son and fellow firefighter, Jimmy, in the Twin Towers. “It’s beyond me.”
The Fire Department was able to quickly extinguish the 9 a.m. fire inside the tent, which is operated by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
It is not clear how Schroeder, a Duke University grad who had moved to New York recently to accept a position with a law firm, was able to get into the compound, but authorities got a report of a break-in about an hour before the fire.
“I just heard about this and it’s hard to grasp. Clearly my prayers are with [Brian],” said a relative of the suspect. “With all my experiences with [him], he didn’t have any radical agenda. Nothing but a good person.”
No radical agenda? Then I suppose this is a different Brian Schroeder then.
Harvard Law School has created a task force to recommend methods of ameliorating the effects of on-campus military recruitment on the schools gay and lesbian population, leaders of a student group said yesterday.
The committee is currently comprised of six students, though Paik said that the group is soliciting input from faculty as well. The members include first-year students Alexis I. Caloza 04, Brian A. Schroeder, and Rosen; second-year student Elizabeth I. Tossell; and third-year students Paik and Peter C. Renn.
Updated to include this info in it. h/t and Thanks.
April, 2009 DUKE THEATER...Brian Schroeder (T’’05) just finished his first year of Harvard Law School. Brian Schroeder recently performed in the Parody , an annual student-written musical satirizing life and the law, and will be co-producing the HLS Drama Society’s fall show, The Wild Party .
Aug. 19, 2003.. Brian Schroeder, 20, is going to be a junior at Duke University. He interned for a Broadway production company this summer and stayed at N.Y.U.s Cliff St. dorm in Lower Manhattan. Schroeder immersed himself in New York City nightlife (DRUNK) and culture during his two months in the city. The strength of Manhattan lies in its cultural diversity and the opportunities here, he said. Other great aspects of New York are the amazing array of theatrical productions and the networking that can take place inside and outside the office.
The cost of living was the major drawback of living in the city, yet Schroeder plans to return next summer for a legal internship. He plans on again staying in N.Y.U. housing next summer, saying he enjoys the atmosphere. This campus is definitely open to meeting more outside people. Duke is a very sheltered community compared to N.Y.U.s diverse and spread-out campus, he said. Among Schroeders favorite places are Chelsea Market and Central Park.
Posted by BILL WARNER PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR at 7:00 PM
Great link...thanks again!
Ah, well. Too bad, Brian. But don't worry. I'm sure you can get work shoveling horse shit back here in Texas. (Pretty much the same thing you would have done as a lawyer, just less figurative.)
They are the unclaimed/unidentified remains. Probably bone fragments? I wonder if no one can agree what to do with them, should they hold them to hope for ID at some point? Or that someone will claim them? (wondering...were there street people around that plaza on 9/11 that no one reported missing?) When I read the unclaimed/unID’d report earlier, I assumed that there has been no decision made yet on what to do with them, although I’m surprised there hasn’t simply been a mass burial in a NYC cemetery by now, with one marker for all.
When did Schroeder convert to Islam?
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