Giuliani’s failure to provide FDNY with adequate radios must be investigated

This BNF investigative report calls attention to four key questions about Rudy’s handling of the broken radios from firemen’s families and experts:

* Why was nothing done to improve FDNY radio performance for seven years after a clear need was demonstrated in the 1993 World Trade Center attack?

* When new radios were finally ordered, why did the city block other companies besides Motorola from bidding on the contract?

* Once Motorola was given the contract, why did its cost jump from $1.4 million to $14 million?

* Why were these new radios never tested?

These questions should and must be investigated. New York City councilman Eric Gioia has the power to begin an investigation. If we can garner enough attention and signers, we have a major opportunity to help launch an investigation. Since you live in the NYC area, it is especially important you sign and get others in New York to sign as well. We want all signers, of course, but it will be doubly helpful, maybe even triply, if we can get a large number of New Yorkers to sign the petition.



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