September 19, 2003
9/11, families, and freedom of information
Families of those killed on 9/11 are demanding that all the information about the event be released to an investigatory agency [nyt]. I would like to know whether these are the same families who a few weeks ago were outraged that a court ordered the Port Authority to release its audio recordings from that day. If so, it seems a little odd to me. Is it proper, in this case, to claim special privilege: that, because you lost a loved one, information should be made only under the circumstances that you deem appropriate? Maybe I would think differently if I were in their position, but isn't it in everyone's interest to make all the information available, so that people can make their own judgments about it?