Letter from Patricia Perry, Mother of 9/11 Victim John William Perry, Esq., to Senator Durbin Expressing Concerns about Adding Amendments that Would Expand the USA Patriot Act to Legislation Implementing the 9/11 Commission's Recommendations

Document Date: September 22, 2004

Dear Senator. Durbin,

I’m writing to you because I know that you are working on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, and you have worked on legislation to protect civil liberties. I have concerns that the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission might be encumbered by amendments designed to extend or expand the Patriot Act. Our family lost a son/brother in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and we support the position of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission. We want the Congress to stand firm in protecting the guarantees of the Bill of Rights and other Amendments to the Constitution, which protect citizens from government intrusion into our private lives. Please do not allow this legislation to be used to expand the Patriot Act.


Patricia J. Perry
Mother of NYPD Officer John William Perry, Esq.

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