The classical representation of Lady Justice in art and
statues is that she is blind. However, in the original Supreme Court
Chambers (1810-1859) of the United States Capitol, the depiction
of Lady Justice created by Carlo Franzoni
is without a blindfold.
In America, Justice is clear sighted and sees all perspectives
and points of view. On the
cusp of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th
the man responsible for the terrorist attacks on our nation has
been served justice.
On May 5, 2011, President Obama visited the Ground Zero
9/11 Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony to honor the first responders
and victims’ families. When
the World Trade Center Twin Towers were destroyed, all of the officers
who responded and gave their lives were NAPO members. It is appropriate
that the only Law Enforcement leaders invited by the President to
represent the officers who gave their lives on September 11th
were NAPO members including: NAPO President Tom Nee, President of
the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Benevolent
Association Paul Nunziato and President of the New York City Patrolmen’s
Benevolent Association Patrick Lynch. These men represent America’s
would like to give special recognition to all of the heroes of 9/11
especially the officers represented by the following NAPO associations:
The New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association,
The NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association, The NYPD Lieutenants
Benevolent Association, The NYPD Captains Endowment Association,
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Benevolent
Association, The Port Authority Police Detectives Endowment Association,
The Port Authority Police Sergeants Benevolent Association, and
The Port Authority Police Lieutenants Benevolent Association.
NAPO continues to be the strongest unified voice for law
enforcement officers in the United States.