A New York judge has dismissed DUI and firearm charges against a 9/11 rescue worker, citing the man's status as an "American hero." In granting the motion to dismiss, the judge cited the work done by Michael McCormack at Ground Zero and the symbolic significance of the now-iconic "World Trade Center flag" that McCormack reported recovering at the site. McCormack has become a frequently quoted critic of the government, suggesting that the 9/11 attack might have been an "inside job."
Charges Dropped Against 9/11 Rescue Worker due to Hero Status
New York Law Journal
December 3, 2008