I just heard on the XM satalite PATRIOT channel that a judge found that there was no fault falls on the school..
these are the kinds of ambulance chasing lawyers that support Obozo and the democRATS...Suing for what?
No armed guards?
I thought the RATs were against that idea.
it would have been better if some madman took out a bunch of crooked lawyers, 100 million between mom and the lawyer because baby heard it...try living in the ghetto, they hear shootings and see killings regularly. what should the payoff be to the kids who actually got shot. greedy pos parent and lawyer.
The school did advertise itself as a "gun free zone," didn't it? Isn't that like putting a sign up at your house saying, "Gun free zone," and then being shocked when someone targets you? It happened on their property, they're partially to blame. I have zero sympathy for this school.
This scumbag, money-grubbing, Jill Doe, should be should be down on her knees thanking God for the continued existence of her child, instead of attempting to make a vast fortune from the deaths of so many innocent children.
After reading articles screaming about the NRA and thinking about what the Journal News did - I have a suggestion. Think of the NRA as an "expert system". There are millions of people in the NRA and I doubt that 'all their kids are above average' , so they very likely have constructive suggestions, or basic rules of thumb, for how a parent might deal with potentially dangerous kids. And some ideas might be as simple as parents going step by step. If your kid can't handle a BB gun responsibly, then you probably do not want to get a 22. The NRA does an excellent job promoting safety, but I bet there is some sage advice and wisdom that Lanza's mother could have used - to steer him away from trouble. Your mother can say "you will poke your eye out" - and passing more stupid laws can never have the effect a mother has. And frankly, the socalled mental health professionals are not there either. They are not surrogate parents. They might have something valid to say, but they might have their own agenda. The important thing is that Americans have been dealing with Problem Children for 400 years, and there are effective ways to avoid trouble. It might take a few days of remembering how your parents dealt with problems with adolescents, and collecting anecdotes, to distill some advice, and do's and don'ts. which can spread into the culture. It is the culture that makes most of America safe - and obviously, it is the "culture" that makes lots of other places very unsafe. The culture is slower but a whole lot more effective than legalistic wishful thinking. Once the ball gets rolling, the advice which works spreads around. Anyway - it is just a rough outline of an idea. Maybe the NRA might consider a kind of 'dear abbey' blog for distraught parents who are at their wit's end. Of course, a lot of the culture problem involves language barriers too.One would have to worry about trolls too, and creepy types who would use advice to mask their evil intentions, remembering that No Good Deed Ever Goes Unpunished. So it might be non-trivial, but it might be worth considering.
Basic morals and good family values are what's lacking in this country. The liberal leaders love all this chaos, and fear. The liberal followers now can look to their leader for the answers. The more gun, knife, and any other form of weapons just ends up justifying liberals more job security. People need to be smart and learn to use free prayer to move on from these evils and catastrophes
We now live in an almost Godless, disgusting, entitlement, ambulance chasing, blame the victim society, all thanks to the mentality of the progressive left.
and lawyers wonder why they have such a bad rap, how much do you want to bet that the lawyer contacted the family and not the other way around? i am sure that it is possible but after such a horendous tradgedy most people will not be thinking how to turn a buck on it.
gee an occupy lawyer...what a shock
An attorney seeking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting survivor who heard Adam Lanza’s murderous rampage on a loudspeaker also serves as the official lawyer for Occupy New Haven, WND has found.
some people use anything to sue for...ridiculous, there is no amount to pay for suffering financially...it's greed. they should be trying to help ideally to rebuild relationship through trials of suffering, not use GREED to comfort their financial hunger
Those parents had an opportunity to teach the child how precious life really is. This child survived for a reason. They could have helped their child begin a lifetime of exploring a very fortunate outcome. Instead they are creating a permanent victim out of their child. I think it's likely these parents view their child as some perverted winning lottery ticket. To me, this mentality is perhaps more tragic and detrimental to society then the psychosis suffered by the actual shooter.
Those parents had an opportunity to teach the child how precious life really is. This child survived for a reason. They could have helped their child begin a lifetime of exploring that reason. Instead they are creating a permanent victim out of their child. I think it's likely these parents view their child like some sort of winning lottery ticket. To me, this mentality is perhaps more tragic and detrimental to society then the psychosis suffered by the actual shooter.
Pinsky is clueless. Why doesn't he sue the estate of Adam Lanza? It's not about the money, right? Mr. Pinsky? Right? This is going to be like in Chicago when an empty bus gets in a wreck and 11 people show up in the ER with whiplash.
I am mortified that some of these parents/families are looking to cash in. I'm sorry, but they are just as bad as the low-life ambulance, chasing attorneys who are only in this for themselves.
How can something like this be foreseeable??? IMO, I don't think it would have made any difference what the school did or did not do, the lawsuits would be filed anyways. I understand this child has been traumatized and will need some help. I'm certain the school has been working hard to provide the needed assistance to those effected by this terrible tragedy. This just happened two weeks ago and these parents are not demanding help, they are demanding money. I hope this case gets thrown out, but most likely the district will coward down and settle.
The ground has not even settled on the gravesites and people are already thinking about money. =(
The child is traumatized and mama wants to collect 100 million. I'm sure that her lawyer is licking his chops thinking about collecting his third of the take, plus expenses...of course.
This lawsuit can be a positive thing. I doubt they will get any money, but maybe it will force these schools to protect the children in their charge better. Gun free zones are Gun Free Fire Zones for crazies and criminals.
I would think this would make a better claim against the school. "The Child Find Act". http://beforeitsnews.com/tea-party/2012/12/could-child-find-law-have-helped-adam-lanza-prevented-newtown-massacre-2 Quote from article "The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) includes a legal mandate requiring school districts, under the “Child Find” provision, to seek out and find children who exhibit significant problems at school, to include developmental and functional problems; not just academic problems. Most parents aren’t aware of this and the media and politicians won’t tell you about it, but all school districts know." Adam had gone to school there.
[lawyer] Pinsky’s claim said that the state Board of Education, Department of Education and Education Commissioner had failed to take appropriate steps to protect children from “foreseeable harm".
The idea that a Punk with 4 hand guns is going to break into a school with current security measures in place and shoot up a bunch of grade school kids, is no more 'forseeable' than an earthquake.
Do not sue the school.. it was the shooter, tragedies happen, but to blame the school..is too much.this parent is getting on the bucks for me bandwagon.. it is a shame that it happened but this is not an excuse for a law suit against parties that had no direct action to aid and albeit the shooter. The law suit is baseless
New White House Petition
Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them.
Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents.
If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.
Woo Hoo, go Virginia! Gun sales and background checks are soaring to levels never seen before. This is the way to stimulate small businesses, along with supporting Hobby Lobby!
Maybe the parents of the 500 plus shot in Chicago could sue Rahm & the city first and see how that goes. Sue for the failed enforcement of the toughest gun restriction laws designed to protect those vulnerable citizens. The city has created a false expectation that it's gun laws will keep the citizens safe.
There is no such thing, as an insurance policy that insures against insanity. If you know of an insurance underwriter who would write a policy for something like that, please let me know.
This lawsuit is a combination of a bereaved parent, feeling the loss of a child, supported by a law firm with no principles whatsoever, except to make money.
Sorry, if you look at Scoop's intro above, this 6 year old child didn't die, was "traumatized" because she heard “cursing, screaming, and shooting” over the school intercom when the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire and " has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined". Okay undetermined but surely worth $100 million
sure .. take more money out of the state, schools and the tax payers... that would really solve the problem... you ignorant morons... when your property taxes go up, and people lose your home ...... you can' t wonder why in the hell this happened... just look into your bank account and feel pleased with your selfish selves...
I read your comment. I understand you were trying to say something. I just missed what you were trying to say. I guess my question would be, who are you calling, "ignorant morons?" Without more information from you, I don't know how to respond.
the people that are suing the school.. it was a gun free zone... compliments of the federal government in a state with strict gun laws.. it is not the tax payers fault and they shouldnt be punished for what happened... it was horrible, and many parents are going to bed without their little babies... Dont get me wrong Im glad the little one survived... but dont punish the ones who didnt ... with higher taxes...
Sorry to be so long in replying to your comment, RCL. Our business requires we work weekends, so I am not here much until late Sunday evening. But I'm here now.
While I welcome your response and your presence here on Scoop, I can't say I like the way you present yourself, when commenting on another person's post.
The Right Scoop is growing at a phenomenal rate. It is growing for several very good reasons, not the least of which, is that it has one of the best memberships of intelligent and well-spoken people, of all the blog sites worth mentioning.
Problem we are having right now is illustrated by people like you. People like you find your way here and you bring all your bad habits with you, that you have learned from all the other sites that tolerate bad behavior.
Personally, I feel no obligation to offer a reply to your post, except the one you are reading right now. Because, according to you, we're pathetic.
I don't really think you belong on this site, but if you think I'm wrong about that, then try being a little more civil, and let us get to know you. Get to know what you think.
Could be a learning experience for all of us.
What the heck are you talking about? Find a way?
Every court is secured. Every City Council meeting is secured. Every political news conference is secured. Every media studio is secured. Every ballpark and stadium is secured.
Only schools, filled with our children under threat of arrest, in Connecticut and most of the others states in the union are purposely left unsecured by order of the school boards. Yet 100% of you folks think there's no culpability on the part of the school administration.
Find a way? You can't solve a problem you refuse to see. You guys are pathetic. You're more concerned about busting the budget than defeating the gun grabbing leftists that are endangering our children and our Constitution.
Thank you, daviennne. Welcome to Scoop. What we do here, is try to decipher the madness and make some sense of it. I agree with you. These shootings on school campuses are aberrations of normal human behavior. None of us know how to react to such horror. But we have to try.
Suing the school is a pathetic response. I agree. It is a given, that we have two many lawyers looking for work.
What we have to do, is find a way to protect our children in a normal environment like a public school. You would think a public school, is most American communities, would be safe. Well, evidently we were wrong. Additional safeguards have to be put in place. If that is what is necessary, then that is what we will do.
But I want the States doing it. Not the Federal Damned Government.
Seems to me the parents are cashing in on the blood of those innocents that didn't walk out of the school that day. I hope the community shuns them for trying to make money off the dead.