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October 27, 2005

Jury: N.Y. Port Authority 2/3's Responsible For 1993 WTC Bombings

Get ready to reach for your wallets, New Yorkers.

The jury voted unanimously that the Port Authority was negligent. It found the authority 68 percent at fault for the bombing, while the terrorists who carried it out were 32 percent at fault.

Yep, because the PA permitted the unheard of and wildly negligent practice of "underground public parking" (I wish I had a font to make that phrase all blooddrippy-Halloween scary), they are more than twice as responsible as the actual bombers. Hell, the PA practically held a gun to the terrorists heads. "Do it! Blow it up!"

Ok, to be fair, if you read the article, you can see that the PA certainly knew a bombing *could* happen, but it’s also clear the plaintiffs had something more on their side, a smoking gun: a witness able to cry on the stand.


Jurors said that they were impressed by Mr. Goldmark, who testified for the plaintiffs and wept on the stand, and that they found the witnesses for the defense less credible. "Goldmark was the only one who didn't seem to be a Port Authority company man," said the jury foreman, Alan Nelson, 54, of Washington Heights, who works in the services department of a law firm.

In contrast, he said, the witnesses for the Port Authority, "seemed highly programmed in their answers," and seemed to be speaking, "from a bureaucratic, organization-man point of view." .


Yes, once those tears started to roll, logic, and the future of underground public parking in NY ceased to exist. Why? Cause tears = Good Guys. Dry Eyes =“Suits” who care more about profits than people. Great system, huh?

(Via Ann Althouse)

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