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2012-12-29 11:51:23 AM

skodabunny: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was high in the 50's...

I would think there's a greater chance that the principle flips one day and shoots a bunch of school kids himself.


Because that happens frequently...
 
2012-12-29 11:51:48 AM
Ah if only 20 lawyers were massacred instead of children, oh well.
 
2012-12-29 11:52:43 AM

Mikehod: your child is alive.

fark you. fark you long and fark you hard.

fark

you


Yeah, pretty much this.
"Thank god my child survived that horrific event. I now have a meal ticket!"
 
2012-12-29 11:53:16 AM

cerejaninja: "Foreseeable harm"? Seriously? They should have known that an armed lunatic was going to come in that day and prepared accordingly, is that what is being suggested? Oh boy.


Yet another wonderful side benefit that the NRA's hair-brained scheme would create. Law suits when the John Galt rent-a-cop fails to stop a psychotic kid with a Bushmaster.
 
2012-12-29 12:00:15 PM
Why do we continue to not put some law into place that holds the people doing this shiat responsible when they lose? I'm pretty sure other countries have laws in place for the "I'm going to sue because I want a lot of money for no real reason" lawsuits.. Like sending them to jail if found guilty of making up bullshiat for a easy payday.
 
2012-12-29 12:01:44 PM

cerejaninja: "Foreseeable harm"? Seriously? They should have known that an armed lunatic was going to come in that day and prepared accordingly, is that what is being suggested? Oh boy.


If they had safety drills to deal with armed intruders, then they certainly "foresaw' it happening. The question is whether their preparations were reasonable. Probably nothing short of "maximum security armed camp" would be acceptable for the douchebag parents (the lawyer is doing his/her job; the parents are douchebags).
 
2012-12-29 12:03:34 PM

Close2TheEdge: Yet another wonderful side benefit that the NRA's hair-brained scheme would create.


There are already k-12 school districts with their own police departments. Having armed guards in schools is not a new idea. Detroit, Baltimore and Philly have had them for decades. There might even be some sort of correlation with high crime areas or places where blah people live....Now I understand that white people would rather have a high property value than protect their own children....cops in schools would make their lily white neighborhoods no different from those on the other side of the tracks....and noone in their right mind wants that.....right?
 
2012-12-29 12:03:44 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Every once in a while, someone comes along to brilliantly illustrate that Shakespeare was on to something


You're right. "Dick the Butcher" spoke that line, a member of the demagogue Jack Cade's "army of rabble," formed from his "pandering to the ignorant." This line showed well Shakespeare's understanding that tyrant's hate lawyers for their nasty habit of zealously asserting people's rights. That habit angers all enemies of justice, from brutal would-be-dictators, right on down to you.
Shakespeare certainly was onto something.
 
2012-12-29 12:09:27 PM

Silly Jesus: skodabunny: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was high in the 50's...

I would think there's a greater chance that the principle flips one day and shoots a bunch of school kids himself.

Because that happens frequently...


It doesn't happen because good guys with guns only shoot bad guys with guns so the high uncle must be a good guy!
 
2012-12-29 12:09:51 PM

Giltric: Close2TheEdge: Yet another wonderful side benefit that the NRA's hair-brained scheme would create.

There are already k-12 school districts with their own police departments. Having armed guards in schools is not a new idea. Detroit, Baltimore and Philly have had them for decades. There might even be some sort of correlation with high crime areas or places where blah people live....Now I understand that white people would rather have a high property value than protect their own children....cops in schools would make their lily white neighborhoods no different from those on the other side of the tracks....and noone in their right mind wants that.....right?


Except that the NRA wants to do this without police. Instead, you will have an army of George Zimmerman's guarding schools from...something. More police means raising taxes and we suburban white folks don't want that either.

Personally, I think the whole idea of armed guards in schools is moronic, but I'll take that over arming teachers and principals.
 
2012-12-29 12:10:42 PM

mittromneysdog: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Every once in a while, someone comes along to brilliantly illustrate that Shakespeare was on to something

You're right. "Dick the Butcher" spoke that line, a member of the demagogue Jack Cade's "army of rabble," formed from his "pandering to the ignorant." This line showed well Shakespeare's understanding that tyrant's hate lawyers for their nasty habit of zealously asserting people's rights. That habit angers all enemies of justice, from brutal would-be-dictators, right on down to you.
Shakespeare certainly was onto something.


www.alicia-logic.com

"Yes, you're very smart. Shut up."
 
2012-12-29 12:11:02 PM

styckx: Why do we continue to not put some law into place that holds the people doing this shiat responsible when they lose? I'm pretty sure other countries have laws in place for the "I'm going to sue because I want a lot of money for no real reason" lawsuits.. Like sending them to jail if found guilty of making up bullshiat for a easy payday.


Well court cost are suppose to do that but with income distributed the way it is the rich think those cost are chump change. And can just bog stuff down in court until they figure out a way around the conflict. While at the same time ruining the financial solvency of any up and coming businesses with legal fees.
 
2012-12-29 12:12:11 PM

mittromneysdog: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Every once in a while, someone comes along to brilliantly illustrate that Shakespeare was on to something

You're right. "Dick the Butcher" spoke that line, a member of the demagogue Jack Cade's "army of rabble," formed from his "pandering to the ignorant." This line showed well Shakespeare's understanding that tyrant's tyrants hate lawyers for their nasty habit of zealously asserting people's rights. That habit angers all enemies of justice, from brutal would-be-dictators, right on down to you.

Shakespeare certainly was onto something.


Pardon me.
 
2012-12-29 12:13:47 PM

Close2TheEdge: Giltric: Close2TheEdge: Yet another wonderful side benefit that the NRA's hair-brained scheme would create.

There are already k-12 school districts with their own police departments. Having armed guards in schools is not a new idea. Detroit, Baltimore and Philly have had them for decades. There might even be some sort of correlation with high crime areas or places where blah people live....Now I understand that white people would rather have a high property value than protect their own children....cops in schools would make their lily white neighborhoods no different from those on the other side of the tracks....and noone in their right mind wants that.....right?

Except that the NRA wants to do this without police. Instead, you will have an army of George Zimmerman's guarding schools from...something. More police means raising taxes and we suburban white folks don't want that either.

Personally, I think the whole idea of armed guards in schools is moronic, but I'll take that over arming teachers and principals.


"If it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's top exec, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
 
2012-12-29 12:15:04 PM
$100,000,000 because a 6 y/o is traumatized over what she HEARD over a loudspeaker.

USA! USA! USA!
 
2012-12-29 12:17:57 PM
Jill Doe? I knew a girl who had that as a vanity plate, cause it rhymed with dil...
 
2012-12-29 12:18:27 PM

oldernell: The state has to agree to being sued.  They could say no.


As absurd as that is, at least here it can be used to prevent a stupid lawsuit.
 
2012-12-29 12:25:47 PM

Giltric: Close2TheEdge: Giltric: Close2TheEdge: Yet another wonderful side benefit that the NRA's hair-brained scheme would create.

There are already k-12 school districts with their own police departments. Having armed guards in schools is not a new idea. Detroit, Baltimore and Philly have had them for decades. There might even be some sort of correlation with high crime areas or places where blah people live....Now I understand that white people would rather have a high property value than protect their own children....cops in schools would make their lily white neighborhoods no different from those on the other side of the tracks....and noone in their right mind wants that.....right?

Except that the NRA wants to do this without police. Instead, you will have an army of George Zimmerman's guarding schools from...something. More police means raising taxes and we suburban white folks don't want that either.

Personally, I think the whole idea of armed guards in schools is moronic, but I'll take that over arming teachers and principals.

"If it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's top exec, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Mr. LaPierre said the NRA would create a model school-safety program, including suggestions for the use of armed security at schools, for school design and other security elements. The NRA suggested that such a program could draw on volunteers, such as retired law-enforcement and military personnel, to help provide security.

 
2012-12-29 12:26:49 PM
Wow, an asshole lawyer, color me shocked.
 
2012-12-29 12:33:28 PM

Lorelle: It would be more appropriate to sue the nutty raving assholes who strive to make guns easily accessible to nutbags.


Yup, goddamned ACLU!
 
2012-12-29 12:38:50 PM
So if there are 400 students at the school, and the assumption that the families that lost a child would also get $100 million, that's $40 billion if every kid gets that kind of money. Not to mention the staff. Where does this lawyer think $40 billion is going to come from? How many police will Connecticut have to cut to pay this?
 
2012-12-29 12:41:18 PM
I can see lawyers foaming at the bit
'cos everyone knows the grieving process isn't complete until the lawyer cashes the cheque
 
2012-12-29 12:42:53 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Yet another reason to NOT watch the Today Show...
 
2012-12-29 12:47:47 PM
If it was that "Foreseeable" then why didn't mom and dad keep there little snowflake at home?
Unless they knew it was going to happen and looking for a paycheck.
 
2012-12-29 12:48:56 PM

snuffy: slimeball looking for a payday



Lawyer doing his/her job. The family are the slimeballs.
 
2012-12-29 12:49:35 PM
So, in effect, the parents are suing themselves, their community, even the other parents who lost children in the massacre.... Brilliant.
 
2012-12-29 12:50:37 PM

fat_free: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]

Yet another reason to NOT watch the Today Show...


Hah. Some people are shameless.
 
2012-12-29 12:53:44 PM
America: fark yeah.

Sad.
 
2012-12-29 01:00:19 PM

Close2TheEdge: Giltric: Close2TheEdge: Giltric: Close2TheEdge: Yet another wonderful side benefit that the NRA's hair-brained scheme would create.

There are already k-12 school districts with their own police departments. Having armed guards in schools is not a new idea. Detroit, Baltimore and Philly have had them for decades. There might even be some sort of correlation with high crime areas or places where blah people live....Now I understand that white people would rather have a high property value than protect their own children....cops in schools would make their lily white neighborhoods no different from those on the other side of the tracks....and noone in their right mind wants that.....right?

Except that the NRA wants to do this without police. Instead, you will have an army of George Zimmerman's guarding schools from...something. More police means raising taxes and we suburban white folks don't want that either.

Personally, I think the whole idea of armed guards in schools is moronic, but I'll take that over arming teachers and principals.

"If it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's top exec, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Mr. LaPierre said the NRA would create a model school-safety program, including suggestions for the use of armed security at schools, for school design and other security elements. The NRA suggested that such a program could draw on volunteers, such as retired law-enforcement and military personnel, to help provide security.


And what is it that you are outraged or correct about?

I still can't tell....this seems more like one of those pavlovian reactions because it came out of someone whos not a liberals mouth.
 
2012-12-29 01:27:36 PM

wambu: cerejaninja: "Foreseeable harm"? Seriously? They should have known that an armed lunatic was going to come in that day and prepared accordingly, is that what is being suggested? Oh boy.

If they had safety drills to deal with armed intruders, then they certainly "foresaw' it happening. The question is whether their preparations were reasonable. Probably nothing short of "maximum security armed camp" would be acceptable for the douchebag parents (the lawyer is doing his/her job; the parents are douchebags).


Well, I guess we'd better start having mandatory safety drills in case of a crazy gunman attacks at malls and movie theatres as well. In all seriousness, even with the past cases of school shootings, it is unreasonable to expect that every single school should have a special safety drill for this.

/not a huge fan of the living in fear thing, it's not really much of living.
 
2012-12-29 01:35:28 PM

styckx: Why do we continue to not put some law into place that holds the people doing this shiat responsible when they lose? I'm pretty sure other countries have laws in place for the "I'm going to sue because I want a lot of money for no real reason" lawsuits.. Like sending them to jail if found guilty of making up bullshiat for a easy payday.


This. In Scotland, filing a bogus writ is perjury, and it is routine to make an award of costs whereby the losing party pays the winner's legal fees.

In the course of business in the USA, I've had competitors file bogus lawsuits as an anti-competitive measure. A California judge is not allowed to award costs, just fees, so you need to file a second suit to get the former back. Also, the judge lacks the power to appoint an independent amicus curiae domain expert who could look at the merits of the case (in my situation, laughable if. You know anything about computers and IT) and tell the judgeit's all BS.
 
2012-12-29 01:43:09 PM

cerejaninja: wambu: cerejaninja: "Foreseeable harm"? Seriously? They should have known that an armed lunatic was going to come in that day and prepared accordingly, is that what is being suggested? Oh boy.

If they had safety drills to deal with armed intruders, then they certainly "foresaw' it happening. The question is whether their preparations were reasonable. Probably nothing short of "maximum security armed camp" would be acceptable for the douchebag parents (the lawyer is doing his/her job; the parents are douchebags).

Well, I guess we'd better start having mandatory safety drills in case of a crazy gunman attacks at malls and movie theatres as well. In all seriousness, even with the past cases of school shootings, it is unreasonable to expect that every single school should have a special safety drill for this.

/not a huge fan of the living in fear thing, it's not really much of living.


I agree. I only meant to point out the legal dilemma. If you try to be prepared (no heads buried in the sand), you become "aware" of the risk. Then it's a question of how reasonably prepared you are.  Are drills enough? Is a single armed guard adequate? Are 100 militia stationed in every classroom too many? Is 24/7 surveillance required? You and I and others may have different ideas of where the line is drawn. You never know for certain until you have legislation and/or case law to guide you. If the  lawmakers are not douchebags (difficulty: many are lawyers) they will not allow the suit to proceed.
 
2012-12-29 01:48:42 PM

angrymacface: blacksho89: Hey, Fark lawyers - Why don't you clean up your industry? 99% of you guys give the others a bad name.

Because they're as bad as the ones mentioned in the article?


Evil is relative?
 
2012-12-29 01:52:49 PM

snuffy: slimeball looking for a payday


You're talking about the parents who went looking for a lawyer, right?
 
2012-12-29 01:57:09 PM

wambu: cerejaninja: wambu: cerejaninja: "Foreseeable harm"? Seriously? They should have known that an armed lunatic was going to come in that day and prepared accordingly, is that what is being suggested? Oh boy.

If they had safety drills to deal with armed intruders, then they certainly "foresaw' it happening. The question is whether their preparations were reasonable. Probably nothing short of "maximum security armed camp" would be acceptable for the douchebag parents (the lawyer is doing his/her job; the parents are douchebags).

Well, I guess we'd better start having mandatory safety drills in case of a crazy gunman attacks at malls and movie theatres as well. In all seriousness, even with the past cases of school shootings, it is unreasonable to expect that every single school should have a special safety drill for this.

/not a huge fan of the living in fear thing, it's not really much of living.

I agree. I only meant to point out the legal dilemma. If you try to be prepared (no heads buried in the sand), you become "aware" of the risk. Then it's a question of how reasonably prepared you are.  Are drills enough? Is a single armed guard adequate? Are 100 militia stationed in every classroom too many? Is 24/7 surveillance required? You and I and others may have different ideas of where the line is drawn. You never know for certain until you have legislation and/or case law to guide you. If the  lawmakers are not douchebags (difficulty: many are lawyers) they will not allow the suit to proceed.


Oh, I got the part that having a drill means that you were aware of the possibility of an eventual attack (didn't know for sure what side you were on, this is Fark after all, you can never be certain). And just to read your post and remembering that there is a (even if tiny) chance of this crook's argument to stick is saddening.
 
2012-12-29 01:57:49 PM

Katolu: namegoeshere: I'll say it for them. No.

And fark these parents for trying to make a buck off of this tragedy instead of just being incredibly thankful that THEIR CHILD IS STILL ALIVE. Yes, their little girl will need counseling, and will be at risk of PTSD. But even if they can't afford it (this is a reasonably well off community) I would be shocked if mental health care services were not being offered to these kids.

My guess is the lawyer approached a number of parents and finally found one that fell for his bullshiat.


In the Hartford Courant source article, he says the parents approached him with a week of the shooting.
 
2012-12-29 02:01:10 PM

WhippingBoy: Nice country you've got there, America.


Thanks.  It was a steal.
 
2012-12-29 02:05:40 PM
www.artizans.com
 
2012-12-29 02:06:01 PM
What a safe classroom might look like:
www.standeyo.com
 
2012-12-29 02:23:21 PM
I think they should sue the shooters mother for providing the weapons he used in the shooting.
 
2012-12-29 02:30:28 PM
Roland T. Flakfizer must have changed his name

/obscure?
 
2012-12-29 03:03:41 PM
i.ytimg.comscuzzballs.
 
2012-12-29 03:04:05 PM
Sue the state for not locking up the tards and crazy people, hmmmm maybe they will then lock up tards and crazy people
 
2012-12-29 03:06:41 PM
Goddamitsomuch. Just when I thought my opinion of humanity couldn't get any lower...
 
2012-12-29 03:19:49 PM
Dear Next Crazy Guy,

Please stay away from our schools and malls. Please find a law office, or even better yet, a legal convention.

Thanks,
America
 
2012-12-29 03:25:07 PM

Apik0r0s: Dear Next Crazy Guy,

Please stay away from our schools and malls. Please find a law office, or even better yet, a legal convention.

Thanks,
America


Newsletter?
 
2012-12-29 03:56:19 PM
My mom works in a CT elementary school (she is a recess/lunch lady) and any school employee or student can get free therapy from the state and also from Blue Cross/Blue Shield even if you are not insured by them. IDK the details of how much therapy or for how long but I think that's pretty generous.
 
2012-12-29 04:19:01 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]scuzzballs.


Ironically, Jim Adler was injured in a car accident after a Dallas police officer rear ended him with his patrol car.
 
2012-12-29 04:42:00 PM
I hope the judge dismisses the case immediately and makes them pay court costs for wasting the state's resources.
 
2012-12-29 04:42:50 PM

get real: blacksho89: Hey, Fark lawyers - Why don't you clean up your industry? 99% of you guys give the others a bad name.

And parents that go to a lawyer seeking compensation give 99% of parents a bad name.  Grow up.


And, we found the Fark lawyer! Congratulations, son. Didn't mean to imply you were compensating.
 
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