I've had the dubious honor of blogging about lots of assholes here on World of Suck, but I think we've found their king: Irving Pinsky.
A lawyer who's asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the school's intercom system says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money.
"It's about living in a world that's safe," New Haven attorney Irving Pinsky told The Associated Press on Saturday. "The answer is about protecting the kids." (AP)
Of course Irving fails to explain how $100m would actually *improve* safety, after all if that were the actual intent wouldn't it be a cause to raise money for the state school system, not drain it?
Pinksy's client, whom he calls "Jill Doe" in the claim, sustained "emotional and psychological trauma and injury" on Dec. 14 after gunman Adam Lanza forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and gunned down 20 children and six adults inside in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
The child heard "conversations, gunfire and screaming" over Sandy Hook's intercom after someone in the office apparently switched on the system, according to the claim. Pinsky said Saturday he didn't know whether his client saw anyone die.
The state Board of Education, Department of Education and state education commissioner failed to protect the child "from foreseeable harm," including by failing to provide a safe school setting, the filing said.
$100m for the trauma of one, living six year old. Really. Not for the parents of the children that died, or the families of teachers who were murdered. You're damn right that the family associated with the lawsuit will remain anonymous, one can only imagine the reaction of neighbors and residents when they find out who it is. And they will, because such greed can't possibly remain hidden, not for long.
Irving Pinsky know this: your name will go down in association with Adam Lanza in no good way. You helped no one, you're harming everyone, and you're a greedy leech that deserves the good salting he's going to get.