Sunday, October 30, 2005

Terrorists Win 68-32!

Last week a NYC jury found the Port Authority liable for negligence in not putting up security barriers to prevent the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Here's the kicker; the PA was 68% liable, the terrorists only 32%.

So the PA was more responsible than the people that built, drove, and detonated the bomb. If I leave my door open and you rob my house, is it 68% my fault?

Since the PA was more than 51% responsible, they are obligated to pay the entire $1.8 billion verdict. That's money that we (the taxpayers and transit riders) pay. Money that would otherwise go to tunnels and bridges, including for security.

Hat tip: Overlawyered