Negligence trial opens against Port Authority in 1993 WTC bombing lawsuits.

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  3. by   Mkue
    Twelve years later. I don't know what to think about this negligence law suit. I suppose they could have closed the parking garage for 8 years.

    Thanks for the update URO
  4. by   grannynurse FNP student

    I use to park in the parking garage of WT1, back in the middle 70s. It never failed to amaze me, what free access anyone had to the parking area. I believe the premise of negligence is the Port Authority knew or should have known, that while providing free and easy access to that area, they were negligent. Especially after having been warned eight years before with the recommendation to restrict access.

    Grannynurse
  5. by   Mkue
    So would it have been reasonable to close the parking garage? Or at least post a sign indicating "park at your own risk".
  6. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from Mkue
    So would it have been reasonable to close the parking garage? Or at least post a sign indicating "park at your own risk".
    No, it would have been reasonable to control access to parking, including the public portion of the area. There was no reason for the truck, containing the bomb, to park where he did but since access was not restricted, he parked.

    Grannynurse
  7. by   Mkue
    Quote from grannynurse FNP student
    No, it would have been reasonable to control access to parking, including the public portion of the area. There was no reason for the truck, containing the bomb, to park where he did but since access was not restricted, he parked.

    Grannynurse
    So every vehicle that entered the parking garage on a daily basis could have been searched by a bomb sniffing police dog? The first threat came 8 years before the bomb was placed. Would it have been realistic to search every car for 8 years? And would some ppl feel their rights were being violated to have their car searched on a daily basis?
  8. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from Mkue
    So every vehicle that entered the parking garage on a daily basis could have been searched by a bomb sniffing police dog? The first threat came 8 years before the bomb was placed. Would it have been realistic to search every car for 8 years? And would some ppl feel their rights were being violated to have their car searched on a daily basis?
    You are really missing the point. It was a rental truck which had no business being allowed to park where it did. Controlling access means just that, furnishing proof that you have a right to access a given area. I frequently parked in the state employees area. To do so, despite driving an offical car, I had to provide proof of my employment. And for those who might have felt their rights were being violated, while it was public parking, the PA was in charge. So, they are free to park in one of the other public garages. As a matter of fact, there is one just down the street. Access to public parking is controlled by whom ever ownes the parking area.

    Grannynurse
  9. by   Mkue
    Quote from grannynurse FNP student
    You are really missing the point. It was a rental truck which had no business being allowed to park where it did. Controlling access means just that, furnishing proof that you have a right to access a given area. I frequently parked in the state employees area. To do so, despite driving an offical car, I had to provide proof of my employment. And for those who might have felt their rights were being violated, while it was public parking, the PA was in charge. So, they are free to park in one of the other public garages. As a matter of fact, there is one just down the street. Access to public parking is controlled by whom ever ownes the parking area.

    Grannynurse
    so everyone had to show an ID before entering the garage in 1993? in that case someone should have been checking ID's.
  10. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from Mkue
    so everyone had to show an ID before entering the garage in 1993? in that case someone should have been checking ID's.
    How many times do I need to explain. I parked in a restricted area. My identification was checked by an employee of the PA. We all entered thru the same general area but then the roadway divide. Now do you understand????????

    Grannynurse
  11. by   Mkue
    It'll be an interesting trial with the possibility of several suits and damages depending on the outcome of course. It's just too bad the towers are now gone.
  12. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from Mkue
    It'll be an interesting trial with the possibility of several suits and damages depending on the outcome of course. It's just too bad the towers are now gone.
    The physical towers may be gone, but the building plans are still available, as is all fornesic evidence from the bombing.

    Grannynurse
  13. by   Mkue
    Physically I wish the towers were still there.
  14. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from Mkue
    Physically I wish the towers were still there.
    So do I, maybe even more then you do. And perhaps if they were, we would have a different President. And not one who used the TT as a campaign slogan.

    Grannynurse

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