Jewish World Review Feb. 26, 2003 / 24 Adar I, 5763
And now the "don't-blame-me" attitude is extending to mass deaths
http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | I understand no one wanting to come forward and say it's all my fault that 97 young people were killed and almost 200 more disfigured or injured. And I also understand that there will be many civil lawsuits. They have to be careful. But, to hear the band and the club point fingers at one another makes me kind of sick.
The band says "They gave us permission." The club says "It never happened."
Seems one of them is lying, but both positions are a little hard to swallow. Scenario one: it was a surprise to the club. Still, shouldn't someone have figured it out as the band was setting up the display?
Scenario two: the club did give permission. If so, shouldn't the band have asked some questions of their own? If they're setting off indoor fireworks, didn't they have a duty to be particularly careful? When it comes to the criminal charges, it may not really matter whether the club gave permission or not.
But as the victims
mourn today, to hear both
sides say, not my fault and
hear that the club isn't
cooperating with the
disappointing, to say the
least. No matter who said
what, they both may bear
some responsibility for this disaster.
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