Patrick Lynch, Attorney General for the State of Rhode Island, is claiming he is not responsible for a plea deal being offered to Michael and Jeff Derderian, the owners of The Station Night Club, where 100 people were killed in a fast-moving fire on February 20, 2003. You can read the full interview with Lynch here.
Like many people, I find this to be one of the starkest and most disgusting examples of judicial failure I have ever seen. Patrick Lynch is the Attorney General. If he can’t take responsibility for the decisions coming out of his office, he does not deserve the authority that the office affords. He is either lying, or he is completely incompetent.
“We were failed basically at all levels,” said Gahan, listing town and state inspectors, the Derderians and, now, the judiciary.