Apparently their claim centers around the fact that “Zubair Hassan and her children were the subject of numerous police reports and orders of protection, as well as investigations by Erie County’s Child Protective Services,” although “she declined to press charges and did not always cooperate with law enforcement.” Could politically correct dhimmitude have played a role in their not wanting to bother the prominent moderate Muslim Muzzammil Hassan? Certainly.
“County, town face suit in beheading of woman,” by Sandra Tan for the Buffalo News, March 21 (thanks to Mark):
Lawyers for the estate of Aasiya Zubair Hassan, the woman killed and beheaded in her cable television studio, have filed a notice of claim, indicating they intend to sue the Town of Orchard Park, Erie County and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department for failing to prevent her death in February of last year.
Another wrongful death suit is under way against Hassan’s husband and the Bridges TV network that the couple founded in 2004 to raise the profile of moderate American Muslims.
Lawyers for Zubair Hassan’s estate indicated in the notice of claim that, because of “carelessness, negligence, recklessness and/- or omissions” by police and government agencies, Zubair Hassan suffered “grave bodily injury” and death.
Muzzammil S. “Mo” Hassan was charged with his wife’s death after leading police to her body in the Bridges TV studio in Orchard Park on Feb. 12, 2009.
Zubair Hassan and her children were the subject of numerous police reports and orders of protection, as well as investigations by Erie County’s Child Protective Services. The authorities were contacted many times over the course of Zubair Hassan’s marriage, though she declined to press charges and did not always cooperate with law enforcement.
“The Town of Orchard Park, the Erie County sheriff and County of Erie owed Aasiya Z. Hassan, a vulnerable person, a nondelegable duty to respond and protect her,” according to the notice of claim.
In the wrongful death suit filed against Hassan and Bridges Network, lawyers for the wife’s estate are suing Hassan for damages on the grounds of assault, imprisonment, infliction of emotional distress and her death.
Bridges is being sued on the grounds of failing to provide a safe work place and appropriate security….