Updated: Monday, 31 Dec 2012, 6:57 PM EST
Published : Monday, 31 Dec 2012, 6:57 PM EST
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven attorney has filed a request to sue the state for 100 million dollars saying a 6-year-old Sandy Hook survivor has been traumatized by what she witnessed.
The people in Newtown want to know, "Why a lawsuit?" and "Why so soon?" The State Attorney General also says this is not the best answer for survivors and their families but, Attorney Irving Pisnky tells News 8 it's all about protecting kids.
There's no question survivors of the Sandy Hook massacre will never be the same. The way people are dealing with the pain is another story.
"I guess they're doing what they feel is right for their families, but you know what I'm gonna cry...I can't even talk about it," said Scott Allen.
"I'm sorry," News 8's Erin Logan said hugging Allen.
That was Scott Allen's reaction as we discussed Attorney Irving Pinsky's request to sue the state for 100 million dollars, saying a 6-year-old unidentified survivor has been traumatized by what she witnessed that horrific day.
"I don't know if it's a lawyer coming down on the family and saying this is the way, if there's an influence on that or you know, in their grief this is how they're handling their grief. I'm not gonna judge how they handle their situations," said Lisa Allen.
News 8 took the Allen's questions and many others right to Pinsky.
"I love this family. I love this family. My intention for this family is two fold. One is to do what they want to do which is basically stop all this desperate hatred and these desperate shootings," said Pinsky.
"So, you never influenced them? They came to you," asked News 8's Logan.
"Oh, they came to me. Everybody asks me that," said Pinsky.
Pinsky says he's done his homework and law enforcement officials tell him with today's technology there's no way of saying this won't happen again.
"We are not at the top of the list in school security," said Pinsky.
"Is a lawsuit the answer though," asked News 8's Logan.
"Do you have a better way," asked Pinsky.
People of Newtown say they're not convinced suing is the best decision, especially two weeks after the tragedy.
"It comes across more as being maybe selfish when you kind of look at it, but behind the intent, if he's looking to make a change, maybe something with policy or something that could've be done preventatively, then you've gotta wonder if it's an initial step to something bigger," said Charles Lee of Newtown.
"The main reason is the money. That's what lawyers are all about," said John of Newtown.
"What would you say to the people out there who are saying Irving Pinsky just wants money, it's all about the money," said News 8's Logan.
"Yeah, well people are always gonna say that about everybody. There's nothing I'm doing that's hateful. Nothing," said Pinsky.