Well, for the residents of these buildings, this is an horrific story. For Blatstein and his crew, it’s a PR nightmare, especially since The Piazza just opened. Was it a drug deal? Was it a serial killer? Blatstein’s people have apparently conducted a detailed investigation that has revelaed that this is ‘an isolated incident’. Wow! Thanks. I feel so much better now. I’ll bet the hundreds (thousands?) of tenants feel a lot better too.
You’ll see in the Inquirer article that the whole thing was caught on camera. That’s great too. Were those security cameras? If so, they were intended to help keep the residents safe. Which means that the landlord undertook certain measures to protect the safety of tenants, which means… (wait for it) CIVIL LIABILITY!! Pretty soon some smart plaintiff’s lawyer will own that shithole and Blatstein will be living at the old State Office Building, waiting for his next loan to come through.