Billoblog Is Racist
Peer Review links to Billoblog as proof that there was no criminal negligence in the handling of Martin Anderson. Mr. G states that this anoymous blogger is a medical expert. I look at him as an anonymous blogger who is too scared to list his real name on his domain registry.
The Attorney General, and soon to be elected Governor, Charlie Crist decided to make an example of Dr. Siebert. After all, who was this little guy who thought that practicing medicine was more important than getting him elected? It was, I suppose, a no-brainer. Pandering to racial special interests is always a win when it can be done at no cost except for ruining the life of some cog in the machine.
So, the NAACP and similar folk decided to gin up some complaints against Dr. Siebert, and they found some editing errors in an older report. Attorney General Crist told the Medical Examiner commission to review Dr. Siebert’s previous autopsies and find something to crucify him with. They had their marching orders, and they stepped forward to obey.
The problem, unfortunately for the Medical Examiner Commission, was that Dr. Siebert is an excellent pathologist. The Medical Examiner Commission, made up primarily of political appointees but headed by a forensic pathologist, reviewed just under 700 of Dr. Siebert’s reports. What they came up with was shocking. In a review of almost 700 previous cases, they could find no diagnostic errors. None. Zero. Nada. Zip. Remember this. No diagnostic errors.
What does the NAACP have to do with whether the Anderson case is a criminal matter? Unless, you are the type of blogger to defend Michael Richards.
But Richards isn’t a member of the KKK, and he doesn’t believe in the inherent superiority or inferiority of any particular race, I’ll bet. What I saw when I watched that video on the stage was the same kind of rage I’ve seen between people getting a divorce. When people become that angry and vindictive, they look for any words that can hurt. They don’t care what they are, and they’ll use whatever’s handy. I don’t know if any of you have seen the kind of bitter exchange I’m talking about between lovers who have learned to hate each other, but it’s the kind of thing that leads to false reports of child abuse, rape, and sometimes to physical violence. Richards’ problem was not that he is a racist. His problem is that he was trying to be cruel, and race was the weapon at hand. I’ve been that angry once or twice in my life, and though I didn’t use race as a weapon, I used words I’ve sorrowed over for the rest of my life.
Hey, if Richards isn't a member of the KKK then he can't be that bad. Of all the important issues and social injustices of the world - who would want to waste their time defending this.
Can anyone say with a straight face that wasn't a racist tirade? Richards can follow Trent Lott into doing the walk of shame. My personal experience is that anger and alcohol brings out people's real feelings. Not suppresses them. To say that Richards isn't a racist doesn't pass the laugh test. This is coming from the same anonymous blogger who speaks of the NAACP in disparaging tones.
There are several factual errors in Bilbo's post.
Mr. Anderson started his run, but around lap 12 of 15 he collapsed and claimed that he couldn’t go on. He was reprimanded, taken to the ground, but fairly quickly released and he continued to run. He collapsed again and the same drill continued and now included the use of ammonia capsules to arouse him. According to guards and the nurse, he responded appropriately and was resisting, so they thought nothing was wrong. They believed he was malingering, as was very common during initial assessments. To ensure inmates breathe the ammonia, hands were placed over the mouth and the ammonia was held under the nose. In this case “counseling” went on for some time – approximately 30 minutes — and Mr. Anderson eventually became unresponsive.
By law, Anderson was supposed to be examined when he entered the boot camp. He never was. Anderson was pinned and repeatly punched. He told nurse Kristin Anne Schmidt that he could not breathe. Helet the guards continue to manhandle him. The guards then shoved ammonia capsules into his nose and mouth. He later died of suffocation. Even if Anderson did die of the sickle cell trait, which Billo maintains, the boot camp still broke the law and endangered Anderson's life. For the record: the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America said Anderson did not die of sickle cell trait. The second autopsy ruled that Anderson died of suffocation.
The question is why would Bilbo want to defend the medical merits of Dr. Charles Siebert? A man who had no medical licence when he performed his autopsy. Siebert ruled that the body of Donna Reed had "unremarkable" prostate gland and testicles. Her mother Frances Terry was outraged that Siebert thought her daughter was a man.
I don't buy that Bilbo is forensic pathologist. He is an anonymous blogger with some serious issues about race. No rationale person would waste the time defending Siebert and Richards. If he really has the credentials then he should blog under his real name. Peer Review has much explaining to do for linking to this racist garbage.