No motive or suspects currently exist...it has been noted in preliminary reports that Dr. Pierce doesn't cast votes at Medical Board proceedings, thus ruling out any direct connections to his position with the Medical Board. According to the Arkansas Medical Board website, the next meeting of the Board was to take place Feb. 5th-6th...I have to wonder what might have taken place over these two days?
However...Consider my recent exploration of the Murder of former Arkansas TV- anchorwoman Anne Pressley, and her direct and potentially ominous connection to former Vice-President Dick Cheney.
During Miss Pressley's struggle to survive her fatal injuries, six St. Vincent's Hospital staffers (Dr.'s are NOT considered staff at St. Vincent's) illegally accessed her private medical data prior to her death. The active CEO of St. Vincent's Health Systems of Arkansas is one Peter Banko, whom, incidentally also happened to oversee the same hospital that Dick Cheney hunting "victim" Harry Whittington was admitted to in Texas back in 2006. Under Banko's watch, Mr. Whittington's medical files were also inappropriately viewed by hospital staff.
Banko was the vice president of a Texas hospital system in 2006 when Vice President Dick Cheney shot and wounded a friend while hunting in the state — a friend who went to one of Banko’s hospitals for treatment.
“The same thing happened in that instance,” Banko said. “People got curious and accessed things they shouldn't have accessed. And we did the same thing then: We terminated them.”
Violations of the act, however, rarely result in federal criminal charges. Criminal penalties range from a $ 50, 000 fine and one year in prison to a fine of $ 250, 000 and a prison sentence of 10 years.
Most complaints about violations of the law go the Office of Civil Rights within the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, which can investigate them and slap health-care providers with administrative sanctions. [Oddly, Tom Daschle's appointment to head of the HHS was toppled just yesterday]
According to James Hodge, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland,“But then you still have to wonder,” he said, “why is there not more limited access to those records — especially with a prominent individual when you could really expect an unauthorized person would get overly curious ? Why does the hospital allow any employee access to records they do not need to see ?”
Mr. Cheney's past escapades have raised the ire of both animal activists and political watchdog groups. In December, 2003, he visited a game farm in Pennsylvania. When gamekeepers released 500 pen-reared pheasants, he shot 70 and ordered them plucked and vacuum-packed. The Humane Society of the United States exposed Mr. Cheney's "canned hunt."
Another trip a few week later raised allegations of conflict of interest. In early 2004, it was revealed Mr. Cheney had gone on a duck hunt in southern Louisiana with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an old friend. The trip took place in January, 2004, three weeks after the high court agreed to hear a controversial case involving the Vice-President.
"It's a terrorist attack on Dr. Pierce," Paudert said. "We just don't know why someone would do this... We're going to find out."
Former V.P. Cheney hauntingly echoed similar words today in his first interview since being replaced late last month by Joseph Biden. Cheney in comments made to Politco.com suggested that the policies of Barack Obama could/and or would directly lead to new "terror" attacks on U.S. soil.
Obviously, I have NO idea if the bomb planted in Dr. Pierce's Lexus comes as an indirect result of his proximity to the current case of Curtis Lavelle Vance (who has plead not guilty), the lone suspect in the rape, robbery and murder of Anne Pressley. All I do know is that a perfect conspiracy only works with proper patsies, people on the inside willing to look the other way at the right moment, and as much separation as possible from the actual crime to the true culprit.
The only other Internet chatter on the Pressley case involves White Supremacist Organizations web-based forums, which I will not dignify posting here. It is also interesting to note that in my earlier postings on this case, I specifically pointed out the strong connections to such groups, which was very much in the air at the time.
I'm just sayin....