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April 14, 2005
Schiavo DCF Documents To Be Released
Topics: Legal affairs
Judge George Greer has ordered the release of the nine abuse reports related to Terri Schiavo furnished by the Department of Children and Families. Greer writes, "Public access to the abuse reports will shed light on the investigation and handling of previous allegations made between 2001 and 2004 and whether they differed significantly from the latest investigations in which the DCF attempted to intervene in the guardianship."
Although privacy concerns apparently were an issue in the past, especially related to Terri Schiavo's medical condition, Greer states, "The Court does find that any privacy interest remains in her medical condition, diagnosis or test results."
Similarly, the case of guardianship assests the public interest were found to outweight privacy concerns.
Greers order has been posted here.
HT: Pat Campbell
Update- I received this in an email this morning:
You'll notice that the judge has ordered the release of NINE reports, not the current reports of investigations that are still open. The ones being released are only those previous reports that were deemed unfounded. Selective disclosure.
In marketing, you establish an interest or curiosity ahead of the sale. That way, when the salesperson comes calling, the prospect is predisposition to like what they hear. This is the marketing side. The medical examiner's report will be the sales side. It's all an effort to sell the public on the idea that there was never anything wrong with the mistreatment Terri was a victim to.
But, one look at Terri Schiavo could tell you that's anything but the truth. Being held in a single room and losing five of your teeth because of neglect certainly doesn't sell me on the idea that there was 'nothing wrong'. But, don't ask questions. Just buy.
Posted by tim at April 14, 2005 10:14 PM
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