Is there a double standard Governor Quinn between sex offenders who are physicians and those who are attorneys? According to an article written by Tribune reporter Megan Twohey in Friday's July 22, 2011 Chicago Tribune...in the TRIBUNE WATCHDOG UPDATES section titled Sex offenders will lose their medical licenses there must be a double standard.
The article states that "Doctors and other health care workers convicted of sex crimes, forcible felonies or battery of a patient (client) will be stripped of their medical licences in Illinois under a sweeping new law." emphasis (client) added
"Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure Thursday in response to a Tribune investigation that found predatory doctors, even those convicted of crimes, often faced little or no punishment from state regulators, said his spokeswoman, Brooke Anderson." No mention of weather the Tribune investigated the legal profession in regards to predatory attorneys convicted of crimes and weather or not they often faced little or no punishment from state regulators...I wonder why that was not mentioned; I wonder if the trial lawyers could have donated significantly more to the Governor's political campaign.
According to the article in the Chicago Tribune "The governor wants patients (why not attorney clients) to feel safe and to be safe," she said. (emphasis attorney clients) added "After the things that were brought to light in the tribune, he supported the bill." I wonder if the governor feels the same way about attorneys that commit crimes. I wonder if the Tribune has the "guts" to do an in debt investigation of attorneys that commit crimes and if they ever even come to the light of day for investigation much less prosecution and loosing their law licenses. I think that would be an interesting study and one that would be fair and balanced....don't you? Go ahead and do it Chicago Tribune...I dare you...I double dare you!
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