Sunday, April 03, 2005

Back On the Blog

Sorry I've been incommunicado since Thursday PM. Had viral infections on the hardware and it took a couple of days to clear up. Would have had the SchiavoHoax document out on the site long before now! [It's up now: CLICK HERE if you're a creature of punishment :) who'd like to wade through it.]

8 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

I was beginning to wonder if you were ever going to post again, RD. I have enjoyed your posts since you started your site.

For a while I thought I was going to have to delete your blog off my blogroll.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I have been anxiously waiting for the next instalment.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

RD

please go here:

http://www.miami.edu/ethics2/schiavo/022590%20police%20report.pdf

read the police report very carefully. You know how to contact me offline.

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maggie -
Thanks for posting the link to the police report.
I question it's validity. There is a disclosure placed at the very beginning that states it is a transcribed version of the microfilm version. The original version was typed into the police investigation computer (P.I.) circa 1990. . . .ancient technology.

According to the writer of this copy, the microfilm version does not print a readable version. The microfilm version can be viewed directly.

One reason I question this report is because it clearly states:

"The date of the investigation was February 25, 1990. The report was typed and uploaded into the Police information computer system by me at the end of that shift. "

It's not clear how long this officer's shift was. The report in this link includes interpreted results of initial CAT scan and the results of a drug screen, both of which would take some time.

In addition to this report, it would be interesting to review the ambulance/paramedic report prepared by Sunstar Medic One Ambulance #328 (J. Campbell and J. Eisenbrandt).

The paramedics requested the police. Even though the police report states that there was no obvious "outward signs of violence", it clearly does not give details which would be helpful. The report specifically states NO prints or photos were taken for evidence.

Details like, what was MS wearing at time the paramedics arrived? . . .or when Terri's brother/father arrived?

What was Terri wearing at the time the paramedics arrived?

Was Terri or Michael dressed for bed or were they wearing street clothes?
Michael stated on the police report that he was awakened by a thud . . .which would indicate that he was in bed. This statement ties to the interest regarding attire of both MS and Terri at the time.

This police report states that Terri's drug screen was negative, so of lesser concern but still of some interest is the following.
The police report also states that
"Various bottles of prescription medication were present in the kitchen; however, only two were prescribed to Theresa."

Curious. "Only two" of "various" bottles were prescribed to Theresa.
Why did the report mention this without offering details of ALL the Rx readily located in the kitchen?
Nothing is written about potential Rx in medicine cabinet. This raises the following concerns. . .
Did MS/Terri always keep their meds in the kitchen?

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back up . . .
Here's a tidbit that may or may not deserve further exploration:

Dr Cranford is from the Minneapolis/St Paul area.

Here is his bio from the Univ of Minnesota
http://www.bioethics.umn.edu/faculty/cranford_r.shtml

If you follow this link, you will notice that Dr. Cranford was co-author of "LAW RECOGNIZES BRAIN DEATH, Uniform Law Memo".

A J. M. McCabe was the other co-author of this piece.

On first glance, the surname "McCabe" popped out because the Florida state attorney in the Schiavo/Schindler case is also a "McCabe".
At the time of this legal memo (10/2/1980) John M. McCabe was legal counsel and legislative director for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Ronald E. Cranford was an advisor to that commission and was an associate physician in neurology and a director of the neurological intensive care unit at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minnesota.
http://216.109.117.135/search/cache?p=Law+Recognizes+Brain+Death+Cranford+McCabe&sm=Yahoo%21+Search&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8&u=www.mrsc.org/mc/courts/supreme/094wn2d/094wn2d0407.htm&w=law+recognizes+brain+death+cranford+mccabe&d=0898D97FE5&icp=1&.intl=us

Is there a connection between J M McCabe (the co-author) and Bernie McCabe (FL state attorney) with Dr. Cranford?

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