Dr. George Tiller Is Not Guilty; Phill Kline Offers Legal Advice
Dr. George Tiller was found not guilty yesterday of all 19 misdemeanor charges stemming from some abortions he performed at his Wichita clinic in 2003.
Phill Kline, the former Kansas attorney general who started the investigation into Dr. Tiller's clinic more than four years ago, expressed frustration at the office of the current attorney general and the prosecutors who tried the case, noting that they simply aren't criminal and zealot-y enough to get the job done:
"You do not win cases nor achieve justice by calling one witness and ordering your staff not to initiate any additional effort to gather evidence," Kline said in a written statement.
Truer words have simply never been spoken (hence, the large print)! To win cases for Teh Cause you must follow Phill Kline's example to the letter and initiate any and all additional efforts that serve Teh Cause.
2005 -- As Kansas Attorney General on a fishing expedition, when obtaining redacted patient medical records (no name; identifying numbers), cross-reference patient file numbers with abortion records at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, then subpoena records from Wichita’s La Quinta Inn, where patients are staying, to match dates with names.
2007 -- When you lose your re-election bid for Kansas attorney general (November 2006) and accept an appointment as Johnson County District Attorney, prior to leaving the Kansas AG office (January 2007), steal patients' medical records and ship the records to your new Johnson County office.
2008 -- While in possession of the stolen medical records, store the records in a garage, store them in an investigator's dining room, and instruct your staff to make copies of medical records at a retail store.
2009 -- When you lose the Republican primary election to retain your current position as Johnson County DA and get a visiting law professor job (bwahahahaha) at Liberty University Law School in Virginia, have your staff mail patients' medical records to Virgina.
One more important piece of information you should know about.
The article on Dr. Tiller's acquittal reports that moments after the verdict was announced the state's medical board announced it was investigating similar allegations against him. What the article omits to mention is that the medical board's petition* against Dr. Tiller is based on a 2006 complaint (amended in 2007) filled by Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger**.