Sunday, March 10, 2013

ZenTiger Name Suppression in 2013

I see that progress is very, very slow in the secular institutions that are still keen to hide offenders from the public eye, perhaps to shuffle offenders from one place to the next, and to use name suppression as a means to protect the accused, at the expense of the victims.

Story 1: Dr has sex with rape victim Patients deserve to know the name of a Canterbury GP who had sex with a teenage patient 25 years ago, a Christchurch judge has ruled.

A 16 year old girl had been RAPED by some-one, and this Doctor was asked to treat her. He used his position of authority and trust to initiate sex with her instead. At least twice, according to the report. Can we really believe that was all, and can we really believe there was only one case?  If there were no name suppression,  other victims may have stepped forward by now.  And who else knew? Perhaps colleagues and superiors knew something?

And just to prove the secular system is tough on sex crimes - a mere $1,000 fine!

On a Doctor's salary, a drop in the bucket. No calls for the Doctor to be 'defrocked'. Nothing to see here, move on.

Story 2: Medical Professionals kill some-one, and it takes 4 years to stop them hiding behind the Government run Health Board
Lance and Jenny Gravatt have been fighting in the High Court to publicly name the medical professionals involved in the death of their son Zachary, 22, who died of meningococcal disease in Auckland City Hospital in July 2009.

So this is a complicated case and yet a simple case. The judgement was that no-one was at fault. No-one was responsible.  Just a systemic failure of the organisation.  The result - professionals can hide behind the government institution they work for, and they nor their managers will be called to account.  Indeed, it seems that maybe the systemic failure should be laid on the shoulders of their managers.  Instead, a free pass from the media who this time around are prepared to report the news rather than push extreme opinions.

After 4 years in the courts, the fight may not yet be over - the DHB has 10 days to appeal



Slightly related: Secular hypocrisy on sex crimes

1 comment(s):

KG said...

For ultimate anonymity, it would seem being a rugby-playing health professional is the way to go.

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