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Protect your own

2009-03-06 15:43:29.220902+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

I'm not quite sure how these two things are related, but when I ran across this article on doctors asking patients to sign EULAs that prevent them from reviewing the doctor online (which is pretty fluffy and a press release for RateMDs.com), the side of me that took it seriously thought of several discussions with people in the medical profession I've had about getting good information on doctors. How when you can find a complaint filed against them with the appropriate state agencies that means things are really really really bad, because the "protect our own" attitude is as strong in doctors as it is between police officers.

And then I ran across this article about an Oakland police officer's ties with Yusuf Bey IV, a business man and community leader who's most likely responsible for the murder of journalist Chauncey Baily, and I thought about the issues of that poor cop being friends with anyone, and got a little insight into the "protect your own" attitude.

[ related topics: Health Bay Area Journalism and Media Law Enforcement Community ]

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