"There's no other profession, licensed or certified in Illinois, that's held to a lesser standard of proof in criminal accusations," a distinction police officers should not hold, said Mark Donahue, president of the Chicago lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Can you say "ignorant bastard" three times fast? I can name at least three professions in Illinois that could be held to such a standard:
- Lawyers. A pattern of misleading tribunals as to controlling law or the underlying facts of a case can result in sanctions, suspension, or even disbarment.
- Doctors. A pattern of knowingly false certifications of insurance "statements of need" can result in censure, suspension, or loss of medical license.
- Military officers (some of whom are stationed in Illinois, or are Illinois residents). Don't even get me started on this one.
What a dork. Since what he has made is a false statement, perhaps we need to inquire into whether it was a knowingly false statement made in an attempt to influence the legislative process…