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The problem with the “suspicious” Cormier-Breitbart link, law-enforcement officials told The Daily Beast, is that Cormier “had nothing to do with the autopsy ... and wasn’t in the same room.”
“It had nothing to do with that,” LAPD homicide supervisor Det. Rich Wheeler said. “He had nothing to do with the autopsy or anything to do with the case ... That story is based on rumor and innuendo.”
In the early afternoon of April 18, 2012, Michael Cormier, an autopsy technician at the Los Angeles coroner’s office, drove himself to Kaiser Permanente Hospital complaining of heart and stomach pain and diarrhea. The doctors suspected a heart issue or an ulcer and recommended he follow up with his regular physician. Two days later, Cormier asked his wife to call 911. An ambulance took him Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he died several hours later from massive organ failure.
While he was at Providence St. Joseph, an unidentified family member called and recommended that the hospital check Cormier for poison. A screen test found a significant amount of arsenic in Cormier’s system, and the hospital contacted the Los Angeles Police Department. In the early stages of the investigation into Cormier’s death, the police wouldn’t rule out an accident, suicide, or something more nefarious, and the coroner deferred the cause of death pending further toxicology results.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Something helped convert Breitbart from a leftist.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: PlasticWizard
Exxxxcept the coroner who died did not do the autopsy..you guys keep running with fake news
L.A. County Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter tells LA Weekly that Cormier did not conduct Breitbart's autopsy. "Only doctors" ever worked on Breitbart, says Winter, because foul play was not suspected from the beginning.
Cormier apparently ran a small autopsy business out of his home, on top of the many chemicals he handled at the Coroner's Office. "Even if a substance was introduced," says Hamilton, "It could be accidental, or a suicide, or a number of things."
WHAT DOES A CRIMINALIST (FORENSIC SCIENCE TECHNICIAN) DO?
.....Examines, tests, and analyzes tissue samples, chemical substances, physical materials, and ballistics evidence, using recording, measuring, and testing equipment.
Interprets laboratory findings and test results to identify and classify substances, materials, and other evidence collected at crime scene.............
The dictionary defines “coroner” as “A public officer whose primary function is to investigate by inquest any death thought to be of other than natural causes.” Therefore, calling criminalist (or forensic science technician) Michael Cormier, who worked for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, a “coroner” is entirely appropriate.
In a statement posted on the group’s website, Lewis claimed ACORN was the victim of its own “highly effective strategies” that succeeded in “catching the attention of right-wing media and its proponents.”
ACORN was subjected to a “barrage of unmitigated accusations,” but even as the “extremists” attacking it “increased their radicalism, we continued to make a difference for families in each and every corner of our nation.”
To Lewis, conservatives are living embodiments of pure evil. In a convoluted speech earlier this year to a Young Democratic Socialists meeting, she called the Tea Party a “bowel movement” and seemed to suggest a violent race war was in America’s future.
Drummond Pike, founder of the ultra-radical Tides Foundation, a pass-through entity that distributes wealthy donors’ grants anonymously, swooped in to pay off the younger Rathke’s remaining restitution payments in order to conceal the names of Tides donors. Rathke claims he resigned as chief organizer but ACORN national board minutes indicate he was dismissed. The embezzlement led many large charities such as the radical left-wing Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to stop funding the group.
Its legally separate voter mobilization division, Project Vote, which used to employ President Obama, remains open for business and continues to be located in ACORN’s office in the nation’s capital. Project Vote’s current voter drive is being run by ACORN executive Amy Busefink, who goes on trial in four weeks in Las Vegas for conspiracy to commit voter registration fraud. ACORN itself is also a defendant in the criminal case. ACORN Housing still operates. It changed its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America.
ACORN leaders are working on “voter engagement activities.” They intend “to engage the surge voters of 2008 and turn them into permanent voters in 2010 and beyond.”
ACORN executive Nathan Henderson-James made similar statements in a leaked e-mail.
ACORN will be back. In fact, it never actually went anywhere.
Added Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, “Mike Flynn was an integral part of the Breitbart News team from the very beginning. Andrew hand-picked him to launch BigGovernment.com and guide our coverage of the ACORN sting videos that put Breitbart.com on the map. He continued to provide institutional political knowledge that was indispensable for our development as a news network. He was also a great patriot and friend.”