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Phony Doctors Excuses Given to Wisconsin Protesters?

By on 2.19.11 | 5:12PM

Fox News reports union demonstrators -- teachers specifically -- are being given excuses apparently signed by physicians with legitimate licenses to practice medicine. The printed statements, complete with signatures as held up on camera, appear to be the standard "sick leave" excuses required if a teacher claims illness is forcing them to skip school. They were obtained by protesters supporting Governor Scott Walker, who learned where on the Capitol grounds -- and from whom specifically -- the excuses could be obtained. If the "excuses" turn out to be signed by legitimate physicians… fraud charges would have seemed to enter the picture.

Among other things… a firing offense for teachers?

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