Doctor Critically Injured By Car Bomb

Police say the explosion that critically injured the head of an Arkansas medical board was caused by a bomb planted in his car.

Trent Pierce was injured when the device blew up as he left his home in West Memphis today for work.

Pierce is the chairman of a state board that licenses and disciplines doctors.

Police say they believe Pierce was outside the car when the explosion took place. He's hospitalized in Memphis, in critical condition.

An FBI official in Washington says a second person also was injured.

A lawyer for the medical board says he doesn't know of any heated disputes involving Pierce.


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  • by hmm on Feb 4, 2009 at 09:01 PM
    Maybe it was some crazed pro-lifer domestic terrorist which is what Mr. T was getting at, not blatant zenophobia. Those pro lifers who blow up clinics are terrorists, plain and simple as that. However this doc didn't perform abortions as far as it's known but some whack job might have thought that.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 4, 2009 at 08:10 PM
    Delta; You are right about people coming here thinking they have automatic rights, but keep one thing in mind where that is concerned...The Liberals in the Federal Government are the reason for that thinking. Their actions have created the immigrant that does not assimilate to American society. Liberal, Secular Progressives. Those are the demons destroying us from within. An immigrant gets all types of considerations that a natural citizen could never get. The government continually enacts policies to make it easier for them NOT TO ASSIMILATE.
  • by Delta Location: Greenville on Feb 4, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    Mr T, American or american transplant meaning so called arab american if even such a thing exsists. Then again these days we are our own enemys. This world has become ever man for himself. Sad to see what america has become. Diversity will be our destruction not our strength. Too many people coming here thinking they have automatic rights just because they are on american soil but none of there ancestors where here to make the ultimate sacrafice to fight for the freedoms we citizens have and even the non citizens. Seems as if sometimes the non citizens have more rights than the citizens. JUst a very different time and as time passes I do not see it getting better socially, morally or economically.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Feb 4, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    Sounds like an American terrorist at work.
  • by Honorable Bloggie Location: NC on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    Either someone was mad that he/she didn't get licensed or someone was disciplined.
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