This Nurse No Angel of Mercy

In the midst of the Obamacare nightmare comes the chilling story of a Minnesota nurse who has been linked by police to several suicides. 46 year old William Francis Melchert-Dinkel a married father of two has allegedly cruised the Internet for a number of years looking for suicidal people whom he could persuade to kill themselves on webcam for his amusement.

While posing as a young woman, Melchert-Dinkel would befriend his victims and provide them with assistance. According to the UK Daily Mail.

"Most important is the placement of the noose on the neck,' he allegedly wrote in one web chat. He then went on to detail where to place the knot ‘for instant unconsciousness and death.'

He has allegedly admitted to U.S. police that he was involved in at least four deaths, including that of an 18-year-old Canadian student Nadia Kajouji.

Melchert-Dinkel used a number of identities including Falcon Girl, Cami D and Li Dao in pursuit of vulnerable people for his lethal entertainment.

Li Dao would persuade people to enter pacts in which they would hang themselves in front of Internet web cams and watch each other die. But at the critical moment there was always a problem with Li Dao's web cam.

Last June The Minnesota Board of Nursing revoked Melchert-Dinkel's license. The government agency which is charged with professional oversight and discipline has 26 pages of previous incidents. The National Post reports.

In one particularly disturbing case in 1994, Melchert-Dinkel failed to tell a physician about one of his patient's rapidly deteriorating condition. The patient's "condition continued to decline during the shift and (he) subsequently died."

In 1998, he was reported for "abuse of nursing home residents" and had his license restricted. Those conditions were subsequently removed.

He was cited repeatedly for other shortcomings, including "poor critical thinking skills," "clinical weakness," "unsafe" and had "difficulty retaining information."

The disturbing question here is how could Melchert-Dinkel have remained employed in the healthcare field in spite of his professional history? If the Minnesota Board of Nursing had been doing their job would this man's problems have been uncovered sooner? Would he have received counseling? Would innocent lives have been spared?

Given the shortage of nurses and increasing influence of the SEIU in the healthcare industry it has proven difficult to remove unfit persons from positions in the field. Not unlike public education we find that the power of the unions and the corruption of government agencies produce disastrous effects. Why are so many of us frightened of Obamacare?

Phil Boehmke