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March 26, 2005

Local Pinellas Park Police Vow to Protect Judge Greer's Order

The Pinellas Park Police are protecting judge Greer's orders, what about Terri's life?

Reported from the San Jose Mercury News:

Hours after a judge ordered that Terri Schiavo wasn't to be removed from her hospice, Florida law enforcement agents were en route to seize her and have her feeding tube reinserted -- but they stopped short when local police told them they would enforce the judge's order, sources said Friday.

Agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement told police in Pinellas Park, the small town where Schiavo lies at the Woodside Hospice, that they were on the way to take her to a hospital to resume her feeding.

For a brief period, local police, who have officers around the hospice to keep protesters out, prepared for what sources called a showdown.

In the end, the state agents and the Department of Children and Families backed down, apparently concerned about confronting local police outside the hospice.

``We told them that unless they had the judge with them when they came, they were not going to get in,'' said a source with the local police.

``The FDLE called to say they were en route to the scene,'' said an official with the city police who requested anonymity. ``When the sheriff's department, and our department, told them they could not enforce their order, they backed off.''

(cross posted at thebandwagon)

Contact the Pinellas Park City Police and remind them that although most court orders are worth keeping, that they are only pieces of paper.

Isn't Terri's life worth more than that?

Pinellas Park Police Department Non-Emergency Lines:
(727) 541-0758 or (727) 544-1411

Posted by jody at March 26, 2005 07:35 AM

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