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May 6, 2005

CURE to Greer: "We Are Not Your Friends"

Topics: Legal affairs

As posted on Life Matters! . . .

Yesterday, Judge George Greer was rewarded with an engraved clock--today's equivalent of 30 pieces of silver--by the West Pasco Bar Association. The Special Justice Award was bestowed "in part for his handling of the emotionally and politically charged Schiavo case," according to Lisa Davis and Geoff Fox in The Tampa Bay Tribune, who noted that not everyone approved the dubious honor.

Some of the same protesters who stood vigil outside a Pinellas Park hospice as Terri Schiavo slipped away moved north Thursday, trying to keep her memory--and their mission--alive. As they displayed signs outside the security gate of Heritage Springs Golf and Country Club, they wanted Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George Greer to hear them loud and clear: "Jesus Would Feed Terri," one sign read.

And Nuremberg would have hung Greer, since Terri did not "slip away" but was starved and dehydrated to death by her murderers.

As Greer and banquet attendees approached Heritage Springs, they passed the 15 protesters and their signs with slogans such as "You Are Awarding A Murderer'' and "Wanted: Honest Men for Black Robe Jobs." One girl held a sign that read: "Judge Greer Should Say Sorry to God."

Perhaps, it was one of the Kimball girls.

Mary Kimball, of Tampa, held signs with her husband and seven of her children, ages 12 years to 18 months. "The injustice goes on," Kimball said. "They're spitting on Terri's grave. That's what this is." "They're putting a big toad on her grave," added Kimball's daughter, Rosie, 10.

If Terri even has a grave. Notwithstanding a court order, her parents have not been told where—if anywhere—it is. And, in any case, there is no body to bury.

"Upon accepting his award, Greer received a standing ovation," Davis and Foxx report, which tells you a great deal about the lawyers and judges inside.

As for the people in the street, Greer acknowledged their presence to his fan club. As Terri's stalwart defender, Cheryl Ford, reminds us, Greer callously joked "as he digested a meal at his banquet and received an award for signing the execution via dehydration and starvation of a disabled woman":

These past several years have been a bit trying. You see my friends out there at the gate. I thank you for not inviting them in.

We are not your friends, Judge Greer. We are Terri's, and we shall remain so. And we shall fight your brand of TAB tyranny as long as God gives us breath.

Posted by earl at May 6, 2005 11:56 AM

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Good to see you back, Earl. As I have said in other comments, this award will hang around Greer's neck like the albatross around the Ancient Mariner's neck. If we turn up the heat it will begin to stink sooner, and the sooner the better for all of our sakes.

Posted by: mary et. al. at May 8, 2005 1:07 PM