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June 4, 2005

Court OKs forced feeding

Topics: News

Several people emailed the following article from WorldNetDaily to me. Once commented, "I have no problem with the courts taking steps to protect the lives and well-being of inmates. I just have a problem with them treating disabled and aging people as if they're somehow less worthy of those same protections. " Please, read on ...

While reports mount of elderly and disabled Americans being starved and dehydrated to death by denial of a feeding tube - sometimes by court order - a state court has approved the force-feeding of a convicted arsonist who was trying to starve himself to death.

In a decision Thursday, Washington's Court of Appeals ruled that the state's Department of Corrections was within its rights when it forced a feeding tube on Charles R. McNabb to end his five-month hunger strike.


Posted by tim at June 4, 2005 11:01 PM

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Doesn't anyone else think there is something mighty odd about this? Kind of "Alice in Wonderland" ish?

Posted by: mary et. al. at June 5, 2005 3:22 PM

I think it is because this happened in a different state. The state has a responsibility to keep this prisoner alive.

I agree that it shows judicial hypocrisy. It also shows how hypocritical are groups such as Amnesty International and the Prsoners Action Alliance etc etc. who care more about criminals than the innocent.

Posted by: Maggie4life at June 6, 2005 3:52 AM