February 28, 2005
Disability advocates are shocked that the latest ruling in the Schiavo case orders the time and date of her execution. The ruling has chilling implications for Terri Schiavo and many other people with disabilities.Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts
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February 28, 2005
Disability Advocates Shocked By Judge Greer's Order of Execution for Terri Schiavo.
In a shocking move, Judge George Greer ordered court-appointed guardian Michael Schiavo to begin starving and dehydrating Terri Schiavo on March 18, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. "This is not simply a court order removing a judicial stay and allowing the guardian to proceed as he sees fit," said Diane Coleman, President of Not Dead Yet, which was joined by sixteen other national disability rights groups in three amicus briefs filed in support of Terri Schiavo's right to food and water.
"Judge Greer's exact language is, 'Ordered and Adjudged that absent a stay from the appellate courts, the guardian, Michael Schiavo, shall cause the removal of nutrition and hydration from the ward, Theresa Marie Schiavo, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2005,'" said Coleman, quoting from the three page order. ( http://www.tampabaylive.com/onair/misc/schiavo0225.pdf ) "This is an order of execution."
But the new issues before the guardianship court are as significant as new DNA evidence in a criminal case. In fact, the new evidence affects not only Terri Schiavo, but thousands of others. How can it be ignored?
First, there is the scientific journal article in Neurology, calling into question previous methods for diagnosing persistent vegetative state (PVS), the simple bedside examinations done by all the "experts" in the Schiavo case, now proven to result in inaccurate diagnoses of PVS in 30 to 43% of cases. The previous testimony of medical experts on either side of the controversy is insufficient to justify the Court's rulings that Terri Schiavo is unconscious. How can updated and scientifically valid testing procedures be rejected? Every person diagnosed in PVS should benefit from the new testing protocols, especially before a guardian is permitted to withhold food and water from someone who left no advance directive indicating preferences for who their guardian should be or what treatments they would want. These tests may even help identify ways that Ms. Schiavo can communicate.
Not Dead Yet has called for a moratorium on the starvation and dehydration of all people diagnosed in PVS, unless they have an advance directive, until such new diagnostic procedures are followed.
Secondly, the belated intervention of the Florida Department of Children and Families is significant. That no-doubt-under-funded agency is responsible for the protection of people in guardianship, and should be given the opportunity to investigate allegations of both pre-injury abuse and guardianship neglect. The post-injury neglect is undeniable. Michael Schiavo pledged in testimony, but was not ordered by any court, to use $700,000 of a malpractice award for Ms. Schiavo's care and rehabilitation. By Judge Greer's orders, over $500,000 of those funds have been spent on lawyers fees to win Schiavo the right to starve and dehydrate his wife, and Ms. Schiavo has been deprived not only of rehabilitation, but basic attention and stimulation for many years, except from her parents and siblings.
"This has broader implications," said Stephen Drake, research analyst for Not Dead Yet. "You read a lot about the problems faced by over-burdened caregivers these days. Senior and disability advocates are fighting a political battle for more in-home support services to address that, but in the meantime, meaningful protections against guardian abuse and neglect are needed. All branches of government are responsible for that. If one branch fails, as Judge Greer has, then another branch must step in."
Cross posted at BlogsforTerri
Posted by Hyscience at February 28, 2005 8:30 AM
I have a sneaking suspicion that mike shiavo's lawyer double crossed his client and is about to set up dumbass mike up for the kill because george well knows judge greer's ruling will end getting stayed and eventually reversed on appeal.
DUMBASS MIKE WOULD NOT LEAVE IT ALONE.
COME TO THINK ABOUT IT GEORGE SHOULD HAVE LEFT IT ALONE TOO.
LAWYERS ARE CON ARTISTS.
THEY GET THIER MONEY WHETHER THEIR CLIENT WINS OR NOT.
THAT'S WHY EVERYBOBY HATES LAWYERS.
His lawyer basically lied to mike about how easy this would be to committ the almost perfect crime of killing his wife Playing the legal system like a yo yo.
Mikey should be deprived of his freedom.
I frankly think mike's days as a free man are coming to a fast close and rather worrying about killing his wife for money he should worrying about getting a lawyer for HIMSELF so he get out of MANY YEARS IN PRISON.
COME TO THINK ABOUT IT GEORGE FELOS OUGHT TO THINK ABOUT HIS OPTIONS TOO.
CONSPIRING TO COMMITT FRAUD BY STEALING TERRI'S MONEY FROM THEIR COURT AWARD TO PAY GEORGE FELOS THE SHEISTER DR.DEATH LAWYER TO HAVE HER KILLED IS NOT ONLY ILLEGAL IT IS VULGAR AND OBSCENE.
you people must have heard of conspiracy to defraud THE COURT AND A JURY AND INSURANCE COMPANIES and the rico act.
HOW ABOUT VIOLATING TERRI'S CIVIL RIGHTS AND DENYING HER DUE PROCESS RIGHTS ?
NOT TO MENTION BEING DENIED HER RIGHTS UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILTIES ACT .
Mike and george are probably looking at prison terms of at least 150 - 200 years APIECE.
YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT GEORGE IN ROLLING STONE IN A INTERVIEW ON HOW HE WAS OF VICTIM OF POLITICS AND BEING A EUTHANSIA LAWYER AND HOW UNFAIR HIS RATHER LENGTHY COMBINED STATE AND FEDERAL PRISON TERMS WERE.
mikey's new naive wife ought think seriously think about divorce because in rico corruption cases everything that mikey owns will be confiscated under a forfeiture procedure thatlaw enforcement agencies use to confiscate all of mikey's bank assets and the money he stole from teri and all of his property holdings including his fine house and his fancy dan automobiles and anything else that he owns.
THEY WILL TAKE IT ALL.
HIS DAYS OF LIVING THE LIFE OF REILLY AT TERRI'S EXPENSE ARE OVER.
Maybe his new wife will visit him in prison but when she finds out what a scumbag he is she ought to let him rot in prison.
It so vulgar and obscene how mike the scumbag stole terri's money from her trust account for her rehabilitation and spent it on a sheister lawyer to have her killed under the guise of "legality ".
I AM WOULD NOT BE SHOCKED AT ALL ONE OF THESE DAYS IF MIKEY GOT OUT OF THIS (AND HE'S NOT )HE WOULD BE GETTING IN HIS CAR TO GO TO WORK AND HE WILL GET CONFRONTED BY SOME NUTBALL WITH A VERY HIGH POWERED PISTOL AND THE NUTBALL WILL PUT A HOLE IN MIKEY'S FACE AT POINT BLANK RANGE.
GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD TRASH.
Posted by: lance at March 2, 2005 11:18 PM
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