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E-mails on Schiavo pour into city queues

By Times Staff Writer
Published March 30, 2005


THE LATEST
New court activity: A federal appeals court agreed late Tuesday to allow Terri Schiavo's parents to file a motion for a rehearing on a request to have the woman's feeding tube reinserted. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta agreed to consider a motion on whether a Tampa federal judge should have considered the entire state court record and not just the procedural history.
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Pinellas Park officials and staff members have received more than 100 e-mails about Terri Schiavo. Some of them plead for officials to intervene. Others condemn Pinellas Park police and the city's elected officials. Still others praise the job they're doing. Here is a sampling.

Thank you, Pinellas Park police force and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, for standing up for law and order.

We think the governor and his "storm-troopers" slipped over the edge into a state of lawlessness that could have begat chaos and bloodshed in a situation already tinged with insanity. You give us hope that all is not lost.

* * *

Why is City Hall not protecting the rights of business owners and residents in the area of Woodside Hospice?

Now I understand that students at a nearby school are being removed from their classrooms and sent to other schools. Action should be taken to remove these fanatical lunatics immediately.

* * *

Kill any handicapped people today? Well, it is early yet. I am sure you will manage it. Arrest any of those dangerous 8-year-old kids with water in their hands today?

* * *

Your department has enforced the murder by starvation of a U.S. citizen.

Not a one of you has any conscience, only the desire to support the god of the communists who own your judiciary. Your peasants apparently live only by the will of their lords. . . . You have earned my eternal disrespect, and I only hope that you all get what you rightfully deserve from your illegal and immoral actions in this matter. . . . One more reason I will never vacation in your pathetic state.

* * *

I am writing to ask you to pass on my expression of admiration and respect for the actions of your local Police Department in refusing to let operatives of the state of Florida take physical custody of Terri Schiavo in defiance of the Florida judicial system.

To have allowed such would have been a horrendous violation of the separation of powers and a surrender to unconstitutional, politically motivated tactics by the governor of Florida.

* * *

Pinellas Park, the armpit of Pinellas County

Pinellas County - the armpit of Florida

Florida - the armpit of the USA

You have a long history of bad practices in Pinellas County. When I lived in Pinellas Park I was ticketed for my car blocking the sidewalk. I was appalled at this lack of common sense. There was no warning that it was illegal and not to do it again.

This was a small wrong and misuse of police forces.

Now you arrest children while other children are being abducted and killed. This is not what you are paid for.

* * *

Subject: Arresting people and children just for showing up with water? You folks are SICK!

* * *

For your complicity in this government-sanctioned public execution, maybe Satan will give y'all a more comfortable spot in hell.

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You and your Police Department are a disgrace to Florida and the United States in the way you have let the paid troublemakers carry on their mob mentality activities at the hospice facilities of Terri Schiavo.

They should have been dispersed and not allowed to take over the street and control the area.

The families of patients were denied their rights and also the residents of the neighborhood. The picture to the world is disgusting. Shame on you and your city.

* * *

As your city makes national news on an hourly basis in VERY difficult times, please know that you are being lifted up in prayer to our heavenly father.

I know you are in a delicate balance to uphold the law and at the same time show fairness and compassion to the family involved and those exercising their faith and principles.

I am also praying for your Police/Fire departments and city officials as you walk through this difficult situation. . . . I see a city that is responding in a fair and respectable way. It makes me proud to have grown up in Pinellas Park.

* * *

I'm a city manager in another part of the country. I can't imagine what you and your staff have been going through for the past two weeks. You have my sympathy and my prayers.

I appreciate more than I can express the professionalism of the law enforcement agencies in your community, especially in enforcing the law and court orders in the face of intense political pressure from a renegade state government.

I'm sure that it was not easy. We are very proud of you and your colleagues for standing up for what is right and honorable.

[Last modified March 30, 2005, 01:03:17]


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