Skip to comments.Picture of the children arresting for trying to bring Terry [Schiavo] water (God Bless Them!)
Posted on 03/23/2005 12:00:12 PM PST by areafiftyone
Pinellas Park police Lt. Kevin Riley, standing upper right, prepares to arrest members of the Keys family as they were attempting to bring Terri Schiavo water Wednesday morning, March 23, 2005 outside the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla. The Keys family, of Burnet, Tex., kneeling, from left, Josie, 14, Gabriel, 10, Chris, the children's father, and Cameron 12, were all taken into custody. Galen Keys, upper left, the children's mother looks on, but was not arrested.The mother insists it was the children's idea: "I am proud of them," said the boys' mother Geilen Keys from Texas, who was not arrested. "They are very mature and they said 'we want to go and offer some water to Terri'."
Pinellas Park police Lt. Kevin Riley, second from left, handcuffs 14-year-old Josie Keys, left, while Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies place her father Chris in the back of a van after arresting members of the family for trespassing Wednesday morning March 23, 2005 outside the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla. The family members were attempting to bring Terri Schiavo a cup of water.
Gabriel Keys (foreground) is arrested by police officers for trespassing in Pinellas Park, Florida, March 23, 2005. The young protester attempted to take a glass of water into the Woodside Hospice for the brain-damaged Terri Schiavo. A federal judge rejected a request from the parents of Schiavo to order her feeding tube reinserted, dealing a blow to attempts by the U.S. Congress and the White House to prolong her life.
Children put in hand cuffs for trying to give Terri water, I am appalled.
These officers remind me of those at Klamath sent there by their government to deny 1500 farming families of their water. They didn't want to be there. When talked to about what they were actually helping accomplish, most would move off and not talk to you anymore.
Surely many of these officers feel the same. God grant that they will not follow these orders to "protect" a woman whom they are killing by arresting those who would try and save her.
These pictures need broad exposure on FOX and all over the country.
Man, doesn't this just make you proud to be an American? /Sarcasm on and going full blast!
What a relief the police where there to take down those dangerous criminals! In what twisted, morally bankrupt and evil world is offering a dying woman a drink of water considered to be a crime????? How could we have sunk this low?
And a block away crooks are robbing a house.:)
Yet Nickeal's was not shackled. Things that make no sense.
What a world!
I know - it made me sick to see the kids in handcuffs. This whole thing makes me sooo sick inside and angry!
Where is the ACLU to protect these children? Oh wait...
This whole thing is surreal! I have been in a daze thest past few days! Shocked is more like it! Shocked that the courts could tell someone its okay to starve and dehydrate a person to death.
In defense of the LEOs...they probably have department regulations dictating handcuffs for any person arrested...still sucks, and I'm sure they knew how it would look...common sense isn't common.
Liberals just see this as some form of "late term" abortion, thus legal.
"Where is the ACLU to protect these children? Oh wait..."
...the ACLU only protects children who murder, and maim. If this kid smothered Terri Schiavo to death, he would get the best defense the ACLU had.
More than anything else, the Terri Schindler story is the death of the mainstream (broadcast) media; they've failed completely in covering the landmark event of the year -- not because of the conventional drama of armies on the march, but because they have no language and emotion for communicating this story. It's not about ideology; it is about compassion. The story is not so much about Terri -- as it is about the different responses to the facts, and what people regard as the facts, from their own experiences and understanding of life. The subject herself is almost the perfect Rohrschach ink blot. It's ultimately not about Terri -- but about everybody else.
The best the mainstream media can come up with is their bogus polls, "As you may already know..." What a presumption; we don't know, and the more one knows, the less one could say that it is merely a matter of a right to die issue; it is a right to die versus a right to live -- and which should trump which. Apparently to a lot of liberals, the right to die should trump the right to live only in the case of human beings but should be inviolable in the case of anything else -- even trumping the right of any other species over that of a human, so confused are they, so determined to be "right." It's not about rights or who is right. It is about what is human.
The richness in the discussion of this is where the new media of interaction vastly surpasses their laughable polling feedback which is already so biased in their design and intent. The death of Terri Schindler was the death of the mainstream media to be a viable, credible part of American life. To the end, they insisted on telling the people, vastly more intelligent, informed and compassionate than they are, what to think and how empty it was to be them. They had nothing worth learning about -- to be a better human being.
here I'll finish
.....they are busy calling the police to come and arrest the children for BRINGING WATER TO TERRY!!!
How disturbing. The poor police officers having to arrest children-not for shooting kids at their school, but for trying to give water to Terry Schiavo!
I sure hope this isn't a case of grown-ups exploiting children, the way the liberals do when they send kids on protest marches and sit-ins at state capitols, etc.
Those kids look home-schooled.
Amazing, isn't it? I'm sitting here thinking I should've told this story to my oldest son, who's nine, considering the youngest kid arrested there is just 10.
Instead, I've been trying to protect my own from knowing that this type of thing actually happens. A mistake on my part.
I thought the same thing. They gotta be. Otherwise, they'd probably be in school.
"I sure hope this isn't a case of grown-ups exploiting children, the way the liberals do when they send kids on protest marches and sit-ins at state capitols, etc."
I hate it when lib's do it too, but if I lived there I would have my kids out there too.
This is a case where a libral would be justified, yet I bet there isn't one out there.
Something has to give. This is not what America was intended to be.
This is insane. What's happened to this country?
Huh? You can tell a well educated child from a picture?
They did good. I am proud of them for standing up against wrong. If more people would, Terry Schiavo wouldn't be facing death by starvation.
"I'd bet anything these are homeschooled kids who have grown up with strong convictions. I don't think it's a stunt."
I agree. This is the sort of thing that if handled correctly could impact a child compassion for others beyond what words could ever do.
Der Polizei must be very proud.
Those cops should refuse to arrest anyone trying to save Terri. If they arrest those people, they are like cops making sure the cattle cars are locked so no one can get out on the trip to Auschwitz.
How does someone "look home-schooled"?
They're dressed well. The girl is in a skirt, and the boy is in a collared shirt.
As a police officer, I would have had a hard time doing my job. In fact, I may have been fired for letting them go or quitting if I had to arrest them.
Ach, nein, vee vere just following orders, honorable tribunal!
Didn't work at Nuremberg, won't work here.
There are any number of thugs in uniform who take pleasure in abusing children. A brutal murderer with a badge killed a child at Ruby Ridge and his mother. A gang of them burned children alive at Waco. A band of thugs broke into the home of Elian Gonzalez in the dead of night, stuck an automatic rifle in his face, and dragged him off screaming into the night. Kids mean nothing to monsters like these. And neither does the life of Terri Schiavo.
I'm not sure I agree with using the kids this way.
"I sure hope this isn't a case of grown-ups exploiting children,"
Sure looks like it. There's alot of exploitation of this situation going on. It's digusting.
"Homeschooled Christian kids, I bet."
Kids skipping school and playing hooky, for certain.
"Those kids look home-schooled."
They don't appear to be in school at all, at the moment.
I would say they dress rather conservative.
I agree. What pictures these are!
Having the kids out there is one thing. Putting them on the front line to do the dirty work -- because the authorities won't prosecute kids like they would adults? -- is something else entirely.
Like I said before, I hope that's not what happened here.
They put a baby in handcuffs!
It's spring break where I live - maybe there, too.
The skirts down to the ankles give it away.
It may have been the kids' ideas. Some kids actually have compassion.