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Decisions Upend Judges' Lives (Judge George Greer at AMA Annual Meeting)
CAL Law ^ | August 13, 2007 | Mike McKee

Posted on 08/19/2007 3:41:17 AM PDT by amdgmary

More than two years after enraging right-wing groups by ordering Terry Schiavo's feeding tube removed, George Greer still peers over his shoulder nervously at times.

In fact, the Florida judge told a rapt audience Friday at the American Bar Association's annual meeting, he even used an alias when he registered at his San Francisco hotel on this trip.

Two years ago, he said, someone in the Bay Area threatened to kill him over his decision to end life support for the brain-damaged Schiavo. And even though that person was prosecuted and jailed, Greer said, he's taking no chances.

"It is a little unnerving," he said. "I still can't see a strange car come down my street without wondering [who's behind the steering wheel]."

Greer talked about he and his wife had to be placed under 24-hour watch after Operation Rescue posted their home address and phone number on its Web site. All of their mail was checked by authorities and on one occasion dead flowers were delivered to their condominium with a note reading, "No Food, No Water" — a reference to Schiavo.

"It got to the point," Greer said, "that we felt a little trapped in our apartment."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: ama; georgegreer; judge; judgegeorgegreer; judgegreer; judicialhomicide; judicialtyranny; meninblack; pinellascounty; terrischiavo
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1 posted on 08/19/2007 3:41:20 AM PDT by amdgmary
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To: 8mmMauser; floriduh voter; Sun

Judge Greer ping


2 posted on 08/19/2007 3:43:43 AM PDT by amdgmary
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To: amdgmary

No comment (My post would be surely pulled) except that this is one arrogant deceitful monster. He sees HIMSELF as the victim!!!


3 posted on 08/19/2007 3:53:12 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: amdgmary

Good. I hope he’s haunted by this all the day’s of his life. And reminded of it constantly in hell.


4 posted on 08/19/2007 3:56:25 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: amdgmary
"It got to the point," Greer said, "that we felt a little trapped in our apartment."

Decisions have consequences ...

5 posted on 08/19/2007 4:03:13 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: amdgmary
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


6 posted on 08/19/2007 4:05:25 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: amdgmary

Greer and his wife got 24-hour protection, and Terri got NOTHING????? NOT EVEN A DROP OF WATER?

A priest speaking on EWTN said that he was present at her death, and that her husband lied about it being a peaceful death. He said it was horrible.


7 posted on 08/19/2007 4:13:46 AM PDT by kitkat (I refuse to let the DUers chase me off FR.)
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To: kitkat

Some citizens just are better than others and get to decide
who lives and who dies.


8 posted on 08/19/2007 4:20:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: FormerACLUmember


9 posted on 08/19/2007 4:26:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: amdgmary
"It is a little unnerving," he said. "I still can't see a strange car come down my street without wondering [who's behind the steering wheel]."

I thought this was the guy who was very close to being legally blind. Maybe I got it wrong. Maybe that was somebody else. Maybe he's telling the truth about recognizing strange cars on his street.

10 posted on 08/19/2007 4:30:45 AM PDT by Sal (My "good" Senator Kyl exposed himself as a Grand Betrayer, corrupt to the core!)
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To: BigCinBigD

Judicial arrogance at its absolute worst.


11 posted on 08/19/2007 4:34:05 AM PDT by Nextrush (Proudly uncommitted in the 2008 race for president for now)
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To: amdgmary
"It got to the point," Greer said, "that we felt a little trapped in our apartment."

Awww. Poor wittle judge, twapped in his apawtment.

Probably didn't feel as trapped as Terri felt, being trapped in a body that wouldn't let her communicate, was unresponsive, and dying.

12 posted on 08/19/2007 4:36:56 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: amdgmary

She’s dead Jim


13 posted on 08/19/2007 4:48:26 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Hillary's color is yellow.....how appropriate)
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To: amdgmary

It should be mentioned in every discussion involving Terry:

Her parents were willing to take over full expenses for her care and feeding. Not that that should matter, but I believe it is worth mentioning.

Keeping her alive (aside from all the moral issues) would have inconvenienced no one.

(I feel I should mention this for those lurkers who believe that she really was brain-dead.)


14 posted on 08/19/2007 4:48:34 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Quiller
Awww. Poor wittle judge, twapped in his apawtment.

As was Gore in Cheney's House.
15 posted on 08/19/2007 4:54:03 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: amdgmary
The greatest thing to come out of this episode is the unwillingness of Christians to forgive Greer. I am sure God wants nothing to do with him. I doubt Jesus would even bother trying to talk God into saving him.

I am sure if we had gotten some preachers with an inside track to God, like Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, Joyce Meyer and Pat Pobertson, together in the same room with Terri, she would be a fixture on the talk show circuit today.

Damn you to hell, Judge Greer.

16 posted on 08/19/2007 4:54:46 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: BigCinBigD

I’m with you.


17 posted on 08/19/2007 4:56:03 AM PDT by sport
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To: Mark was here

Pat Pobertson = Pat Robertson, please forgive me.


18 posted on 08/19/2007 5:01:42 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: amdgmary

One of the few times I was truly ashamed of this country! This man is the epitome of evil. He will face his own judgment eventually!


19 posted on 08/19/2007 5:13:56 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Mark was here

Whether “Christians” forgive Greer or not is completely irrelevant. The opinion of every Christian on planet earth counts not one whit as to where Greer spends eternity.

The fact is that everybody — me, you, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Judge Greer — has to decide who is in charge, us or God. There are many points each day where a person makes that decision. The cumulative effect of these daily decisions determine our destiny. The Bible refers to people who continually decide incorrectly as having “given themselves over to a reprobate heart”. “Reprobate” means “unwilling to listen to reproof”.

Such people refuse to avail themselves of Christ’s forgiveness. Sure enough, God wants nothing to do with these people, and they, in effect, damn themselves to hell.

My advice to anybody is to focus on the truth of Christ and quit worrying about what “Christians” or money-grubbing TV preachers do or don’t do. Read the Bible.

If Judge Greer would do that instead of making self-serving speeches before his admirers, he wouldn’t be damned to hell.


20 posted on 08/19/2007 5:25:33 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: amdgmary

Lock him up with the Newark murderers.


21 posted on 08/19/2007 5:31:18 AM PDT by bvw
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To: GadareneDemoniac
Whether “Christians” forgive Greer or not is completely irrelevant.

You are one hundred percent correct, as Jesus never intended for his followers to have forgiveness in their hearts. You are spot on.

22 posted on 08/19/2007 5:31:27 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: Mark was here

You have the only inside track for yourself.


23 posted on 08/19/2007 5:34:29 AM PDT by bvw
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To: amdgmary

[George Greer still peers over his shoulder nervously at times.]

Hebrews “ It is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgement.”

And God is not a respector of persons, murder of innocents is a great crime before the one true God of Israel.


24 posted on 08/19/2007 5:36:32 AM PDT by kindred (I am voting conservatives like Hunter, No vote for Rudy or other rinos.Or Third Party.)
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To: bvw
You have the only inside track for yourself.

No doubt about it.

Anyway.

Wasn't it Oral Roberts who was visited by a 10 foot Jesus? This is what I mean by an inside track.

25 posted on 08/19/2007 5:39:02 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: Mark was here
Oral Roberts? Yes, it's possible the University had a rather tall hispanic basketball player named Jesus. Ten foot tall? That may be embellishment.

May the easter bunny bring you a ten foot tall chocolate Jesus, by the way.

27 posted on 08/19/2007 6:01:40 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Quiller

The caretaker should shut his water off.


28 posted on 08/19/2007 6:06:49 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: bvw
I don't think Oral was telling the world he had a tall Hispanic basketball player in his bedroom, or even a gardener.

Pretty sure he told everyone that a 10 foot Jesus came to talk to him.

29 posted on 08/19/2007 6:09:47 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: amdgmary

I want to known when this slug dies.......
.... so I can go and water his grave.


30 posted on 08/19/2007 6:20:23 AM PDT by Flintlock
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Just Googled it. I'm sorry that I was wrong about the 10 foot Jesus, Oral saw a 900 foot Jesus that told him not to worry about being broke.

Now I cant wait for the Easter Bunny to bring me a 900 foot Chocolate Jesus. This is going to be great.

31 posted on 08/19/2007 6:22:04 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: Simul iustus et peccator
"This man will stand before the judgment seat of Jesus Christ."

Amen!!

32 posted on 08/19/2007 6:37:30 AM PDT by amdgmary
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To: amdgmary

Left wing kooks make death threats against conservatives all the time, but they just don’t hold a press conference about it. The left always loves to be victims.


33 posted on 08/19/2007 6:40:14 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: amdgmary
The man is a scumbag and a murderer. May he be cursed to the end of his life.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

35 posted on 08/19/2007 6:49:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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The man is a scumbag and a murderer. May he be cursed to the end of his life.

Did Terries diet and exercise regime contribute to her initial stroke / passing out?

Judge Greer should of made sure she ate a healthy diet, and who knows this whole ordeal could of been avoided.

I do not blame Terri, she is just a victim.
Damn you to hell, Judge Greer.

36 posted on 08/19/2007 7:06:22 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: Mark was here
"The greatest thing to come out of this episode is the unwillingness of Christians to forgive Greer."

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Aint accountability a bitch?

37 posted on 08/19/2007 7:14:20 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Mark was here

==> “...unwillingness of Christians to forgive Greer.” <==

Repentance is the prerequisite to forgiveness. This monster remains a danger to every one of us in dire circumstances, not merely for his personal actions but for the effects of them, propagated through the system by its limitations and strictures. A mass murderer would have to be sentenced to death by unanimous recommendation of 12 jurors. Mnr. Greer (Mnr. being my abbreviation for “Monster”) seized the sole power of life and death over this helpless woman, and
imposed on her a burden that no American should EVER be forced to bear - to prove her own fitness to live.

He deserves every insult, every ignominy, and every imprecation short of physical threat or assault, until he admits his error, begs forgiveness, and devotes the rest of his life to undoing the terrible harm he has done. Only then will he have earned forgiveness.

No, I am NOT a christian.


39 posted on 08/19/2007 7:37:28 AM PDT by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!)
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To: Mark was here
"I hope his wife has a nervous breakdown and commits suicide so she can join her evil husband when he goes straight to hell."

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Aint consequences a bitch?

40 posted on 08/19/2007 7:39:09 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Mark was here

You have a twisted version of Christianity swimming around in your little head. He deserves no such forgiveness. He deserves to be punished for being complicit in a murder.


41 posted on 08/19/2007 7:42:42 AM PDT by I got the rope
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To: amdgmary

life


42 posted on 08/19/2007 7:47:42 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Manic_Episode

Still, we must admit that a large number of both Floridians and Americans endorse and agree with Judge George W. Greer and his policies.


43 posted on 08/19/2007 7:56:45 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: amdgmary

I think a lot of people were surprised to learn that George W. Greer is a Republican in good standing with his FL party. Many of us had “assumed” falsely that he was just another liberal Democrat going around trying to kill the handicapped.


44 posted on 08/19/2007 7:58:47 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: I got the rope
You have a twisted version of Christianity swimming around in your little head.

I am with out a doubt that you have the correct version. Some day I may be as good as you are.

Jesus never talked about forgiveness, so it is only proper to seek vengeance against this Judge.

I hope God puts Greers parents in a comma, for they deserve it for raising such a wicked devil child.

Damn you to hell, Judge Greer.

God Bless you for your kindness, Mr. Rope.

45 posted on 08/19/2007 8:04:50 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: Mark was here

OK, so much for the first sentence of my post. What about the choice everybody has to make in his or her life?

I got your point - Christians are flinty-hearted SOBs. Got it. A lot of preachers are charlatans. Got that point, too.

My point is that you can use the “off” button on your TV and stay away from those judgmental “Xtians” for the rest of your life as long as you accept that Jesus Christ came to provide you — you — with a way to God if you choose.


46 posted on 08/19/2007 8:09:59 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: Simul iustus et peccator
The wicked flee when no man pursueth...

My thought as well...

47 posted on 08/19/2007 8:10:55 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: MainFrame65
He deserves every insult, every ignominy, and every imprecation short of physical threat or assault, until he admits his error, begs forgiveness, and devotes the rest of his life to undoing the terrible harm he has done. Only then will he have earned forgiveness.

Yes indeed he deserves it. We should pray that he suffers in this world and in the next. Simply because he is a bad man.

Holding such feeling of hate towards him, if nothing else makes us better people in the eyes of the Lord. I am sure he is proud of every insult hurled at the Judge, for those who do so are doing His work.

Damn you to hell, Judge Greer.

48 posted on 08/19/2007 8:14:21 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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49 posted on 08/19/2007 8:16:20 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (States' rights don't trump God-given, unalienable rights...support the Reagan pro-life platform)
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50 posted on 08/19/2007 8:18:02 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (States' rights don't trump God-given, unalienable rights...support the Reagan pro-life platform)
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