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.
AWWWWW that just brought tears to my eyes! Sweet child! (((sniff)))
please don't give anyone any ideas. . . .
I have mixed feelings about this incident.
I think we need to have a certain degree of respect for the laws that are passed. But at the same time, I can't imagine having to explain to my children (if I had any) that they have to respect a system that would starve an innocent woman.
I guess if kids are going to get themselves arrested then this is more desirable to killing 14 people in their school or murdering their parents with a hatchet.
I'm glad that these kids had the guts to take a stand for what's right, and that their parents are supportive of them.
You know, I think that the police are going to be very careful in this situation and I bet those kids are treated just fine. The cops know that all eyes are on them. I wouldn't want my kids in that situation either because I would worry about what 'might' happen to them but I believe that this case is a little bit different.
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and yebgave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or thirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Thank you for the ping.
I watched this live on t.v. & couldn't believe what I was seeing.
So they should be old enough to understand that there was no possible way that they would have actually been able to give Terri water.
These kids seem to have better morals, more compassion, and more ethics than a lot of adults in Free Republic.
Maybe if you were down there speaking out, they wouldn't have had to do it.
The cowards are the ones hiding behind keyboards and badges criticizing or arresting those who want to do something, anything to give Terri a simple drink of water.
The most ironic sight at Woodside Hospice is of the beautiful refreshing-looking fountain about twenty feet from the front door. It springs up beautifully about 3 feet into the air.
But the ghouls won't give someone who has had nothing for five days even one drop.
What an honor.
Yep, PRO-ABORTION = KILL TERRI
Right on, brother. These people expressed their true believes in the most sincere way they knew how. We should be awed.
They'll release the parent on bail, but the kids are likely going to a shelter for the time being.
The State of Florida doesn't look kindly on parents who encourage children to break the law.
For some reason I broke into tears when I saw these pictures. What have we come to?
Your comments made me smile tho. You are on target.
Once you get past the pettiness and smokescreen of the mainstream media to make every incident smaller than life -- and every act of caring an opportunity for ridicule and derision, one has to feel quite good that so many are sharing the passion of Terri Schindler. Truly, it is more inspiring than any movie. This is the real thing folks -- and not just some phony Hollywood production that these liberals get all hot and bothered about, not being able to tell the real from the phony, inevitably taking the phony for the real. You can't convince everybody -- but you have to know the difference for oneself. And that's what really matters. That's how the world changes -- and not all that phony posturing to seem like decent human beings, while trampling over everybody else.
It's apparent that you haven't a clue. Keep looking, maybe you'll find it one day.
Your saying that islamic suicide bombers are morally equivalent to Christian children bringing a dehydrated woman a cup of water!!? I'm stunned at the level of your moral relativism.
Looks like the kids should be in school. In Texas.
I dont know if I would put my children in that position, but I give them all of the credit in the world for standing up for what they believe.
What DA is going to want to press charges against children attempting to give water to a dying woman and what jury would convict? They will be cited and released. Charges will be dropped.
I was just imaging a scenario where the overhead sprinklers could miraculously turn on, and Terri could stick out her tongue for water.
I simply cannot imagine that Terri, even if she said she wanted to die, would have ever said it to mean that she wanted to be starved and dehydrated to death. Most people whom I know who have living wills mean that they wish for machines to be turned off, not food and water being denied.
I'm proud of them, too. It's never too soon to teach young children the inestimable value of every human life.
I must be on a different planet...most FReepers are completely comitted to keepin gtheir children SAFE. I know I am. There is NO WAY IN HELL I'd use my son in this manner, NONE. Any parent who does is IMHO an abuser.
Kids are NOT there to be props in anyone's protest drama. And saying that "The kids WANT to do it" is patent BS. These same parents wouldn't DREAM of letting the kids do this if this was a cause they disagreed with.
These kids were placed there and put up to this by their nutjob parents. America didn't put them there, not society, not the judges, nobody except parents so carried away on emotion that they are failing to protect their own children.
It is the parents, and all those egging them on, who are responsible for those shackles. No one else. And it is unforgiveable.
"That they don't know EXACTLY what they're doing and want to do it?"
They're children, that's how.
Or can I use the same argument you use when 12 year olds are having sex? How do you know they don't know EXACTLY what they're doing and want to do it?
Deadly publicity stunt. The untreated water would have kill her outright.
"Please protect these children from evil.
Please forgive this nation.
I wonder what is going through the minds of those police officers as they arrest children for the Christian act of trying to give water to a thirsting person?
Go easy on them. Onlike the fat wannabe with the MP-5, these cops are just doing their jobs, as they have a swarn duty to.
I doubt the younger one with shades enjoys what he's doing. He looks sickend.
You grossly underestimate the intelligence of children.
The Children are in the service of Our Lord and Savior, tending to the sick and helpless, that is what he ordered,
something wrong with the lesson they are showing the world?
Ops4 God Bless America!
Is there any common sense left in Police Departments?
Good Lord just tell the kids, Okay you did your best now go home.
What a waste of manpower and paperwork. These cops and Chief of Police should be ashamed.
Josie Keys is letting the officer know what is on her mind. Gotta love it.
Consider it an educational field trip, that teaches far more than a day working in workbooks and listening to teachers.
"You grossly underestimate the intelligence of children."
You grossly overestimate the maturity of children.
Duh! That's why they call it civil disobedience. The kids knew they'd be arrested, but they did it anyway. Nothing wrong with that as long as you pay the consequences. I understand the total cost of an arrest there today will amount to about $350 per person, so it looks like the family is making a big donation to a corrupt municipality today. But, it's their money and their right to spend it how they please. I'm guessing that the kids can apply for a pardon from Gov. Bush and will stand a good chance of getting it so that their arrest won't tarnish their records.
Those kids look beautiful, courageous, compassionate, and patriotic.
Spring break here - school is out this week in NC, not sure about FL.
Why not? They sure seem to look kindly on people who commit election fraud and who murder innocent disabled women.
You remember the palestinian kid that was shot- the whole thing caught on film and blamed on the Israelis, only to find out later the Palestinians had shot him?
This is only about 3 or 4 steps from that.
"Let's get our kids arrested for bringing supplies that CAN'T BE USED to Terry!"
"Those kids look beautiful, courageous, compassionate, and patriotic."
So do the children of liberals at anti-war protests, but I don't support that exploitation either, sorry.
After reading threads like this, do you have any doubt but that it's occurred to someone?
Cop: "What kind of parents would use their kids in a publicity stunt? The water can't be used because it is untreated. Did they expect to pour this untreated water into the tube directly?"