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.
I think they arrested them for trespassing. They probably haven't made giving those that thirst a glass of water a felony yet. Give them time...
May The Living GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (ISRAEL) Bless These Precious Little Ones for trying to Give to Terri The Water of LIFE!
"Yeshua / Jesus (our Risen Messiah) answered ..."Everyone who drinks of this water (well water) will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him/her will Never Thirst. Indeed, the water I give him/her will become in him/her a spring of water welling up to ETERNAL LIFE."
The Gospel According To JOHN, Chapter 4, Verses 13-14.
Amen ~ and ~ Amen.
"Except she can't drink water."
And you know this because?
She doesn't drool -- that means she can swallow liquid. Probably not in large amounts, but she is certainly capable of it.
Hildy, it is OK to break the law in order to save a life.
Have you forgotten Holocaust history? Did you ever see "Schindler's List"? Was it OK for Schindler to break German law to save Jewish lives?
2000 years ago there was a carpenter who pissed off the authorities by healing people on the Sabbath. He broke the laws of the day, too, because he answered to a higher authority and was not afraid to suffer the consequences of his actions.
This is no more right because the cause is different. I don't blame these poor kids at all. I feel for the poor little guys being handcuffed. However, these parents need to be jack-slapped for exploiting their own children like this. It's beyond the pale.
We aren't. It's only a crime to tresspass. It's called doing your job as a police officer, if I was there I would go and get arrested to, but that fact is they are breaking the law, no way around it.
Many people broke laws to help slaves flee to safety and freedom, too. There are times when the laws are not just or moral, and must be broken--and eventually, hopefully, changed. I hope we never ever again have to sit by while a woman is starved to death.
Or, maybe this is the Democrats' plan to save social security--just starve to death anyone over 50; problem solved.
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 approved the murder of Terri Schiavo by
rejecting a request from her parents to order her feeding
tube reinserted to save her life.
I just commented on the very same thing. You know some of these people lauding these parents would be screaming if it were liberals using their children to make a political point. The hypocrisy stinks at the moment.
"Prolife Christians, prolife Jews, Evangelicals and prolife Catholics will all band together on this issue."
Yes and I fully expect the DemocRATS to use pics like this to mock the people of faith and try to point to this incident as further proof of why a) faith based initatives are wrong for America and b) why there must be an absolute seperation of church and state...I'm surprised CNN hasn't had Michael Neudow on as an expert on a guest panel...
I have to respectfully disagree. These kids may provide the tipping point where adults learn from the children. Bringing water to a thirsty dying woman is not, or shouldn't be, a crime. I would love to see thousands bring her a cup of water. What could the police do?
They should provide an escort, but I doubt that they have the courage to do what's right.
Exactly. Sometimes the end justifies the means.
As an example in prolife lectures, I always used the case of a burning building with a child at the window. A passerby, to become a rescuer, must break the minor law against trespass to serve the higher law of saving a life.
Intervention in favor of life trumps minor civil law every time.
Also, why do those in opposition to these children believe it wasn't their free choice to attempt to help Terri?
Why are you trying to pick a fight?
I am not aruging with you, you are doing it by yourself. And calling me and others names in the process!
I must be talking with a liberal....
There my friend is what happens when the country kneels at the altar of "The rule of law". I don't konw about anyone else but that phrase makes me absolutely sick.
If you can turn on Sean's radio show, there's ANOTHER nurse on now saying the OPPOSITE of what you claim.
There ya go...the kids are suffering the consequences of their actions so why are people here whining about it?
Wow. I've really been holding it back this week until now. Those photos finally made me break down and cry.
And I'm not crying from sadness (though that is a part of it) but from PRIDE that there is a family like that out there that would do this for Terri.
Oh? You're familiar with the laws and their enforcement in Florida?
Ouch! That one is gonna leave a mark~ :)
Well, their techniques were something like the Freedom Riders of today. They would send out telegrams, and; I am explaining, you understand, I am not agitating, they would send out telegrams something like this, and say: "Foot Loose Wobblies, come at once, defend the Bill of Rights", and they would come on top of the trains and beneath the train, and on the sides, in the box cars and every way that you-didn't have to pay fare, and by the hundreds literally they would land in these communities, to the horror and consternation of the authorities and they would stand up on platforms or soap box and they would read part of the Constitution of the United States or the Bill of Rights.
I remember one big and strong lumberjack who, frightened to death, went up on the box and read the First Amendment to the Constitution and then looked around rather helplessly for the cops, but the cops went elsewhere so he read it again and when he read it about three times, the policeman came along and yanked him down, much to his relief, and these performances were repeated innumerable times. They would fill the jails and, of course, that was quite an expense to a small community. Eventually the citizens would say, let them speak, why not, and the ordinance would be declared null and void and a great victory was won for Civil Liberties, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and they would go back to their criticisms of these employment shops . . .
"A little child shall lead them..."
a nurse from years ago
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NAMES IN BOLD ARE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED AGAINST TERRI SCHIAVO...
LINKS TO THEIR WEBSITES....
Lawyers all day on TV have been saying that in Pinellas, the actions of the protesters so far are only misdemeanors.
So, yes, that is Florida law.
And I know a bit about the Constitution and freedom of speech and assembly.
What do you know?
The idea is good, but I still have a huge suspicion that this was more the parents saying "Here- bring her water, they won't arrest you!", which would be wrong.
Children arrested for attempting to help the sick - what total moral degradation!!!
The Lord must be weeping.
Yep. She had the same things to say. Terri COULD take liquids. She went to bed like we do, got up in the morning like we do.
She (Heidi, the nurse) was ALSO told to watch what she said because of Michael.
call ASAP... THEY HAVE TO HEAR FROM US NOW.
Contact info for DCF
Lucy D. Hadi, Secretary 1317 Winewood Blvd.
Building 1, Room 202
Phone: (850) 487-1111
Got an email address?
Not to thorw gasoline onto an already hot fire...but isn't this the same kind of "civil disobedience" that was praised when Dr. King did it in the deep South 40 years ago?
Why do we laud it then and disparage it now?
This is a learning experience. There is more to education than books and classes.
Your reaction is, of course, precisely what the manipulative parent wanted.
Using your child as publicity tool by deliberately putting him/her in the position of being handcuffed by the police is, well, revolting. But the parent and the parent's crusade come first in this "me-first" day and age, I suppose. What good's a kid if you can't use him to do the dirty work, right?
Contact info for DCF
Lucy D. Hadi, Secretary 1317 Winewood Blvd.
Building 1, Room 202
Phone: (850) 487-1111
call now... IT IS WORTH IT.
Yes, it is. But somehow you failed to meet it. Sad.
Oh please! My kids understand this issue!
It's really quite simple. Their parents either support what they're doing, or they don't.
If they do -- and the article seems to say they do -- the parents belong on the front line instead of sending the kids out to do it (otherwise, are they hiding behind their kids because they figure the authorities will be nicer to the kids? Do you think they're trying to teach the world something through their kids?).
If the parents don't support them doing this, the parents should tell their kids why, and the kids should honor their parents and stay out of it.
Bringing water to a thirsty dying woman is not, or shouldn't be, a crime. I would love to see thousands bring her a cup of water.
Yes, thousands of adults, or adults accompanied by their children. Not thousands of children going in to face the music while their parents stand on the sidelines. That's a lousy lesson more befitting the left. Of course, that's just my opinion. No hard feelings.
Oh I see, sort of like a field trip.
You sound a little bitter about the prolifers' strategy to get lots of mileage out of a pic of a kid in cuffs, just because he wanted to give a drink of water to a dying woman.
Commies aren't the only ones who know how to manipulate the press!
You Libs are pissing your pants over this.
These - or any - children are not immune from disease or impairment.
Working on precedent, their actions may well save their own lives.
Oh, not too much. I've only worked in the Florida courts for since 1982...
"Not thousands of children going in to face the music while their parents stand on the sidelines."
You're assuming that the aprents weren't cuffed and stuffed into the paddy wagon with their kids.
Maybe the MSM manipoulated the situation to their addvantage by ONLY running with the pics of the kids.
Cause the most dramatic polarizing effect they could and such....
Hope your sailboat doesn't hit the Doldrums during your trip around the world.
You might find yourself longing for a cup of fresh water.
I believe the Lord looks at motivation. I believe He is well pleased by certain motivations.
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