Thursday, March 17, 2005

Oh, this is perfect:

Former Green Beret Commander Bo Gritz is trying to conduct a citizen's arrest of Terri Schiavo's husband and the judge who ordered the brain-damaged Florida woman's feeding tube removed so she can be legally starved.

The 66-year-old retired Army Lt. Colonel with his wife, Judy, arrived in Florida from their home in Nevada yesterday with the intent of arresting anyone involved in removing the life-sustaining tube.

Gritz came bearing a notarized "citizen's arrest warrant" addressed to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Attorney General Charlie Crist.

His intent is to "paper" state and federal law enforcement offices with his warrant today – one day before Pinellas Circuit Court Judge George Greer's deadline to begin denial of food and water to Terri Schiavo.

Gritz says the "arrest" is designed to allow officials additional options as the Florida governor and legislature maneuver to save the woman from starvation....

--World Net Daily

I don't really believe he'd have the guts, the ability, or the opportunity, but I half-wish this old showboater would do it -- really take the law into his own hands and grab Michael Schiavo or some hospital worker, or maybe a judge. Maybe that would get across to America how the God-speaks-through-me crowd is operating in this case. There really isn't a whole lot of difference between Gritz the vigilante and legislators (in Tallahassee and D.C.) who've decided they have the right to overturn a court decision they don't like because they think judges who've studied the facts of the case are less to be trusted than self-appointed "experts" who don't know what they're talking about.

More on Gritz -- allegedly the model for Rambo -- here and here.

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