Local police block Jeb Bush from seizing Schiavo

Hours after a judge ordered that Terri Schiavo was not to be removed from her hospice, a team of state agents were en route to seize her and have her feeding tube reinserted — but they stopped short when local police told them they would enforce the judge’s order, The Herald has learned.

For a brief period, local police, who have officers at the hospice to keep protesters out, prepared for what sources called “a showdown.”

“The FDLE called to say they were en route to the scene,” said an official with the city police who requested anonymity. “When the sheriff’s department and our department told them they could not enforce their order, they backed off.”

“It was kind of a showdown on the part of the locals and the state police,” the official said. “It it was not too long after that Jeb Bush was on TV saying that, evidently, he doesn’t have as much authority as people think.” via ProRev

Editorial cartoon via Lefti on the News who comments, “Iraqis have (or had) lives too.”

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