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Police 'showdown' averted in Schiavo case

I was only going to post one item about this whole business, but this simply must be blogged:

'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.

Agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement told police in Pinellas Park, the small town where Schiavo lies at Hospice Woodside, on Thursday that they were on the way to take her to a hospital to resume her feeding.

For a brief period, local police, who have officers at the hospice to keep protesters out, prepared for what sources called ``a showdown.''' (Miami Herald article [free registration required])
Avoid the free registration bullshit by reading this mirrored copy of the article over at Steve Gillard's News Blog. Link found via Majikthise.