Marlowe's Shade

Friday, March 18, 2005

Greer: a history of killing helpless women

Nausea alert: NYT gives Greer a wet kiss
Quiet judge persists in Schiavo maelstrom (a thimbleful of cognac to zorkie for this one). If you can read it all the way through without vomiting, good for you.
One of the lowest points in Greer's career as a judge came in 1998, when he denied an injunction for a wife seeking protection from her husband. He note d that the woman had not liste d any acts of violence by the man.

Days later, the husband stabbed her to death.

Greer said he followed the law, and the woman's co-workers protested outside the courthouse.

"As a judge, there's always the fear that you're going to miss something and somebody is going to get hurt," Greer said. "It happens in all cases. When you make those kind of decisions, there's very little you can do to be 100 percent certain because you never have 100 percent of the facts."
That wasn't low enough for him, though, he had to go lower. Allowing a woman to be killed through inaction wasn't enough; he now wants to actively order one killed.
ayahuasca vine 3:01 PM