Saturday, June 02, 2007

RE: Judge says Kevorkian not done

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From: Impeach GeOgre/ 9.11 Truth
Date: Jun 2, 2007 6:08 AM


If you have ever suffered excruciating physical pain, or known someone who has, you may view the right to death as not a debate at all. We put (suffering or not) animals to sleep and call it "humane," but when someobody INSISTS he does NOT want to live anymore, and he can't do it himself, who's business is it of anyone's to stop them from their DEATH WISHES? (last of all wishes... the most sacred of all wishes)

You may recall the woman who shot her two sons with Huntington's Disease as she saw them suffer every day, and knew they did not want to live like that. And do you think she did it out of love or hate? If you think it was hate, you need to evolve more, spiritually.

People who insist on prolonging somebody's pain are extremely misguided, in my humble opinion. Kevorkian worked to put people out of their misery, yet is viciously attacked for doing so. If people don't want to live and suffer anymore, then who are these people who think they can force them to suffer, anyway?

May many blessings be upon this brave man, who many of you would want at your side if you were experiencing pain beyond your threshold every minute of each of your days. Yes, even those of you who think you don't like what the man has done.

PS: here is raymond voet's email address, if you'd like to give him a piece of your mind. you might add that statistically, many prosecutors tend to become defense lawyers over time... maybe he should go that route, too.

rvoet@ioniacounty.org
616- 527-5344

Saturday, June 02, 2007
By Ted Roelofs
The Grand Rapids Press

IONIA -- Ten years have not diminished Raymond Voet's feelings about the man the media dubbed "Dr. Death."

"I think it will be very hard for him to stop," said Voet, the former Ionia County prosecutor who brought an ill-fated case against Jack Kevorkian in 1997.

"The man craves attention," Voet said of Kevorkian. "No one normal is that preoccupied with death."

Voet is a district court judge now, happy, he says, to have moved on to life after Kevorkian.

But with Kevorkian's release from prison Friday, it appears the end-of-life issues he raised are anything but dead. Nor is his penchant for publicity.

Kevorkian emerged from state prison in Coldwater at age 79, after serving eight years for second-degree murder. He was accompanied by his attorney and "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace.

His release drew reactions from Ionia residents, some of whom remember Kevorkian's connection to their city.

"I don't think they should have brought charges against him," said Ionia resident Jennifer Dood, 35, as she sat down to lunch with a couple friends. "I don't think he should have served a day."

In her view, Kevorkian is no criminal. She sees him as a crusader for the right of individuals to decide how they want to end their lives.

"You can't give yourself the dignity of choosing your own passing? It's wrong. It's very wrong."

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