“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Court Records Sealed in the Gary Harvey Case

By Carrie K. Hutchens
 
It’s been confirmed.  Judge Judith O’Shea sealed the records in the Gary Harvey case.
 
William R. Shaw, Sara Harvey’s attorney, confirmed the court sealed the records and said neither he nor Sara could “reveal the documents filed in this matter, nor can the Court Clerk.”  He could, however, say that medical records are to be produced and he hopes the County will expedite the steps to produce them.
 
According to “Court records sealed in Horseheads guardianship dispute” by the Star-Gazette’s Ray Finger (October 30,  2009),
 
“On Friday, the court clerk’s office said the record on the case has been sealed and no information could be released.”
 
Finger further reported,
 
“Efforts were unsuccessful Friday to obtain comment from Assistant County Attorney Donald Thomson.”
 
I ask how long the county has to turn over the medical records.  I can’t be told.  The court records are sealed.
 
Well then…
 
Maybe the court should consider releasing Gary Harvey on bond, pending the medical records being turned over and an objective review of them once they are.  After all, the court can always order Gary returned back to a county facility, but it can’t, if wrong, give Gary Harvey back the lost time nor make up for the isolation in an institution, when he should have been HOME all along with Sara (his wife), family and friends that love him!
 
Amazing!  A court will determine Gary’s fate.  This sounds as though Gary Harvey committed a crime.  I guess he did.  He became disabled!
 
 

Author’s Note: Brief interviews with Sara Harvey can be found at WENY-TV (Dying With Dignity, Emma Wright  June 3, 2009)  and at Family Life (”FLN News/The Gary Harvey Story” , Sarah Harnisch – July 9, 2009) and (“FLN News/The Gary Harvey Story:  An Update” , Sarah Harnisch — October 28, 2009) as well as articles by The Corning Leader’s John Zick and Star Gazette’s Ray Finger and ongoing coverage by National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse (NASGA). 

Carrie Hutchens is a former law enforcement officer and a freelance writer who is active in fighting against the death culture movement and the injustices within the judicial and law enforcement systems.


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5 Responses to “Court Records Sealed in the Gary Harvey Case”

  1. Sounds shady to me. Carrie why does the county want Gary? I hope that court does something. Gary needs to go home to his wife. AMEN!

  2. Guardianship is promulgated in the public interest. The citizens of Chemung County and New York State have a right to know what the county is doing to Gary Harvey. If Sara Harvey had not taken her husband's plight to the media when the County attempted to put a DNR on him and then starve and dehydrate him to death, Gary Harvey would be in a graveyard right now.

    And now the County requests the records be sealed? After attempting to end a man's life? What's being covered up with this sealing of the records? Are they going to try to terminate Gary Harvey again? Is the DNR still in place?

    Transparency is in Gary Harvey's best interest. Secrecy is in the County's.

  3. how much more does gary and sara have to suffer i say enough is enough let him go home and be surrounded by family and friends

  4. Judge Judith O'Shea put in the final word on whether money or human life is more important. Money wins every time. While a person is healthy and can work to pay taxes and insurance premiums, he is allowed to life and given reasonable medical treatment. When people are afflicted with disabling illnesses, they cannot pay and begin to demand something for the insurance payments they already made. That is intolerable! How can government and insurance make money when they have to provide something in return for what they take? Baby-boomer, look what is in store for you!

  5. Judge Judith O'Shea put in the final word on whether money or human life is more important. Money wins every time. While a person is healthy and can work to pay taxes and insurance premiums, he is allowed to life and given reasonable medical treatment. When people are afflicted with disabling illnesses, they cannot pay and begin to demand something for the insurance payments they already made. That is intolerable! How can government and insurance make money when they have to provide something in return for what they take? Baby-boomer, look what is in store for you!