We have come to accept that even if you are 90 or 100 years old, if you say something politically incorrect, then you will be smashed. This is what tyrannical regimes do; it is the modern Inquisition. However, if you are old, it is not just thought crimes that you need to be aware of:
“Juanita Fitzgerald was spared having to spend her 94th birthday in the Lake County jail when she was released Thursday after having been locked up for two days in the medical ward.
The trouble started when Fitzgerald was evicted Tuesday from the senior housing community at the National Church Residences’ Franklin House in Eustis. Police said she was given notice of her eviction the day before, but she refused to leave the lobby.
“Unless you carry me out of here, I’m not going anywhere,” she told police before being arrested Tuesday morning, the report shows.
Lake County sheriff’s spokesman Fred Jones said a deputy on the scene tried to connect Fitzgerald with family members and other housing resources, but she refused. He added that she also rejected an offer of a place to stay from a nurse who was there.
Eustis police showed up shortly after the eviction notice was served. Spokesman Jim Franquiz said officers offered several options to find housing for her elsewhere, but Fitzgerald did not want to move.
On Thursday, Fitzgerald was released from jail by a judge on her own recognizance and was being turned over to a caregiver, Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Herrell said.”