I know I'm going to hell for this, but this whole situation reminds me of an argument I had with my husband over our broken refrigerator. He'd been saying for months that it wasn't keeping our food as cold as it should and then we woke up one day to a puddle of water and a bunch of rank fruit that I'd purchased the day before. When I made the futile assertion that it must still be functioning since the light was on, he gave me a blank stare and said, "hurray, our electricity works."
The fact that this family views a machine-assisted heartbeat as a sign of life after brain death shows their ignorance about medicine. They are not competent to make this decision and anyone indulging this fantasy of a possible recovery is either cruel or stupid. Maybe both. She is dead and these people need help to accept that. I hope that other posters are correct that the family simply wants her to "die" outside of the hospital they believe is responsible, because any facility that is accepting her into their care under the guise of treating her is only causing more damage. This girl is dead and taking her out of a state-funded hospital does not make this a victim-less crime. Wasting tax dollars on a corpse might be the immediate issue, but it's not the only part of this that's wrong. Jahi is gone and her body is due the respect of post-mortem care. Letting this girl rot away like garbage is inhumane.
My sympathy goes to the family, obviously, but mostly to Jahi. I really hope they are able to let her go before she decomposes further and they are unable to remember her as she was.