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Judge’s remarks over spitting irk Sask. police group

October 4, 2012

The risk of disease from being spit upon is so low that fearing it makes police work more stressful than it needs to be, a La Ronge judge says.

Union Man Spits in Police Officer’s Mouth, Charged With Assault

October 4, 2012

A Union man is charged with assaulting a police officer after he allegedly fought with police and spat into an officer’s mouth, authorities said. Alexander R. Hinson, 19, is charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with assaulting a law enforcement officer, a felony. Union police said the vehicle Hinson was driving was stopped Sunday, Sept.

Exposing the ‘Office of Medical and Scientific Justice’ by Seth Kalichman

Denying AIDS and other oddities: AIDS Denier Clark Baker invades the US Military Justice System
October 4, 2012

I posted earlier that AIDS Denialist and LA Private Investigator Clark Baker is focusing his attention on the US Military justice system. Baker’s storefront business, the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice (OMSJ) is paid by US taxpayers to bring AIDS denialists to the court. How are AIDS Denialists used as experts in legal cases?

Journalist Luke Baumgarten’s powerful exposition of HIV prosecutions in Washington state and beyond

COVER STORY – Health – Does the criminalization of HIV actually make us less safe?
October 3, 2012

E ddie Casto regrets that night. And he’s not just saying that now, after everything that’s happened. That night, in July 2010, Casto and his girlfriend, McKenzie Lawson, brought a third person into their relationship. Casto was 19. Lawson was 16. Casto says Lawson made him feel safe.

Ohio man pleads not guilty to HIV non-disclosure charges

Attorney asks for evidence to be suppressed in felonious assault case allegedly involving HIV
October 3, 2012

The prosecution and defense are arguing over whether medical records, which would indicate if a man accused of felonious assault is HIV positive, can be entered into evidence.

Lawyers plan Supreme Court challenge in the case of a man alleged to have ‘deliberately’ infected his wife

HIV law challenged – Newsday Zimbabwe
October 3, 2012

A 42-year-old villager from Sishawe in Mbembesi who is accused of deliberately infecting his wife with HIV yesterday asked a Bulawayo magistrate to refer his case to the Supreme Court arguing the charges infringed on his rights.

Professor Scott Burris writes about over-criminalsiation, appears in video summarising Carol Galletly’s study

October 3, 2012

By Scott Burris The concept of “overcriminalization” is gaining traction across the political spectrum. The Heritage Foundation, which has a website devoted to the phenomenon, defines it as “the trend in America – and particularly in Congress – to use the criminal law to ‘solve’ every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.”

Saskatchewan judge rejects call for a six-month jail term for a woman with an assault conviction for spitting.

October 2, 2012

Saying it’s a myth that police officers who are spat at get serious diseases, a Saskatchewan judge has rejected a call for a six-month jail term for a woman with an assault conviction for spitting. In the spring, Tracy Ida Ratt, 36, pleaded guilty to impaired driving and assaulting a police officer in connection with a drinking-and-driving incident in La Ronge.

Change in Law on Epidemics will mean that HIV-positive individuals are not automatically criminals [in German]

HIV–Positive sind nicht automatisch Täter
September 28, 2012

HIV-Positive sind nicht automatisch Täter Das Parlament entschärft die Strafbarkeit bei Übertragungen von HIV. Die Aids-Hilfe Schweiz begrüsst den Entscheid, fordert aber eine weiter gehende Entkriminalisierung von Menschen mit HIV. Aids-Experten und Juristen kritisieren schon lange, dass das Strafrecht HIV-positive Menschen kriminalisiere.

Ukraine: In Odessa region, man receives one-year suspended sentence for potential HIV exposure via blood donation

Приговор Белгород–Днестровского горрайонного суда Одесской области
September 27, 2012

English version – Translation (For Russian version, please scroll down)

The accused man, knowing that he was HIV-positive, on November 23rd 2011, arrived in the transfusion department of the Central City Hospital, located in Belgorod-Dniester, Odessa region, for the purpose of donating his blood.

He appealed to the blood transfusion department with his expression a desire to donate his blood and plasma, where he was given a medical profile questionnaire listing a number of diseases, including HIV infection. Reliably knowing that he was diagnosed HIV in 2000, in the above questionnaire he did not mention about his disease and did not inform the medical staff, and donated 550 ml. of blood, thus knowingly putting others at risk of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus.

On October 16, 2000, he was registered as HIV infected at the dispensary in Artsizskoy central district hospital of Odessa region, where he was informed about his positive test result for HIV infection, as well as warned about criminal responsibility.

Questioned in court, the defendant admitted his guilt in full, and explained that in November 2011, when donating blood, he did not indicated in the questionnaire that he was HIV-positive, because he wanted to have his blood objectively tested. Indeed repented, he asked to be interrogated just him for this case to complete.

The man was found guilty on the basis of Art. 130, Part 1 of the Criminal Code,  and was sentenced to two years of restraint of liberty.

From serving the prison term he was released by the court with the punishment with a probation period of one year, if during the probational period he doesn’t commit a new crime and fulfill his responsibilities.

Обвиняемый, достоверно зная, что он является носителем ВИЧ-инфекции, 23.11.2011 года прибыл в отделение трансфузиологии Центральной городской больницы, расположенной по ул. Московской 1 в г. Белгород-Днестровский Одесской области, с целью сдачи донорской крови. Он самостоятельно обратился в отделение переливания крови, где ему была предоставлена анкета лица, который изъявил желание сдать кровь и плазму, с перечнем заболеваний, в том числе и ВИЧ-инфекция. Но он, достоверно зная, что он с 2000 года ВИЧ-инфицирован, в вышеуказанной анкете не указал о своем заболевании и не поставил в известность медперсонал, сдал донорскую кровь 550 мл., тем самым заведомо поставил других лиц в опасность заражения вирусом иммунодефицита человека.

С 16 октября 2000 года он состоял на диспансерном учете как ВИЧ инфицированный в Арцизской центральной районной больнице Одесской области, где был ознакомлен и информирован,  о положительном результате обследуемого на ВИЧ-инфекцию, а также предупрежден об уголовной ответственности.

Допрошенный в суде,  подсудимый, виновным себя признал полностью,  и  пояснил, что  в ноябре 2011 года , при сдачи донорской крови, в анкете не указал, что он  ВИЧ-инфицирован, поскольку хотел чтобы его кровь обследовалась объективно. В содеянном раскаялся, просит допросить только его и закончить дело.

Мужчина был признан виновным на основании  ст. 130 ч. 1 УК Украины, ему было назначено наказание в виде двух лет ограничения свободы.

От отбывания назначенного  судом  наказания он был освобожден с испытательным сроком один год, если он на протяжении испытательного срока не совершит нового преступления и выполнит возложенные на него обязанности.

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