Posted by: Cobb County Liberal | May 30, 2009

More on Bodily Fluids as Deadly Weapons

I want to completely echo everything Last Liberal Gwinnettian said in her post earlier today, but I also want to add a little to it.

I heard about this on the local news (I was in Dallas at the time) and didn’t think much of it, until I saw that same story.  I do not diasgree with there needing to be a law against knowingly spreading HIV/AIDS (although that’s *gotta* be hard to prove) but how they went about prosecuting this is scary.

It is a dangerous precedent to classify the bodily fluids of someone with HIV/AIDS as a deadly weapon.

I’m worried about how this could lead to discrimination and unfair prosecution of those with HIV/AIDS.  If this stands…well just think about some of these questions:

  • Are you allowed to enter the USA going through Customs with a deadly weapon?
  • Can you be arrested for walking down the street concealing a deadly weapon?
  • What is someone with HIV gets into a bloody car accident, no fault of their own.  If there is, God forbid, some contact – could they be thrown in jail for assault with a deadly weapon?
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