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Author Topic: Updated Criminalization Information - Huffington Post  (Read 587 times)

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Online Dan0

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Updated Criminalization Information - Huffington Post
« on: May 12, 2014, 06:34:34 PM »
This is an interesting update from the Huffington Post that breaks down current laws in basic charts! Some of the more 'liberal' states having such laws were surprising.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/12/hiv-criminal-transmission_n_5297065.html
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Re: Updated Criminalization Information - Huffington Post
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 07:46:23 PM »
I'm confused by one paragraph in that article:


Five states (Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri and Washington) allow a maximum sentence of more than 20 years in prison.

Yet according to the charts, Washington isnt listed as a state with HIV criminalization laws.  thoughts?
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Re: Updated Criminalization Information - Huffington Post
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 08:10:22 PM »
I'm confused by one paragraph in that article:


Five states (Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri and Washington) allow a maximum sentence of more than 20 years in prison.

Yet according to the charts, Washington isnt listed as a state with HIV criminalization laws.  thoughts?

I think their chart is off.  Later they saw WA was one if the first States with HIV laws on the books.  This page shows biting/spitting/blood exposure is covered under the law in addition to STD laws.

http://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/states/washington

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Re: Updated Criminalization Information - Huffington Post
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 08:29:20 PM »
We should probably stick with pinching and hair pulling until the chart is sorted out, so no biting or spitting until further notice .

Its sad how stigma trumps the facts and you can actually do time for doing something that could never result in a transmission .

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Re: Updated Criminalization Information - Huffington Post
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 08:40:47 PM »
I just wrote my state senator and 2 legislative representatives.  I hope everyone else does the same.  These laws royally piss me off.
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Re: Updated Criminalization Information - Huffington Post
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 09:12:16 PM »
all i'm sayin, if i could kill just by spitting on someone, there'd be alot of dead folks

 


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