Judge wanted witness with HIV to don mask

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Judge wanted witness with HIV to don mask

 

Snuckles

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Jordana Huber, Canwest News Service

TORONTO - An Ontario judge faces complaints from two AIDS groups after he asked a witness who has hepatitis C and HIV to wear a mask while testifying.

In a joint letter to the Ontario Judicial Council, the groups said they were "deeply troubled" by the views expressed by Justice Jon-Jo Douglas who told a Crown attorney he would not hear further evidence until her witness was either masked or moved into a larger courtroom.


Read it [url=http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=91a61602-499d-4161...

Indiana Jones

I read about this a few days ago. Apparently, this judge was under the impression that AIDS was communicable by being breatehd upon and that it would live and live for weeks if a drop of it got on the floor. What an ignorant guy. I mean, this is 2008. We've had the proper knowledge for many years now....

Noise

Someone should have told the judge that showering afterwards was a sure fire way of protecting himself [img]rolleyes.gif" border="0[/img]

The comments on the news article are refreshing to see (minus one god nut on there)... Looks like most people have some understanding about the nature of HIV.

[ 01 February 2008: Message edited by: Noise ]

Maysie Maysie's picture

From the article:

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"The HIV virus will live in a dried state for year after year after year and only needs moisture to reactivate itself," transcripts said.

First of all, "HIV virus"? Would you like your Certificate of Redundancy Certificate now?

Second, it's HIV you dummy, not astronaut food.

In other news, Justice Douglas has resigned from the Stephenson Memorial Hospital board, where he was recently appointed. The hospital's in Alliston, Ontario.

[url=http://www.barrieadvance.com/barrieadvance/article/59475]No, I'm not making this up. Article on the Barrie Advance.com website[/url]

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

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Originally posted by Noise:
[b]Someone should have told the judge that showering afterwards was a sure fire way of protecting himself [img]rolleyes.gif" border="0[/img]

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Or that the witness couldn't give him HIV the first day of testimony.

Maysie Maysie's picture

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Scott Piatkowski Scott Piatkowski's picture

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Originally posted by bigcitygal:
[b]Would you like your Certificate of Redundancy Certificate now?[/URL][/b]

I got mine when I joined the NDP Party. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]