Saturday, May 17, 2008

Texan with HIV gets 35 years for spitting on police

Prosecutors convinced a Dallas County jury this week that HIV-positive saliva should be considered a deadly weapon. The defendent was convicted of harassment of a public servant. Because of the jury's deadly weapon finding, he will have to serve half of his sentence before he's eligible for parole. The police officer has not contracted HIV. Dallas Morning News.

Nor could he. Everyone on that jury is two sandwiches short of picnic. As if Texans didn't have enough to be embarrassed about.

No comments: