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Hector posted a topic in Politics and World EventsIs this 1983? http://www.newsweek.com/tom-prices-wife-georgia-lawmaker-says-people-hiv-should-be-quarantined-689836 PEOPLE WITH HIV SHOULD BE QUARANTINED, SAYS GEORGIA LAWMAKER AND WIFE OF TOM PRICE BY CHRISTIANNA SILVA ON 10/20/17 AT 2:50 PM People with HIV should be quarantined, and the U.S. would be safer if they “died more readily,” according to Betty Price, a Republican state representative and wife of former Health Secretary Tom Price. The Georgia-state lawmaker and former anesthesiologist, who now represents people who live in the northern Atlanta area, was asked in a hearing what the U.S. is “legally able to do” to limit the spread of HIV throughout the state. “It’s almost frightening, the number of people who are living that are carriers with the potential to spread,” Price said during a Georgia House of Representatives committee meeting on access to health care in the state (around the one-hour mark of the video). “Whereas in the past, they died more readily, and at that point they’re not posing a risk. So we’ve got a huge population posing a risk if they’re not in treatment.” Price also said that while she didn’t necessarily want to quarantine people with HIV, that is exactly what she wants to do. “I don’t want to say the quarantine word—but I guess I just said it,” Price said to Dr. Pascale Wortley, director of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s HIV epidemiology section, according to STAT News. “Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition, so we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. … Are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?” In 2014, about 50,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in the state—the second-highest rate of new diagnoses among all states the following year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Price’s “incredibly disturbing” comments were condemned for perpetuating “the stigma that still exists around HIV,” Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality. “It’s very troubling to hear comments like that,” he told STAT News. “It shows the amount of work that still needs to happen to educate elected officials on the reality of the lives of people living with HIV. I’m hoping Representative Price would be open to sitting down, meeting with folks, hearing how those comments sound and recognizing that’s not the direction we need to go in.” Price's husband, Tom, was the health secretary under President Donald Trump who has faced his own share of condemnation. Price, who served less than a year, was forced to resign after facing criticism for taking private planes at the taxpayers' expense. Price did not immediately respond to calls from Newsweek.
Hector posted a topic in Politics and World Eventswhat the hell http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/georgia-woman-attacked-shopper-walmart-bread-aisle-article-1.2992078 Georgia woman attacked by another shopper in Walmart bread aisle BY DAVID BOROFF NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 1:51 PM A 75-year-old great-grandmother was brutally attacked inside a Georgia Walmart. The bread aisle at Walmart turned out to be a treacherous place for a 75-year-old Georgia woman who was assaulted by another shopper. The great-grandmother, who did not want to be identified, said she was repeatedly punched in the face while buying food in the Atlanta area on Sunday morning. "I thought I was safe. I'm in Walmart," the woman told WSB. The victim was using a mobility scooter to get around when another woman, who would be identified as Alexis Venderburg, almost collided with her. It all went downhill from there. "I thought she was going to go around," the great-grandmother told 11 Alive. "She looked at me and she said, 'I want to get some bread, white [expletive].' I said, 'Well excuse me.'" The woman responded to Venderburg, "No, you move out the way" and also used another expletive, according to the station. Venderburg started following her. "There wasn't anybody in the aisle, and the next thing you know she was jumping on me," the victim told 11 Alive. "She kept socking me in my glasses, and then hitting me in my mouth," the victim continued. "I started hollering, 'Help, help.'" The woman, seen with a heavily-bruised face and arms during TV interviews, was stunned that no one at the Walmart came to her assistance. Venderburg fled, but returned to the Walmart when she realized she did not have her phone — it ended up in the victim's possession during the attack. She could not get her phone back, and fled Walmart once again, according to reports. The suspect was identified as Venderburg after cops inspected her phone, and she is being sought by police. In a statement to 11 Alive, Walmart said it was "disappointed a customer would treat another customer with such disrespect. We'll work with law enforcement as they search for the person responsible and want to wish the victim a speedy recovery."
Georgia woman goes on drunken rampage after live-in boyfriend refuses to have sex: cops BY JASON MOLINET NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, July 6, 2015, 10:23 PM She's no Georgia peach. A Georgia woman went on a drunken rampage after her live-in boyfriend refused to have sex with her, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Tabatha Lee Grooms, 35, was arrested in Augusta, Ga., after assaulting her boyfriend and mother in a rage, WFXG reported. After a night out, Grooms reportedly came home around 11:30 p.m. on June 24 and confronted her boyfriend, 30-year-old Carlos Rodrecus Grace. Grace reportedly refused her sexual advances earlier in the day. She told him she "f----d everyone else because (Grace) would not f--k her," Sheriff's Deputy Phillip Clark wrote in his report, obtained by The Smoking Gun. Then Grooms scratched Grace bloody in the face, head and neck and bit his left forearm while he was sitting on the couch, cops said. He escaped to the bathroom and called 911. Grooms, who lives with her mother, Betty Clark, 66, also punched her in the left eye, cops said. Grooms, who admitted to cops she'd been drinking, was charged with simple battery and family violence before being taken to Richmond County Jail.
Hector posted a topic in Politics and World EventsMan robbed Norcross Waffle House with a pitchfork Michael King, WXIA 10:54 p.m. EDT May 2, 2014 NORCROSS, Ga. – Norcross Police are looking for a man they said robbed a Waffle House with a pitchfork Thursday evening. It happened at about 5:25 p.m., and the Waffle House location at 5565 Buford Highway. Police said the suspect laid the pitchfork down to get the cash drawer, when a female picked up the pitchfork and began hitting the suspect with it. "It appears the suspect sustained some injuries from this incident," said a release from Norcross Police Chief Warren Summers. The release said the suspect left the Waffle House in a white Ford F-250 pick-up, going southbound on Buford Highway. The female broke the rear window of the pick-up out as he left the Waffle House. Police identified the suspect at Jeffrey Willard Wooten, 50. They described Wooten as a white male, 5-feet-9 inches tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes. They said he was wearing overalls and a blue ski mask. Investigators said Wooten will have injuries to his face and the back of his head. Warrants have been issued for Wooten on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault. Anyone with any information about Wooten's whereabouts are asked to contact Detective Craig Dallape at 770-448-2111.