You’ve got to be freaking kidding me! This is just how far gone California really is. Currently, if you knowingly give someone HIV through sex, blood or semen donations, you can get up to seven years. That’s far too low for murder in my book. It’s still a death sentence. Now, state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and others want to downgrade it from a felony to a misdemeanor. They say it stigmatizes those with HIV. So, just make giving a deadly disease knowingly to others a slap on the wrist. Nice. Why not? They’ve made Manson into a series, why not this? SMH.
Between 1988 and June 2014, there were 357 convictions in California for an HIV-specific felony that would have been downgraded by SB 239, according to a study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, which conducts research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. So, according to Wiener, giving people HIV legally will encourage people to get tested? Who knew? This is just insane.