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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007 10:00 pm

An uncooperative tuberculosis patient was arrested Thursday on a $250,000 warrant and taken directly from Lodi Memorial Hospital to the county jail.

It was the first time officials can ever remember such a warrant being served in Lodi and is the first case of its kind this year in San Joaquin County.

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17 comments:

  • posted at 5:40 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2007.

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    LOL: I agree. Maybe they can put him in with Morales and Morales' lawyer.

     
  • posted at 1:12 pm on Sun, Aug 26, 2007.

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    when soemone doesnt have the mental capacity to make sound decisions concerning their health, the hospital is supposed to get a court order signed to treat the idiot.

     
  • posted at 1:04 pm on Sun, Aug 26, 2007.

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    I am so tired of hearing about peoples right. This guy doesnt have the right to walk around and infect innocent people for any reason, whatsoever. All the libs in this town make me sick. You libs should worry more about doing the right thing and being a good person rather than worry about what your "rights" are. seriously people, grow the hell up.

     
  • posted at 12:58 pm on Sun, Aug 26, 2007.

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    I am so tired of hearing about peoples right. This guy doesnt have the right to walk around and infect innocent people for any reason, whatsoever.

     
  • posted at 6:41 pm on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    the aclu are you kidding...the aclu is a bunch of nut jobs with their own agenda and screwed up beliefs about how america should be...they are almost as bad as the nazi party and just look at some of the insane cases they have represented

     
  • posted at 1:46 pm on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    Actually he has the right to refuse treatment. His charges are breaking quarrantine, not refusing treatment. Those who refuse treatment for religious or other reasons are held in quarrantine until their deaths.

     
  • posted at 1:05 pm on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    OTH was correct. This man is " a threat to society". maybe not as a violent offender, but a threat to public safety anyway. If he were a brick shy walking around with a loaded gun, and refused to put it away, there would be no problem in getting him off the streets. He was given the option of being treated in the hospital, but refused treatment so now he must be removed and put somewhere that won't endanger the lives of others.

     
  • posted at 12:02 pm on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    I've seen this man in the magazine section of the library on numerous occasions. Does anybody here want him around children with this disease?

     
  • posted at 10:43 am on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    This person has a disease, he should not be able to spread it to anyone, we all have the right to not be sickened by some nutjob and I applaud the authorities for finally take some sort of action to protect us. The IC nurse was just trying protect herself, her follow employees and the public from this scab, good for her. And I wish all my nurses looked like that.

     
  • posted at 10:41 am on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    So many foolish statements,,keep speaking,,you are your enemies best friend.

     
  • posted at 8:46 am on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    If the man is contagious and refuses to follow a medical regimen the police have every right to place him in detention until tests show he is no longer a threat to the public. He has an airborne disease. Do you want him in the super market coughing on the produce? Or would you want to be in an elevater with him? People have forgotten the scourge of TB when people were put in sanitarims.

     
  • posted at 8:23 am on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    Good concept!!

     
  • posted at 7:49 am on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    or you can also send all those gang members to mississippi.

     
  • posted at 5:33 am on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    JJ, He does NOT have the right to refuse treatment or walk the streets infecting others. That's what the article is about and why he was arrested. The ACLU should stay out of this case. I may be a Libertarion, but I believe in public safety. The actions taking by the authorities in this case are keeping the public protected. Good for them and I hope the wacko doesn't escape.

     
  • posted at 5:27 am on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    It seems that the ACLU is already involved, his rights are not being violated in any way, he is doing what he wants, when he wants and the hell with everyone else. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't show up on CNN with his ACLU lawyer seeking damages from the hospital, law enforcement, LNS etc.

     
  • posted at 4:30 am on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    I couldn't think of a better place for an untreated positive T.B. testing wacko. Maybe he'll infect some of the other inmates there. That'll end overcrowding rreal quick lol

     
  • posted at 3:18 am on Fri, Aug 24, 2007.

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    This is sickening. He has the right to refuse treament. He has the right to walk the streets with us, potentially infecting us. This is the right-wing crazy mentality of controling us. I hope the ACLU gets involved.

     
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