Man charged with felony for spitting ...

Man charged with felony for spitting in Madison County deputy's face

There are 13 comments on the Belleville News Democrat story from Oct 10, 2012, titled Man charged with felony for spitting in Madison County deputy's face. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

An East Alton man has been charged with aggravated battery of a police officer after spitting in the face of a Madison County Sheriff's Department deputy.

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j

United States

#1 Oct 10, 2012
Rightfully so. Spitting on someone is the most disrespectful thing you could do. Not to mention very risky. What of the man has hiv?
Hmmmmmm

Edwardsville, IL

#2 Oct 10, 2012
Wow....HIV is not transmitted through saliva.
j

United States

#3 Oct 10, 2012
Oh, Oops lol. Well it's still gross and unsanitary.
Hmmmmmm

Edwardsville, IL

#4 Oct 10, 2012
Yes very gross! He would have gotten the same charge even if he would have poked his finger into the officer, any contact in an aggressive manner you get the same charge.
A Dr

Granite City, IL

#5 Oct 10, 2012
HIV can be transmitted through saliva, not usually successful, but its possible.
Hmmmmmm

Edwardsville, IL

#6 Oct 10, 2012
So then the CDC is wrong????

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/transmiss...

Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV infected person?

No. In some persons living with HIV, the virus has been detected in saliva, but in extremely low quantities. Contact with saliva alone has never been shown to result in transmission of HIV, and there is no documented case of transmission from an HIV-infected person spitting on another person.
mahz

Belleville, IL

#7 Oct 11, 2012
it's freedom of speech
jam

Granite City, IL

#8 Oct 11, 2012
It is Gross And very very disrespectful. I Hope a little M.C. Deputy Sheriff justice was applied.
gmoney
#9 Jan 6, 2013
im from the upper penninsula, MI. we live on the 1st fl of the 3 apt house. 2nd fl. neighbor spit in my 6and a half month pregnent girlfriends FACE!! my mom was there other neighbors and when the cops came he didnt even go to jail! Which he Should have right?
gcwp

Garden City, MI

#10 Jan 9, 2013
I bet it was a rughead
villiage idiot

Troy, IL

#11 Jan 9, 2013
spit in my face, and he wouldnt have made it to the jail.
Uh Huh

United States

#12 Jan 9, 2013
villiage idiot wrote:
spit in my face, and he wouldnt have made it to the jail.
Amen!
south1

Garden City, MI

#13 Jan 9, 2013
It was brandon edwards who did that

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