Stop the ACLU Blogburst

ACLU fights to expose public to deadly diseases

By: Jay

Stop the ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit claiming Maricopa County officials have violated the rights of a quarantined tuberculosis patient for months by treating him like a criminal.

The U.S. District Court complaint filed Wednesday on behalf of Robert Daniels alleges that health officials and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have violated numerous constitutional rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The suit seeks what it calls appropriate accommodations for Daniels, rather than severe and “inhumane” jail conditions.
“It’s good news for me,” Daniels said Wednesday evening. “I finally have a chance to get out of this black hole.”
Robert England, the county’s tuberculosis control officer, declined comment.
Daniels, 27, is under a court order and has been isolated in a jail ward at Maricopa Medical Center for 10 months, although he was not convicted or charged with any crime. Linda Cosme, an attorney for Daniels, said her client has been victimized by constitutional violations.
“Robert is helpless,” she said. “And he’s at the mercy of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He needs as much support as possible, and the ACLU is supplying that support.”
Arpaio maintains Daniels must abide by security measures. “I run a safe jail, and he’s going to be treated like anyone else,” Arpaio said.
Daniels moved to Arizona in January 2006 after contracting extreme multi-drug-resistant TB. Daniels, who spent his teen years in Scottsdale, said he returned to the U.S. from Russia in search of work and a college education.
Months later, after he became severely ill, Daniels was placed in a county sanitarium for indigent TB patients.
Dr. Maricela Moffitt, a county physician, has testified that Daniels failed to take his medications and that decreased the likelihood that last-chance drugs would cure his deadly disease.
Moffitt claims Daniels endangered others by going out in public and entertaining visitors without wearing a mask.
Arpaio said his office is considering possible criminal charges against Daniels.
In his defense, Daniels has insisted that he did not understand the contagiousness or gravity of his condition.

“In his defense…” BS. This guy has been receiving medical advice and treatment for some time. Being committed to a treatment facility for “indigent TB patients” sounds to me like he’s getting all this for free…free TO HIM, of course, but not free to me. I raise the BS flag once more regarding the alleged “inhumane” conditions of the facility and may even go over and visit for myself, although I won’t be sharing a Mountain Dew with poor little “helpless Robert” if I get a chance to check it out.

By refusing to comply with measures that would minimize the risk of spreading this deadly disease, he has made his own bed. People who knowingly put the lives of others in danger just, it seems, for the hell of it or at least out of a blatant disregard for anyone else, should be subject to criminal charges. Good for Sherriff Joe. Shame on the ACLU.

If at first you don’t succeed

It didn’t work when the ACLU tried to sue George Tenant and the CIA over renditions, so they’re going after Boeing.

“The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a unit of Boeing Co., charging that it assisted the Central Intelligence Agency in secretly abducting suspect foreigners to overseas prisons where they were held and interrogated.

The ACLU said it would file a lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., a Boeing unit that provides flight and logistics support to plane operators, later on Wednesday.

The suit, to be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, is on behalf of three people the ACLU said had been abducted by the CIA.

“American corporations should not be profiting from a CIA rendition program that is unlawful and contrary to core American values,” Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU, said in a statement. “Corporations that choose to participate in such activity can and should be held legally accountable.”

Notice the false assertion of an “unlawful” program (it isn’t). The fact this suit will get tossed along the same lines as the first one.

10 Responses to “Stop the ACLU Blogburst”

  1. Bar Kochba says:

    Can you spell -L-E-F-T-A-R-D-E-D?

  2. OMMAG says:

    I was thinking about that as I followed this story and I felt this coming!
    Stupid busybodies!

    With the obvious refusal of the patient Daniels to consider the consequences of his actions was bothering me. I wondered what laws could be used to contain him and curb his reckless disregard for others. As usual, whatever sensible things that have been done are being opposed by the idiots of the ACLU!

  3. Joe Gringo says:

    Being an Arizonan, I can tell you that Sheriff Arpaio is the bomb. 2-meals a day that they pay .30 cents/day for, green bolgna sandwiches, pink underwear, no coffee-cigarettes, black/white striped prison garb, chain gangs, and……..they live in tents…….in Phoenix……..where it’s soon to be 110 degrees +.

    They’re not treated like animals, merely like criminals, don’t do the crime if you dont want to do the time as they say, as far as this guy Daniels, you’re right…he made his own bed. You reap what you sew, and this guy is crappy tailor.

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  5. Next Stop Lauderdale says:

    Well have to tell Grit that the ACLU IS the anti-christ……… stevereenie

  6. Incognito says:

    Egads. I kept getting donation requests.. I’d bundle everything into the return envelope with a note saying ‘don’t bother I will never give you money.’ I must have done that about 20 plus times. Haven’t rec’d one in a while.

    The director of the show has said he’s going to donate one of the preview nights to the ACLU. I should have some fun chatting with them afterwards.

  7. brooke says:

    Mmmm… Humus.

    I might just have to grab some + a glass of wine! :D

  8. Florian says:

    And the TB patient violated the rights of everybody in public just by being out in the open. When somebody has an illness like this society has no choice. Does the ACLU hate people that much? I already know the answer.

  9. Stanford Matthews says:

    Should have stopped here firts. Was trying to convey part of what I heard about this to someone else. As I told htem, it would be better if the ACLU stuck to this kind of story rather than what seems to be their standard fare.
    Hey Angel, I made it. Sorry ’bout that, been on IR lately.

  10. Delano says:

    Do any of you even live in AZ? yeah Arpaio does good by not letting criminals get special treatment. However does anyone realize that he costs taxpayers in maricopa county millions each year in lawsuits, and fines from the federal government. You know there is this pesky thing called the Constitution and it has this crazy thing called the 8th amendment against inhuman treatment. So the feds set standards for jails all over the United States. MCSO jails fail on a regular basis and instead of making the conditions at least to the standard the feds have ordered, he just pays the fines.
    Or how about the James Saville incident. That ended up costing the county millions in legal defense fees and will cost alot more when Sawville wins his lawsuit. Or how about his accident when he crashed into a CVS in Fountain Hills and the police office that should have handled the case were called of so MCSO could take over even though they had no jurisdiction. As far as I am concerned, Arpaio deserves to be in jail right along with all the jailbirds he has in there.

    I think its funny how the right loves to bash the ACLU. if there was no ACLU, authorites would do what they wanted alot more. Maybe its too over-the-top at times