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Saturday, June 29, 2013

David Rasnick for the Defense: How AIDS Denialists Help Prove You Are Insane

Updated: Friday, 28 Jun 2013, 6:41 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 28 Jun 2013, 7:14 AM EDT

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A New York drug dealer imprisoned in the 1990s amid accusations he infected 13 young women with HIV lost his bid for freedom Friday despite having completed his sentence more than two years ago.
A jury in western New York found that Nushawn Williams, 36, suffers from a mental abnormality that makes him subject to "civil management" and will either be confined to a secure treatment facility or kept under strict supervision, according to the attorney general's office.
"With this determination, Mr. Williams will get the treatment he needs and the citizens of New York will be safer," said Melissa Grace, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
The Chautauqua County jury deliberated for just over an hour. A hearing will be held to determine Williams' level of management.
Williams, who now goes by the name Shyteek Johnson, completed a 12-year sentence for statutory rape and reckless endangerment in 2010.
But state officials sought his continued imprisonment and described him as a mentally disturbed, sex-obsessed drug user likely to infect more women if set free. A psychologist's report said Williams targeted vulnerable young women who were underage and/or drug addicted and "used charm and coercion to secure sexual contact."
Before the trial's start, Williams' lawyer John Nuchereno claimed that a new test showed that Williams isn't HIV positive. Nuchereno argued that without HIV, Williams is not a danger and should be freed.

Nuchereno earlier this year said he arranged for a new blood test as part of efforts to get Williams released. State lawyers at that time questioned whether the April blood sample had been properly handled, as well as the reliability of the test submitted by Nuchereno, which was conducted using an electron microscope.
Nuchereno did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
In 1997, before he was charged, authorities in the small western New York city of Jamestown took the unusual step of announcing publicly that Williams was HIV positive in an effort to stem further spread of the virus by Williams' partners to others. News that the dreadlocked Bronx native known as "Face" had been found to be the common denominator in numerous HIV cases, including that of a 13-year-old girl, set off a local panic.
He told a reporter in 1999 that he'd had sex with 200 to 300 partners.
The two-week trial was held out of the public eye because of health privacy laws.


  1. Of course you won't hear any of this from the venerable constable of idiocy, Clark Baker!

  2. Is this trash blog still going? I'd heard it shut down due to a lack of interest, when will Bill Gates realise he's not getting any value for money out of old $eth baby.

    1. You mean because AIDS denial is dying out, in any case.

  3. "suffers from a mental abnormality that makes him subject to "civil management" and will either be confined to a secure treatment facility or kept under strict supervision"

    Does that describe Clark Baker?

  4. OMSJ credibilty gapAugust 6, 2013 at 6:06 AM

    One of the jurors in the case has commented about the Baker's and Rasnick's claims that Williams was not infected and cannot transmit HIV:

    "The jury, however, didn't buy that Williams never had HIV.

    "It was strongly proved, in my opinion, that he was HIV positive and has AIDS," Edwards said. "It was proved by the doctors who showed us what his viral loads looked liked."

    As for the electron microscope testing, Edwards said, "We were told that they kept testing the blood until they got the negative result. The state had the guy on the stand to discuss how he got the results, and we felt there was some issues there."

    Edwards noted Nuchereno's 2 1/2 hour closing argument Friday was "really good and interesting to hear," but was not enough to sway the jury.

    "We ultimately just could not believe a lot of (the defense experts') testimony," he said. "They brought in some people during the trial that said someone could not transfer HIV to another person. We just couldn't believe a lot of it."

    1. OMSJ credibility gapAugust 8, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      "MORNING NEWS: Williams Trial Continues, Blood Technician Called to Stand
      Posted on June 25, 2013 by WRFA News Dept.

      MAYVILLE – The civil confinement trial against Nushawn Williams continued in Mayville on Monday with testimony from the many [sic: should be "man", not "many"] who claims a recent blood test shows Williams does not have HIV.

      According to YNN News, Dr. Gregory Hendricks – a cell biologist with the University of Massachusetts – was called to the stand by the prosecution. Hendricks is the technician who examined Williams blood using an electron microscope, and says that showed no signs of the HIV virus.

      Interesting that OMSJ's star witness was called by the prosecution, not the defence.

  5. Well, Clark Baker has a credibility gap when it comes to anything that comes out of his mouth. This "OMSJ" creation of his is just another example of his pathetic desperation to consider himself more than the irrelevant, insignificant loser that he is.

  6. If you note OMSJ's webpage, after thoroughly becoming irrelevant in the HIV denialist world - Clarkie is now concentrating on his 2 new crusades- out to prove that climate change is a conspiracy, and that all vaccines are dangerous.
    Ha! I guess being proven a loser is not good enough - Clarkie doubles-down!!!