Woman Awarded $40,000 After Officer Tickets Her For Having HIV

Now this is whole other kind of discrimination. 

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Shalandra Jones

Police ain’t isht!

State Of Michigan Awards Shalandra Jones $40,000 For HIV Ticket

A Dearborn, Michigan officer’s discriminatory practices has cost the city $40,000 in damages.

According to The Detroit Free Press, Shalandra Jones was berated by Officer David Lacey in January 2012 for not telling him early in a traffic stop that she had HIV.

According to dash cam video Officer Lacey yelled at Jones, who was not legally required to tell him about her diagnosis, because he “wasn’t wearing any gloves” and worried he’d contract the disease.

 Jones told the officer she had HIV after he asked her about medication in her car that she uses to treat HIV.

He ended up ticketing her on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge; she had a marijuana medical card, but it had expired. The charge was dismissed last year.

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After finding out Jones had HIV, Lacey said: “You…

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