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Accused HIV spreader puts Atlanta's gay community on edge
AccessNorthGA.com ^ | 7/16/05 | AP

Posted on 07/17/2005 5:45:57 AM PDT by Dane

Accused HIV spreader puts Atlanta's gay community on edge

The Associated Press - ATLANTA

Garry Wayne Carriker was a fourth-year medical student with a charming style that he worked to his advantage around the city's bustling gay scene.

But just months after he would have graduated from Emory University Medical School, Carriker's career is on hold as he sits in jail, awaiting trial on sex-crime charges that have put Atlanta's gay community on edge.

His crime? Police say the 26-year-old knew he had the HIV virus but went ahead with unprotected consensual sex with another man without warning him. And then, when Carriker was released on bond in March, he was arrested on similar charges in a nearby county. Twice.

Carriker's case is one of the first in Georgia prosecuted on charges of knowingly transmitting the HIV virus through consensual sex. It brings the state into the vortex of an ongoing legal debate that pits a growing public health crisis against the bounds of privacy.

Prosecutors have dusted off a rarely used Georgia law to charge Carriker with felony reckless misconduct, which could keep him in prison for 10 years.

"It's like shooting bullets into the crowd," said Atlanta attorney Adam Jaffe, who is arguing a civil lawsuit against Carriker. "Eventually someone's going to get killed."

(Excerpt) Read more at accessnorthga.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: aidsbag; atlanta; buggery; flamer; homosexualagenda; riskybehavior; sodomite; taintedpork; wayne
Looks like Carriker thinks of himself as a "gift-giver".
1 posted on 07/17/2005 5:45:58 AM PDT by Dane
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To: Dane

You reap what you sow.


2 posted on 07/17/2005 5:48:03 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: Dane
Its verboten to point out in the media the gay lifestyle itself is a primary contributant in the spread of HIV/AIDS in that community.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
3 posted on 07/17/2005 5:49:03 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Dane

Why did they arrest him? He was doing the community a service.


4 posted on 07/17/2005 5:49:23 AM PDT by Mortikhi
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To: Dane
... have put Atlanta's gay community on edge ...

What, like something's changed? They must know that unprotected sex is likely to get them HIV.

5 posted on 07/17/2005 5:51:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Democrats ... frolicking on the wilder shores of Planet Zongo.)
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To: mlc9852
You reap what you sow.

And that must be some nasty sowing in the end.....

6 posted on 07/17/2005 5:53:13 AM PDT by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: Dane

The typical "bustling gay scene" - merchants of death who are manic over their sex organs and the bullets they fire into a crowd. Too bad this gay didn't receive counseling after he was recruited or abused by some older male in his life. Who knows how many lives would be spared from AIDS.


7 posted on 07/17/2005 5:56:43 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Dane


I find it hard to believe that felony reckless misconduct is a rarely used law that had to be dusted off to prosectue this murderer.


8 posted on 07/17/2005 5:57:45 AM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: Dane

I'm sure Jimah Carter would be Proud...


9 posted on 07/17/2005 6:01:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Tax-chick

... have put Atlanta's gay community on edge ...

On the edge of their seats?


10 posted on 07/17/2005 6:05:05 AM PDT by Paloma_55
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To: skinkinthegrass

But... but... I thought that gays were just like the rest of us -- raising kids in long-term monogamous relationships, decorating their homes, etc.


11 posted on 07/17/2005 6:06:04 AM PDT by ReadyNow
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To: Dane

"It's like shooting bullets into the crowd"

More like spurting bullets.


12 posted on 07/17/2005 6:08:50 AM PDT by NathanBookman
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To: Dane

Web page with photo:

http://www.waynecarriker.com/pages/1/


13 posted on 07/17/2005 6:09:12 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (Writing from Houston)
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To: NathanBookman

That'l do.


14 posted on 07/17/2005 6:11:26 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: AD from SpringBay
Too bad this guy didn't receive counseling after he was recruited or abused by some older male in his life.

Deserves repeating.

16 posted on 07/17/2005 6:16:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Democrats ... frolicking on the wilder shores of Planet Zongo.)
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To: Dane
Others say forcibly disclosing one's HIV status is a privacy breach.

If Public Funds are used to pay for an HIV test then the Public has the right to know the result of it's test.

The person being tested is just receiving a gift from the taxpayer in being told the result of the test.

People do not have a right to receive secret gifts from the government.

If we do, everyone who decides not to get HIV tested should receive the cash equivalent of the cost of the test - and be free to spend it on a secret gift. That is if you believe everyone should be treated equally under the law.

19 posted on 07/17/2005 6:18:23 AM PDT by Mark was here (My tag line was about to be censored.)
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To: Paloma_55

LOL!


20 posted on 07/17/2005 6:19:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Democrats ... frolicking on the wilder shores of Planet Zongo.)
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To: Dane
"Garry Wayne Carriker was a fourth-year medical student"

Someone who knew better. He ignored the medical facts and chose to live a life of reckless behavior.

Glad he's in jail. He would have been a rotten doctor!!!

21 posted on 07/17/2005 6:23:22 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: LADY J

Notice how the article masks the obvious truth of the promiscuity in the gay community. Some facts on http://faithfacts.gospelcom.net/cul_gay.html.


22 posted on 07/17/2005 6:27:17 AM PDT by Jacobis
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To: Dane

Ahh, Atlanta, Capital of the New South...


23 posted on 07/17/2005 6:44:02 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: ReadyNow
I thought that gays were just like the rest of us -- raising kids in long-term monogamous relationships... Only Daisies (the flower), decorating their homes, etc.
24 posted on 07/17/2005 6:46:31 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Mrs Mark
"If Public Funds are used to pay for an HIV test then the Public has the right to know the result of it's test."

Hear, hear!

Might I add all STDs and other diseases that can be spread person to person.
25 posted on 07/17/2005 6:51:57 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: LADY J

Oh good, now they're going to put him in prison where
he can spread the disease much farther.

Incinerate not incarcerate!


26 posted on 07/17/2005 7:01:12 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ReadyNow
But... but... I thought that gays were just like the rest of us -- raising kids in long-term monogamous relationships, decorating their homes, etc.

They are. Obviously, someone from the right-wing Bush administration on orders from Rove set this guy up.

27 posted on 07/17/2005 7:04:42 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: LADY J
Someone who knew better. He ignored the medical facts and chose to live a life of reckless behavior

He's also a 2001 graduate of the Air Force Academy.

I thought after one graduated from one of the military academies one had to serve 5 years.

How did he get out and go to medical school?

I'm also surprised the aclu hasn't taken up his "cause".

28 posted on 07/17/2005 7:59:49 AM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: little jeremiah; EdReform; DirtyHarryY2K; Clint N. Suhks

ping.


29 posted on 07/17/2005 6:59:07 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: Dane

odd. I am given to understand that there is a well-established subset of the gay bed-hopping scene called "bug chasers": These deliberately bed sex-partners known to have incurable and lethal diseases.
I am surprised this fellow faces prosecution, and I very much doubt the gay bed-hopping scene is in any way truly "disturbed" by his actions.


30 posted on 07/18/2005 2:39:27 AM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...

Homosexual Agenda Ping.

Interesting. I wonder what branch of medicine this honorable man was studying. I certainly wouldn't want to, for instance, undergo surgery if the surgeon was HIV+, would you? I mean, even restaurant workers have to get TB tests, for gosh sakes.

So if an HIV+ individual goes around spreading the wealth, in GA at least it is considered a crime. I think that's reasonable.

Freepmail me if you want on/off this pinglist.


31 posted on 07/18/2005 7:28:31 AM PDT by little jeremiah (A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. P. Henry)
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To: Mrs Mark
If Public Funds are used to pay for an HIV test then the Public has the right to know the result of it's test.

According to this logic, then all tax forms and military records of any person should be public information, as well as CIA and FBI documents (all of those are publicly funded).

32 posted on 07/18/2005 10:05:49 AM PDT by BostonianRightist (I don't trust a government I can't shoot back at.)
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To: Dane; mhking; YaYa123
Bummer.

Gee, so much for the "loving, tender, kind-hearted" homosexual community. (I wonder if he voted republican last time? Everybody "knows" the demo's are nice and forgiving.)

Guy sounds like he caught AIDS through his own foolish/stupid behavior....

Then got mad and sought revenge on the people (fellow homosexuals) who gave it to him. Throw him in jail for his felonies.
33 posted on 07/18/2005 10:09:28 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I contribute to FR monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS supports Hillary's Secular Sexual Socialism every day.)
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To: Rodney King

I guess we know why Elton John decided to move there.


34 posted on 07/18/2005 10:11:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dane

Don't ask!


35 posted on 07/18/2005 10:17:14 AM PDT by Old Professer (As darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of good; innocence is blind.)
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To: Dane
Such activity is clearly a crime--attempted murder? Maybe. David Brudnoy, deceased gay Boston radio talker, admitted that he did the same thing. As far as I know, he was never punished for it.

It's time for such individuals to go to a special quarantine jail. Anyone who has demonstrated that they are incapable of living among civilized society without trying to kill people needs to be put away.
36 posted on 07/18/2005 10:44:11 AM PDT by Antoninus (Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini, Hosanna in excelsis!)
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Note the middle name ...


37 posted on 07/18/2005 10:57:31 AM PDT by vollmond (Head back to base for debriefing and cocktails.)
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To: SouthernFreebird

Certainly nothing new about this careless selfish behavior...
...HIV or not:Diving into raw sewage is screwy.


38 posted on 07/18/2005 11:13:29 PM PDT by traitorsclaw
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To: vollmond
It figgers, don't it?

"Wayne" is going to be about as popular a name as "Adolph" or "Judas" if this doesn't stop...
39 posted on 07/18/2005 11:19:13 PM PDT by decal ("The French should stick to kisses, toast and fries.")
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To: ReadyNow
But... but... I thought that gays were just like the rest of us -- raising kids in long-term monogamous relationships, decorating their homes, etc.

...having sex in alleys and gas station bathrooms with a hundred or two anonymous partners, etc.
40 posted on 07/19/2005 5:06:33 AM PDT by Conservative til I die
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