Evil People

Mike Steindel (CLaw7MAn@webtv.net)
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 23:12:11 -0800 (PST)

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Once they have figured out how to cut your Welfare, Disability or Social
Security payments and your out on your butt, you'll get picked up for
sitting on the sidewalk or sleeping in the park...It is terrible that so
few people make the rules...There are only a few hundred in congress.
Once we vote them out things can change....for the better. Read the
following story it still is not major news in the States for some
reason. The media would rather report on perversion in the White House
than the sadistic acts of what I think are truly Evil Men....

Here is another update on the HIV-Infected blood from Arkansas
Prisons...These news stories prove beyond the shadow of a doubt how
little the people involved in the Prison industry care about life. In
Prison or outside of it...These are the actions of EVIL People. 

These same people moralize on the dangers of drugs and say they are
fighting to Save the Children...They care nothing for human life. These
Evil people bomb cities without mercy, prop up despots to aid corporate
manipulation of wages, spread fear in order to be elected, cut welfare
and education dollars and increase military spending, cause the erosion
of civil liberties to take place and toss people into JAIL for growing
cannabis after its been approved by we the people... 
Heres the story out of Canada... 

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Thursday, January 28, 1999 
Haemophiliacs sue over tainted blood from Arkansas prisoners Firms,
Ottawa negligent? 
Mark Kennedy
Ottawa Citizen 

Tainted-blood victims will launch a $300-million lawsuit today against
two companies and the federal government over the shipment to Canada of
contaminated plasma from U.S. prisons. 
The lawsuit follows a series of investigative stories by the Ottawa
Citizen last fall that revealed how a U.S. firm with links to Bill
Clinton, the U.S. president, collected bad blood from Arkansas prison
inmates and sold it abroad. 

The class-action lawsuit will involve about 200 haemophiliacs infused
with the prison plasma in the early 1980s and who later developed
hepatitis C. 
In their statement of claim, to be filed in a Toronto court, the victims
will allege the companies that distributed the plasma - believed to be
infected with HIV and hepatitis C - were negligent, and that federal
regulators were also at fault. The victims' lawyer, David Harvey, said
yesterday they are seeking about $300-million in damages. 

"Everybody turned a blind eye because they were making money, and they
sacrificed our lives," said lead plaintiff Mike McCarthy, a Waterloo,
Ont., resident with hepatitis C. "There has to be justice here." 

By early 1983, U.S. companies that fractionate blood products had
stopped buying prison plasma -- at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) -- because it was widely understood that, since
many inmates practiced unsafe gay sex or were intravenous drug addicts,
their blood posed a high risk of carrying the AIDS virus. 

However, this didn't stop prison blood centres from selling their
products to foreign companies. 
The companies being sued are: Connaught Laboratories, a Toronto-based
firm that manufactured blood products for Canadian patients, many of
them haemophiliacs, and Continental Pharma Cryosan, a Montreal blood
broker that imported plasma from prisons in Arkansas and Louisiana and
resold it to Connaught. 
At the Krever inquiry, Connaught said it didn't realize it was buying
inmates' plasma and that the shipping papers accompanying the plasma had
not revealed the centre was located in a prison. They simply referred to
the source as the "ADC Plasma Center, Grady, Arkansas," without any
indication "ADC" stood for Arkansas Department of Corrections. 

As well, although Connaught had received an FDA inspection report that
revealed the centre was in a prison, the report was not reviewed by the
Mr. Harvey said that constitutes negligence. 

"They're manufacturing the product. It's their obligation to ensure that
the raw materials that they're purchasing are of good quality. That
requires them to know everything about how and where the materials are
being collected." 

As for Continental Pharma, company president Thomas Hecht told the
Citizen last November his firm did know it was importing prison plasma.
But he insisted scientific knowledge at the time didn't indicate
inmates' plasma was any riskier than the general population. As well, he
said his firm supplied "U.S. government licensed product and never
denied its origins" to customers including Connaught. 

The victims will contend in their lawsuit that Continental knew, or
should have known, about the higher risks associated with prison plasma. 

The federal government is being sued for allegedly failing its
responsibilities as the blood system's safety regulator by neglecting to
properly police the two firms. Regulators in Health Canada apparently
didn't know that Connaught and Continental were dealing in prison
plasma, which the Red Cross had stopped collecting in Canada as far back
as 1971. 

"It's their obligation to regulate the industry,"said Mr. Harvey. =A0 
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