Just for fun, watch this news clip from May 1 about Clark Baker thinking he was leaving his arraignment on Child Porn possession and then re-arrested for Contempt of Court issues in Murtagh V. Baker.
This arrest relates to my post of August 24, 2018. Justice is slow but eventual!
This should rock the AIDS Denialists’ World! Their one time Golden Boy appears to have a thing for little boys…or girls. The article doesn’t specify but I’m sure all the sordid details will come out soon! This could not have happened to a nicer guy!! LOL!!!
A former Los Angeles police officer has been accused of possessing child pornography, court records show.
Clark Warren Baker, 61, was arrested this month and charged with one count of possession of child pornography, roughly six months after police searched a residence associated with him in the Hollywood Hills, officials said.
Los Angeles police officers arrested Baker on April 10, according to online jail records. He posted $20,000 bond and was released the same day, records show.
Attempts to contact Baker were not successful Wednesday, and it was not clear if he had an attorney.
An LAPD spokesman previously told The Times that detectives had searched Baker’s home on Greenvalley Road and “taken possession of some computer equipment” in November 2018.
Baker was employed by the Los Angeles Police Department from 1980 to 2000, according to a department spokeswoman. She declined to comment further about the investigation into Baker or his work history, and a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office could not provide additional information on the charge.
Baker is set to make his first appearance in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom May 1.
The former officer was convicted of battery in 1992 after he was accused of slapping, kicking and dragging a 21-year-old Salvadoran immigrant while assigned to the Valley’s traffic division. An internal LAPD panel had previously cleared him of wrongdoing.
The case of Murtagh V Baker is coming to a close and the judge, Sheri Bluebond is considering filing Civil and Criminal Contempt charges against Clark Baker:
September 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 1539: Hearing to: 1) determine Plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees & costs in connection w/ multiple Motions; 2) conduct hearing on whether to impose upon Baker any of the additional sanctions referenced in paragraph 4 of the June 26 Order (collectively, the “Continued Matters”), namely whether to:
The September 27, 2018 hearing will be a holding date; the Court will schedule further briefing and hearing on the Continued Matters after it has received and reviewed the report of the neutral expert.
In my previous post I was highly critical of a documentary by Joan Shenton, a writer and filmmaker focusing on AIDS Denial propaganda. As I said in the previous post, I am utterly shocked at the level of deception and lack of truth in her films. And this latest film is more duplicitous than the last.
The film is called Testing Times and the focus is stated by narrator Joan Shenton:
“Is the HIV test reliable? Or, is the science behind it desperately flawed?” ( mmmm, smell the bias)
Ms. Shenton breaks the film down into three parts:
1. According to the film, The Thinkers are Robert Crumb, “internationally renowned cartoonist” and Martin Barnes, “a thinker, writer and member of ReThinking AIDS.” These are not exactly the credentials one expects in a film dealing with such a complicated issue. However, it doesn’t really matter here because neither man offers anything to substantiate their baseless opinion:
“There’s no such thing as a positive test, really. Because they don’t know what the protein components on the virus are because they have never isolated the virus.”
2. The section of the film entitled The Scientists is a master class in contradictions as well as duplicity. Ms. Shenton states:
“Our two thinkers were first influenced by the scientists who originally challenged HIV as the cause of AIDS.”
The scientists who Ms. Shenton highlight in the film, Peter Duesberg and The Perth Group (Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos and Valender Turner) contradict each other in the way they “challenged HIV as the cause of AIDS.” Duesberg believes HIV exists but it is not pathogenic whereas Perth Group do not believe HIV has been proven to exist at all. However, the film never broaches this profound difference and leads the viewer to believe the scientists are on the same page.
Furthermore, Peter Duesberg contradicts the entire premise of the film because Dr. Duesberg does claim that HIV has been properly isolated as well as genetically sequenced “by the most rigorous method science has to offer”. Ironically, this opinion was in response to Perth Group claiming HIV had not been properly isolated. Therefore, Dr. Duesberg’s belief would validate orthodox science that the protein components of HIV are known and that HIV tests are not deficient for this reason as the “thinkers” stated.
The fact that Ms. Sheton never addresses this glaring dichotomy between her “scientists” is proof that this film is straight up propaganda.
3. The last section, titled The Lawyers, is so egregiously deceptive and untruthful that it is further proof that this film is nothing but propaganda and Ms. Shenton has zero credibility.
Ms. Shenton presents three people who supposedly all received False Positive HIV tests:
Out of these three people, Hedgepeth and Serrano sued and won multi-million dollar settlements. Ms. Shenton emphasizes these two stories hoping to drive home the severity of receiving a false positive test. However, none of these stories live up to scrutiny.
Terry Hedgepeth was not the victim of a false positive HIV test:
According to court records and interviews with attorney Jonathan C. Dailey, Hedgepeth went to Whitman-Walker after his then-girlfriend, with whom he had been sexually active, told him that she had AIDS and feared that she had infected him.
The test at the clinic, he would later discover, was negative. But a clinic employee mistakenly wrote in Hedgepeth’s files that he had taken two tests at the clinic and that one of them was positive. Then, a doctor at the clinic failed to carefully review Hedgepeth’s chart and instead began counseling him about the virus.
In the underlying case, Terry Hedgepeth went for an HIV test in late 2000 at the Whitman-Walker Clinic, now called Whitman-Walker Health, because he had just learned his girlfriend was HIV-positive. A blood test showed Hedgepeth was not HIV-positive but, due to a “human error,” the lab results form was filled out to mistakenly list him as positive.
Clearly the example of Mr. Hedgepeth should not have been in this film as his predicament had nothing to do with the quality of the HIV test nor the science behind it. Remember, in the beginning of the film, Ms. Shenton stated the purpose of her
“Is the HIV test reliable? Or, is the science behind it desperately flawed?”
To further emphasize the
false narrative horrible predicament of this man, the film shows a clip of Hedgepeth’s attorney, Jonathan C. Dailey, railing angrily against HIV tests, package inserts and laying the ultimate blame on Big, Bad, Stingy Pharma. Dailey ends his harangue by claiming that a huge class action lawsuit is the only remedy to stop these false positive HIV tests. Again, Mr. Dailey’s client was not the victim of a faulty HIV test.
The story of Audrey Serrano is not as cut and dried as that of Mr. Hedgepeth, but it is equally dubious (as well as suspicious). Ms. Serrano did not sue the clinic where she got the initial HIV test, she only sued Dr. Lai, the doctor who treated her. Dr. Lai did not work at the clinic that administered the initial HIV test:
Serrano’s ordeal began in 1994 after an anonymous test at a clinic in Fitchburg showed that she was HIV positive. Serrano and her attorney, David Angueira, say they are unsure whether the initial test was a false positive, or if it was a record mix-up.
A doctor at the clinic in Fitchburg put Serrano on medication intended to contain the virus without conducting separate tests to confirm the diagnosis, said Angueira.
The entire story is worth reading because it is complicated and very suspicious. Adding to the intrigue is this:
Under cross examination, Lai said she never saw a document that proved conclusively that Serrano was HIV positive. Serrano refused to permit her to contact her former physician directly for more information and never signed a form that would allow other doctors to release medical records to her, Lai said.
Why would Serrano refuse to let Dr. Lai contact her former physician or get any past medical history? Despite the complicated nature of Ms. Serrano’s ordeal, it is certain that this should not have been included in a documentary questioning the validity of HIV tests. This was added simply because of the legal aspect and the amount of money awarded to Ms. Serrano. Adding this to the film is duplicitous at best.
Lastly we have Jenn Morson. A woman who tested false positive (9 times…I’ll get to this later) on her initial screening test. Ms. Morson was pregnant at the time. This is important because it is widely known that pregnancy is the #1 cause of false positive HIV tests. However, even this is not very common:
According to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, about 1 in every 20,000 HIV tests renders a false positive.
There are three issues in Ms. Morson’s story that prove her OB/GYN was a bad doctor and is really the one to blame for her patients’ problems:
1. Pregnancy is known to cause false positives on the initial screening test. Her OB/GYN should have known this, but did not.
2. The test result was for HIV2 which is not even found in North America. The OB/GYN should have known this, but did not.
3. The OB/GYN never ordered a confirmatory test.
A follow-up visit with my OB only ratcheted up my anxiety. I told her my research had turned up cases of false-positives in pregnant women, but she was fixated on my failure to disclose my status. When I asked about HIV-2 — the type I supposedly had — she didn’t even know what it was. Instead she handed me a prescription for antianxiety pills and sent me away.
“It must be a mistake,” I told the doctor, confident there had been a mix-up at the lab.
“The test was run nine times,” she declared.
The lab had repeated my HIV test nine times, and my new obstetrician was lecturing me for endangering her by not disclosing my HIV status.
This must be a misunderstanding or an outright exaggeration by the OB/GYN because this is not proper protocol at all. I know. This is what I do for a living. After the first positive result, the original specimen would have been re-centrifuged and run again. If it was still positive, the original specimen would have been subjected to a different testing modality for confirmation. No lab in America would just keep running the same specimen over and over and over again.
It is clear that all three of these people were the victims of medical negligence from their doctors not from a faulty HIV test.
In conclusion, this film is either a bad documentary by an incompetent filmmaker or just straight up propaganda. From “thinkers” with laughable credentials, to “scientists” who contradict each other and one who contradicts the entire premise of the film, to “lawyers” who represent victims of desperately flawed doctors, not desperately flawed science.
I am amazed and dumbfounded that Joan Shenton’s new documentary, Criminally False, is so utterly deceptive and downright untruthful. Can something that is only 11 minutes even be considered a documentary? It certainly does not provide adequate time to fully dissect and explain a situation. Perhaps that is why this documentary is so bad.
The Press Release for the very short film makes a definitive proclamation about what it attempts to accomplish; prove that HIV tests are unreliable in a court of law. (Why the legal system is the arbiter instead of the scientific method is never explained.)
“The new 11 minute film, Criminally False, explores what happened when the HIV test, almost universally relied on to judge whether or not people are HIV+, was itself tested for reliability under the rigours of the criminal courts, with legally ground-breaking results.”
However, the film ultimately fails because it provides zero proof to back up this grand pronouncement.
The documentary relies on two people to tell this story, both of whom were convicted and imprisoned for having sex with multiple partners without disclosing their HIV positive status. Using these two particular people provides two separate problems for this documentary.
The first person is called “Anton” (fake name to protect his identity). Here is what Joan Shenton says in the Press Release about Anton:
“In telling Anton’s story, we’re asking if the HIV test stands up to legal scrutiny: does the test actually prove, to the standards required in a criminal trial, that someone who tests HIV+ is definitely carrying HIV, is likely to transmit it and is likely to cause harm? The manufacturers of the test want us to believe it is dependable but does the evidence for that stand up in court? Should Anton have been convicted?”
This sounds very compelling and I would love to know the answers. The problem is, “Anton” is simply a prop. The documentary does not even attempt to tell Anton’s story, nor does it attempt to answer any of the questions posed in the above statement. In the documentary David Crowe, President of Re-Thinking AIDS, lobs irrelevant softball questions as the viewer stares at the back of Anton’s head. None of the questions are pertinent to the goal of the film. The entire interview is frustrating and weird. It reminded me of Clint Eastwood interviewing an empty chair at the 2012 RNC Convention. Shenton should be ashamed and embarrassed for putting this in the film.
The second subject is Sgt David Gutierrez. This is where the film really tries to score points and prove that HIV tests are worthless. But this too is a dismal failure. In the Press Release Ms. Shenton admits that the case had nothing to do with HIV tests:
“The convicted airman was not accused of actually infecting anyone, only of having sex with them after a positive HIV test. His conviction was overturned because the US government could not prove that any of his acts were likely to transmit HIV to his partners or likely to cause them harm.”
And that is the truth. The appeal turned on a legal definition: “Whether the evidence is legally insufficient to find beyond a reasonable doubt that appellant committed assault likely to result in grievous bodily harm.”
The appeal victory had nothing to do with the validity of HIV tests nor was the validity of HIV tests or HIV science ever called into question; quite the contrary, actually. In the oral arguments, which can be heard here, Attorney Kevin McDermott discusses Viral Load, transmission rates and the fact that HIV is now a chronic manageable disease thanks to HAART.
The final decision is here and it is clearly based on transmission rates from HIV expert Donna Sweet as well as the CDC, footnote #4:
4 We note that Dr. Sweet’s testimony is consistent with information on HIV transmission risk published by the Centers for Disease Control. See Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/policies/law/risk.html (last updated July 1, 2014).
Why Joan Shenton even made such a dismal film in the first place is questionable. The film never attempts to scrutinize the HIV tests nor provide any proof to support the proclamation of the Press Release. This film is obviously propaganda, but it is such poor propaganda that I am embarrassed not only for Joan, but for all of those involved.
Blog Note: The Press Release also blatantly tries to blame vaccines for causing False Positive HIV test results and this is also touched on in the film. This is an old and tired AIDS Denialist trope that I previously explained, quite well if I do say so myself, in this post which coincidentally was in relation to the Sgt David Gutierrez Case.
There is not much difference between Brian Carter and Chris Janik. Carter is American and Janik is German. Carter has been an avid AIDS denier since at least 2009: Janik since 2015. Their real differences showed most prominently when they became sick. They both went into the hospital and took antiretroviral medication or ARV’s. Carter, despite experiencing a Lazarus Effect thanks to ARV’s, doubled down on his denial whereas Janik was shocked back to reality and immediately eschewed denial. Part of Janik’s decision may have been influenced by the recent deaths of prominent AIDS denialists Yvonne Bonde and Greg Baysans. Bonde went on ARV’s when she got sick, but it was too late; she could not recover from a cd4 count of 20. Baysans was on ARV’s from 2005 to 2011.
Here is what Janik had to say:
IN HOSPITAL NOW.
Aciclovir Infusions every 8 hours. And pain killer.
Please understand that it is my own decision to stay here, take this medicine and go this way.
The affected area is too big for me to chill and stay calm.
You will ask me and yourself which stress led to this disease. The last two years since stopping the ARV were too much for me.
Here and now I wish I never would read “Virus Mania” from Claus Koehnlein, never would visit Juliane Sacher, never watched movies like “I won’t go quietly” from Anne Sono, never joined Rethinking AIDS.
My life was wonderful, free of stress and enjoyable while believing in HIV and taking ARVs.
Yes, I had many side effects with that “medicine” but could manage them much more than the whole stress with “There is HIV. – There is no HIV.”
The truth: I am on my own at long last. Koehnlein is 8 hours away from me, Sacher is too expensive for me, HIV docs tell me to go on ARV and that I will die.
And every change on in my body is considered with fear and anxiety. Now 1,5 years after stopping the ARV I am at the worst case in my life: I have a suppressed immune system which led to the shingles and brought me straightaway to a hospital.
And you can pray again and again: “There is no HIV.”
It does not help.
Because of all things it was this sentence and the daily examining and reviewing of this words which ended up with this disease.
I know I am not the only one here who feels and thinks so.
Going this way is to show not the happy face only. Now I am going through a horrible time in my life. And this is also a part to be shown here.
Visit from the chief resident.
He immediately told me that the shingles (zoster) came from a suppressed immune system which is not from stress in my case but from HIV.
He likewise told me that the for a long time untreated virus hides itself in deeper tissues of the body and form a latent infection which weaks the body.
He said: “I can’t understand why you are treating your zoster but not the HIV. This is not rational for me.”
(I only told him before, that I stopped because of side effects not because of my believes to this issue).
This is the hell I was always afraid of…
Everything was fine as long as I was okay/healthy.
Now I am here and can make this experience how it feels to have an HIV + diagnosis and be surrounded by people who tell me I will die when I will not start as soon as possible.
And to hear this and live with what was said does not make the shingles AND my immune system better!
So encouraging at this labile and unstable time for me. I am mentally weak and don’t have the power to show face.
That´s how it goes now!!!! And everyone here has the possibility to be involved.
Hello members! The most of you might be wondering what the hell happened to me during the last 9 months. The first pic is when I was in the hospital and weighed only 101 lbs. the second pic is myself currently at 150 lbs. So I’m doing fine now, no more hospital and nursing homes. What made me so sick was that it seemed I had some brain injuries that led to a number or conditions I could not rectify by means of a naturopath doc. The problem I’m facing now is it’s difficult to pull myself away from the clutches of the HIV / AIDS meme. The doctors want to make me believe in them. They may have helped in some fashion that helped me pull through a ruff time. It’s not only the infectious disease specialists, but I have to deal with the neuroscience docs that want me to to comply as well, if I’m ever to regain my driving privileges back. This all sucks but I’m going to have to deal with them still, at least till I’m able to convince them they’re full of shit. I’m doing fine otherwise, trying to regain some assemblance of my previous life. At least I’ve no need nurses or doctors on a daily basis. I have my own apartment with my other half, Christopher. Thanks for listening.
Brian Carter Greg. The problem remains the same as always. They use Viral load, etc… as beating stick. I was just reading the side effects of Genvoya (which they put me on)… What should I be more afraid of? High VL or acidosis? · September 12, 2016 at 10:53am
The person named “Greg” who Brian is conversing with is Greg Baysans who died a few months after this conversation. Also, I find it fascinating that Brian is worried about acidosis, a possible and rare side effect of Genvoya, when without it, he would quite possibly be dead: a side effect of not taking Genvoya.
Brian Carter Gang, don’t get me wrong for it was the infectious disease specialist that put me on what I believe was Truvada in the hospital. Now I have to take Genvoya, which is a new fangled combo one a day combo. · September 13, 2016 at 7:45pm
Here Brian admits he was on Truvada, an ARV in the hospital and a different ARV, Genvoya upon release.
Brian Carter Yes Greg. After years of saying and trying to stay away from the trap, there’s not much to do now other than pretend they’re right. It just sucks that it’s too much for them to find out what really happened instead of “Oh–middle aged gay man…boom–got to be HIV because we don’t know how to treat the real diseases. · September 25, 2016 at 10:58pm
Brian Carter There’s so much stuff I could be doing– what I’m looking into is, Sevenpoint2 which is an greatly alkalizing protocol. My good friend Bonnie concurred leukemia with the help of this. When I used to measure my alkalinity in was always below ideal around a 9 or 8 when 6 was the target. No amount of diet, greens, wheatgrass, etc was ever able to raise it. · September 25, 2016 at 2:49am
I recently criticized by an orthodox pundit (a complete moron) that how dare I make fun at that once a year hoopla World AIDS Day. Saying that since I got sick and started taking once a day anti-HIV therapy that I should be a shamed of myself and report that the drugs saved my life. I said, fuck off and that it wasn’t the drugs–it was I and I alone that pulled myself out of a life threatening illness. This video explains it.
In the comment above Brian is referring to me and claims that ARV’s did not improve his health. No, Brian claims he did it all by himself with the power of his own mind. And posted a short video on placebo effect to prove it.
I will stop here although there are many more examples of Brian’s angry comments about the “silliness” of HIV meds and the “madness” of HIV testing and the “looney tunes” of PrEP. Brian even recently stated: “I don’t believe in HIV whatsoever”. But the most important and glaring omission that is most telling in my opinion, is that Brian has never once mentioned the horrible, agonizing, debilitating side effects he has had from either Truvada or Genvoya. I asked him via a private message on facebook if he has had any side effects. Brian’s response was to block me, which he had not done until that single question. I guess that says it all.