A Reader Reports A Kenyan In Raleigh, NC Locked Up For Endangering The Public With TB
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From: Gerald In Carolina [Email him]

Here's one for your "not reporting race" tag:

Raleigh man charged with public health violation, WRAL, July 19, 2019

Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh man was arrested Wednesday and charged with a public health violation, records show.

Owen Bwale Kapanga, 49, failed to comply with tuberculosis control measures in Wake County in Sept. 2018, his arrest warrant states.

Tuberculosis is an airborne disease that can be spread when someone with the illness coughs or sneezes.

He was being held in the Wake County jail on $50,000 bond.

The headline says "public health violation" rather than "charged with spreading TB."


If a "Raleigh man" is named Owen Bwale Kapanga, he's actually a "Kenya man," Kapanga being a common name in that country.

I believe that immigrants, the legal kind, are still screened for tuberculosis before being allowed entry, which suggests that the "Raleigh man" is an illegal immigrant. But of course the local media isn't going to ask any questions about that!


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