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"Transgender rights" madness continues:

Lawsuit forces Boston Police Dept. to implement outrageous transgender policy regarding arrests & searches

POSTED: June 13, 2013

We've been warning people that the homosexual movement is fighting so hard for "transgender rights" and "gender identity non-discrimination" laws because these laws are the entré to fundamentally transforming society.

Once these laws are in place, lawsuits or even threats of expensive lawsuits can be used to push the envelope even further throughout society's institutions. And as we've seen over the years, courts -- even federal courts -- are happy to assist.


Boston Herald article in Wednesday's issue.

Here's what the Boston Herald wrote:

New transgender rules at BPD
By John Zaremba, Boston Herald
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Transgender criminal suspects can demand that cops call them by their adopted names, choose whether male or female officers frisk them and get a personal, private ride to court under new policies unveiled by Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis yesterday.

"Our main goal is that everyone should be treated equally, and everyone should be treated with respect and dignity, whether you're at the front desk or on the other side of the front desk," said officer Javier Pagan, the Boston Police Department's liaison to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. "Everyone should be treated with the same respect."

The new regs come five months after the Boston Police Department coughed up $20,000 to settle a federal suit brought by Brenda Wernikoff, a transgender woman [NOTE: actually a man] arrested in May 2010 for using the women's bathroom at a homeless shelter. . .

The policies require cops to:

o "address transgender individuals by the individual's adopted name ... even if the individual has not received legal recognition of the adopted name";

o "respectfully ask the individual" when they are "uncertain about which pronouns are appropriate";

o ask transgender suspects whether they prefer a frisk by male or female officers.

"It's just easier that way," Pagan said. "If a person lives their life as a female and they feel more comfortable having a female search them -- and we're not talking about strip searches, we're just talking about pat-downs -- if they feel more comfortable having a female do it, then that way you're sort of just giving them their dignity."

The new rules also require that all suspect searches "will be conducted by two officers of the gender requested by the transgender prisoner, whenever possible." If that's not possible, the policies say, "the search shall nonetheless be conducted by two available officers."

Transgender prisoners will be transported and jailed alone "whenever possible," according to the policies. "Officers shall ensure that additional units are called in order to assist with transporting transgender individuals" . . .

Read entire article HERE.

These insane laws must be challenged and fought at the very beginning, as they are the building blocks for almost everything else. Too many pro-family groups around the country are reluctant to confront the "transgender" movement directly, and instead concentrate on just the "bathroom" aspects of the laws, which is easier but a big mistake. As we've see in Massachusetts, any transgender "rights" law at all is quickly extrapolated into areas (such as public schools) that were never dreamed of by our side.

Getting more respect from the cops. This tall man, wearing sash labeled "Miss Trans New England" marched in the parade.
[MassResistance photo]