Thursday, April 28, 2016

Footage surfaces of police demanding that a lesbian leave a public restroom for not presenting ID. (NSFW due to language.)

Courtesy of Complex:  

Footage has surfaced alleging to show police officers forcing an unidentified woman to leave a women's restroom facility, once again proving the dire impact of the recent swath of anti-LGBT laws across the country. The woman, reportedly a lesbian, is called "sir" by the officers as she's unfairly tasked with attempting to convince them she's a woman. The footage, uploaded to Facebook by Tamara McDaniel, has quickly garnered millions of views since first being shared last week. 

The officers are heard demanding ID from the woman, who reveals she doesn't have one on her. A male officer is then seen screaming in the woman's face as friends plead for the officers to properly deescalate the situation. These pleas, however, are instead met with hostility and repeated requests for an ID. Of course, this loudly begs the question: Why the hell should anyone have to show an ID just to use the restroom? The exact location of the footage, which made it to the Daily Star after surfacing on Facebook, is unknown.

Like the article says there is no indication yet as to where this took place though clearly it is somewhere in America.

I have to say that this really angers me since that could easily happen to my daughter who dresses in gender neutral clothes all of the time.

Seriously male police officers should have no right to enter a woman's bathroom and force that purpose out for no other reason than that they do not believe them to be female.

And if these anti-trans laws start to spread this will be happening with increased frequency and I guarantee that it will not simply be the LGBT community who is negatively impacted.

40 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:15 AM

    Which states have these crazy @ss laws? Any other than NC or MS? Those are not MS accents so I would think not there. This is totally ridiculous and I truly hope that the ACLU takes this on.

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  2. Anonymous4:32 AM

    What are these pervert cops doing in a woman's bathroom? Are they looking for a cheap thrill? OMG! The children! What about the children?

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  3. Anonymous4:40 AM

    More useless laws brought to you by Christian Americans.

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    1. Leland9:01 AM

      4:40, don't you mean the Talibangelicals?

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  4. Anonymous4:55 AM

    Ah, AmeriKa under Republcian control. And anyone, ANYONE, who thinks that things will be 'great' under a President Trump or Cruz should be tarred and feathered. The only way to stop this run to fascism is to vote out every Republican we can, at every level of government, from school boards on up. The Kochs plan of conservative domination has not only taken seed, it is growing into obnoxious weeds. We must move quickly, or we will all be showing ID (if they allow us to get one) for everything we do...except buying guns, of course.

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  5. Liams grandma4:58 AM

    That just makes me so sad. I am grandma to a six year old boy who wears his hair long, to his waist, and prefers dresses to jeans. He absolutely loves Halloween because he can dress up as a princess. I've asked him if he sees himself as a boy or a girl. He looks at me like I'm insane and responds, "I'm a boy Grandma. I just like dressing up."


    I love that kid unconditionally, but I fear for him in this environment. People are always referring to him as girl in public and he no longer corrects them. He still usually goes into public restrooms with a parent or grandparent, but I can see there being problems as he becomes more independent.

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  6. Anonymous5:04 AM

    So now we're going to have policeMEN at the entrance to ladies' restrooms across the country and we women are going to have to have our drivers' licenses or other identification in hand. Lesbians are women just like the rest of us women. Are they supposed to use mens' restrooms instead? Many lesbians are mothers, grandmothers and aunts too. Are men going to have to present their drivers' licenses or other identification to policeWOMEN before entering the mens' restrooms? Will gay men be refused entry there?

    To me, this shows the absolute insanity of ignorance and intolerance. What have the fake Christian fundamentalists done to this country? Whatever would these delicate and pristinely stupid folks do if confronted with the "unisex" restrooms of many restaurants and businesses in Europe?
    Beaglemom

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    1. Leland6:30 AM

      Beaglemom, I asked my bigoted neighbor that once when he was heatedly telling me he would beat the crap out of some guy trying to use the women's room when his wife was in there.

      I asked him point blank what he will do if he ever gets to Europe where there are unisex bathrooms all over the place.

      His response? "That's a load of crap! Ain't no such thing." He got really pissed when his own son told him he was wrong. Finally he said, "Well then I guess I ain't goin' to Europe. Bunch of ignorant bastards if they do that!"

      We all laughed at him - including his wife who is almost as bad as he is!

      He STILL doesn't believe it, even after being ridiculed at his job for his ignorance of things European

      THEY'RE the ignorant ones? GEEZ. Transference much?

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    2. I believe he means "ignorant" in the ignorant knuckledragger way. They think it means rude/arrogant.

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    3. Leland9:04 AM

      Actually, Nottobedisplayed, he thinks it means stupid.

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  7. Anonymous5:23 AM

    Hey we will need 3 heads in the future. And tell rump. It aint one card, it will be the whole funking deck thrown at him. Its been a mans rump world and ya all funked it up! Now step aside and help clean up the fracking funking mess that you own, created and started wars over. Let the women drive and you push. Get off your lousy rump ... And build 3 restrooms because some folks are confused as which one to use. The 3 party systems works.

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    1. Leland6:33 AM

      5:23, I see three bathrooms all over the place here in SC, especially in Sam's Club. But they call them Family Rooms to mollify the touchy idiots.

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  8. Balzafiar6:06 AM

    Hmm. It was obvious to me, even from the limited view of the alleged culprit, that it is a woman. How could the cops be that fucking stupid? What is this country coming to?

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    1. Anonymous6:45 AM

      EVERYTHING. Is about SEX, BULLYING and money $$$! Not stupid , PIGS!

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    2. Anonymous7:51 AM

      This is REAL:
      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/more-racists-text-messages-uncovered-among-san-francisco-police-officers/

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    3. They didn't ask any other women for ID's. How many people walk around with a birth certificate?

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    4. She should have hiked up her shirt and flashed them both. And if that didn't convince them, then drop her pants.

      Then sue their asses off.

      Let that be videotaped and put all over the internet.

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  9. Linda6:30 AM

    Being the person I am, I would have opened my shirt to expose my breasts or pulled down my pants to reveal my lack of penis. I suppose with this guy that would have led to an arrest for indecent exposure.

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    1. Anonymous7:15 AM

      As I watched the video, I was almost hoping she'd act as if she were going to remove her top and would suggest that he check out her boobs, or better yet do a strip search.

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    2. Leland7:15 AM

      Actually, Linda, there really wouldn't have been ANYTHING he could have done to you if it was done in the bathroom, where exposure is sometimes unavoidable. And if he tried, he would probably have gotten slapped extremely hard by the judge at your lawyer's insistence. And if not, the appeal would have gone up the ladder - or should have. Too many things would have been in your favor.

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  10. Anonymous7:16 AM

    My question is-who does he think he is protecting??? All the woman in the bathroom were defending her.

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  11. Anonymous7:19 AM

    I had a scary moment some years ago. Not because of guys threatening me as the female that I am, but because they thought I was a guy. I was taking as walk around the block in the early evening with my boyfriend. We were holding hands. I was slender back then and in a t-shirt and jeans. I'd just had a hair cut. This pickup truck full of yahoos started yelling things about us being faggots and started cirling the block. We cut through the yards and got safely into my boyfriend's house unseen.

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  12. Hedgewytch7:26 AM

    I smell some very ugly law suits being slapped on a whole bunch of dumb fucks.

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    1. Leland7:50 AM

      Hedgewytch, wouldn't that be great? Where do I send support money for a lawyer?

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  13. Anonymous7:31 AM

    Where is the law keeping congressmen, senators and priests from entering bathrooms and locker rooms to molest little boys????

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    1. Anonymous8:06 AM

      Teachers, Coaches, Bosses, Youth Jailers, on and on..
      FACTS:
      https://victimsofcrime.org/media/reporting-on-child-sexual-abuse/child-sexual-abuse-statistics

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  14. Anonymous8:13 AM

    They are lucky.Try that with me and my 61 year old fat self will provide proof I'm female.What video that would make.

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  15. Anonymous9:26 AM

    The cops should be fired for extreme stupidity.

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  16. Anonymous9:28 AM

    I dress in hikers,boots,& jeans when I'm not in other footwear. I also use the men's when the ladies bathrooms full. What's next??!?

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    1. We've done that in the county courthouse! Not enough bathrooms for all of the women on the jury so when the men are done, they tell us, then we station a woman at the door and we use both the men's and women's until we're all relieved. Have no idea how long this practice has been going on but I'm sure all of the employees know about it.

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  17. Anonymous10:26 AM

    This is a shame if it's real but I am a little suspicious that no one can identify the town or location where this took place. Someone videoed the entire incident but no one knows where it happened?!

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    1. Very good point. It looks very doubtful. According to Snopes, the video is not recent - it has been around for years - and has never been verified.

      http://www.snopes.com/lesbian-ejected-nc-bathroom/#!

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  18. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Wow, really?? I would only use the bathroom in public out of desperation because I am such a germ phobic person, but I would have defended that poor woman from those bully cops. What a load of shit! I guess next, they will have separate bathrooms for different races and religions. America is ridiculous.

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  19. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Well rest assured Gryphen, this is one issue that Bernie has brought up now that he has nat'l media time...oops, my bad...he was bringing up taxes on soda with his camera time instead.

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  20. Anonymous11:53 AM

    Gender neutrel clothing? That is hilarious.

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  21. pippenpetra1:16 PM

    I'm really waiting for someone to pee on these potty police. What exactly do they think is going to happen when you keep someone from going into a restroom?

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  22. Anita Winecooler3:35 PM

    And where is proof these thug cops are male? Of all the issues that need addressing, A gang of Neanderthals in uniform are needed to bully one female?
    I hope she presses charges, gets a female judge, and wins. Her civil rights clearly don't matter. We need to stop this bullshit. Here, some places have what's called "Family restrooms" It's basically two rest rooms with a room to change diapers/breast feed. A waste of plumbing, and no woman should be forced to feed a baby in a bathroom.
    What difference does one's sexual orientation make when it comes to a basic bodily function?

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  23. Anonymous5:19 PM

    I'm guessing it was staged to prove a point.

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  24. Anonymous7:17 PM

    Aren't the male officers entering the women's room in violation of the same law they are trying to enforce?

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