I can hardly believe this…and that’s saying a lot in post-Obama’s America.
A police officer out of Fort Lauderdale is actually facing disciplinary action all because he “mis-gendered” a transgender person he had to stop for reckless driving to issue a ticket. Just four days after being pulled over, Shelby Kendall, who was born male but started identifying as a woman in 2014, filed a complaint.
The man as pulled over for drag racing a Ford Mustang in a Chevrolet Camaro…and he’s going to file a complaint because he wasn’t referred to as a she? Sometimes I really hate living on this planet these days…I’ll never forgive Obama.
Anyhow, it all went down after OFficer James Brinton noticed that drag racing that was going down, he followed the cars into a parking lot and Kendall was ticketed.
“I wasn’t really contesting why I was pulled over,” Kendall said. “I was more contesting how I was treated.” is what this man had to say about the whole ordeal.
Basically deflecting any wrong he did back onto the officer for reasons so ridiculous it’s unbelievable. So he can drag race and put lives in danger, but if someone call him a man or refers to him as anything other than what he ‘identifies’ as…then that trumps the real issues? Because…he’s butthurt over it?
The man has issues.
Brinton went before the Citizens Police Review Board on Monday after referring to Kendall as a male on a reckless driving ticket, despite the fact that the real estate agent’s driver’s license features female pronouns.
“If I’ve done everything I need to do for the state of Florida to recognize me as a female, he doesn’t have a right to purposely mis-gender me,” Kendall said of the police officer. “It was inappropriate and kind of bullying and sends a message to the transgender community.”
But according to Brinton, he wasn’t trying to bully the 48-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident. Instead, the officer said he believed the driver’s license information showing Kendall as female was a mistake, so he listed Kendall as male.
Kendall objected to the identification, but Brinton stood his ground.
“Well, for the purposes of this citation, you’re a male,” Brinton told Kendall.
Police investigators have suggested Brinton receive a written reprimand, but it is up to the city manager to make the final decision on how the officer will be disciplined.
LGBT activist Michael Rajner believes law enforcement officers should have to undergo more training on transgender issues as a result of the incident involving Brinton.
“What concerns me is that the officer felt it was not necessary for him to correct the [citation],” he said. “He robbed that individual of her dignity.”
In a statement about the incident, Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione said the department
“is committed to the equal treatment of all of our neighbors and visitors.”
“We endeavor to take appropriate action if there are incidents discovered where it is alleged we veered from that position,” he said. “I believe the department’s actions concerning the investigation before the Citizens’ Police Review Board clearly illustrates our commitment.”
Okay, first off….
This ‘transgender’ sounds like a man, looks like a man, and is ACTUALLY a man. He can believe anything he wants to believe about himself, he can call himself a freaking unicorn…I don’t care. BUT..he cannot tell me to believe myself that he is anything other than a man. Where does this guy get off telling a police officer to see him as a woman. What gives him that power over another’s beliefs?
I stand behind this police officer. He was right, and this drag racing man who thinks he’s a woman is wrong.