UK woman says she was held by police for 7 hours after ‘misgendering' trans activist on Twitter
Added 02-11-19 10:37:01am EST - “A landmark legal battle is set to unfold between a mother-of-two who says she was arrested for identifying a transgender woman as male, and the alleged victim who has repeatedly reported Twitter users to police for harassment.” - Rt.com
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38-year-old Kate Scottow from Hertfordshire says that her life has been turned upside down since police arrived at her house on December 1 last year to arrest her, bring her to a station, take her DNA and fingerprints, before opening an investigation that still hasn’t been resolved.
“I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present,” Scottow wrote on popular online forum Mumsnet.
“I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation... I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.”
Scottow says that her laptop and mobile phone have been retained as evidence, preventing her from working on her Masters degree in forensic psychology.
Hertfordshire police told RT in a statement that an investigation is “ongoing” but insisted that Scottow’s electronic devices have now been returned to her, and denied not issuing her with sanitary products, noting the “request is recorded on our custody system and the products provided.”
What has been learned today? Well, 1000s of Americans think it is appropriate to weigh in on the politics of the UK with their hateful #transgender hostile rhetoric. And the press (in the form of @MailOnline) think they know better than a High Court judge or the Police. Charming!— Stephanie Hayden (@flyinglawyer73) 10 February 2019
Are we getting to the PC tipping point yet? This is insane and has to stop.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) 10 February 2019
Mother is arrested in front of her children after calling a transgender woman a man https://t.co/NCy5lagyB0
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