Is it police brutality to treat male transvestite prostitutes like men?

Police departments are facing new claims of brutal treatment, this time by transvestite prostitutes and armed robbers who claim that police treat men in dresses as men in dresses.  Here's one harrowing tale of a man dressed up as a woman:

Ms. Diamond, who is a transgender woman, said she was subjected to a strip search by a male officer. Two other officers watched from a few feet away, gawking as she spread her legs. Officers then placed Ms. Diamond in a cell for men, she said, where she cowered in the corner as other inmates heckled her and used the exposed toilet in her presence. When she expressed her discomfort to an officer, he replied, "You know you like it in there with all the men."

"I felt totally voiceless," Ms. Diamond, who is 37 and now divorced, said recently through tears. "Like I wasn't even human. Like my safety didn't even matter."

Do you think the police acted inappropriately by putting Mr. Diamond, a man, in a holding cell with other men?  Or do you think they should have respected his wishes and put him in a cell with women?  What do you think could have happened if he were placed in a cell with women?  By the way, the police didn't think it important enough to mention why Mr. Diamond was arrested (I'm sure that wasn't relevant for the article), but the writer did say that when arrested, Mr. Diamond, who is black and has long flowing blonde hair, had already served 10 years in jail for armed robbery.

... newly promoted sergeants, lieutenants and captains now undergo two hours of training meant to guard against profiling and other forms of mistreatment. The training familiarizes officers, for example, with police forms that now have space for a preferred name and preferred gender pronouns.

They can give a "preferred name" – that means they can provide an alias?  Do police ask for their real names as well, or is that considered police brutality, too?  Are these basically "undocumented women" – people who say they are women but don't have the papers to prove it?

... in the past several years, two police officers and one school safety officer underwent gender transitions.

Suddenly, I have become an instant supporter of ending all stop and frisk programs.  I suppose that transvestite police are inevitable, since we now also have a lady judge with a penis and White House staffers whose job it is to recruit transvestites for the president.  (In what capacity, I don't know, but by definition they must be serving at the pleasure of the president, right?)

 And isn't it reassuring that not only the police, but school "safety officers," who work with children, are also transvestites?  When children are alone with these demented individuals, what do you think the transvestite "safety officers" find it safe to do?

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

Police departments are facing new claims of brutal treatment, this time by transvestite prostitutes and armed robbers who claim that police treat men in dresses as men in dresses.  Here's one harrowing tale of a man dressed up as a woman:

Ms. Diamond, who is a transgender woman, said she was subjected to a strip search by a male officer. Two other officers watched from a few feet away, gawking as she spread her legs. Officers then placed Ms. Diamond in a cell for men, she said, where she cowered in the corner as other inmates heckled her and used the exposed toilet in her presence. When she expressed her discomfort to an officer, he replied, "You know you like it in there with all the men."

"I felt totally voiceless," Ms. Diamond, who is 37 and now divorced, said recently through tears. "Like I wasn't even human. Like my safety didn't even matter."

Do you think the police acted inappropriately by putting Mr. Diamond, a man, in a holding cell with other men?  Or do you think they should have respected his wishes and put him in a cell with women?  What do you think could have happened if he were placed in a cell with women?  By the way, the police didn't think it important enough to mention why Mr. Diamond was arrested (I'm sure that wasn't relevant for the article), but the writer did say that when arrested, Mr. Diamond, who is black and has long flowing blonde hair, had already served 10 years in jail for armed robbery.

... newly promoted sergeants, lieutenants and captains now undergo two hours of training meant to guard against profiling and other forms of mistreatment. The training familiarizes officers, for example, with police forms that now have space for a preferred name and preferred gender pronouns.

They can give a "preferred name" – that means they can provide an alias?  Do police ask for their real names as well, or is that considered police brutality, too?  Are these basically "undocumented women" – people who say they are women but don't have the papers to prove it?

... in the past several years, two police officers and one school safety officer underwent gender transitions.

Suddenly, I have become an instant supporter of ending all stop and frisk programs.  I suppose that transvestite police are inevitable, since we now also have a lady judge with a penis and White House staffers whose job it is to recruit transvestites for the president.  (In what capacity, I don't know, but by definition they must be serving at the pleasure of the president, right?)

 And isn't it reassuring that not only the police, but school "safety officers," who work with children, are also transvestites?  When children are alone with these demented individuals, what do you think the transvestite "safety officers" find it safe to do?

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.