Police officers allegedly ripped a wig from a transgender woman's head and emptied the contents of her handbag onto the street.
Video footage has emerged of officers holding down Jose Dos Santos, 49, as they arrested her on Soho's Wardour Street for a public order offence.And..? So...?
Isn't that what we expect the police to do with drunken, violent, abusive and non-cooperative women? Or even men who think they are women?
Gay Star News spoke to two people who claim to have witnessed the incident.Ah. And they are, of course, a totally impartial publication?
Well, they should be, anyway, actually. Aren't we always being scolded by the progressives that 'transgender ≠ gay', after all?
So one wonders just what dog they have in this fight, so to speak...
They said: “The victim then had her wig ripped from her head, her handbag and purse literally emptied out on the road, so her personal belongings were damaged and scattered around her.
In further allegations they added: “Police officers mocked her for her dress and having feminine items in her handbag shouting at her: ‘You're not normal. We'll let you get you up in a few minutes but you need to act like a normal human being.’”And that's immediately assumed to be a slur on the status of transgender rather than on the 'behaving like a drunken violent slut' status, but, really, can one not imagine police saying a similar thing on other arrests of this type?
A police officer is heard to say: “If you keep putting your legs up I'm going to keep standing on them. Just relax”.Which is something you'll hear on many videos and police fly-on-the-wall documentaries. It's not a tactic they reserve for transgender cases.
So, which is it - get treated just like everyone else, or get treated as 'special and different'? Because that way, it seems, lies madness...