A New York transgender woman has accused three police officers of mocking her and arresting her in pink handcuffs. The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a suit against the officers on her behalf.
Cosmetologist Linda Dominguez claims police stopped her walking through a park in April of 2018. At the time, she claims, she gave the police both her current and former name. Police then arrested her for false personation & trespassing and, Dominguez alleges, deliberately misgendered her. She also claims the police handcuffed her in pink handcuffs and left her in a cell overnight.
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“The policewoman looked at me as if there was something wrong with me because she looked at me so ugly,” Dominguez says. “They mocked me, [saying:] ‘That a man, that’s not a man, what’s that?’ I went through so much trauma being arrested in this way. It really was a horrible experience.”
Dominguez also claims she suffered suicidal ideation after the incident.
Last August, a New York court dismissed the charges against the officers. A spokesman for the NYPD also released a statement regarding the charges: “the NYPD has carefully and thoughtfully designed and implemented effective policies, training protocols, outreach initiatives, and disciplinary processes. The NYPD will continue to communicate and collaborate with the LGBTQ community as we seek to further strengthen our relationship with all of the communities throughout the City that we protect and serve.”
I find it a bit TOO odd that the time of the incident was not noted. I mean that ACTUAL time. I lived in NYC for twenty-four years and knew you could no longer stroll thru Central Park and many other parks late at night. What made her think she was different?
It’s different now, though. People go running through Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon Park, etc. all through the day and night until the parks close. New York, and particularly Manhattan, is actually still one of the safest mega-cities in the world, if you can believe that, though it’s probably still dicey to be running through parks in the Bronx or outer parts of Brooklyn, Queens, etc.
Where did the police get pink handcuffs and why would they happen to be carrying them at the time of her arrest? Central Park closes at 1 am. That would make her presence there suspicious. If she was thinking about suicide after being arrested, she probably had other problems. I know NYPD violations are sometimes dismissed even when true but this doesn’t even hold up based on what she said.
Like the NYPD is known for their compassion and immense I.Q.’s, lol…hell, she’s lucky she didn’t end up shot so many times that there were bullet holes through the bottoms of her feet, as the cops claim her cellphone was ‘thought to be a weapon and we were in fear for our lives’ gets them a free pass on murder…yet why would anyone get a trespassing charge unless the park in question is closed..? And my female cousin who IS a police officer carries pink handcuffs for two reasons; one, to proudly own her success and remind her male co-workers that GRRRL POWER can take down perps as well as they can…and two; nobody in the squadroom will ‘accidentally’ take her set of cuffs when they’ve forgotten their own, lol…happens a lot, I am told…..so questioning the color of the handcuffs is really not as important as asking why was a female walking in a park after-hours and alone in NYC, of all places. I highly suspect she might have been hooking; but then the story wouldn’t have made her out to look like a victim, would it, Queerty….kind of ruins the level of indignation, lol….
Trans activists lie daily. They lie about matters great and small. They lie with ease. They lie whenever it will give them some advantage.
In this case, the trans can’t even come up with a coherent story. He complains about pink handcuffs and the police supposedly saying “That’s not a man.” But even if it really happened, why would that upset him?
I called a friend of mine last night who has worked in Chicago, NYC and Los Angeles with trans people. He said a HUGE majority of them have a problem with authority of any kind (parents and family in general, law enforcement, landlords and employment). They simply do not like being told what to do and rebel when ordered to do so. He said its worse with those who went trans in their teen years. For the older ones it was much different but still present in some.
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