Apparently it’s okay to note in media reports about her alleged bomb plot that Idaho’s is a MTF transgender suspect, because the whole reason she stands accused of “rigging what appeared to be four pipe bombs to a propane tank at her home, torching her car then running naked along a rural highway” is because of her gender identity.
Carlson has been feuding with the cops since 2007, when a traffic citation was issued that included her birth name Daniel Carlson (listed as “also known as”), long after her 1980 gender reassignment operation. Since then, “Carlson has been jailed at least four times for investigation of failure to appear for court-ordered community service, driving without a license and other allegations. Among other things, she objected to being held in a cell by herself, rather than in a housing unit for female prisoners, as she had requested.”
It’s unclear why Carlson rigged the pipe bombs — or, more accurately, the fake bombs made of pipes that were made to look like explosives attached to her trailer home. Police received a call about a naked woman running on the road carrying what looked to be a pipe bomb. It wasn’t. It was just a regular pipe, stuffed with legal documents. She’s being held on $50,000 bond.