As stunning as it is to most clear thinking Americans, British police have arrested a young mother in front of her two children (one of them autistic, the other she’s still breastfeeding) for the high crime of on-line misgendering a biological man, but identifies as a woman.
That’s right, in the picturesque market town of Hitchin, (20 miles north of London), three officers of the Hertfordshire Police actually entered the home of 38-year-old Kate Scottow with an arrest warrant in hand.
As reported by Jack Montgomery of Breitbart.com;
British police arrested a mother in front of her children for calling a trans activist a man in a Twitter argument, with a judge subsequently issuing an injunction banning her from referring to the person’s “former male identity”.
38-year-old Kate Scottow, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, said she was “arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present” in comments posted to the Mumsnet online forum, according to the Mail on Sunday.
“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.”
Police officers are said to have taken her DNA, fingerprints, and photograph, and continue to retain her laptop and mobile phone months after they arrested her on December 1st, hindering her university studies.
The Mail on Sunday say Hertfordshire Police have confirmed the arrest, telling the newspaper: “We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.”
Specifically, Ms Scottow is said to have been interrogated for “deadnaming” trans activist Stephanie Hayden during an argument over whether trans people should be able to legally change gender through a simple self-identification process with little or no medical oversight.
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) January 13, 2018