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Deplorable Pheoma
Who would want to be a cop these days.?
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:37pm

Is this a guy or a gal? (It) was caught drag racing. Should (IT) be allowed to use the ladies restroom?

One Fort Lauderdale police officer is facing disciplinary action after he “mis-gendered” a transgender person on a reckless driving ticket issued in late January.

Four days after being pulled over for drag racing a Ford Mustang in a Chevrolet Camaro, Shelby Kendall, who was born male but began identifying as a woman in 2014, filed a complaint with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s Internal Affairs, according to The Sun-Sentinel.

The ordeal took place when Officer James Brinton noticed the Camaro drag racing the Mustang down a four-lane public road. He followed the black Chevy into a Winn-Dixie parking lot, where Kendall was ticketed.

“I wasn’t really contesting why I was pulled over,” Kendall said. “I was more contesting how I was treated.”

Brinton went before the Citizens Police Review Board on Monday after referring to Kendall as a male on a reckless driving ticket, despite the fact that the real estate agent’s driver’s license features female pronouns.

“If I’ve done everything I need to do for the state of Florida to recognize me as a female, he doesn’t have a right to purposely mis-gender me,” Kendall said of the police officer. “It was inappropriate and kind of bullying and sends a message to the transgender community.”

But according to Brinton, he wasn’t trying to bully the 48-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident. Instead, the officer said he believed the driver’s license information showing Kendall as female was a mistake, so he listed Kendall as male.

Kendall objected to the identification, but Brinton stood his ground.

“Well, for the purposes of this citation, you’re a male,” Brinton told Kendall, according to a police report.

Police investigators have suggested Brinton receive a written reprimand, but it is up to the city manager to make the final decision on how the officer will be disciplined.

LGBT activist Michael Rajner believes law enforcement officers should have to undergo more training on transgender issues as a result of the incident involving Brinton.

“What concerns me is that the officer felt it was not necessary for him to correct the [citation],” he said. “He robbed that individual of her dignity.”

In a statement about the incident, Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione said the department “is committed to the equal treatment of all of our neighbors and visitors.”

“We endeavor to take appropriate action if there are incidents discovered where it is alleged we veered from that position,” he said. “I believe the department’s actions concerning the investigation before the Citizens’ Police Review Board clearly illustrates our commitment.”

    • If that is a female, I am a St. Bernard! ~ Phooey, Wed Jul 12 8:27pm
      And ugly! One would not believe drag racing is very lady like. Therefore the trouble making prick was treated exactly as befitted the situation. If the imbecile wants to be treated like a lady, the.... more
    • "IT" Looks ~ Deanna, Wed Jul 12 3:46pm
      like "IT" IS a bona fide male to me.....Once again proving IT and others like IT have a mental disease....nothing more and nothing less... I am tired of all the misfits of society and thieves, and... more
      • Your reality is surely warped. ~ Phooey, Wed Jul 12 8:36pm
        Why must you make such blanket statements. One size does not fit every issue you claim. And the linking of police officer killings with the Left is purely asinine. There are many killed over the... more
        • LOLOL ~ Deanna, Wed Jul 12 9:50pm
 reality is a very clear vision of the world as it IS....sorry! What you call blanket statements are certainly was not the right wing banding together to kill policemen...for SURE! ... more
          • You should not seek ~ Phooey, Thu Jul 13 12:48pm
            to categorize me. I be neither left nor right.. Nor incorrigible. My opinions are always open to review and updating.
      • The Emperor has no clothes ~ Deplorable Pheoma, Wed Jul 12 3:53pm
        Someday, a child will ask, "But isn't that really a man?" Maybe we can learn from children (who haven't already been corrupted)
        • And no tiara! (nm) ~ Phooey, Thu Jul 13 8:19am
        • So True! ~ Deanna, Wed Jul 12 9:47pm
          Wise words.....wise words....:)
        • You mean before they've had any ~ shadow, Wed Jul 12 4:38pm
          public school experience!
          • exactly. ~ Deplorable Pheoma, Wed Jul 12 4:46pm
            Around here, the Amish are really confused by all this trans stuff. For the most part, they don't go to public schools and they have no TV, so the left can't corrupt their minds....but However, the... more
            • Do undetected a small crack ~ Phooey, Wed Jul 12 8:40pm
              In your hard ass persona. Yes, people are people so leave assanine politics out of the assessment.
              • nuts must run free. If you're not it sure sounds like it. If you want a culture that promotes lunacy and the bizarre as normal behavior, by all means your view is the preferred. The nuts will begin... more
            • "People Need The Lord" ~ shadow, Wed Jul 12 6:58pm
              Steve Green sings it beautifully:
              • Who's Lord? The Right one? ~ Phooey, Wed Jul 12 8:41pm
                People need to kill their "lord." Television is a good start to achieve sanity.
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