Video does not mention ‘prostitution’ even though that is a major factor in violence against “male-to-female” transsexuals
Simplistic Stats: Criminal violence and abuse are always wrong, but the DOJ transgender police video never mentions the major role of prostitution in violence against “male-to-female” transsexuals. Above is homosexual D.C. cop Sgt. Brett Parson, who serves as narrator for the biased video. The above graphic (7:07 in the video) alludes to “1 in 4” transgender people being victimized in “hate crimes” allegedly “because of who they are.” This is simplistic and misleading since it ignores reckless behaviors and realities within the LGBTQ subculture–especially urban “transgender” (biological) men who prostitute themselves posing as “women.” Click to enlarge.
So Obama’s DOJ worked hand-in-hand with D.C.-area “transgender” and homosexual activists–including narrator and D.C.’s top “gay” cop Sgt. Brett Parson(pardon the pun)–to produce this tendentious video with its misleading “trans” advocacy talking points. Your tax dollars at work.
Note the video’s manipulative bias and lack of context, for example: 1) the bathroom scene in which the hetero mom holding a baby is the villain (and what about localities and businesses where it is not legal or allowed for men to use the women’s restroom?); and 2) how the word “prostitute” is not mentioned even though street hustling is a major factor in violence against “male to female” transsexuals. Can you think of anything more dangerous than a biological man walking the street (or being an escort) as a prostitute pretending to be a woman–offering his services to strange men who may think they are about to commit sex acts with someone who is really a woman?!
I wonder: when will the DOJ produce a video teaching sensitivity toward people of faith and those defending biblical morals? It is a sad day when our men and women in blue become change agents for a lobby promoting disordered sex and gender rebellion. More on the Obama administration’s extreme (and unchecked) LGBTQ agenda coming. — @Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH [A full transcript follows after the jump]:
0:00 – [Historic photos gather to form CRS [Community Relations Service] logo]
0:07 – [Opening music plays]
0:29 – [Police siren sounds]
0:31 – [Narrator Sgt. Brett Parson–who is a homosexual activist and head of the [Washington, D.C.] Metropolitan Police Department’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit; see HERE and HERE] Your safety as an officer is always the first priority.
0:34 – However, in order to be safe and effective, officers must be able to distinguish between a threat and a stereotype.
0:40 – Under emergency circumstances, events always determine an officer’s response.
0:46 – This presentation deals only with non-emergency and non-crisis situations.
[Teaching scenario: cop pulls over “transgender” driver]
0:56 – Offer to person in car after being pulled over: “Driver’s license and registration please.”
0:57 – “Male-to-Female” Transgender (man in dress with long hair): “Yes, officer.”
1:02 – Officer: “Is this your most current identification?”
1:04 – Transgender person: “Yes it is. It needs to be updated.”
1:06 – Officer: “Do you prefer if I call you ma’am or sir?”
1:08 – Transgender person: “Ma’am, please.”
1:09 – “Ma’am, do you know why I stopped you here today?”
1:11 “No, officer.”
1:12 “The reason I stopped you is you have a tail light out on the right side.”
1:16 “Wait right here while I verify your information.”
1:17 – “Yes, officer.”
1:20 – [Indistinct police radio chatter]
1:27 – [Police cruiser door closes]
1:31 Police officer: “All right, Ma’am. I’ll just be issuing you a warning here today. Just make sure to get that tail light fixed as soon as possible.”
1:36 – Transgender person: “Yes, sir, officer. Thank you.”
1:37 – “You’re welcome. Drive safe.”
1:44 – Narrating offcer, Sgt. Brett Parsons: Hey, I don’t have to be in the room with you to know what probably just happened. Somebody just snickered, laughed or made a joke. Trust me, I know. I’m a cop, too. As police officers we use humor to deal with things that make us uncomfortable or afraid. We’re human, and we know we mean no harm. It’s our way of coping. But we have to admit it. To outsiders, its perceived as unprofessional and disrespectful.Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. If someone feels disrespected, they’re less likely to trust us or cooperate…
2:16 – “Now, the previous scenario demonstrated a common way that many police officers come into contact with members of the transgender community.That officer handled it perfectly by asking clarifying questions that were relevant to his contact, respectful, and professional. The driver felt respected and cooperated, leading to an effective and safe encounter.
2:35 – Let’s start with some basics. Terminology. We need to take a closer look at three basic terms and the distinct differences between how we define them.
2:45 – They are [shown on slide]: Assigned Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity.
2:50 – “Assigned Sex” is also known as birth sex. It refers to the biological or physiological designation as male or female at birth, usually based on anatomy.
3:00 – Transgender individuals are people whose internal feelings of being male or female are not consistent with their assigned sex.
3:09 – Now, it’s estimated that about 700,000 transgender individuals live in the United States. They can be found in every walk of life, including law enforcement.
3:18 – “Sexual Orientation” refers to a person’s physical and/or emotional attraction to people of a specific gender. It refers to who someone loves, feels attracted to, or with whom they desire to have an intimate relationship.
3:31 – Heterosexual, bisexual, gay, or lesbian are all types of sexual orientations.
3:38 – Every person has an internal, psychological Gender Identity, a sense of who they feel they are in terms of gender, even if it’s not consistent with their assigned sex.
3:48 – Gender Identity is best viewed as a broad spectrum with stereotypical masculine male being at one end and stereotypical feminine female being at the other end.
3:58 – Some people identify at many points along that spectrum. Not just at the extreme ends.
4:06 – Just a few more tips to help you. You may hear the term “transgender male” or “transgender female.”
4:12 – Now, simply put, these terms refer to transgender individuals and describe the gender they are presenting and/or transitioning to.
4:20 – You may also see or hear the terms “male to female,” or “M to F,” or “female to male,” “F to M.” They mean exactly what they say. It identifies a transgender individual by stating to which gender they are presenting and/or transitioning.
4:36 – Lastly, the term “trans” is often used by some as shorthand to refer to transgender individuals or, by and large, the transgender community. While it may be acceptable to some, the safest term to use is the entire word, “transgender.”
4:51 – When in doubt, it’s always best to ask an individual what their preference is. Just simply ask, “How would you like to be addressed?”
4:59 – Using the correct, or preferred pronouns demonstrates respect and lets the individual know that you’re knowledgeable about their community, which is both reassuring and shows you are a true professional.
5:09 – If you remember to keep your questions relevant to the investigation or contact, respectful, and professional you should be fine, and experience a safer, cooperative encounter.
5:20 – [Cpl Evan Baxter, Prince George’s County, Maryland Police Department]: “When someone’s name or gender on a license is different from what you expect, how do you react? Is this person committing identity theft, are they a fugitive? Possibly they’re just transgender.
5:30 – “Officer safety always comes first, but as long as I can tell it’s the same person on a photo ID, I don’t get distracted. I just focus on the task in front of me, and on courtesy, and respect, and if you’re not certain what the proper way to address someone is, just ask.”
[Teaching scenario: police respond to “transgender” victim]
5:46 – [Knock on door] Prince George’s detectives.
5:48 – [Male in dress holding ice pack to the back of his head (after apparent hateful violent attack against him) comes to door] Yes, come in, please.
5:49 – Hi. I’m Corporal Burks. This is Officer Salvestrini.
5:52 – Hi sir. Hi Ma’am.
5:53 – What can we help you with today?
5:55 – Well, I was walking down the block and I noticed a man not too far behind me. After a few blocks I noticed he was following me. He started yelling things. Just words that I really don’t want to repeat. It’s- I really don’t feel safe walking in my neighborhood.
6:09 – [Cpl. Burks] OK, have you had anybody take a look at the injury on your neck?
6:12 – “Not yet. I did call my doctor, but I’m not going to be seeing him til tomorrow.
6:17 – [Cpl. Burks] OK, good. I’m going to have Officer Salvestrini take the report.
6:20 – [Cpl. Salvestrini] Do you have an ID or drivers license? It just makes it a little easier.
6:23 – I do, I do. There you are.
6:30 – [Cpl. Salvestrini has look of contempt on his face as he asks the victim] Sir, what were you doing?
6:33 – [Cpl. Burks interrups] Can you excuse us for a moment? [Says to Cpl. Salvestrini] Just step over here for a minute.
6:39 – [Cpl. Burks] Sal, what are you doing? Don’t let the fact that she’s transgender throw you off, OK? Show her the respect that she deserves.
6:46 – [A chastened Cpl. Salvestrini] You’re right. I’m sorry.
6:47 – [Cpl. Burks] OK, so let’s show her that we’re a professional agency and we’ll go back out there and we can start from the beginning.
6:52 – [Cpl. Salvestrini] OK.
6:52 – [Cpl. Burks] All right, come on.
6:56 – [Cpl. Salvestrini speaking to victim] I want to apologize about before. How would you like me to address you, Sir or Ma’am?
7:00 – [“Transgender” victim] Oh, thank you for asking, and Ma’am will be fine.
7:03 – [Cpl. Salvestrini] Ma’am, great. Thanks. Could you tell me a little bit more about this person?
7:07 – [Narrator Sgt. Brett Parson] One in four transgender individuals reports that they have been the victim of an assault, a hate crime, because of who they are. There’s a perception among many transgender people that the police won’t take a crime against them seriously. That they’ll actually blame the victim for looking or dressing or being the way they are. And in recent surveys, some transgender people have reported that they have been assaulted by police officers.
7:30 – [Sgt. Parson, continues] Many transgender women, if they’re on the street at night, actually fear getting stopped for something we call “Walking While Trans.” The assumption by officers is that they’re soliciting, but they might just be hanging out or waiting for a ride. Just being transgender isn’t a reason to suspect a crime. So, as you can see, there’s an enormous need to repair this trust.
7:51 – [Sgt. Parson, continues] As officers, it’s our responsibility to show courtesy and respect and approach each new situation on the basis of doing our jobs and not making assumptions until we have the information we need to make the right call.
8:04 – [Debbie McMillan, “Male to Female” trangender activist, The Women’s Collective, Washington, DC] You know, so many women and people in the transgender community just see law enforcement as a non-ally. Things like “transgender while walking,” you know. Just because I’m a transgender, you see me as a criminal, or a commercial sex worker [prostitute].There’s just not trust in law enforcement, and that’s due to past treatments of us as a community.
8:34 – [McMillan continues] Well, I think the police need to have an understanding of what it means to be transgender. Have an understanding that I am not just a man with a wig on. We’re human. We’re just like everybody else. I think if police could understand that, that we’re no different, a wall would be removed. A barrier would be removed towards better communication and better relationships.
[Teaching scenario: Male-to-Female “transgender” uses women’s restroom at a restaurant; customer complains]
9:01 – [Two people talking: Female-to-male “transgender” (who is actually Maryland transgender activist Keith Thirion)] It’s 9AM, got slammed with a pop quiz, but, I feel like I actually did it really well.
9:05 – Oh [Other person at table, a man in a dress] Cool. All right, well, I have to use the restroom, OK?
9:07 – OK.
9:08 – I’ll be right back.
9:13 – Yes, hi.
9:14 – Um, I’d like to make a report of what I think was a man in the ladies’ bathroom.
9:21 – OK.
9:27 I’m back.
9:28 – Sorry, just finishing up an outline for a paper.
9:30 – That’s OK. What time is your next class?
9:32 – I have until 3:30.
9:33 – Oh, cool.
9:36 – [Officer arrives at restaurant, says to woman holding baby] Morning. Did you call the police?
9:39 – [Woman with baby] I did. I think I saw a man walk in to the ladies’ bathroom, and I don’t know what he’s doing there.
9:43 – [Officer] Other than being in the restroom, did the individual do anything to raise your concerns?
9:47 – [Woman] No, I just don’t think he belongs there, and he’s making me nervous.
9:50 – [Officer] Can you tell me what the individual looked like?
9:52.- [Back to table, where the two “transgender” people are talking–Female-to-male person talking] .. I’m majoring in business administration.
9:54 – [Other person at table–the man dressed as a woman] Oh, wow.
9:55 – How about you?
9:55 – Political Science.
9:56 – Cool. Is it hard?
9:58 – It’s– Some classes are really hard
10:00 – [Officer to Male-to-Female “transgender”] Excuse me. Do you have a minute?
10:02 – Yes, I do.
10:03 – Hi, I’m Corporal Dadzie with the Prince Georges County Police Department, and the reason I’m here is because we got a complaint in regards to a gentleman using the wrong restroom. Were you in the restroom?
10:13 -Yes, officer, but I’m a woman, I was just in there using the restroom.
10:16 – Was there anyone else in the restroom with you?
10:19 – No, I was in there alone.
10:20 – [Other “transgender” at the table] Officer, we’re just having lunch.
10:23 – Again, I’m sorry for the inconvenience. I apologize. Probably a misunderstanding. You both have a great day.
10:29 – T hank you.
10:31 – [Narrator Sgt. Brett Parson] As you probably already know, the key to any interaction is to be respectful, relevant and professional. If officers understand who transgender people are as a part of their community, interactions can go a whole lot better. Starting a dialogue and engaging proactively with transgender community members and community groups will be extremely helpful to your department now and in the future.
10:53 – [Sgt. Parson continues] Now, your state or department may have specific laws or policies on interacting with transgender individuals. They may specify, for example, that if a search is required officers should ask the person if they would prefer a 5male or a female officer to conduct that search. If your department does not have a policy on issues like communicating with or searching transgender individuals, you may want to consider developing one with the help of community organizations. For policies on transgender people in custody, agencies can consult resources from the National Institute of Corrections and the Prison Rape Elimination Act resource center.
11:28 – [Sgt. Parson continues] Transgender people are just trying to be their true selves, and live their lives as members of our communities, just like anyone else. As law enforcement officers we must make every effort to collaborate and learn from the transgender community so we can better serve others today and in the future.
11:45 – [Sgt. Parson continues] Now these scenarios only cover some of the common interactions between police officers and transgender people. So, take a look at your department and your policies. Decide what can be done on your side to protect everyone. We know with this knowledge, you will be able to approach any situation with the professionalism, relevance and respect all people in this great country deserve. Thank you and be safe.
12:15 – [Closing music plays with credits]
Published by DOJ Community Relations Service on Aug 24, 2016; CRS description:
This roll call training video, narrated by Brett Parson, features scenarios of three of the most common ways police officers encounter members of the transgender community and provides information, tools, and techniques to help ensure your interactions with them are mutually respectful and professional.