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Transgender Woman's Jail Abuse Claims


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Washington, DC -- "When metro officers ran Shaw's fingerprints and learned she was previously a man named Melvin Hammond, they allegedly ignored proof of her legal sex change and put her in men's lockup... During about four hours of incarceration, the male inmates allegedly harassed Shaw, asking to see her vagina, breasts and buttocks... In the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service later, she says officers did not accept her answer when they asked for her name. The marshals allegedly wanted Shaw to reply with her "real" name, Melvin, even after she produced a legal ID listing her female name and gender..."

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Okay...I've read this article twice. I don't understand why this woman's complaints are being dismissed. :huh: Are they saying that because the report of robbery was false, then anything that happened in association with that false report are... what? Null and void? Of no consequence? That it didn't happen?

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