so much cruelty happening at these protests :(
Justin Adkins, a transgender activist and Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center at Williams College, was arrested as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” protest on October 1 at the Brooklyn Bridge.
In a statement released to the public (read it below), Adkins details his mistreatment by the NYPD because of the fact that he is a transgender man. Adkins said he identified himself as transgender from the moment he was arrested. That, however, did not prevent a humiliating sequence of events from occurring which included a disrespectful genital pat down, being segregated from others arrested at the protest and being placed in a cell with violent criminals, being chained to the wall of the only working restroom in the jail for 8 hours. Being denied three requests for food while others at the protest were fed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and water.
Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2011/10/transgender-occupy-wall-street-protester-segregated-humiliated-by-nypd-during-arrest-detention.html#ixzz1ZpkXYPN4
Another example of something that does not represent democracy. Which person who committed crimes of fraud and tricked americans out of their homes was subjected to this? Which lawmaker working tirelessly to strip women of the little rights they have has had this thrown upon their person in such a way? Which political leader who was silent as a gay soldier was booed or a likely innocent man was put to death was deprived of their basic human comforts? The real criminals are never behind bars.
“You are at the scene of the crime. This is where our death penalty laws were made and where our leaders are silent. This is the scene of the crime.”
‘LEGALIZED LYNCHING… NOT IN MY NAME’