December 23, 2012
New docudrama of the Angelo Heddington case. Graphic.
This week the family members of women being housed at the Central California Women’s Facility began an urgent campaign for the removal of male serial torture-rapist Richard Masbruch from the female population. Anna Silver of Los Angeles has started a petition upon hearing the news that Masbruch is about to be transferred to her mother’s unit.
From the petition:
Today as I answered my Mothers phone call she spoke to me and sounded slightly more upset than usual, normally she tells me she misses me. Today she told me that Richard Masbruch would be housed at CCWF. He would be the first male to be housed in a womens facility. Not only would he be housed there he would also be housed within her unit 514. Richard Masbruch is a Serial Rapist. During his time in Mens prison after his arrest he cut off his penis, claiming to be transgender. Due to inmates being unable to be interviewed what wasn’t revealed was that Masbruch is in fact still raping women within the facility, just now with foreign objects. He has also brutally injured some of the women within the facility. Please sign my petition against Richard being allowed in a women’s facility of any kind, so that he may return to a male penitentiary. It would not only help me and my mother but any woman in any facility. Thank you for your help and have a wonderful day.
Who is Richard Masbruch? Masbruch is a career criminal and serial torture-rapist who ties women up at gunpoint and splices together multiple electric cords which he then uses to torture, electrocute and shock his victims before raping and sodomizing them.
In 2005 while housed in men’s prison in texas he successfully castrated himself and began calling himself “Sherri”. Upon completion of serving his term for violent sex crimes in Texas he was transferred to California to begin his life sentence for the sexual torture and rapes he committed in that state. California officials opted to house him in the California Medical Facility in Vacaville where prison officials began providing him with cross-sex hormone treatments. In March 2008 he was reclassified as “female” and transferred to the California Institute for Women. According to Anna Silver, who started this week’s petition, Masbruch has continued to rape and injure female inmates during his incarceration.
According to the Fresno Bee article quoted below, he has been placed in segregation previously by prison officials due to conduct violations. It is unknown how long or how frequently this has occurred. As far as I can tell, he has been transferred back and forth between CIW and CCWF at least once before. (According to the LATimes he was housed at the California Institute for Women as of april 2011.)
A formal grievance was filed against him in 2008 by CCWF inmate Patricia Wright. The outcome is unknown. The Fresno Bee was unable to reach Wright for comment due to prison interview restrictions. From Wright’s letter to the Fresno Bee [pdf link]:
“To Whom it May Concern:
There is a critical situation existing at Central California Women’s facility (CCWF) that I feel should be brought to your attention. There is a man by the name of Richard Masbruch who is currently being housed in General Population at an all women’s facility. After a horrible self-mutilation, it became necessary for surgeons to amputate his penis. This does not by any means make this man a woman, it just makes him a man without a penis.
I am sending you a copy of the ‘body’ of the CDCR 602 Grievance that I recently submitted concerning this issue. I would appreciate your feedback and any help or assistance you can offer me. It is not right to force us women to live with a male offender who has been convicted of heinous crimes against women. I have a human right to a reasonable expectation of safety.
Perhaps if the public was informed of this outrageous situation, something could be done. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I would appreciate any advice you can offer me regarding this matter.”
From her complaint:
“This is a cruel and unusual punishment. His presence is a constant threat and my anxiety level increases daily. The placement of this man here is obviously bending the rules and yet my requests to relocate to California Institute for Women (CIW) are repeatedly denied. I should be afforded the same opportunity for flexing the rules as this man. This is blatant discrimination and I will pursue this matter to the highest court if it becomes necessary. I have the right to be housed with only women and be free of the threat posed by this predator.”
From the Fresno Bee in 2008:
On April 2, 1991, Richard Masbruch went to a small apartment complex near First Street and Shaw Avenue in Fresno, pretending that he wanted to sign a lease, according to court records. He forced apartment manager Mary Koop, then 45, at gunpoint to lie face down on the kitchen floor and hog-tied her with a telephone cord.
There, his attempts at self-castration continued. Sometime in 2000 or 2001, he succeeded in castrating himself, Craig Masbruch said. He’s not sure if his brother was truly overcome by guilt or if he suffers from some form of mental illness.
“I don’t know what’s going through his head,” Craig Masbruch said. “The only thing I can think of is if you’re incarcerated so many years and went through all that … maybe he was so downgraded as a man that he felt better as a woman.”
Craig Masbruch said he doesn’t know when his brother first started taking hormone treatment. He said his mother often sent Masbruch money, which could have been used for hormone treatment while he was imprisoned in Texas.
Hensley, the criminal justice professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, said it is uncommon for inmates to receive hormone treatment while in custody “considering that a lot of prisons are overcrowded and health care is already a major issue.”
When deciding whether to put a former man into a women’s prison, officials must balance the safety of the individual with the safety of the prison’s general population, Hensley said. Masbruch’s case is especially difficult.
In 2006, a transgender inmate at Folsom State Prison who took female hormones was raped by a male inmate. She sued seven prison workers, saying they failed to protect her from her sexually aggressive cellmate. A jury trial ruled against her, but a state appeals court reinstated the lawsuit last month and the matter remains unresolved.
But Shannon Minter, a San Francisco attorney who sits on the board of the New York-based Transgender Law and Policy Institute, said the California prison system appears to have handled Masbruch’s case well.
“What we need to do is get past people’s knee-jerk assumptions and fears and biases and look at this from a reasonable, scientific point of view,” he said. “It’s very easy to accommodate transgender prisoners and house them according to their gender identity.”
According to this 2011 comment Masbruch was currently being housed in SHU (special housing unit) as of last summer:
“I just paroled from CIW and I am completely mortified that a violent MAN is serving time in a womans prison. Richard was arrested, tried, and convicted as a MAN, what is the problem here? The state of CA was, but, is no longer paying for the sex change of a STRAIGHT MAN, so HE can be housed in a womans prison. Richard reaps many benefits of being a STRAIGHT MAN in a womans prison. He is currently being housed in SHU due to attacks against women, wtf???? What is wrong with our state?”
Transgender activist Rebecca (Jared) Kling at fridaythang.com/blog had a different take on the priorities of this situation as he took time to post his personal email complaining to campaign organizer Anna Silver about her use of male pronouns to refer to the serial torture-rapist Masbruch in her petition to prevent the sadistic psychopath from being housed with her mother.
You can read the details of Masbruch’s California crimes at the following link but be advised. This link will take you to a legal record of Masbruch’s trial: http://law.justia.com/cases/california/cal4th/13/1001.html As such it contains horrific graphic details of the sadistic torture and sexualized violence against the females victimized by Mr. Masbruch. If you click on this link you will become extremely upset. For that reason I am not excerpting this record here. You can choose to read it or simply sign the Change.org petition in support of the women who are being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment twenty-four hours a day by being housed with this monster.
Those of you in the media or with media contacts please do what you can to raise the profile of this campaign. Thank you.
October 17, 2011
Interesting little item out of Colorado over the weekend. News station KRDO Channel 13 reports that a woman was terrified by a man in the women’s restroom of a local shopping mall. She fled the scene and reported the incident to mall security to investigate. She was told that because of the 2008 “Gender Identity Protections” law passed in Colorado, the mall was unable to even question –much less report to police- any males who are trespassing in formerly sex-segregated women’s bathrooms. The reason given was that any males who like hanging out in women’s restrooms “might” claim internal “gender identities”, which presumably could result in mall security being sued for questioning such a man.
From the article:
“COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – One woman says she had a double scare at the Chapel Hills Mall bathroom on Wednesday. It was in the women’s facility near the Children’s Place.
She says a man was in the bathroom. She rushed to get help from mall security. The man was gone when they got the restroom. The woman also says she was told by security that they couldn’t restrain him unless he was doing something criminal. She says security told her it was because of a 2008 Colorado law.
Chapel Hills Mall wouldn’t directly confirm or comment on the complaint. They did send this statement on the law and how they follow it to the letter.
It states: “Chapel Hills Mall and their national security provider comply with all federal, state and local laws including the Public Accommodations Anti-Discrimination law amendments that became effective May 29, 2008. As will all public accommodations, which is defined as any place of business that offers sales or services of any kind to the public, Chapel Hills Mall is required to allow entry and services to all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or transgender status. As outlined in the FAQ document produced by the State of Colorado for this law, individuals have the legal right to use gender-segregated services, such as public restrooms, appropriate to their gender identity rather than their assigned gender at birth, without being harassed or questioned.“
Link with video:
Speaking of trans activists claiming this never happens, those who click the link will see not one but two comments from self-proclaimed “woman with a penis”: trans and anti-female-rights activist Autumn Sandeen, who chides the news organization for reporting something which “isn’t newsworthy”. He then goes so far as to accuse news station KRDO of “manufacturing news”, presumably because reporting news of interest to females makes it “un-newsworthy”. We can see in action the attempt by national trans activists to silence and suppress reportage of such incidents which are caused by “Gender Identity” laws erasing all rights of females to privacy from the male gaze in sex-segregated areas such as restrooms.
Trans activists claim that it is unlikely that predators will lie about an internal “Gender Identity” to gain access to female spaces (even though they make up all sorts of lies to do so). But as this article shows, in areas where Gender Identity laws erase female rights, trespassing males are not even being questioned, due to fears of “Internal Gender Identity” lawsuits- even though we know without a doubt that predators are targeting women in such spaces.
June 3, 2011
Transgenders celebrated a major victory this week in a landmark case representing one of their own: Massachusetts child rapist Sandy-Jo Battista.
McDermott Will & Emory, one of the largest law firms in the world, representing over 50% of the Fortune 500 companies globally issued a press release this week announcing their latest landmark victory. After six years of free pro bono representation a team of McDermott Will & Emory litigators has won “the right” for the rapist of a ten year girl to receive tax payer funded sex change treatment while he remains incarcerated. The law firm, established in 1934 by Chicago lawyers Edward H. McDermott and William M. Emory called the ruling a “Major Win in Landmark Transgender Rights Case”.
Transactivists and McDermott Will & Emory believe that child rapists have a right to receive tax payer funded “sex changes” if they claim to begin suffering from symptoms of a disordered “gender identity” during incarceration for their violent pedophilic sex crimes. The law firm provided six years and unknown thousands of dollars in free legal representation to secure this “right” for Sandy-Jo Battista, formerly David E. Megarry Jr., who was convicted of robbery, kidnapping and the rape of a child. He- or as transgenders claim- “She” is currently detained via civil commitment in the all male Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons facility without limit of sentence due to his legal status as a “Sexually Dangerous Person”.
Battista was apprehended in 1982 for hiding in the woods and abducting a ten year old girl, forcing her into his car, abducting and driving her into the woods known as Lombardi’s Grove in Milford, Mass. where he tied her up, gagged her, raped her, and left her there. He was also charged with robbery for taking the money she had earned selling fudge door-to-door to raise money for her skating club (which is what she was doing when he abducted her).
From the Dedham, Mass. Daily News Transcript: “When he was 14, Batista assaulted a 6-year-old girl. A year later, prosecutors say Batista took another young girl into the woods, but stopped short of assaulting her.
He spent three years in a Department of Youth Services program at Medfield State Hospital for the juvenile incidents. Behind bars for child rape, Batista got slapped with 64 entries on his disciplinary record.
In a 1986 case, Batista got caught making obscene phone calls to young girls he picked out of local newspapers. About a decade later, Batista was penalized for keeping pictures of young girls in his jail cell, said Assistant District Attorney Peter Pratt.
Transgenders say that the ten year old girl may have been “asking for it”. From the trans website “A Gender Variance Who’s Who” site administrator Zagria in a post defending Megarry and concerned about the rapists’s welfare in a post titled: “What will happen to Sandy-Jo?” speculates about the ten year old rape victim: “Was it real forcible rape? Was it statutory but consensual? Was it mainly a misunderstanding? The various mentions online say nothing between these options.”
The Department of Justice, which unlike transactivist Zagria doesn’t consider child rape and kidnapping as an “option” took a different view than transgenders and sentenced the baby-raper to 18 years in prison. Transactivists may be surprised to learn that no legal entity in the country considers rape between a grown man and a ten year old child consensual. Go figure! As for Megarry/Battista, he remains civilly committed by the state of Mass. Due to his – “her” – frequent infractions behaviors and incidents during his – “her”- incarceration which deems him an ongoing threat to girl children.
Transactivists claim that men like Megarry/Battista should be given taxpayer funded “sex changes” and transferred to women’s prisons. Supporter Zagria cites the Canadian case of “Synthia Kavanagh” a male murderer who was given a state-funded “sex change” and then transferred to a women’s prison.
In countries with Gender Identity Protections, (which override sex-based protections of women in favor of the “internal gender identity” of males) state funded “sex changes” of male rapists and murderers of women and subsequent transfer of the perps to women’s prisons is commonplace. In some cases, like John Pilley’s, the perp decides women’s prison isn’t as fun as they thought, wants to change back, and demands “sex change reversal” treatment, also paid for by the state.
From the victorious McDermott Will & Emory press release:
“The injunction obtained by McDermott on behalf of the Firm’s pro bono client, Sandy Battista, requires the State of Massachusetts to provide necessary medical care for Ms. Battista’s gender identity disorder (GID). The opinion reinforces the fact that GID is a recognized disorder that, if left untreated, creates a “substantial risk of serious harm,” and “can be extremely dangerous.” The First Circuit found that an unjustified failure to treat GID gives rise to a constitutional violation. Judge Michael Boudin wrote the First Circuit opinion, joined by Judge Norman Stahl and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who sat on the panel by designation.”
“This case is about one’s right to medical care while incarcerated,” said [Former actor] Neal Minahan, an associate in McDermott’s Boston office who argued the case before the First Circuit. “Incarcerated, transgender individuals have as much right to medically necessary care as any other person in the State’s custody. The First Circuit recognized that waiting nearly a decade to fill a medical prescription is inexcusable. In this case, it violated our client’s constitutional rights.”
“Ms. Battista, a transgender resident of the Massachusetts Treatment Center, was first diagnosed with GID in 1997 and has struggled to receive treatment for the disorder for over a decade. In June 2005, Ms. Battista filed this case as a pro se litigant in the United States District Court of Massachusetts in response to the DOC’s decision to block her prescription for GID treatment. That treatment, which included hormone medication, had been unanimously approved by the DOC’s own contracted medical providers. In November 2007, District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock appointed McDermott as pro bono counsel. Years of intensely fought litigation culminated in a bench trial before the U.S. District Court in June 2010. The McDermott trial team was lead by Minahan and Dana McSherry, a partner in the Firm’s Boston office.”
“The District Court found that Ms. Battista “may not be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment which consists of the neglect of her serious medical needs, nor may her serious needs become a pretext for the infliction of additional punishments. And that is what has happened here.” After trial, the court issued an injunction requiring the DOC to provide GID treatment to Ms. Battista, including access to hormone medication. That injunction was stayed pending the DOC’s appeal to the First Circuit panel, which issued its unanimous opinion on Friday, May 20, 2011.” [Italics/bolding mine-GM]
“The McDermott team working on this case also included partner Mike Kendall, associate Benjamin Franklin, legal assistant Christine Slyman, and former McDermott partners Christopher Man and Emily Smith-Lee.”
Another inmate, convicted strangulation killer Robert Kosilek, now “Michelle Lynn Kosilek” since developing transsexuality during his life sentence for murder- filed papers yesterday in response to the ruling, demanding state funded electrolysis and plastic surgery to construct a superficial approximation of female genitals. He has already been receiving tax funded hormones.
It is currently unknown whether the murderer and child-rapist will be transferred to women’s facilities upon completion of their cosmetic transformation. Also unknown is if state funded FFS (facial feminization surgery) will be mandated, although according to medically accepted WPATH standards-of-care facial surgery along with breast augmentation IS considered medically necessary care.
Some transactivists feel tax payer funded breast implants, electrolysis and “sex change” surgeries are not enough to “affirm” the “gender identity” of rapists pedophiles and murderers. Transjactivist Monica Roberts complains today about transgendered murder suspect Nina Kanagasingham, who is accused of throwing another male transgender under the wheels of a subway car, “My British trans cousins have been more than a little pissed about the sensationalist and transphobic coverage being generated in the British media concerning this case. They are also not happy about how Kanagasingham has been treated by the British legal system either. In addition to being housed in a men’s prison, she was hauled into Old Bailey unshaven, a point in which the British press took great glee in pointing out in their stories.”
It’s unknown if trans advocates will win the right for police to hand suspected murderers claiming GID a razor prior to arresting them so that their “right” to look clean shaven is “protected” but after these recent transgender victories for male murderers and child rapists, who knows? With the advocacy and unlimited resources of the law firm of McDermott Will & Emory, anything is possible.
To the woman, almost 40 now, who was abducted, tied up, gagged and raped 30 years ago at the age of ten by this serial pedophillic predator and monster: My thoughts and prayers go out to you tonight as you struggle to deal with the “victory” of this man through the work of McDermott Will & Emory and trans activists worldwide. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
May 28, 2011
Transgender Activists always dismiss the realistic concerns that women have about allowing males into spaces that are sex segregated for female privacy from male predators. Such as restrooms, locker rooms, showers, hospital bed assignments, jail cells, homeless shelters, rape crisis centers, etc. These activists deny and disregard the real threat to females by males, even males who want to dress in feminine clothes or who “feel like women inside” or who have a psychiatric disorder that causes them to claim they are actually female, even though they are male. These men do not give a shit about the actual people they want to minstrelize and dress up as and mimic. They not only deny that we are oppressed because of our sex, they claim our sex doesn’t even exist! But they do more than deny female reality and make kooky claims: They are using the political capital of Lesbians and Gays to pass laws enforcing their male-centric female-phobic sexist views. “Gender Identity Protections” are laws that eliminate sex-based protections for females.
Examples of such protected areas are:
Hospital Bed Assignments
Statistical Data collection
Title IX endowments
Women’s Health resources, statistics and research endowment
Sex based crime statistics
Rape Crisis Centers
Children’s sleepover camps
One of the tropes Transjacktivists use to promote and legalize their desire to eliminate female spaces is to assert that males with GID are speshul snowflakes or claim that males wouldn’t adopt transgenderism in order to prey on women. Or that males who are arrested repeatedly for getting off on watching women perform intimate activities (in places they assume they are free from males) wouldn’t go through the trouble of putting on a wig that makes those same activities legal. Whut??? Are you out of your mind? Why wouldn’t a guy who risks arrest repeatedly to invade women’s space comply with measures which make his activities legal?? It’s considerably less inconvenient to put on a skirt and some lippy than to be arrested and processed, make bail, go before a judge, etc. etc. One might say it is quite more convenient indeed!
Transjacktivists claim that arrest statistics for peeping and perving don’t show a sharp increase in states where men are allowed in women’s spaces. Well of course they don’t! Making a formerly illegal behavior LEGAL seldom results in more arrests for (now legal) behavior. Duh!
The truth is guys do this shit all the time. And they’ll do whatever it takes to perv on females. Here are some of the things they’ll do to get into female spaces:
- Hide cameras and microphones in female spaces.
- Crawl through ventilation ducts to view female spaces.
- Install double mirrors to view female spaces.
- Drill holes in walls to peep women’s spaces.
- Place cameras in shopping bags next to females wearing skirts.
- Risking arrest –and repeat arrest- sneaking into women’s restrooms.
- Dress up as and try to pass as female.
- Claim they are female.
- Try to pass laws permitting men who claim they are female to legally enter spaces where females do not want men.
- Try to pass laws that state that females don’t actually exist.
- Force law enforcement and media outlets to report male crimes against women as woman-on-woman crime, if the male is diagnosed with GID.
Let’s face it, males commit violent and sexual crimes against women. Statistically, it is indisputable. And criminal actions by and arrests of men don’t decrease after SRS (sexual reassignment surgery). In fact post SRS males have higher rates of criminality than the general public. There are voluminous incidents of transgender male violence against women. Murders, rapes, assaults. There are infantesimal reports of crimes against male transgenders committed by female perpetrators. Statistically minute. What does that tell us? It tells us that females should have the right to sex-segregated areas in places where they are especially vulnerable to male crimes against women. And that includes males who suffer from GID.
EVERY TIME I see a trans claim that male transgenders in female spaces don’t hurt women I’m going to add a link to this page. And if they keep it up, I’ll start a list of violent crimes committed against females by male transgenders.
It Was The Hairy Hands That Gave Him Away!
“A man in Saudi Arabia who was sick and tired of always looking at women in abayas, hatched a plan to catch a glimpse of women without their traditional black robes on.
He decked himself out in an abaya, right down to wearing black shoes and a face veil and calmly strolled into a women’s public restroom.”
“The 22-year-old from Edgbaston was seen sneaking into the women’s toilets “dressed like a mannequin with a mask and a wig” earlier this month. When security guards nabbed him after he emerged from the locked cubicle, Hardman admitted to performing a sexual act and said: “I’ve been a bit weird.” He also told police he found the sound of women on the toilet sexually exciting and said: “It’s good you’ve caught me — maybe now I’ll stop.” Police found three images of women’s feet taken beneath cubicle doors on his mobile phone, and an audio recording of a flushing toilet, the court was told. Hardman told Birmingham Magistrates’ Court he felt “sexual gratification out of everything that goes on in women’s toilets”. When asked to explain his outfit, he said he wore the clothes to a fancy dress party and then tried it out at the shopping mall.” http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8238380/man-dressed-as-mannequin-found-in-mall-toilet
Cross-dressing Peeper Infiltrates Cal Women’s Locker Room
Anneli Rufus — Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM
“A man dressed as a woman has been spotted peeping at females and photographing them in a UC Berkeley locker room.”
“North Little Rock Police arrested 39 year old Scotty Vest for sexual indecency outside a women’s bathroom, near a playground at Burns Park. Vest was arrested Monday after police say he exposed himself and masturbated in front of three children, two are 11 and one is 12, while trying to lure them inside the bathroom. Those three children ran to a group of adults nearby and asked for help. “They came up to me and they were waiving at me and next thing I know they’re running down the hill you know, ‘call the cops, call the cops, there is this man there’s this man dressed up as a woman and he’s playing with himself,’” says Mary Stafford.”
Police: Cross-Dressing Peeping Tom Arrested Again
November 24, 2010
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. –” Police said a cross-dressing man accused of being a peeping Tom spent Tuesday night in jail.”
“A cross-dressing man claims another transvestite bit off the tip of his nose during an assault in a restroom at popular south Omaha nightspot. That club is now being sued.
A cross-dressing man who was assaulted in a club restroom has filed suit against the nightclub. The suit states “Tquila and its employees should have known that when there was a gathering of numerous patrons in the restroom that there was trouble and the potential of physical harm to one of its patrons.”
“I don’t know if we need to put up a different bathroom,” says Israel Fuentes, who co-owns the Tquila. “They were dressed like women and they went into the women’s bathroom.”
“Polk County, TN – What happens when a registered sex offender and his cross-dressing boyfriend show up at an elementary school on Grandparent’s Day? Not much. What happens when the sex offender’s cross-dressing boyfriend enters the girl’s restroom to drain the main vein? People get weirded out and start investigating shit. When staff members saw the cross-dresser go into the bathroom, they grew suspicious and checked the school’s sign-in sheet, cross-referenced it with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry and found 49-year-old William Baker’s name in both places. “They were more concentrated on the cross-dresser when it was actually the man with the cross-dresser that shouldn’t have been there,” said Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Fields. Baker was convicted of criminal attempt to commit aggravated sexual battery of a 6-year-old girl back in ’94 and is not allowed near children. Plus, Baker doesn’t even have any young ‘ens enrolled at the school, he and his boyfriend were merely dropping off a neighbor that day and decided to hang around for the festivities. Once Baker and his companion realized they had raised some eyebrows, they left school grounds. Deputies caught up with Baker a few days later and placed him under arrest. He stands accused of violating Tennessee sex offender regulations. Aside from being on school grounds when he shouldn’t have, Baker did nothing illegal. “You don’t want the fox going into the hen house,” said Polk County Director of Schools James Jones. “It’s a safety issue for our children. And the law is very specific about when and how a sex offender can be on school property.”
Hong Kong -” A transvestite man caught dressed as a nurse in the female washroom at a Hong Kong public hospital has been jailed, a news report said Thursday.
Chung Kai-lun, 29, was found wearing women’s clothes and a surgical mask in the hospital toilet less than a year after being given a suspended sentence for dressing as a schoolgirl in a school canteen.”
“”I wanted to see women naked,” he was quoted as telling investigators. “Dressing up as a woman was a step to do that.”
GREENSBURG, Pa. — “A 48-year-old man allegedly dressed as a woman and went into a girls’ locker room at Greensburg Salem High School, “
Purdue police investigate report of
man taking photographs in
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -” Purdue University police are
investigating a reported incident in which a man dressed as
a woman was seen taking photographs under the wall of a
women’s bathroom stall in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and
The incident was reported to police about 3:30 p.m. Monday
According to a police report, a woman was in a bathroom
stall on the third floor of the building and saw a hand
holding a blue flip-phone camera beneath the door. She left
the restroom and then returned to confront the person. At
that point, she realized the person was a man dressed as a
2009 “Richard Rendler, 60, of San Jose, a registered sex offender, found that out on Friday in Campbell, when he was arrested at the PruneYard Shopping Center on misdemeanor loitering charges. Campbell Police Sgt. Dave Carmichael said Rendler was arrested after having been caught in the womens’ restroom of an unnamed store for “several minutes.”
Police were tipped off to Rendler’s whereabouts shortly before noon on Friday, when a witness called authorities to say a man was getting out of his car wearing fake breasts and a wig and carrying a purse. The witness saw the man near a bank and thought it was a little “weird” to see a man wearing what seemed to be a disguise, Carmichael said.”
According to the Megan’s Law Web site, Render has been previously arrested on charges of child molestation and indecent exposure.”
http://www.romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/6822843/article-Rome-man-arrested-in-women’s-bathroom-at-Calhoun-Walmart?instance=home_Most_popular 2010- Georgia -Rome man arrested in women’s bathroom at Calhoun Walmart
by Calhoun Times
“A Rome man was released on bond after being arrested for allegedly taking his clothes off in front of children in the women’s restroom of Walmart in Calhoun. Police officers arrived to find Burnes wearing a dark woman’s suit including a short skirt and jacket, black leather coat, black high heals, red nail polish, green eye shadow and women’s jewelry. According to the witness, Burnes had been in the women’s section of the store with his skirt “kicked up showing his white girdle and dark thong underwear.”
A man has been arrested in Hokkaido for putting on some make-up and a blouse and hanging out in a women’s public toilet:
“Tsukasa Okazaki, 45, the banker from Monbetsu, Hokkaido, was arrested for trespassing. He admits to the allegations.
“I wanted people to see me as some sort of weirdo,” he told the police.
Transgendered suspect stole $3G from women in restrooms, cops say
Posted by the Ocean County Observer on 07/25/06
BY KIM PREDHAM STAFF WRITER
LACEY — A transgendered Floridian stole more than $3,000 from women at the Forked River service station, police reported yesterday. Gwendolyn (aka Edward) Scott, 49, of Miami, was arrested Saturday after she was observed at the women’s bathroom at the service station on the Garden State Parkway, State Police Trooper John Steet said.
The bathroom had been the scene of several thefts, dating back to May 20, Steet said. The suspect would target middle-aged and older women who hooked their purses on the bathroom stall door, he said. Some victims also reported being escorted or directed to a specific stall.
Generally, they would not notice their purse had been taken until they saw it returning over the stall door, either hitting them in the head or falling to the floor, he said.
“Emory Police Department (EPD) officers arrested “Coco Dorella,” whose legal name is William Frazier, on Sept. 18 at the Dobbs University Center (DUC) for carrying a loaded weapon onto school property.
Frazier was reported by an Emory staff member, who said that a black male wearing a multicolored mini skirt and a wig had entered the women’s restroom, said Lt. Cheryl Elliott of EPD, adding that the DUC staff had asked him on many occasions not to use the restroom.
According to EPD reports, the semi-automatic gun had a magazine with seven rounds of ammunition.Frazier also had a box with approximately 37 to 40 rounds of ammunition.”
LINK ADDED as promised – this one’s for you Zoe Alan Brain:
Male Transgender sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for assault on woman in women’s restroom:
“Hagan was convicted in July of punching a fellow bar patron in the mouth. The victim, 40-year-old Cheryl Partsch, lost five teeth and could end up paying as much as $60,000 in medical bills.
“Hagan was accused of battering Partsch because she questioned his presence in the women’s restroom.”
LINK ADDED as promised: This one’s for you Gina S. -
“Police said Isaiah Johnson, 20, of Stamford, and “two other males dressed as females in the area of Veteran’s Park Bus stop” coerced the teenage boy into the bathroom of the food court of the Stamford mall on April 26, where a sexual encounter took place. The next day, the student told a school administrator, who reported the incident. Stamford police charged Johnson with second-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and risk of injury to a minor.” http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Teen-Coerced-Into-Food-Court-Bathroom-for-Sex-Cops-123472564.html
LINK ADDED as promised. -This week RServen posted an article on the Daily Kos which asked “Has there ever been a case of a transperson committing such an act in a public restroom? Research comes up empty.” I wish RServen luck on improving his research skills, or at least his ability to lie more convincingly. In his honor I post this link from last week:
July 6, 2011-
MILWAUKIE, Ore. – A registered sex offender dressed up like a woman, went into a women’s locker room at a pool and talked with several children before being chased down by a good Samaritan, according to a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Friday around 3 p.m. 39-year-old Thomas Lee Benson put on a bra, lipstick and eyeliner and walked into the North Clackamas Aquatic Park in Milwaukie, Detective Jim Strovink said.
Strovink said Benson wandered around the center talking with children, went in the women’s locker room and took a dip in the hot tub.
The pool was full of children at the time, including many on a summer field trip with the group Self Enhancement, Inc.
26-year-old Tayo Cotton and other adults were supervising kids on the field trip when he noticed Benson walk into the locker room. He said Benson was wearing a bikini at that point. He next saw Benson leave the men’s locker room dressed in men’s clothes.
“It looked just like a man wearing a bikini bottom and he had a white t-shirt on with a bikini top, you could see the bikini top,” Cotton said.
Cotton tried to stop Benson when he came out but Benson took off running, Strovink said.
Cotton gave chase as Benson ran into the parking lot and through a Sears department store. Cotton said Benson was trying to open several car doors during the chase.
Eventually, Strovink said Benson found a car with an open rear window and was able to open the door. There was a startled woman in the car.
Before Benson could get into the car, Cotton grabbed him by the shoulders and pulled him away. During the tussle, a Clackamas County deputy arrived and handcuffed Benson.
“I just ran to him, grabbed him, kind of wrapped him up and then just kind of rolled on him,” Cotton said. “He didn’t say one word to me, make any eye contact from the moment I saw him until he was arrested.”
Benson was taken to jail and faces charges of unlawful contact with a child, unlawfully being in a location where children congregate, robbery and attempted unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
“That’s horrifying, because some people let their kids go change in the bathroom,” said parent Tisha Rayson.
Benson has a history of similar behavior. In 2007, Portland Police said he dressed up as a woman and went into the women’s locker room at Mt. Scott Community Center.
According to the state sex offender registry, Benson was convicted in 1994 of sex abuse and was known to target girls between five and nine years old. The state lists him as a “predatory” sex offender.
For Gemma Seymour, author of “Potty Panic” (oh those silly women!):
He Just Wanted to Shake Women’s Hands—as Cross-Dresser in Restroom
Strange report from Grossmont Center details man dressed up as woman, but considered an isolated incident.
- By Ken Stone
- July 27, 2011
People often dress up for movies—Harry Potter fans being the latest example. But one visitor to the Grossmont Center cinemas was acting up in the wrong place at the wrong time Sunday—a man in the women’s restroom.
That afternoon, a possibly middle-aged man was reported to be wearing older women’s clothing and a face mask, pretending to be a woman, La Mesa police said Wednesday.
The dressed up man came out of a stall inside the women’s restroom at the movie theater at Reading Cinemas Grossmont Center 10, said police Lt. Dan Willis.
“At the time, the reporting person, a woman washing her hands at the sink counter, was approached by the dressed up man, who asked the woman if he could shake her hand,” Willis said.
“When the woman said ‘No,’ the subject left and was walking around the lobby of the movie theater asking to shake the hands of women.
A police “calls for service” report mislabeled the incident as indecent exposure, Willis said.
But it was merely a Municipal Code violation—an adult being in the opposite sex bathroom.
“There is no further information on the subject, and we have not had any similar calls,” Willis said.
Police: Man in bra and wig found in women’s bathroom
Police: Man in bra and wig found in women’s bathroom
by KOMO 4 Staff
Updated 08:27 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2012
Officers responded to the scene at about 1:30 p.m. after a college staff member said she saw the man go into the women’s rest room and alerted security personnel.
An investigation found that the suspect had gone into the rest room while two women were inside, according to a police report. The women were later interviewed and said they had no idea that the man was there.
When police interviewed the man, he claimed that he had gone into the bathroom to use the facilities.
But the investigating officer noted that the man was wearing a wig and bra. A search also turned up a pair of woman’s panties in his front pocket, according to the police report.
The man, later identified as Taylor J. Buehler, 18, of Lake Stevens, was placed under arrest.
He admitted to officers that he was the suspect in an earlier voyeurism incident at Everett Community College on Monday, police said.
In the earlier incident, he said he took a shower in the girls’ locker room for sexual gratification, acccording to the police report.”
April 26, 2011
Chrissy Lee Polis was not attacked for using a restroom. A teenaged girl (who assumed Chrissy was female) started a fight with Chrissy for “talking to her man”. Chrissy had already used the restroom without incident when the confrontation occurred. There was no bathroom incident and the confrontation had nothing to do with bathroom usage and did not occur inside, or relating in any way, to the bathroom. Chrissy was treated exactly the same as a female because the teens assaulting him thought he was female. He was beaten “as a woman” by a woman who accused “her” of talking “to my man”. That’s why the teens called him “she”, “her” and “bitch” on the tape. According to Chrissy he was attacked as a woman by a teenaged girl for talking to her man.
A female McDonald’s employee broke up the fight but the teen returned and when Chrissy defended himself and ripped out the girl’s weave and put the teen in a chokehold the girl’s friend got involved and the beatdown accelerated. Nothing to do with a bathroom. This “beatdown” video, like hundreds (thousands?) of others was posted online. Go to YouTube and search “beatdown” or even “McDonald’s Beatdown” and you will see what I mean. There are hundreds of them. Public violence filmed on cellphones is a huge infotainment trend.
The confusion seems to stem from the fact that Vernon Hackett, the dickwad who filmed the skirmish, a McDonalds employee, knew Chrissy was transgender and said on the recording Yo that’s a man, not a woman. And when he uploaded the video on YouTube and linked to it on his facebook page (what a shit fuck) he was apparently confronted about his ethics and tried to “defend” his actions by stating that Chrissy was a man, not a woman, a crossdresser, not a transgender (as if crossdressers aren’t the biggest category of transgender!), had not had SRS and had a penis and testicles, not an acceptable neo-surgi-hole, and that the incident was over bathroom usage. None of which was true according to Chrissy.
Chrissy was regarded as female by the police and the Baltimore Press, and his transgender status was never mentioned in the initial reporting of this incident. The fact that Chrissy was treated as female was very confusing to transgenders.
Chrissy was outed as being male by the website of “sex worker” and pornographer BrittanyTS (BrittanyTS.com- NSFW) which was then picked up by Bilerco, who outed Chrissy as male to the wider media. “This is absolutely disgusting. After an unidentified transwoman tried to use the bathroom at a Baltimore McDonald’s, two patrons started attacking her in full view of other customers and employees” they erroneously reported. Then The Smoking Gun outed Chrissy as Chris and posted his criminal history of prostitution and public disturbance (resulting from a complaint of assault against a woman). Bilerco outed Chrissy because they believed at face value the facebook posts by the amateur videographer that Chrissy was a male crossdresser with male tackle who was confronted in a bathroom incident and they thought use of Chrissy as a figurehead for the transgender bathroom meme of “women being horrible oppressive abusers to men” would be helpful to the transgender agenda regardless of Chrissy’s wish not to be publicly outed or placed in such a public role. Facts couldn’t stand in the way of their agenda.
“She was beaten for trying to use public accommodations by people who thought she had no right to do so, Cathy. And bystanders laughed – you can hear that on the video – because they thought she had no right to do so either. That you ignore that obvious fact and try de-railing says a lot about your wilful blindness on this issue. Zoe Brain | April 22, 2011 11:10 PM”
Dozens of posts and thousands of comments ensued from transgenders filled with self-righteous rage about the inhumanity of woman to men. And hundreds of incredibly racist comments about the female teens. An eruption, as it were from male transgenders towards females and blacks and especially black females. There were so many racist comments on various trans sites that Bilerco wrote a post to address them.
“this is why black people are all scum and white people have class an decency. f****ing black animals.”
“Haven’t we reached a point in this country where it is entirely okay to knock a bitch out if she’s on the verge of killing someone? Negroetta easily had 60 pounds and a sidekick on the trans woman.”
“This has nothing to do with race, it is transphobia. They are transphobic, horrible bitches.”
But come to find out Chrissy wasn’t playing. Rather than playing victim he made a video statement about how he was attacked as a female talking to another female’s man. And how he was fine except for a bruise on his knee and a faint facial bruise and the stretching of his earlobe piercings which now caused his heavy earrings to fall out. He was most upset about his privacy being invaded and his governments being dredged up online. Chrissy wasn’t following the script at all but was telling the truth. Chrissy was not dumb enough to follow the advice of privileged middle-aged males who wanted and needed to make him into a victim martyr for the idea that females violently oppressed him by treating him as female. Chrissy was used to passing as female and being treated as female and didn’t have the male sense of outrage over the female treatment he received from the teenage girls who gave him the beatdown. Chrissy wasn’t playing and faking a head injury and making up a violent bathroom attack the way the transphobic McDonald’s employee filmographer and the transphobic outing transgenders at Bilerco wanted to believe. Chrissy said it was NOT a fight over a bathroom, was NOT a fight over being transgender, but rather over a presumed female talking to the teen’s “man”. Because Chrissy wasn’t a liar, and had some pride. Unlike the haters and Bilerco posters. And misogynist transphobic Pams House Blend blogger Autumn Sandeen too, who called for a national campaign against female bathrooms to be called “the Chrissy Lee Polis Bill”. Nevermind the fact that the fight had NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH BATHROOMS, or even being transgender. Never let a good story get in the way of the truth.
Over and over the trans decried the way McDonald’s employees were all transphobes who did nothing to stop the fight, despite the fact that a black male employee is clearly seen on film physically breaking up the fight when it first occurred, and another black male attempting several times to put himself physically between the combatants after that. They only saw the white woman stepping in, and hailed her as a hero. Which maybe she was. Same as the black employees who put themselves in the middle. But not to the transjacktivists. The black defenders were invisible.
The trans wanted a figurehead for their meme that females are brutal oppressors of males but what they really protest is a MTF being treated as female. There are no cases of female violence against trans, even in bathrooms. The only violent trans bathroom incident I’m aware of involving male transgenders is the one in New York years ago when a woman told a male crossdresser to leave the ladies room and he punched her in the face and knocked out five of her front teeth and went to jail for it. He’d had a long violent felony history prior to that event.
So Chrissy wasn’t used to lying and pretending and playing victim like fake-ass upper class trans activists who wanted to use him and lie about his experience of being treated like shit: like female. He was drunk, he went to McDonalds to use the bathroom, he exchanged witty repartee with fellow customers on the way -one of whom apparently had a jealous girlfriend, he used the bathroom without incident and then got attacked on the way out of the restaurant by a female who took umbrage to another female talking to “her man”. Trans-activists are desperate for any example of how females are tormenting them for being male. But Chrissy aint playin. He took his experience as one encountered by females, which is how he presented, and viewed himself. Hard for many transactivists to understand.
A “protest” was held last night across from the McDonalds by transjacktivists and a few members of Chrissy’s family showed. But Chrissy didn’t. Chrissy just wanted to live his fucking life, and is too smart to get pimped into some bullshit. LEAVE CHRISSY ALONE ! If you really give a shit just send money, don’t try to use a person. Cause Chrissy aint playin.
A 20 page guidebook on transgender prisoners was issued to wardens across the UK last week. As a result of the UK’s Gender Recognition Act the Ministry of Justice’s guidelines state “An establishment must permit prisoners who consider themselves transsexual and wish to begin gender reassignment to live permanently in their acquired gender.”
Unlike other prisoners who must wear prison uniforms, self-identified transgenders may wear their own clothes, and will be given access to prosthetics, devices, and gendered street clothes used to disguise their physical sex. Males who want to must be referred to as “miss” or “ma’am” and be called by a fake name of their choosing. These new guidelines apply to transgendered who have not been issued a “Gender Recognition Certificate” by the government but to those who remain legally regarded as their actual physical sex. Male murderers and rapists who wish to “become women” are already provided with state paid Gender Reassignment Surgery and then transferred to women’s prisons, regardless of concerns for those women’s safety.
In at least one case, a man in prison for kidnapping and attempted murder of a woman received a taxpayer funded sex change, transferred to a woman’s prison, then after a few years demanded a reverse-sex-change back to male, also taxpayer funded.
I was unable to locate records of any “female to male” transgenders fighting for transfer to the male prison of their chosen gender. Presumably this is because females who want to be male decide to avoid placement with their brethren because the male prison population (like all male populations) is far more violent than the female one.
Instead of standard uniforms, inmates who wish to transgender may wear high heels, lingerie, dresses, wigs, make-up, nail polish, suits and ties, and other body coverings as well as complex prosthetic devices.
The new guidelines are being heralded by trans-activists as a new era in gender rights, and one beneficial to many transgenders who undergo incarceration in much higher rates than the general public. According to one US source, “Sixty-five percent of male-to-female (MtF) transgender people have spent time in prison or jail, as well as 29 percent of people who identify as female-to-male (FtM)—rates far above that of the general population.”
March 4, 2011
Man hid camera in bathroom to record teenager, arrested on voyeurism charges
Teen Says 3 Boys Sexually Assaulted Her In Middle School Bathroom
Woman Spots Peeper In Bathroom Window
Stranger climbs into the bathroom stall of a 12-year-old girl
Women sue in bathroom spying case
Landlord accused of peeping on naked renters
Landlord arrested, accused of hiding camera in female tenants’ bathroom
PEEPING TOM WITH CAMERA: Police are investigating an incident on Union Street in which a suspect peeked at a victim through the victim’s bathroom window and allegedly took photographs of the victim.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH- A 50-year old man was charged with disorderly conduct around 11 a.m. Feb. 17 after a woman caught him looking under her stall in a women’s restroom at Publix at 670 Marsh Landing Parkway.The victim said the man stuck his head under the stall and stared up at her. She said she was scared, and screamed. Then she ran out of the bathroom, screaming “a pervert is in the bathroom, please help me.”
Peeping Tom in Athens?
“He came in casually like he was going to wash his hands, but I couldn’t see the guy because I was in the stall. He turned the water off and slid right down to where he could see what was going on in the stall and then I noticed him. He got up, got the paper towels like he had been washing his hands the whole time and left,” says Lynn.
As you can imagine, she was startled to say the least.”I feel so violated. There was really nothing I could do. I was in the restroom alone with the guy. There was nothing I could do. If I had done something, he could have attacked me or something like that,” says Lynn.
Man balks at plea deal in woman’s NYC bar beating A construction worker accused of beating a woman unconscious in a New York City bar bathroom has abruptly balked at a plea deal he was in the middle of taking. Mbarek Lafrem initially told a Manhattan judge Thursday he wanted to plead guilty to assault and attempted sexual abuse in exchange for a 12-to-18-year prison term. The 31-year-old Lafrem said he lashed out at the woman because she slapped and bit him after he went into a women’s restroom by mistake. But the woman told police he followed her to the bathroom after she rebuffed his efforts to dance with her.
Police Report: Lawrence Township
Police received a report of disorderly conduct in which a truck driver entered the women’s restroom at Sapp. Bros and looked under an occupied stall. A registration was obtained and the investigation continues.
Daphne women’s restroom video spying case set for arraignment
Man Accused Of Exposing Self At Library
Supect Carrying Knives When Arrested, Police Say
Mass. court tosses 2-day sex offender police check
Maker, who had been arrested four times for open and gross lewdness between 1994 and 2009, was arrested again Tuesday after police say he fondled himself in the ladies’ restroom at the Cheesecake Factory at Boston’s Prudential Center.
Woman attacked in Chuck E. Cheese restroom
A 39-year-old woman was jumped and beaten Wednesday afternoon by a 16-year-old boy lurking in the ladies restroom at a Murrieta Chuck E. Cheese’s, authorities said.
As soon as she walked through the restroom door, a young man burst out of one of stalls and grabbed her by the arms, she said.
He threw her to the ground in the handicapped stall, knocking her head on the toilet, and began to pummel her in the head and upper body, Reynoso said. He climbed on top of her, holding her down, and continued to punch her, she said.
“I was like, ‘What are you doing? What are you doing?’ ” she said, but he just told her to shut up.
“I thought I was going to die.”
She now thinks the teen probably intended to rape the first person to walk into the bathroom.
2nd lawsuit filed in restroom spying case
Both suits allege Lattner used chewing gum to attach the video camera to a toilet brush in a bathroom stall at the plant at 1100 Commonwealth Blvd.
In an incident of disorderly conduct, a male truck driver entered the ladies’ restroom at Sapp Bros. Truck Stop and looked under the door of an occupied stall.
*Whew!* and this was just a sampling! Might need to make this an ongoing feature. Men sure will go to incredible lengths to peep/lurk/wank/assault/rape in women’s bathrooms.
20 year old british model and actress Claudia Seye Aderotimi died Tuesday, hours after being injected with what investigators speculate was industrial grade silicone (the kind you get at home depot to grout your bathroom tiles with) in the buttocks by a fake doctor performing illegal plastic surgery in a Philadelphia hotel room. The young victim died of apparent silicone embolism to the lungs.
Police are seeking the suspect, transgender YouTube artist 41 year-old Padge Victoria Windslowe who goes by stage name Black Madam and is seen in the video from YouTube above. Warrants served at Windslowe’s apartment yesterday revealed multiple cell phones, multiple aliases and identification cards, and credit card in the name of Vanessa Brown, as well as syringes and silicone. “Windslowe juggled many identities. The cards found in the apartment on West Montgomery Ave. identified her as Tonya McClelland, Vanessa Brown, and Page Victoria Winslowe. In her neighborhood, everyone knew her as “Vicky.” The suspect identified themself to the victim as “Lillian Lang”. Windslowe “advertised buttock enhancement injections on her YouTube channel, according to court filings”. The advertisements have since been removed. According to the NYDailyNews “Windslowe’s Facebook page describes her as a “classically trained musician” who was also “the head of a lucrative ‘adult services company.’”
Illegal and dangerous black market silicone injecting is “a procedure that few if any doctors would recommend. Nevertheless, it remains popular in the nation’s transgender communities, where illegal “pumping parties” provide the chance for groups of people to get injections at somebody’s house, apartment or motel room.”
The victim, Claudia, was not transgender but an aspiring actress and model who had previously undergone the same procedure in November. Her ex-boyfriend said “After she had the injections last time, she told me she couldn’t take the pain and wouldn’t do it again. I never thought she would go back.” “When she first mentioned having surgery, I thought it was just a joke. We laughed about it and I never imagined it would end up being the cause of her death.” “she told me having the injections made her feel better about herself. Every girl has something they don’t like about their looks and she mentioned her bum a few times.”
The “APB alert” twitter was issued after the procedure was performed. The other links are to a photo of a feminized individual modeling their buttocks for the camera. “you better do it” BlackMadam comments.
Windslowe was also the founder of a “secret society” of transgender males called the “Ssshe Society”. I’ve included the text of their manifesto in the comments.
January 21, 2011
From the Grand Jury report issued 1/17/2011: “This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimesterof pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords withscissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud inwhich he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths. Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it.
Let us say right up front that we realize this case will be used by those on both sides of the abortion debate. We ourselves cover a spectrum of personal beliefs about the morality of abortion. For us as a criminal grand jury, however, the case is not about that controversy; it is about disregard of the law and disdain for the lives and health of mothers and infants. We find common ground in exposing what happened here, and in recommending measures to prevent anything like this from ever happening again.”
From the report:
“The clinic reeked of animal urine, courtesy of the cats that were allowed to roam
(and defecate) freely. Furniture and blankets were stained with blood. Instruments were
not properly sterilized. Disposable medical supplies were not disposed of; they were
reused, over and over again. Medical equipment – such as the defibrillator, the EKG, the
pulse oximeter, the blood pressure cuff – was generally broken; even when it worked, it
wasn’t used. The emergency exit was padlocked shut. And scattered throughout, in
cabinets, in the basement, in a freezer, in jars and bags and plastic jugs, were fetal
remains. It was a baby charnel house.
The people who ran this sham medical practice included no doctors other than
Gosnell himself, and not even a single nurse. Two of his employees had been to medical
school, but neither of them were licensed physicians. They just pretended to be.
Everyone called them “Doctor,” even though they, and Gosnell, knew they weren’t.
Among the rest of the staff, there was no one with any medical licensing or relevant
certification at all. But that didn’t stop them from making diagnoses, performing
procedures, administering drugs.”
Gosnell specialized in illegal late term abortions: “The bigger the baby the more he charged” – as late as seven and a half months, babies over six pounds that squirmed around on the counter for twenty minutes before their spinal cord was “snipped” with scissors and the body dumped into an old orange juice container, or cat food container- (such improvised disposal containers filled with fetal and infant parts were piled up around the blood splattered “clinic” and filled the employee lunch fridge). There were inexplicably rows of jars containing only the severed feet of fetuses.
From the Grand Jury Report: “Gosnell’s approach, whenever possible, was to force full labor and delivery of premature infants on ill-informed women. The women would check in during the day, make payment, and take labor-inducing drugs. The doctor wouldn’t appear until evening, often 8:00, 9:00, or 10:00 p.m., and only then deal with any of the women who were ready to deliver. Many of them gave birth before he even got there. By maximizing the pain and danger for his patients, he minimized the work, and cost, for himself and his staff.”
“Gosnell set up his practice to rely entirely on the untrained
actions of his unqualified employees. They administered drugs to induce labor, often
causing rapid and painful dilation and contractions. But Gosnell did not like it when
women screamed or moaned in his clinic, so the staff was under instruction to sedate
them into stupor. Of course his assistants had no idea how to manage the powerful
narcotics they were using. Gosnell prepared a list of preset dosage levels to be
administered in his absence. But no allowances were made for individual patient
variations, or for any monitoring of vital signs. All that mattered was the money. The
more you paid, the more pain relief you received. It was all completely illegal, and
Only in one class of cases did Gosnell exercise any real care with these dangerous
sedatives. On those rare occasions when the patient when the patient was a white woman from the
suburbs, Gosnell insisted that he be consulted at every step. When an employee asked him why, he said it
was “the way of the world.””
The clinic run by Kermit B. Gosnell, MD operated for forty years, killing women, perforating bowels, using unsanitized equipment, scarring women for life, and torturing live late term infants to death. You can read 281 pages of the most horrific awful tragic bloody murderous accounts by reading the Grand Jury report yourself. The absolute horror and bizarre goings-on are beyond what the most creative fiction writer could invent. The heinous pain, suffering, murder, torture and abuse of women who sought safe reproductive health care and safe abortions, that went on for forty years, even though people reported it and knew about it, is indescribable. The sadistic “Doctor” is facing the death penalty. But what about the agencies charged with oversight, such as the Department of Health?
From the report:
“Several different attorneys, representing women injured by Gosnell, contacted the department. A doctor from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hand-delivered a complaint, advising the
department that numerous patients he had referred for abortions came back from Gosnell
with the same venereal disease. The medical examiner of Delaware County informed the
department that Gosnell had performed an illegal abortion on a 14-year-old girl carrying
a 30-week-old baby. And the department received official notice that a woman named
Karnamaya Mongar had died at Gosnell’s hands.
Yet not one of these alarm bells – not even Mrs. Mongar’s death – prompted the
department to look at Gosnell or the Women’s Medical Society. Only after the raid
occurred, and the story hit the press, did the department choose to act. Suddenly there
were no administrative, legal, or policy barriers; within weeks an order was issued to
close the clinic. And as this grand jury investigation widened, department officials
“lawyered up,” hiring a high-priced law firm to represent them at taxpayer expense. Had
they spent as much effort on inspection as they did on attorneys, none of this would have happened to begin with.
But even this total abdication by the Department of Health might not have been
fatal. Another agency with authority in the health field, the Pennsylvania Department of
State, could have stopped Gosnell single-handedly. While the Department of Health
regulates facilities, the Department of State, through its Board of Medicine, licenses and
oversees individual physicians. Like their colleagues at Health, however, Department of
State officials were repeatedly confronted with evidence about Gosnell, and repeatedly
chose to do nothing.
Indeed, in many ways State had more damning information than anyone else.
Almost a decade ago, a former employee of Gosnell presented the Board of Medicine
with a complaint that laid out the whole scope of his operation: the unclean, unsterile
conditions; the unlicensed workers; the unsupervised sedation; the underage abortion
patients; even the over-prescribing of pain pills with high resale value on the street. The
department assigned an investigator, whose investigation consisted primarily of an offsite
interview with Gosnell. The investigator never inspected the facility, questioned other
employees, or reviewed any records. Department attorneys chose to accept this
incomplete investigation, and dismissed the complaint as unconfirmed.
Shortly thereafter the department received an even more disturbing report – about
a woman, years before Karnamaya Mongar, who died of sepsis after Gosnell perforated
her uterus. The woman was 22 years old. A civil suit against Gosnell was settled for
almost a million dollars, and the insurance company forwarded the information to the
department. That report should have been all the confirmation needed for the complaint
from the former employee that was already in the department’s possession. Instead, the
department attorneys dismissed this complaint too. They concluded that death was just
an “inherent” risk, not something that should jeopardize a doctor’s medical license.
The same thing happened at least twice more: the department received complaints
about lawsuits against Gosnell, but dismissed them as meaningless. A department
attorney said there was no “pattern of conduct.” He never bothered to check a national
litigation database, which would have shown that Gosnell had paid out damages to at
least five different women whose internal organs he had punctured during abortions.
Apparently, the missing piece in the “pattern” was press coverage. Once that began, after
the raid, the department attorney quickly managed to secure a license suspension against
Similar inaction occurred at the municipal level. The Philadelphia Department of
Public Health does not regulate doctors or medical facilities; but it is supposed to protect
the public’s health. Philadelphia health department employees regularly visited the
Women’s Medical Society to retrieve blood samples for testing purposes, but never
noticed, or more likely never bothered to report, that anything was amiss. Another
employee inspected the clinic in response to a complaint that dead fetuses were being
stored in paper bags in the employees’ lunch refrigerator. The inspection confirmed
numerous violations of protocols for storage and disposal of infectious waste. But no
follow-up was ever done, and the violations continued to the end.
A health department representative also came to the clinic as part of a citywide
vaccination program. She promptly discovered that Gosnell was scamming the program;
more importantly, she was the only employee, city or state, who actually tried to do
something about the appalling things she saw there. By asking questions and poking
around, she was able to file detailed reports identifying many of the most egregious
elements of Gosnell’s practice. It should have been enough to stop him. But instead her
reports went into a black hole, weeks before Karnamaya Mongar walked into the
Woman’s Medical Society.
Ironically, the doctor at CHOP who personally complained to the Pennsylvania
Department of Health about the spread of venereal disease from Gosnell’s clinic, the
doctor who used to refer teenage girls to Gosnell for abortions, became the head of the
city’s health department two years ago. But nothing changed in the time leading up to
Mrs. Mongar’s death. And it wasn’t just government agencies that did nothing. The
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and its subsidiary, Penn Presbyterian Medical
Center, are in the same neighborhood as Gosnell’s office. State law requires hospitals to
report complications from abortions. A decade ago, a Gosnell patient died at HUP after a
botched abortion, and the hospital apparently filed the necessary report. But the victims
kept coming in. At least three other Gosnell patients were brought to Penn facilities for
emergency surgery; emergency room personnel said they have treated many others as
well. And at least one additional woman was hospitalized there after Gosnell had begun
a flagrantly illegal abortion of a 29-week-old fetus. Yet, other than the one initial report,
Penn could find not a single case in which it complied with its legal duty to alert
authorities to the danger. Not even when a second woman turned up virtually dead.
So too with the National Abortion Federation. NAF is an association of abortion
providers that upholds the strictest health and legal standards for its members. Gosnell,
bizarrely, applied for admission shortly after Karnamaya Mongar’s death. Despite his
various efforts to fool her, the evaluator from NAF readily noted that records were not
properly kept, that risks were not explained, that patients were not monitored, that
equipment was not available, that anesthesia was misused. It was the worst abortion
clinic she had ever inspected. Of course, she rejected Gosnell’s application. She just
never told anyone in authority about all the horrible, dangerous things she had seen.
Bureaucratic inertia is not exactly news. We understand that. But we think this
was something more. We think the reason no one acted is because the women in
question were poor and of color, because the victims were infants without identities, and
because the subject was the political football of abortion.”
DO NOT READ OR LOOK AT THE GRAND JURY DOCUMENT IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE