Stacie Laughton, First openly transgender State Representative, arrested for making bomb threats to hospital in his district

March 12, 2015

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, targeted by Laughton

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, targeted by Laughton

From the Union Leader:

 “By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON


Union Leader Correspondent

March 12. 2015 11:45AM

NASHUA — Stacie Laughton, the state’s first openly transgender legislator who was elected to the House of Representatives and then withdrew her candidacy days later, said Thursday that she is the person responsible for calling in a hoax bomb threat at a local hospital.

After spending two weeks receiving treatment at a Vermont hospital for bipolar disorder, Laughton walked into the Nashua Police Department at noon on Thursday and turned herself in on a warrant for the Feb. 27 incident.

“I have had a mental illness my whole life, and I guess this was my worst break with it. I was untreated for a long time, and I didn’t have medication,” Laughton told the New Hampshire Union Leader, adding she is very remorseful for her actions.

Laughton said she was not in the right frame of mind when she called in a bomb threat to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center around 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 27. Laughton, who also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, described feelings of extreme impulsivity when she made the phone call.

“I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone, and it was totally out of character for me. I have put a lot behind me, and I never thought I would do this in a million years,” she said.

Laughton is expected to be charged with a felony for calling in a fake bomb threat, which prompted a systematic search of the hospital by local authorities and hospital security.”

MORE:

“In 2012, Laughton was elected as one of three House members for Ward 4 in Nashua. However, after news surfaced about her previous life as a convicted felon under the name of Barry C. Laughton Jr. in Laconia, Laughton signed her letter of resignation and the Board of Aldermen sought a special election to fill the vacant position.

 A few months later, her position as a Nashua Ward 4 selectman — an elected role that she won during the 2011 municipal election — was nullified after an opinion from the state Attorney General’s Office determined that her previous criminal conviction was not finally discharged under the law because of nearly $2,000 in unpaid restitution.

 In 2008, under the name of Barry Laughton, she pleaded guilty to charges of fraudulent use of a credit card, conspiracy to commit identity fraud and falsifying physical evidence, which required restitution.

 “I never thought I would see the inside of a police station again,” Laughton said on Thursday before turning herself in. “I am extremely remorseful. I have been crying frequently, and I wish I had never done it.”

 – See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150312/NEWS03/150319651#sthash.0dy9XPhc.dpuf

Stacie Laughton

Stacie Laughton

57 Responses to “Stacie Laughton, First openly transgender State Representative, arrested for making bomb threats to hospital in his district”

  1. stchauvinism Says:

    Reblogged this on Stop Trans Chauvinism and commented:
    Holy fuck

  2. Lauren Says:

    “I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone, and it was totally out of character for me.”

    Sounds exactly like a male who refuses to recognise aggression and violence as part of his male character. I hope Barry here does a lot of time in prison in solitary confinement or with male general population. Housing him with females would be a failure of justice.

  3. CKDexterHaven Says:

    Of course this will get reported as a woman calling in a bomb threat and will give fuel to those who believe ‘pink-brained’ people are emotionally and mentally unsuited to public life.

  4. kesher Says:

    Just a point of clarification, Laughton was elected to the New Hampshire legislature, not the U.S. Congress. Congress is bananas in numerous ways, but even the safest of safe liberal districts isn’t (yet) up to electing an obvious trans person, regardless of past criminal convictions.

  5. emmajune Says:

    Identity fraud conviction? No kidding.

  6. Oak and Ash Says:

    “I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone, and it was totally out of character for me. I have put a lot behind me, and I never thought I would do this in a million years”

    Laughton apparently doesn’t identify as a felon.

  7. Bea Says:

    How could anyone have possibly predicted this??

    *bangs head on table*

  8. emmajune Says:

    “Throughout the whole process, I did inform the voters that — well, the ones that asked, anyways — what my [criminal] background was,” Laughton told WMUR. “And the ones that didn’t ask, I didn’t tell, but everything was always on the table for discussion.”

    Oh dear goddess. Hey, maybe it wasn’t really a bomb threat. Maybe somebody just randomly asked him, “Do you have a bomb?” and he just told the truth.

    • janetwo Says:

      Sure, because its a typical question to ask to somebody running for office: do you have a criminal past? Most people with an ounce of common sense and ethic would not even consider being on the town council if they had a criminal record. And changing his name had nothing to do with trying to deep six his past, no Sir…

    • neme Says:

      Did it identify as a bomb?


  9. In this article, notice the pronouns. For the sake of accuracy, he is not a “she” or “her”. If everyone just stopped referring to males as “she”, it would stop., and there isn’t anything they could do about it. Anyone can tell that he is male, and like super freak (freak as into kink), Mr. Carlotta at Planet Fitness, there is no way he will ever “pass” as a woman. It might be sad for them, but it’s true.

    At least the title says transgender instead of transwoman, or worse, woman. Kudos to Union Leader for exhibiting some good old fashioned common sense. Everyone knows these men aren’t women.

    I do feel sympathy for him because of his bipolar mental illness. It just creeps me out to think that these men can demand access to women’s locker rooms, and they demand that we call them “woman”.

    @CK,

    “Of course this will get reported as a woman calling in a bomb threat and will give fuel to those who believe ‘pink-brained’ people are emotionally and mentally unsuited to public life.”

    This is another thing that deeply disturbs me. Was this officially reported as a “female” arrested? How does this work? This can skew actual crime statistics because how will people know that the criminal is a biological male or female? Many of these males “transition” in their thirties or forties. Accurate crime statistics do matter because this is one tool that researchers use to gauge trends and make policy.

  10. lestoille Says:

    Laughton, who also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, described feelings of extreme impulsivity when she made the phone call

    Sounds like a great person to share our female-only changing rooms and bathrooms with. An “extremely impulsive” man and clearly an upstanding citizen to boot. What could go wrong?

  11. Bev Jo Says:

    Yes, one more dangerous “woman” statistic and one more very dangerous man pretending to be a woman…..

  12. ChicagoRefugee Says:

    Oh good grief! Have you seen this one, Gallus?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2988582/Middle-aged-housewife-takes-phone-repair-reported-police-staff-clips-women-having-sex-horses.html

    Check that fourth paragraph. Yup, it’s another kinky MTF. Imagine my surprise ….

    • tnt666 Says:

      Worse is that no comments seem to clarify that this is a male and that bestiality is a totally male behaviour.

    • dbrvnk Says:

      Daily Heil prefers to present the offender as a ‘woman’ rather than a transsexual… guess they decided to prioritise misogyny over homophobia this week. (Or maybe they got too many death threats after the Lucy Meadows thing?)

      • kesher Says:

        At least they do own up that dude’s a dude, even if it’s glanced over in the fourth paragraph. Although they probably figured they had to mention it since they were including a photo. It’s greatly amusing to me when the American media tries to pass off an MTT as a “woman” while also including a photo, like they tried to do with the MTT who wanted to fellate a horse.

  13. Absalom Says:

    “I have had a mental illness my whole life,…” Noooo, you don’t say.

  14. Ashland Avenue Says:

    “I have had a mental illness my whole life…”

    A mental illness? Oh dude, you’re all over the DSM.

    This selfish asshole has wasted enough people’s time. The constituents who voted for him, unaware of his past; and now the police and security who had to search the hospital (and all the people in the hospital – or trying to visit – who were inconvenienced by that). I hope the court comes down hard on him. Bomb threats are no joke.

  15. janetwo Says:

    There is no god darn excuses for this, and it is an insult to mentally ill people who mostly do harm to themselves to blame his behavior on being bipolar. He is not desillusional, he knew perfectly well there were people in intensive care and undergoing surgery when he made the call. Those narcissistic attention seeking trannies have no moral limit whatsoever.

    • morag99 Says:

      “it is an insult to mentally ill people”

      I agree. Mental illnesses and character disorders should not be lumped together.

      • janetwo Says:

        @morag99 A lot of people don’t know the difference and its to the advantage of the abusive individuals to get them lumped together. I remember somebody arguing that it was ableist to be judgmental toward sociopaths.

      • Bea Says:

        janetwo, it wasn’t just anyone who said the term ‘sociopath’ was ableist, it was the male transgender Lydia Brown. Hardly surprising!

      • janetwo Says:

        @Bea I did not know that. I just thought that it was so disingenuous considering that the diagnostic criteria for sociopathy are clearly abusive behaviors.

  16. tnt666 Says:

    Firstly,
    “I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone, and it was totally out of character for me.
    I think we ought to start outing this… to all those who again and again and again, after committing acts of violence, and then lying to all regarding “that was so not me”… it is time we said this: denying your own body, your own sex, after doing violence to another human being, is the most violent of acts. To desire to deny one’s sex IS an act of violence.
    Secondly,
    It seems more important than ever that we ensure that our legal system does NOT allow ID changes to persons with criminal records.
    Thank you GM, for all your work.

    • tnt666 Says:

      Technical question to Valkyrie, who “liked” my comment:
      How did you do that? I remember being able to like comments a long time ago, but I’ve not seen it in ages. I temporarily lost the ability to “like” blogs at all until I learned that it was my AdBlock that was preventing it. So I turned off AdBlock on WordPress… but still no comment “like”-ability…
      Cheers


  17. He looks fucking scary. The typical heterosexual male transitioner. Dirty, greasy, gross.

  18. Smits Says:

    You know, as an actual woman living with PTSD, I have somehow managed to restrain myself from committing acts of terrorism when in a badly panicked state. So have the women I know who are bipolar, even when they have very bad manic episodes. Are we all just magical paragons of self-restraint? Are we not really mentally ill at all? Or perhaps it’s just that none of us were raised as violent, entitled dickwads who get dressed in the dark.

  19. Em Says:

    What the everfucking fuck?

    Is the American voter so traumatised as not to understand that a big, hulking dude with male pattern baldness, tats on his flabby triceps, and teensy, medically-induced breasts under a purple knit shirt is absolutely batshit?

    Why is this guy even wandering the streets, let alone running AND BEING ELECTED for office?

    Aren’t we done with R.D. Laing?

  20. morag99 Says:

    Thought people might enjoy this post from the satirical Tumblr blog, “The Checking of the Privilege”:

    “URGENT: Free Stacie Laughton

    “[TW: transmisogyny, TERFs, colonialism]

    “OK the fact that my trans sister Stacie is in trouble with the white cisnormative law is deeply problematic. The hospital that ze so-called ‘threatened’ has an extensive history of denying trans people their life-saving surgeries. Stacie was merely rebelling against the institutionalization of TERF. To put zir behind bars IS an act of colonialism towards trans bodies.

    “We NEED to raise $50,000 in order to free zir and take zir to Saudi Arabia or another trans-friendly country. FREE STACIE NOW!!!!!”

    • LC Says:

      I checked out some of that blog and if you hadn’t said so, I’m not sure how long it would have taken to catch the satire…

      • morag99 Says:

        LC, yes — the author is very faithful to queer/trans theory and propaganda, but takes it just a couple of “intersectional” steps further in order to better expose the absurdity and insanity.

        I’ve checked in on this blog for about the last year, and I’ve noticed that, in order for the author to keep up with the flavour and intensity of the trans rhetoric and the privilege-checking sub-culture, s/he has had to really up the ante.

        So, it’s becoming less funny, and more violent. That is, it’s become consistently and openly woman-hating, lesbian-bashing and anti-feminist. Also, nakedly pro-capitalist, pro-patriarchy and pro-rape.

        For instance, the author defended Allison Woolbert, saying that a transwoman “literally” cannot rape a female because cis have cis-privilege and oppress the trans; ergo, no rape happened. Or can happen. It’s exactly the same as real trans-activism, but without any of that word-salad camouflage.

      • LC Says:

        I remember the post about rape. It stood out as something, that, from the tone, should have been obvious satire- but I’ve heard queer theorists say things almost identical to it, like transwomen are too oppressed by cispeople to participate in rape culture and such.

        And one of the contradictions in the transcult is that for all their rage that ‘trans people’s genitals are no one’s business’, they are weirdly obsessed with trans and intersex genitals. I’ve asked questions about how they could be sure that someone was really a transwoman(the bathroom issue), and be stunned by the number of people offering detailed descriptions of trans genitalia and sexual function, with assurances that they were “all on estrogen, so it was literally impossible for them to rape me”. Um… ok, I didn’t need to know any of that, and it doesn’t answer the question or address the issue…(and of course it’s BS anyway)

        So… yeah. It’s a fine line between truth and satire in the trans community.

      • Oak and Ash Says:

        Thank you, morag99–“The Checking of the Privilege is hilarious.

        However, as someone whose outrage tends to be expressed in satire or other humor, I find it alarming to see what I think are absurd jokes taken seriously because they’re less ridiculous than reality. I told someone about Laughton and added, “If he’s convicted, what’s he going to claim? That he was Coercively Assigned Guilty at Trial by a bunch of cisjudicial TERFs on the jury?” Then I thought, that could happen!

        Frightening.

  21. CKDexterHaven Says:

    I heard about another case recently – Michael Alan Crowley who, in 1983, sexually assaulted and murdered Prof Edith Wightman on the campus of Ontario’s McMaster University while he was dressed as a woman. Of course we are told that things like this never happen and this is about innermost feelings and not a paraphilia.

    Does anyone know what happened to Crowley? Did he transition? Did he demand to be placed in a women’s prison? Is he dead or is he walking the streets somewhere in a bad wig?

  22. wob Says:

    “In 2003 she was charged with sexual assault involving a woman from whom she was renting a rorom.

    ‘Those charges were eventually dropped,’ Laughton told The Patch in 2012 following her resignation from her elected position.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2994309/First-transgender-lawmaker-charged-called-bomb-threat-local-hospital.html

  23. wob Says:

    “And in 2003 she was charged with sexual assault, an incident Laughton explains involved a woman from whom she was renting a rorom. [room]

    “Those charges were eventually dropped,” Laughton said. “In fact, she still lives in the city, and we see each other from time to time, and we are pleasant. It’s as if those years never happened.””

    http://patch.com/new-hampshire/nashua/it-s-final-laughton-to-resign

    • I'm No Cissie Says:

      This is who we’re supposed to get undressed next to at the gym.

    • kesher Says:

      Of course he’s a rapist. Of course.

      That the woman he attacked is “friendly” to him is so awful. I wonder if he bullied her into dropping the charges and now lords it over her whenever he sees her.


  24. This is another thing that has always bothered me. If it’s obvious that they are mentally unstable, how do we know that their belief that they are “women” isn’t part of their overall mental instability. It’s like, “Yes, they are off their rocker and dangerous to boot, but their gender identity must be honored”. Don’t ‘mis-gender’ and use the wrong pronoun when addressing the dangerous crazy man in makeup and tacky blouse. Laughton isn’t the only example of the media and everyone bending over backwards to accommodate these delusional males. Douglas, “Donna”, Perry, suspected serial killer of women and career sociopath thinks he is a “woman” too. He is crazy and dangerous in every other way, but his “gender identity” is real. I’m not buying it, and maybe these are just sociopathic delusional men. They aren’t women. They are just crazy scary dudes.

    @Morag

    “OK the fact that “OK the fact that my trans sister Stacie is in trouble with the white cisnormative law is deeply problematic. The hospital that ze so-called ‘threatened’ has an extensive history of denying trans people their life-saving surgeries. Stacie was merely rebelling against the institutionalization of TERF. To put zir behind bars IS an act of colonialism towards trans bodies.. The hospital that ze so-called ‘threatened’ has an extensive history of denying trans people their life-saving surgeries. Stacie was merely rebelling against the institutionalization of TERF. To put zir behind bars IS an act of colonialism towards trans bodies.”

    It’s the fault of the “white white cisnormative law”. WTF? Shame on those mean “cisnormative” sick and dying people in hospital beds that could have been evacuated. Wheel all the sick people attached to ventilators and other machines out of the hospital because one loony man went off his meds again.

    “To put zir behind bars IS an act of colonialism towards trans bodies.”

    These people are insane, and it gets crazier all the time. I hope he spends a lot of time behind bars. Don’t send this dangerous man to a women’s prison. He has caused enough suffering. Coddling these men has gotten us nowhere.

    Is he out on bail, or is he in jail? The article just says he was arrested. This s.o.b. better not be in a women’s jail?

    • kesher Says:

      I’m pretty sure that blog is a spoof, I think Morag mentioned it being satire. But it’s illustrative of how crazy that movement is that it’s so hard to tell the difference between satire and reality.

    • Biscuit Says:

      What a raging asshole this guy is. There could have been surgeons working who were right in the middle of performing very difficult surgeries on people. There were likely people in the middle of having a medical emergency (stroke, heart attack, etc) who needed prompt care and not extra stress in the form on a bomb threat. There were likely people on ventilators, babies in incubators, and other people who cannot evacuate easily at the hospital.

      A family member of mine recently needed real life-saving surgery at a hospital. I’d be beyond furious if the surgeons were interrupted by some entitled nutcase who phoned in a bomb threat just for kicks.

    • No name Says:

      They are really off-kilter. It is like some of them fetishize women’s oppression. Also, the tranny jealousy over actual lesbians is laughable. It is a definite red flag when men[or men in dresses] want to divide women. They come off as sleazy men, all of the ones attacking lesbians from within the LBGT. .

  25. fatima Says:

    Hey, Gallus. Have you heard of this guy; he was just on the news here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/nyregion/robert-durst-subject-of-hbo-documentary-on-unsolved-killings-is-arrested.html?_r=0

    He’s a cross dressing serial killer. It says he committed one of his murders while posing as a mute woman.


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