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British mother, 38, is arrested in front of her children and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter

  • Police officers detained Kate Scottow, 38, at her home in Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  • More than two months after her arrest and she has had neither her mobile phone or laptop returned
  • The complaints made by activist Stephanie Hayden led to arrest of Mrs Scottow

By Martin Beckford | 9 February 2019

DAILY MAIL — A mother was arrested in front of her children and locked up for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a man online.

Three officers detained Kate Scottow at her home before quizzing her at a police station about an argument with an activist on Twitter over so-called ‘deadnaming’.

The 38-year-old, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had her photograph, DNA and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation. …

Confirming the arrest, Hertfordshire Police said: ‘We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.’

The case is the latest where police have been accused of being heavy-handed in dealing with people who go online to debate gender issues. […]

3 Comments on British mother, 38, is arrested in front of her children and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter

  1. For people who don’t pay attention to details, this story is from 2019.

    UK mom facing criminal charges for ‘misgendering’ trans activist on Twitter

    A CPS spokesperson confirmed that charges were authorized on Aug. 21 “after reviewing a file of evidence from Hertfordshire Police relating to social media posts.” … According to the Mail Online, Scottow faces charges of malicious communications over social media comments about transgender lawyer Stephanie Hayden (born Anthony Halliday). … The CPS said Scottow has been charged for “persistent” messages that caused “annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety” to another person between September 2018 and May 2019.

    The legal basis for the charges seems to be a combination of Communications Act 2003, passed under Blair, which made ‘malicious’ online communications a criminal offense; and the Equality Act 2010, passed under Gordon Brown.

    • So the Brits are arresting people because their words annoyed or inconvenienced someone else. This is why Americans will never give up our guns.

      • This is why Americans will never give up our guns.

        They took the guns away from that couple in St Louis; now they are charged with a crime.

        Other Americans get ‘canceled’ and lose their jobs.

        Eventually the guns will have to be used against the people responsible for all of this, otherwise what good are they? — it has always been this way, and always will be.

        ‘When government fears the people there is liberty. When people fear the government there is tyranny.’

        The Founding Fathers could never have imagined the extensive and immensely powerful state that has developed in America, with politicians and bureaucrats who know no fear, and increasingly show no moral self restraint.

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