CALL NYPD NOW TO PROTEST THEIR ABUSE OF TRANS DETAINEE
Justin Adkins, a trans man, was arrested at the protest on the Brooklyn bridge on Saturday. He was repeatedly mispronounced after identifying himself as transgender, asked about his genitals, had his genital region patted down anyway, was moved from the cell with the guys he had been arrested with (where he asked to remain) into a cell with around eight men he didn’t know who were detained for crimes unrelated to the protest, where he was handcuffed to a bar for eight hours next to the only functioning toilet which all detainees were brought in to use. During that time he was refused food and water, openly mocked, and made to feel so unsafe that he could not use the restroom for the entire duration of his detention.
His statement here: http://justinadkins.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/Police-mistreatment-of-transgender-man.pdf
Please call to voice your outrage and demand trans-specific protocols:
· 90th precinct (where he was detained): (718) 963-5311 (x3 for community affairs)
· NYPD Switchboard: 1-646-610-5000
· Police Commissioner Kelly: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailnypd.html
Justin Adkins, a transgender man who was arrested at the Occupy Wall Street Protest October 1st on the Brooklyn Bridge, was mistreated while in custody at Precinct 90 because he is transgender. He was handcuffed to a railing next to a restroom for at least 8 hours, made fun of, and not given food. The NYPD needs to have a written protocol and train its officers on how to treat transgender people.