ENGLAND — A mother was recently 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 questioning her at a police station about a discussion with an activist on Twitter over so-called 'deadnaming'.
Kate Scottow’s story is truly chilling. Three police officers showed up at her home and detained her, carting her off to the station and then interrogating her for having an argument with a transgender activist about “deadnaming,” and for referring to a man who identifies as a woman as a man. For this supposed offence, Scottow was arrested, photographed, had her DNA and fingerprints taken, and was locked up for seven hours on December 1 of last year. The arrest took place in front of her ten-year-old daughter and 20-month-old son, who is still breastfed. She is still apparently under investigation, and the police have not returned her cell phone or her laptop, which she needs for her ongoing studies pursuing a Masters’ degree in forensic psychology.
Mrs. Scottow – who has also been served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man – stated:
'I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present.
'I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation ... I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.'
Confirming the arrest, Hertfordshire Police said: 'We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.'
“When a fool is annoyed, he quickly lets it be known. Wise people will ignore an insult. When you tell the truth, justice is done, but lies lead to injustice” (Proverbs 12: 16-17).