A video posted online on Wednesday reportedly captures a group of police officers harassing a gay woman inside a public womens’ restroom, ultimately ordering her out believing her to be a man.
According to Complex, the video showing the unidentified woman’s encounter with the officers was posted by blogger Tamara McDaniel.
“This is a girl, and you guys are harassing her because she’s a d*ke,” the person filming the encounter can be heard saying, as the footage shows a woman wearing a red shirt, scarf, and black cap being questioned by the officers.
“You’re a man?” a male officer asks.
“I’m a f*cking female,” the woman in the cap replies. “Do I have to tell you again?”
“You have ID?” the officer asks. When she says she does not, he orders her out, then pushes her toward the exit. A second officer is then heard calling her, “Sir,” causing the person filming to protest, “That is a f*cking girl.”
McDaniel alluded to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while posting the video, writing, “Is this what ‘Make America Great Again’ means? This makes me very sad and I want no part of this irrational fear.”
The video has amassed more than 2 million views since being posted earlier this month, and can be seen below.
CNN’s Gloria Borger demolishes Trump administration’s ‘absurd’ attempts to dodge responsibility for pandemic response
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," analyst Gloria Borger slammed President Donald Trump and his top officials for trying to skate responsibility for the president's own efforts to downplay the coronavirus pandemic for weeks.
"Gloria, when I asked the vice president earlier in the day why it took so long to grasp the severity of this pandemic, the vice president seemed to point the finger at the CDC, at China. He even said it took Dr. Deborah Birx until Friday to give them the latest modeling on the death toll, 100,000 to 240,000," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "What do you make of that kind of spin?"
Six-week-old newborn dies of coronavirus in US: state governor
A six-week-old infant has died of complications relating to COVID-19, the governor of the US state of Connecticut said Wednesday, in one of the youngest recorded deaths from the virus.
Governor Ned Lamont tweeted that the newborn was "brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could not be revived."
"Testing confirmed last night that the newborn was COVID-19 positive," Lamont said.
"This is absolutely heartbreaking. We believe this is one of the youngest lives lost anywhere due to complications relating to COVID-19."
Last week Illinois authorities said they were investigating the death of a child "younger than one year" who had tested positive for coronavirus.
Despite calls for global ceasefire, Trump threatens war with Iran amid COVID-19
"Unsatisfied with a global pandemic and an economic collapse, Trump wants to add a major war into the mix."
As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on world economies, claims tens of thousands of lives, and cripples healthcare systems worldwide, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to threaten to attack Iran and make the country "pay a very heavy price" for any "attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq."
Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!