A mother was arrested, put in jail for seven hours, and her cell phone and laptop are still being held by police, all because she allegedly "misgendered" someone on Twitter.
The U.K. never ceases to amaze!
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After 38-year-old Kate Scottow referred to a transgender woman as a man online in the United Kingdom, police arrived at her home to detain her and locked her in a cell for seven hours. Her children, an autistic pre-teen and an infant, bore witness to her arrest.
After being taken to a Hertfordshire police station, she was interrogated over an argument she had with an activist on Twitter over “deadnaming“.
Although she was released after seven hours, Scottow had her photograph, DNA, and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation. She was arrested on December 1 by British authorities and still has not had her cell phone and laptop returned to her from authorities – which she says is hindering her studies for a Masters in forensic psychology.
Writing on an online forum, Scottow said:
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.
In a statement, Hertfordshire police confirmed the arrest and said they "take all reports of malicious communication seriously". High Court papers obtained by The Daily Mail specify that Scottow is accused of a "campaign of targeted harassment" against Stephanie Hayden, the Twitter user she misgendered.
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