Friday, May 13, 2016

Girl Attacked by Man in Chicago-Based Public Restroom // Culture Warriors Blame Trans-Inclusive Restroom Policies

There's a news story trending right now on Facebook about an 8-year-old girl who was attacked in the public restroom of a Chicago deli by a man.

Here's the gist: a man named Reese Hartstirn allegedly attacked the girl earlier this week, strangling her into unconsciousness. Her screams alerted her mother, who rushed into the bathroom and found the man dragging the unconscious girl into a toilet stall.

The girl was rescued and the man was arrested. He was charged with felony counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery of a child. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of battery and aggravated assault of a peace officer for allegedly trying to punch the booking officer. He was denied bond and remains in jail.

I made the mistake of checking out several of the Facebook posts connected to this story. Almost all of them are connecting this attack to trans-inclusive ordinances.

Keep in mind that this man was not in drag. He was not wearing women's clothing. As far as I can ascertain, he has not identified as a trans woman, nor has he used that excuse to attempt to justify his presence in the women's restroom.

And even if he was a trans woman and/or a predator who claimed to be a trans woman so that he could get access to young girls in the public restroom, he still managed to get arrested for doing bad deeds in the public restroom.

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