Transgender Woman Claims Former Male Self a Murderer

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  1. TrackerSam

    TrackerSam New Member

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    Authorities in Washington State believe that a series of murders of prostitutes in 1990 were committed by Washington resident Douglas Perry. Now Perry has been captured and charged with the murders, but Douglas has become "Donna," a transgender woman who claims that she is not responsible for the murders because Douglas no longer exists.

    If Donna’s defense were to be accepted by the courts, it could lead to unintended consequences for the transgender community as their former selves could possibly be universally considered mentally ill. This is a diagnosis that people with alternate lifestyles have been working hard to defeat for decades.

    Donna's central defense, the claim that becoming a woman helped stem her violent tendencies, is disputed by Jack Halberstam, a transgender professor of American and gender studies at University of Southern California.

    Halberstam called the defense a "very sketchy and a desperate defense ploy."

    "Even if we as a person are less aggressive once we resolved a gender disorder, it does not absolve the responsibility of killing three women," the professor said. "As a legal defense, putting away the science, it's absolute nonsense."

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...er-Woman-Says-Her-Male-Alterego-is-a-Murderer
     
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  3. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    If they allow this defense it not only affects the LGBT community. It is a slippery slope from there to making the argument - ie. the me I was 10 years ago is not the me I am today period, no sexual reassignment needed.

    Next it will be the heathen me of ten years ago committed this crime, but now I have a relationship with God, I am not that same heathen, blah blah blah.
     
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    Unless I am ill informed, gender reassignment is about counseling, hormone therapy and plastic surgery. The personality and mind of the person remain the same, this is where intent to harm is formed and then carried out. This will never fly in a court of law- ever. My opinion only of course!
     
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    I think this one has been used for years, if not decades, at least by some prisoners
    seeking post conviction relief - appeals, parole boards, habeus corpus, etc.
     
  6. wonders

    wonders My opinion's may not alway's be right but they are

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    What a crock!
     
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    michmi New Member

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    Oh, for God's sake....
     
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