The left is eating its own…A transgendered police officer who organized an event was kicked out of the same event because her uniform “could scare someone”. The left talks about being inclusive but they can’t even accept a police officer with a uniform on!
“Triggered” is the new buzz word the left uses anytime they feel uncomfortable or scared in a situation…The problem is that this is reality. Police officers will always be with us..thank goodness! They are great Americans who keep us safe by bravely going into dangerous situations to help people. Triggered? No, more like crybabies…
The city’s first transgender police officer was kept out of an event at the San Diego LGBT Community Center because she was wearing her uniform.
The Transgender Day of Awareness, an annual event to honor those who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence, was held Nov. 17 in the Hillcrest neighborhood.
Officer Christine Garcia, who transitioned last year, helped plan the event and was part of the Police Department security detail that watched over a commemorative march down University Avenue.
After the march, when Garcia tried to enter the event as a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, she was asked to leave because her uniform could upset others in attendance.
When leaders at the center learned what had happened, they apologized to Garcia and San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman.
“We do not wish to ever make any community member feel unwelcome … these officers are valued members of our community,” Delores Jacobs, chief executive officer of the LGBT center, said in a statement.
Jacobs said the occurrence was a misunderstanding of the center’s existing policy of inclusion, which seeks to acknowledge the concerns that members of the community may have without excluding others. Leaders have reviewed the policy with its staff since the event.
“While we need to support those that are uncomfortable and honor their reactions to valid and understandable difficult previous experiences, we also need to explain that… our LGBTQ San Diego police liaisons are a valued part of our community,” Jacobs wrote.
Longtime LGBTQ activist, City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez, said the incident was an outrage.
“Any officer, be they gay or straight, should be welcomed into our community center in uniform,” he said. “They protect our community and neighborhoods and make San Diego a better place.
Read more: San Diego Tribune