I'm confused by this story....

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    What was so offensive about what the cops said?





    Kansas City police apologize for anti-transgender posts during ‘tweet-along’
    The police department in Missouri said it regrets posting offensive tweets during a live stream detailing two officers' interaction with a transgender prostitute.
    [​IMG] Twitter The Kansas City Police Department is apologizing for offensive tweets posted on this weekend's 'tweet-along.'
    They were on patrol, but maybe somebody should have been patrolling their Twitter.

    The Kansas City Police Department in Missouri is apologizing after posting tweets that targeted the transgender community this weekend.

    The police department held a "tweet-along," the social media version of a ride-along, Friday night. The tweets gave their 58,000-plus followers a glimpse into the jobs and minds of department employees.

    The officers stopped to talk to a female "possible prostitute" on Independence Avenue Friday night, according to Twitter. They asked her why she became a sex worker and suggested she instead try working at a nearby Sonic fast-food restaurant, which had a help wanted sign in the window.

    The officers soon realized the woman was not what they had expected.

    "Wait. That prostitute was, in fact, a man. Not doing anything against the law at present so they let him/her go," a tweet read.

    Critics called out the officers for harassing transgender people and said it was not the first time.

    The department said the officers were worried about the transgender woman because of the "violence that can and has been perpetrated against" transgender prostitutes.

    The police department did not return calls from The Daily News before publication Sunday night.

    The department has held multiple tweet-alongs since April 2012 "to give the public a better idea of what officers face on a given shift," according to their website.

    In November, the Human Rights Campaign named Kansas City, Mo., "a beacon of hope" for the LGBT community, according to KCUR.
     
  2. Pickle Jar

    Pickle Jar Well-Known Member

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    Bottom line ...people need to stop tweeting and facebooking.
     
  3. 1Vegasgirl

    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Absolutely nothing. The pc police just keep having to demonize normalcy.
     
  4. Dick Fitzwell

    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    What's offensive is that they apologized.
     
  5. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Who the hell knows what to call someone who cannot tell if they're a man or woman?!

    If it has balls, it's a man. End of confusion.
     
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless VIP

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    People get upset over the stupidest crap...Grow up already..You can't say anything anymore without someone telling you to apologize because you've offended them, like saying Merry Christmas..Its "Happy Holidays" It irks me.
     
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    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    h89fvh8dfha8hfv9a0 and teehee like this.
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless VIP

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    What gets me is she got so many signatures..Idiot woman..
     
  10. Head Censor

    Head Censor Turgid Member VIP

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    This expression of faux outrage is just standard operating procedure for proponents of the 'culture of victimization' which pervades many segments of society today.

    Nothing of worth or value to see here, please move along.