This in today from Al Riccio of Justice 4 Jane. We have to step up our fight and our fight doesn’t end with DCF. We must bring our fight to members of our community who stood with racist, transphobic institutions. Anyone who has read this blog knows where we stand on the matters of the state and the crumbs they throw to us. Yes a big extra fuck you to memebers of the LGBT community who stood with the state on this. We are ashamed of them.
“The public shaming of Jane Doe a victim of significant abuse and neglect is also inexplicable in light of the fact that the July 12 incident involved four girls, all of whom were restrained, all of whom were described in DCF records as hitting each other and staff,” the child advocate’s office said in a news release.”
The further you investigate, the more outrageous this case becomes. We now have irrefutable evidence that Jane, a transgender female 16-year-old, was singled out by CT’s Dept. of Children and Families and “punished” by being sent to a boy’s facility.
This is transphobia, child abuse, victim-blaming. Shame on Gov. Malloy and Commissioner Katz, and an extra “fuck you” to the members of the queer community who were so quick to write off Jane as “uniquely problematic” for the sake of trusting victim-blaming institutions (who, just to remind everyone, conveniently turned a blind eye to their own sexually abusive, child-molesting staff members).
Disgusted doesn’t begin to describe how I feel right now.