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Archive for Thursday, September 24, 2015

A transgender woman says TSA in Orlando detained her because of an ‘anomaly’

After enjoying the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal last weekend, Shadi Petosky was traveling back home Monday when TSA officials at the Orlando International Airport detained her for an anomaly. Petosky, who is a transgender woman and a writer, started tweeting her experience after she stepped into the body scan machine, where officers select a pink or blue button to scan female and male travelers based on officers gender perceptions. People whose bodies dont conform to their perceived gender, like transgender and gender non-conforming people, can be subject to additional screenings and pat-downs. Petosky said the body scanner picked up an anomaly, so she told the officer she was transgender, but she said the agent didnt appear to ...
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Alleged Zimmerman Shooter To Stand Trial

A man who allegedly shot at George Zimmerman has been ordered to stand trial for attempted murder. Matthew Apperson also faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm.
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