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Court put in lockdown as dangerous 'dirty protest' transexual prisoner appears in dock half naked

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pisacake Sat 07-Oct-17 16:13:39
"A courtroom was put into lockdown today for the sentencing of a transexual prisoner said to be one of the most dangerous inmates in the whole of the Scottish prison system.

Tiffany Scott, formerly known as Andrew Burns, was led into the dock, half naked to the waist, wearing the remains of a shirt torn to shreds, before shouting vile abuse at a sheriff."

"Members of the public were cleared from the courtroom, amid fears that Scott, who has been known to bite open his own veins and spray blood at people, presented "a clear danger"."

"Scott shouted "f*****g transphobe b*****d" and "c***" as Sheriff Livingston jailed him for a further year on five charges of assault and one of criminal damage, ordering the term to be served consecutive to his present, indeterminate sentence."

"The charges followed incidents between August and October 2015 while Scott, of Kinglassie, Fife, was in a segregation unit in Glenochil.

At the time, prison staff were complying with his requests that he should be known as "Mighty Almighty", or Obi Wan Kenobi."

"He covered himself in excrement which he also smeared round his cell door and over the observation port, and staged a self-hanging by shredding his tear-proof clothing into strips and making a noose, which he suspended from a sprinkler valve.

Warders – wearing full-body protective clothing, including helmet, visor, and gloves, and carrying 4ft by 2ft Plexiglass shields amid fears that Scott was armed with a medical cannula she had ripped from her body during hospital treatment – had to burst into her cell to save his life."

"Fellow prison officer Colin Park, 41, said Scott had told staff he had "weapons secreted", such as razor blades and needles, with which he could have harmed them, which was why he and his fellow officers had to wear full protective clothing to enter her cell and cut the noose from her neck during her attempted hanging."

"Violent criminal Andrew Burns, who has changed his name to Tiffany Scott, is demanding only female officers search him.

But three guards are defying orders to give him intimate body checks and have brought in their trade union to back them up.

The 25-year-old, who also calls himself Mitzababy, is not undergoing any treatment to transition to female.

“This week, he insisted on being strip-searched by female warders instead of males.

“The women gritted their teeth and did what they were told on the first day. But on the next shift, they refused point blank.

“Nobody blames them. Burns is creepy and quite clearly a man so there’s no reason why professional warders should have to go along with this fantasy.”"

QueenLaBeefah Sat 07-Oct-17 16:15:51

She sounds adorable.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 07-Oct-17 16:18:42

She is a man. A very unwell man by the sounds of it.

Youcanttaketheskyfromme Sat 07-Oct-17 16:18:56

This is one disturbed individual who sounds like they should be in a psychiatric facility.

IdaDown Sat 07-Oct-17 16:19:55

Trans or not, he/she sounds unwell.

Perhaps a regular prison is not where he/she should be.

heateallthebuns Sat 07-Oct-17 16:21:51

He sounds like he should be in a hospital not a prison!

SoPassRemarkable Sat 07-Oct-17 16:23:24

Good for the female prison warders for refusing to search him. Hope they're being supported.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 07-Oct-17 16:24:29

He needs psychiatric help.

PinkHeart5914 Sat 07-Oct-17 16:25:25

I think the person clearly is unwell and needs some professional help, I just hope they receive the care the obviously need.

ErrolTheDragon Sat 07-Oct-17 16:25:54

It does seem surprising this person (the report quite reasonably had no consistency of gender but Mr Almighty seems as good as any) isn't in a high security psychiatric unit.

falange Sat 07-Oct-17 16:26:02

I think he’s just horrible and needs to be in a mental institution not a prison. The poor prison staff.

Terfing Sat 07-Oct-17 16:26:19

That person clearly needs psychiatric help before returning to prison. That situation is completely unfair on everyone, including their fellow prisoners.

NoCryLilSoftSoft Sat 07-Oct-17 16:32:27

Agree this person is clearly very unwell and needs to be protected from themselves. I hope the staff caring for them are protected too. This is an extremely dangerous person.

I am shocked that they were allowed to be brought to court unclothed. Completely unacceptable. If they refuse to dress for court then they lose their court date and remain in their cell. No fun and frolics for them getting their kicks out of exposing their genitals to the public. I cannot believe that was allowed.

RaininSummer Sat 07-Oct-17 16:40:43

Yes, sounds like man who urgently needs to be sectioned.

OddBoots Sat 07-Oct-17 16:41:24

This person sound very unwell if guards couldn't even get them in some kind of nappy, boiler suit and handcuff set up for court.

NoCryLilSoftSoft Sat 07-Oct-17 17:16:16

I'm still trying to get my head round the whole "bringing a naked person to court" thing. Surely if someone is insisting on going to court naked or refusing to dress then they are clearly unwell and certainly not well enough to attend court! There has been a terrible decision made here by someone in authority and it is actually quite worrying. This person is ill and therefore vulnerable. They shouldn't have been allowed to be in the position they were put in by being allowed to attend naked. I think there should be an investigation into the decision to allow this to happen.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 07-Oct-17 17:20:32

I hate to say this but I saw this at the time along with the obligatory comments screaming for the newspaper (and I think the judge) to apologise for deadnaming and misgendering this individual <sigh>

busyboysmum Sat 07-Oct-17 17:20:37

He wasn't naked. Look at the pictures. He's in trousers and has ripped his shirt that's all.

busyboysmum Sat 07-Oct-17 17:21:43

Picture here.

Ktown Sat 07-Oct-17 17:24:09

This is just a man taking the piss out of transgender people.
He is clearly thoroughly unpleasant and doing no one any favours with this carry on.

Ereshkigal Sat 07-Oct-17 17:24:21

I hope all the newspapers do call him she, and print pictures. Anyone with half a brain cell will see the absurdity writ large, and the penny may drop that it's not exclusive to him.

PricklyBall Sat 07-Oct-17 17:25:07

Can we stop with the pussyfooting around saying "person" and "them"? This is clearly a violent, misogynistic, deranged MAN.

Ereshkigal Sat 07-Oct-17 17:25:32

How do you work that one out, Ktown? What's the criteria you're using for "transgender"?

Footle Sat 07-Oct-17 17:30:35

Why isn’t this man in Broadmoor?

jennielou75 Sat 07-Oct-17 17:30:37

It is a well known thing that people do dirty protests and act mentally ill to get a reduced sentence or be placed in a hospital which is easier for them to escthan a cell. I would say this is a sane angry man working through any methods he can to control his imprisonment and control others around him.

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