By Jonathon Van Maren
When Toronto Police tweeted out a photo of a bearded man on June 30 with the caption “News Release – Missing Woman, Ryerson Avenue and Bathurst Street area, Isobella Degrace, 27,” much of the internet was reduced to gales of laughter.
Our Emperor Has No Clothes moments have been coming in fast and hard for the last decade or so, but the sheer contrast between the photo and the caption encapsulated the ludicrousness of it all. The fact that it was an official police account made it even more ridiculous — to think of the enforcers of law and order being compelled to parrot such obvious lies, really is revelatory.
Gender ideology corrupts every institution it touches, but there is something particularly pitiful about watching the police knuckle under. In the U.K., the cops have regularly been called upon to bully ordinary citizens who have dared express dissent, and a recent incident in Canada highlighted the extent to which law enforcement has been domesticated by the transgender movement.
According to CTV, London Chief of Police Steve Williams has come forward to apologize for “deadnaming” transgender activist Clara Sorrenti. “Deadnaming” is the recently invented practice of referring to someone by the name found on their birth certificate, which generally reflects their biological sex.
Sorrenti, known online as Keffals, is a Canadian Twitch streamer and trans activist who has run for the Communist Party of Canada. Sorrenti was arrested earlier this month after someone sent emails to city councillors, that Sorrenti says were fraudulent, claiming that the trans activist planned to do harm to family members and politicians. The email included Sorrenti’s “deadname,” and the police also used the name during the arrest as well as a wellness check the following week. The activist promptly started a GoFundMe (raising almost $100,000 in less than a week.) Sorrenti is (naturally) accusing the London Police of transphobia, among other things.