Far-left Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has suspended a prosecutor for "deadnaming" and "misgendering" a transgender person accused of murder.
Prosecutor Shea Sanna is accused of referring to Hannah Tubbs, the infamous convicted child molester, by Tubbs' birth name — James Tubbs — and the male pronouns that refer to Tubbs' biological sex, Fox News reported. In the progressive world, these sins are known as "deadnaming" and "misgendering."
The exact nature of Sanna's punishment, including how many days he has been suspended, is not clear.
According to Fox News, Sanna once served as the lead prosecutor in the Tubbs case. But he transgressed when he "argued in the past that jailhouse phone calls show Tubbs was attempting to use gender identity to game the justice system – an argument that sources say made others in Gascon's office uncomfortable and led to the suspension," according to Fox News.
In response, Sanna said that "deadnaming" and "misgendering" Tubbs is simply a pretext for retaliation. That is because Sanna has been an outspoken critic of Gascón.
"I was suspended for speaking out against the Gascón Administration," Sanna said. "Misgendering Tubbs while informing them that they were being played is just their excuse for the suspension."
What is the background?
Tubbs made national headlines last year after being sentenced to a juvenile facility for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 2014. Tubbs was 26 years old at the time of sentencing.
Despite not being a minor, Tubbs was sentenced to a juvenile facility because Gascón, at the time, had a policy that prevented "children" from being criminally tried as adults. Gascón had also refused to move the case to the adult court system.
The case blew up after explosive jailhouse recordings revealed Tubbs had been gloating about the light sentence. The leniency later fell through when prosecutors in neighboring Kern County filed charges against Tubbs for a 2019 murder.
Gascón initially claimed he was unaware of the jailhouse tapes. But Sanna publicly disputed that.
"George Gascón was in possession of all evidence and knew or should have known of every statement made by Tubbs when he said he still believes Tubbs should be tried as a juvenile," Sanna told the New York Post last February. "Gascón knew about all 250 plus jailhouse tapes and removed me from the case the night before the hearing where I was going to play the tapes."
Gascón later opened an internal investigation in Sanna.
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