42-year-old Crystal Caponigro is charged with criminal trespass after Metro Police coaxed her out of a locked bathroom inside of Nashville Fire Station #9 in downtown Nashville at around 1 a.m.
Metro Nashville Police arr formally launching the ‘Safe Place’ program Thursday, placing signage on businesses considered a ‘safe place’ to wait while an officer responds to a reported hate crime.
Metro Nashville has been quietly handling their response to the transgender shaming incident by multiple city employees in October. Along the way, they have shown some signs of progress. However, they also took 28 days to ask the victim’s name, and are considering a city-wide response that does nothing to address the behavior of the employees. Goodlettsville, however, addressed the incident with a passion, and moved forward with the support of their community.
MNPD considers Seattle’s ‘Safe Place’ initiative in response to recent transgender shaming incident. The program would simply put ‘rainbow badge’ stickers on businesses where LGBT citizens could wait and ‘feel safe’ while waiting for one of those officers to arrive, when they report a crime.