Q: Hello, what is a transgender person supposed to do in life threatening situations when police aren't doing anything?
Transgender person receiving ongoing threats, stalking and life is in danger. This stalking person has multiple restraining orders and counts of sexual assault yet police aren't doing anything. Where do you go from here?
First of all, I would like to see more information.
If you have restraining orders in effect, then if you continue to be harassed by the person who is subject to the restraining order, you need to keep collecting evidence of the harassing conduct. You can do this by taking photos and/or videos of the perpetrator in the act, and go back to court and report the continued harassment. The local police are not there to do anything in particular to protect you from the harasser, except respond to your call in an urgent situation in which your health or safety are threatened. Nonetheless, continue to gather evidence of repeated instances of harassment and continue reporting back to the court to see what, if anything, the court may order for your further protection.
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