The two men charged with the assault of trans woman Jacina Carla Scamahorn at Boots, a local bakery have been released without posting bail. Both plead innocent.
Flippen was booked for 2nd Degree Assault and Malicious Harassment while Fessler was booked for Malicious Harassment. Fessler is due back in court on February 18, 2015.
Flippen and Fessler started harassing Ms. Jacina outside of Boots after observing the skirt she was wearing. They then followed her inside and began punching and kicking her.
The two had been drinking next door at a bar according to witnesses.
According to the Boots employee when the police arrived they intentionally misgendered Scamahorn, despite being corrected, repeatedly calling her by male pronouns.
khq.com has published an account of the court proceedings which reveal that the two men began beating her and threatened the barista when he tried to intervene.
Jacina Scamahorn wrote on Facebook:
“Police came as did emergency medical transportation. Unfortunately, both didn’t want to help because of my gender identity & expression. Really bad things were said concerning me and who I am as a person, or referring to my lack of being a human being. The server, attempted to stand up for me, but was shot down by the policemen’s remarks. His comments meant nothing to the men who chose not to see me as an individual that was hurt and in need of medical attention.”
Jacina is raising funds to help with medical costs on her Go Fund Me account.