June 8, 2012
The superintendent of the Chicago Police Department says that the reason one of his officers used a Taser stun gun on a woman days away from giving birth because “you can’t always tell whether somebody is pregnant.”
At eight-months pregnant, Tiffany Rent says she would think officers would have been aware of her condition before they assaulted and arrested her on Wednesday morning outside a South Side drug store.
“I was standing at the squad car close enough for him to see that I was pregnant,” Rent tells the Chicago Tribune.
by Lisa Black – Jan. 11, 2011 06:38 PM Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO – Michelle Lee was catching up with friends at a nightspot near her parents’ home when a bouncer pulled her aside.
“Can I ask you a personal question?” Lee recalled him asking. “Are you pregnant?”
She responded yes because, at eight months along, it would have been difficult to argue otherwise, she said later.
That Lee, 29, was drinking water, she said, didn’t matter to the bouncer who was staffing the Coach House bar near Roselle shortly after midnight Thursday.
Lee said he asked her to leave, telling her the bar would be liable if anything happened to her. She complied, but grew angrier over the weekend, questioning whether she had been discriminated against as a pregnant woman.
via Woman: I was kicked out of bar for being pregnant.