Andrew Balcer, who goes by "Andrea," is a perp who slaughtered his family because they didn't accept his transgender identity.
But it looks like the state of Maine is going to capitulate to his madness and recognize Andrew as a female in the state's prison system.
A man who claimed his motivation for slaughtering his family was their lack of support for his transgender identity has been quietly marked a "female" in the Maine prison system, and has been transferred to a mixed-sex facility where he is likely being housed with women.
This is a dangerous, murderous, unstable man. He murdered his mom and dad because they wouldn't accept his decision to live as a woman.
The details of his crime are gruesome.
Andrew Balcer, who goes also by the name Andrea, was one month shy of his eighteenth birthday when he murdered his mother, father, and family dog on Halloween night in 2016. According to reports at the time, Balcer had woken his mother and told her that he was having trouble sleeping. Alice Balcer asked her son if he was having a rough night and embraced him and, while she was attempting to soothe him, he stabbed her in the back nine times, killing her.
Balcer went on to murder his father, Antonio, and their pet chihuahua, Lily. The only member of the family Balcer spared was his older brother, whom he allowed to flee after telling him "it's not your day."
Yeah, this dude is now being treated as a female because the woke administrators in the state of Maine want to appease the LGBT cult instead of protecting women in women's prisons.
The presiding judge took his age, lack of a criminal record, and good grades into account as mitigating factors, but refused to consider his claim of gender dysphoria, saying other young people faced the same struggles and it shouldn't be used as an excuse for murder. Balcer was sentenced to 40 years in prison on December 4, 2018, and incarcerated at the Maine State Prison, a maximum security facility for men.
While Balcer was initially recorded as "male" in the Maine Department of Corrections directory, he is now listed as a "female" inmate and has been moved to the Maine Correctional Center (MCC) in Windham, a medium-to-minimum facility that houses both men and women. Most inmates at the facility have been sentenced to prison terms of 5 years or less.
Balcer, now 24, is described on his MDOC profile as being 6'1" and 245 pounds. The alteration made to his legal sex suggests he is now being housed with the female inmates at MCC.
In prison, Balcer has continued his "transition" to the other gender and now, since the state recognizes his imagined gender, he is almost certainly being housed with women.
What a joke this criminal justice system is. If PRISON can't even recognize reality, what hope do we have?
Freedom of Access Act requests to the Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) went unfulfilled, with the Department citing "confidentiality statues" when asked to confirm that Balcer is now housed with female inmates and to specify the exact date he was transferred to the Maine Correctional Center. They have not responded to a second request asking them to cite the "confidentiality statutes" which prevent them from sharing this information.
Balcer's transfer was likely the result of legislation signed into law last year related to the housing of transgender inmates.
LD 1044, a bill sponsored by Rep. Charlotte Warren (D-Hallowell), requires Maine prisons to "respect and acknowledge an incarcerated person's consistently held gender identity irrespective of anatomy or physique." The law specifies that housing placements must align with an inmate's stated gender identity unless doing so would present "significant management or security problems" or threaten the health and safety of the inmate.
Maine's Democrats passed a law that will, essentially, facilitate the mass rape and violence against women in prison because it's the woke thing to do.
This is just the one example we know of now, but we've seen it in other prisons. This is a disaster for the safety of women.
According to the Vera Institute of Justice, 86% of incarcerated women in the United States are survivors of sexual violence. Incarcerated women in other states with prison self-identification policies have reported experiencing trauma when forced to share confined spaces with male inmates, and some have described being subjected to sexual harassment, physical threats, and sexual assaults. Some incarcerated women have even stated they have been penalized for complaining about the behavior of males transferred into their facilities.
Everything woke turns to crap.
It ruins everything.