Assassin Dana Rivers despatched to ladies’s jail

On June 15, Dana Rivers (ne David Chester Warfield) was sentenced to life with out the potential of parole. In 2016, Rivers murdered Patricia Wright and Charlotte Reed, a lesbian couple, in addition to their son, Benny Diambu-Wright, then set their home on hearth. Rivers has been positioned within the Central California Ladies’s Facility.

California’s Transgender Respect, Company, and Dignity Act (SB 132) got here into effect on January 1 2021, signed into legislation by Governor Gavin Newsome, permitting inmates to be housed primarily based not on their intercourse however their self-declared gender identification. Maintain Prisons Single Intercourse USA (KPSS) reports {that a} third of male inmates who’ve requested such transfers for the reason that legislation handed have been registered intercourse offenders.

Rivers, now 68, has been a identified trans activist for the reason that 90s, fired from his instructing job in 1999 for talking about his “intercourse change” to his college students. “That is a few tenured trainer who went approach over the road by sharing non-public points with college students,” Scott Rodowick, faculty board president, mentioned on the time. District directors had instructed Rivers to not talk about his “transition” with college students. In 1999, the LA Instances reported that Rivers had “clarify[ed] a lifetime of interior turmoil and the transformation from man to lady” to college students outdoors of sophistication, additionally giving an interview with the varsity paper, “discussing the failed marriages, restoration from alcoholism, the remedy, the concern of rejection by college students who would possibly label the trainer a freak.” Dad and mom referred to as the discussions “unprofessional” and “outrageous.”

Rivers was additionally active in “Camp Trans,” a male-led harassment marketing campaign in opposition to Michfest, an annual woman-only pageant which led to 2015 after ongoing accusations of “transphobia.” These trans activists has distributed flyers studying, “Actual ladies have cocks,” as a part of their marketing campaign.

Camp Trans flyer

In 2000, Rivers had insisted he must be granted entry on account of being a “womyn-born-womyn,” writing:

“In my coronary heart I do know this to be true. My mom and daughter and lesbian lover know that that is who I’m. The Goddess in my prayers is aware of this. Absolutely, telling Lisa Vogel is not any stretch for me.”

Patricia and Charlotte have been common attendees at Michfest in addition to members of a ladies’s bike membership called The Deviants that Rivers was involved in as an enforcer. In keeping with prosecutors, the motive “was a mixture of private animus and anger at Reed for leaving an all-women biker gang.” Evidence reveals Rivers shot and stabbed Wright and Reed repeatedly within the bed room of their East Oakland dwelling. Decide Scott Patton, who oversaw the trial final the place Rivers was convicted, said, “It was essentially the most wicked crime that I’ve dealt with within the felony justice subject in 33 years.”