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Conís sex-change surgery stopped
Boston Herald ^ | 11/20/12 | Richard Weir

Posted on 11/20/2012 11:07:13 AM PST by raccoonradio

Convicted wife-killer Michelle Kosilek will have to wait a bit longer to learn if his taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery can commence.

The controversial procedure has been postponed, a federal judge ruled today, until the state’s appeal of the operation is decided. The Patrick administration appealed the surgery to the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolf told Department of Correction lawyers today he is putting the brakes on the entire matter because once the surgery is over, there’s no going back if the appeals court rules in favor of the state.

Kosilek, formerly known as Robert Kosilek, is living as a woman at the all-male MCI-Norfolk state prison.

A Dec. 19 hearing was also set today in federal court in Boston to hear demands from Kosilek’s lawyers for $800,000-plus in legal fees.

Kosilek legally changed his name to Michelle two decades ago. He is serving life without the possibility of parole for the 1990 strangulation of his 36-year-old wife, Cheryl Kosilek. Hormone treatments have enabled him to develop breasts. He briefly received electrolysis treatments in 2008.

Wolf remarked in his September decision that Kosilek is “a man who truly believes that he is a female cruelly trapped in a male body.” He found the Department of Correction violated Kosilek’s Eighth Amendment right to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: heshe; kosilek

1 posted on 11/20/2012 11:07:21 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...
Michelle ma belle

Howie list ping

2 posted on 11/20/2012 11:09:21 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

“Con’s sex-change surgery stopped’

Hopefully in the middle of the procedure........


3 posted on 11/20/2012 11:09:51 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: raccoonradio
Problem:

Solved.

4 posted on 11/20/2012 11:10:10 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: raccoonradio

Give him a razor blade and a box of bandaids!


5 posted on 11/20/2012 11:10:10 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: raccoonradio

No his wife’s body was cruelly trapped in the trunk of her car.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 11:10:19 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: raccoonradio

poll
Herald Pulse
Do you support sex-change surgery for Michelle Kosilek?

1% - I may disagree, but yes. The court ruled

10% - No. His health is not threatened

89% - No. Crazy it ever got this far to begin with.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 11:10:30 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

He strangled his wife. Obviously he is a monster...and this is how he’s getting his attention now. What fools we are for indulging these freaks....even a little bit.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 11:10:37 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: raccoonradio

Just 100 years ago, people like this were committed or killed by mobs. Now they’re allowed to murder their wives, live off taxpayer money in a cushy jail cell AND get their genitals hacked off.

My great-grandparents are rolling in their graves!


9 posted on 11/20/2012 11:11:12 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: raccoonradio

charming.....


10 posted on 11/20/2012 11:11:12 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: raccoonradio; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz

Some guys will do anything to have conjugal visits with ladies.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 11:11:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: raccoonradio
The he she when she was a he, it's a mixed up muddled up shook up life except for Lola,L-0-L-A

Sep. at birth?

Cheryl Kosilek, brutally murdered by her transgendered husband

12 posted on 11/20/2012 11:13:52 AM PST by raccoonradio
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http://www.independentsentinel.com/2012/09/kosilek-transgender-murder-case-just-got-a-whole-lot-worse/

>>SEPT. 2012: Background Story: Cheryl Kosilek came home one night in 1990 to find her husband Robert Kosilek dressed in her clothes. A fight ensued which ended when he garroted her, near to beheading. He then put her body in the trunk of her car and left it in a shopping mall.
He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
The story doesn’t end there. Robert Kosilek sued the state to provide him with transgender surgery because of his “identity crisis.”
If he has the surgery, which could cost taxpayers as much as $20,000, he will be housed with WOMEN.
U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf has ordered the surgery. Transgender groups see this as a great victory and appear to have little regard for the women he will be housed with in prison. Nor do they seem to have any regard for the family of the murder victim or for the taxpayers who will have to foot this bill.
Senator Scott Brown is trying to help the victim’s family fight this “outrageous use of taxpayer money.”


13 posted on 11/20/2012 11:15:01 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
The Boston Phoenix seemed to side with she/he/it. Here was a comment someone wrote in reply to their editorial:

Boston Phoenix editorial

>>Sorry but your argument is not shared by most rational people, including most in the Trans community. Michelle Koslinek (sic) gave up her (sic) rights to live as she wanted when she (ditto) was convicted of murder. The fact is that many transsexuals are forced to live without gender surgery because they can't afford it. They manage to survive in spite of the body dysphoria.

>>While gender reassignment surgery may help Michelle Kosnilek to feel better,it is not a life threatening medical issue and therefore the tax payers should not be forced to pay the bill. This is also setting a precedent that is dangerous. Are the tax payers going to have to start paying for bariatric surgery or other cosmetic procedures because the prisoner feels depressed and unhappy with their body? Are the tax payers going to be required to pay for years of Koslinek's )(sic) electrolysis, breast augmentation, facial feminzation surgery, hair transplants, scalp reduction and whatever else she feels is necessary for her to transition effectively? Transitioning can cost well over $100,000. Gender Reassignment surgery is just the start. I wonder how much the tax payers have already paid for her hormone therapy and psychiatric care? Seriously, this borders on insanity and I'm glad that both Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren have the common sense to say so.

>>By the way, I'm a post-op TS myself. I understand Gender Conflict. I waited until I was 55 y.o, before I could have SRS and I did not commit suicide. I think Koslinek is a manipulating the system and I'm not buying it. Letting her live as a female and giving her hormones seems more than compassionate.

14 posted on 11/20/2012 11:23:14 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Put him in a cell with Bubba and Slasher Sam. Give Sam a dull knife and the problem is solved.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 11:24:02 AM PST by Kent1957
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To: raccoonradio

The women he will be housed with will have little regard for him.


16 posted on 11/20/2012 11:24:37 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: raccoonradio

“U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolf told Department of Correction lawyers today he is putting the brakes on the entire matter because once the surgery is over, there’s no going back if the appeals court rules in favor of the state.”

Why not? Just put it on ice and re-attach if he loses.


17 posted on 11/20/2012 11:29:53 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

>> Just put it on ice and re-attach if he loses.

Yes, in a procedure called an “add-a-dick-to-me” :)


18 posted on 11/20/2012 11:30:45 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

You are missing Iggy Pop in your comparison pics


19 posted on 11/20/2012 11:35:00 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: V_TWIN
I thought the same thing - at what point was the surgery "stopped?"


20 posted on 11/20/2012 11:47:08 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

So what’s the official medical term for this procedure?

CRANK-ECTOMY?


21 posted on 11/20/2012 11:50:57 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: raccoonradio

This was a choppadicoffamie interruptus.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 11:51:39 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: raccoonradio

there’s always the zipper.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 11:57:49 AM PST by Morris70
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To: raccoonradio

Leave him as a eunuch.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 12:00:11 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: raccoonradio

Give him the sex change and then since he is still genetically male, put him in a prison with male sex offenders.
Give him a taste of irony.
I’m sure he’d love it.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 12:02:15 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Hammerhead

yes
http://mohamed.dali.free.fr/dc2/public/concerts/Iggy_Pop.jpg

pic a bit big


26 posted on 11/20/2012 12:12:18 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

No surgery in the world can suddenly make this person sprout two X chromosomes. What we will end up with is a confused, mutilated he who wants to act like a she.

The taxpayers should not have to pay for this nonsense.


27 posted on 11/20/2012 12:15:27 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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Awwww. C’mon!

He just wants to be able to vote his lady parts!


28 posted on 11/20/2012 12:19:02 PM PST by NonLinear (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: raccoonradio

So, he went off half-cocked?


29 posted on 11/20/2012 12:26:52 PM PST by tnlibertarian
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