On April 19th, 2016, the CEO of target put out a defense of the Target pervert protection policy. Here are two paragraphs from that statement:
Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.
We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.
That statement needs an amendment to be accurate. I wrote this amendment to accurately reflect their policy.
We believe in inclusivity, therefore when you are in our bathrooms or changing rooms, we will allow the inclusion of cell phones and cameras because we don’t believe in excluding anybody or anything. If you can’t handle that then just take your business somewhere where they place personal privacy over the rights of perverts who wish to catch you in various stages of undress. And in the interest of inclusivity, we do not discriminate because of age. You are never too old or too young to be violated in our stores.
In the latest episode, a woman was in a changing room and a man held his phone up and was taking pictures of her as she undressed. She caught him and he fled the store. He was caught the next day. His name at birth was Sean Patrick Smith. After being arrested, he claimed he identifies as Shauna Patricia Smith, a transgender.
Smith was caught because of surveillance video from the store, so I am assuming he was dressed as a man because he would be hard to identify if he had been decked out as a woman. Of course Target has a strict policy on determining whether you are a transgender or not. You have to say you are.
Smith was arrested and charged with one count of felony voyeurism.