A trans-identified male previously convicted of kidnapping and attempted murderer called for violence against women who are critical of gender ideology, inciting a crowd in London to “punch” them in the face.
“Sarah Jane” Baker, formerly known as Alan, spoke to the LGBT crowd in Trafalgar Square in London on Saturday as part of the Trans+ Pride march. “I was gonna come here and be really fluffy and be really nice and say yeah be really lovely and queer and gay,” Baker said while holding an Antifa flag. “Nah, if you see a TERF, punch them in the fucking face,” he continued to raucous cheers from the crowd.
TERF refers to “Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist,” a term often used by trans-activists to describe women who are critical of their movement. Many women consider the acronym to be a slur as it is often accompanied by threats of violence.
Disturbingly, Baker has a long history of violent crime.
Baker was originally jailed as a young man for kidnapping and torturing the brother of his step-mother. When he was 21, he was then convicted of attempted murder after he broke into the cell of another prisoner and tried to kill them via strangulation. He served over 30 years behind bars in total and is often referred to as the UK’s longest serving transgender inmate.
In December of 2017 while still incarcerated, Baker cut off his own testicles.
“’I hated my body and I reached out to the staff and said to them, ‘if you don’t help me, I will help myself,’ and they just laughed,” Baker said during an interview in 2020.
“I’ve also been diagnosed with a personality disorder and one of my risk factors is being impulsive. It was an impulsive decision that I made to take a prison razor blade at 2 o’clock in the morning and to remove my own testicles,” he added.
After getting out of jail in 2019, Baker received a £10,000 (approx. $12,900 USD) sex-change operation at the taxpayer’s expense, and was provided with feminizing hormones. Since then, he has set up the “Transprisoner Alliance,” giving trans-identified prisoners clothes, make-up, and legal assistance. His organization campaigned to have trans-identified male inmates moved into women’s prisons.
Despite the obvious calls for violence, the London Metropolitan Police initially closed the case against Baker after they received a “number of reports in relation to the video.” Since then, the case was “reviewed” and has now been re-opened, with the police saying that the investigation remains “ongoing.”
Home Secretary Suella Braverman tweeted that she was “glad the police have decided to investigate this incident at a Trans Pride Event, having initially closed it with no further action,” adding that she was sure “the police will consider the evidence carefully.”
London Trans Pride stood behind Baker’s violent remarks in a statement to the Daily Mail. “Sarah and many others in our community hold a lot of rage and anger and they have the right to express that anger through their words,” a spokesman said.
“We do not condone violence, we do not back a call to arms for violence of any kind. We do condone righteous anger and the right to the free speech that was expressed yesterday. We have and will continue to march in peace,” they concluded.