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Man goes on trial over murder of trans woman

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  1. Abi Chrisopher 15 Apr 2009, 2:59pm

    I hold little hope for real justice for Angie Zapata the police have already done their best to get the case thrown out. And will a jury put its bigotry aside and convict Allen Andrade of murder I doubt it. I scary thing for me is I used to use the same website (mocospace) as Angie. It just show never pick people up online it might be the last you do.

  2. Well, Abi, I met my Partner, online, 7 years ago, Civil Partnered 3 years ago and so far, she hasn’t turned into a mad axe woman. Online isn’t the big deal everyone makes it out to be.
    As for Angie, I hope she gets the justice she and her family deserve. As I do the Transfolk being murdered on a monthly basis in Turkey but which aren’t getting the publicity that they deserve, especially for a country wishing to join the EU.

  3. Pumpkin Pie 16 Apr 2009, 12:49pm

    In societies where women still get grilled on how they were acting and what they were wearing before they got raped, a transsexual victim stands very little chance of justice. I guarantee there are people out there who think she had it coming for inadvertently “damaging” some guy’s masculinity. Even those very rare transwomen who intentionally set out to trick men don’t deserve anywhere near this sort of treatment. In fact, they don’t deserve any punishment whatsoever. People don’t have to tell you whether they support slavery or not before you consent to sleep with them, so why should gender matter? You goofed up, be more careful next time, move on. Simple as that. At least, it should be…

    Women can dress like men, but it’s abhorrent for men to degrade themselves by dressing like women. It’s good for a gay guy to experiment with women, but if a straight guy experiments with other men he has been tainted. Lesbians should be honoured if straight guys try to hit on them, but gay guys should be ashamed of themselves for staining the honour of their straight superiors. I could go on. Like I said in a previous article, I long for the day when it’s not an insult for a straight person to be mistaken for being gay. It’s an insult because gays are lower down in the social hierarchy – kinda similar to the way that fascists think mixed race coupling taints white bloodlines, but not coloured bloodlines (once again, it should be an honour for those lowly creatures!). And it’s the same reasoning behind why 90% of articles and studies on homosexuality focus only on gay men – it’s a terrible crime for men to risk their precious masculinity, whereas women were pretty worthless in the first place so the only real major crime there is the denial of their bodies to men as recreational objects.

    Ah, I’m ranting now. Bottom line is that I hope this court shows me that there are average people out there who care about equality and justice, and that cases like this almost make me wish there was such a place as “Hell” (just for violent monsters and not people who question deities).

    To leave on a note of love and note hate, this Angie girl is a cutiepie. Such a tragedy of chance that she was delivered into the arms of a hateful killer and not into those of someone who’d love the opportunity to show a cute girl a good time. Peace out! ~<3

  4. Pumpkin Pie 16 Apr 2009, 12:50pm

    I meant to say “not hate”, not “note hate”, right-right?

  5. the other half 16 Apr 2009, 8:16pm

    he’ll get off as half the jury probabily want to do the same thing to some fvck1ng trannie – i mean who wouldn’t want to right…

  6. The part where it says he hit her twice and then again when she tried to stand up, saying he “killed it” was actually sickening. I can picture it in my head. I hope the poor woman rests in peace.

  7. the other half 17 Apr 2009, 10:39pm

    sometimes, just sometimes my vow of pacficim is sorely tested.

    When I read that I had to remind myself I wouldn’t realy want to have him tortured.

    I’m reminded of my uneasy sympathy with Diamanda Gallis’ stance on rapists: ‘I don’t care who you are or what you’ve gone through, you need tied to a tree and tortured.’

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