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Another trans woman attacked in Washington DC

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  1. Why? What business is it of someone elses if these women are transexual, transvestites or pink with yellow spots.

    There are some real hateful people out there.

  2. Harwant Kaur 4 Aug 2011, 3:07pm

    why don’t they just shoot themselves instead if shooting other people. Can’t have the world fit into the images these mad people set in their minds. And are they God to judge what is right and what is wrong. May their souls rot in hell,

  3. This is so worrying…

    1. Isn’t it? I’m having to consider whether or not I’d be too frightened to work in the US.

  4. friday jones 5 Aug 2011, 12:33am

    Sounds like gang activity, sometimes they get in after committing some kind of crime they’re ordered to do. Shooting a random or semi-random person is one of the more common ways to become a trusted member.

    1. And presumably any woman (trans or not) in that formerly trans-friendly area is going to be seen as a “legitimate target”

      It could be a serial nutter, but either way, very scary.

  5. Zoe Brain 6 Aug 2011, 1:03am

    In the USA, “Hunting Trannies” is a popular sport, as the perps know they’re unlikely to get caught, and if caught, unlikely to be convicted.

    Only 30% of such cases are solved.

    Few murders of sex workers are investigated well for that matter, they’re seen as disposable.

    In the UK, things are not that bad – though if the female victim is trans, with the right lawyer the perp can get a jury to agree that the victim strangled themselves, then covered their own body with a throw-rug just before expiring, as happened in the Kellie Telesford case.

  6. ladytanya 7 Aug 2011, 4:59am

    Wow she had a narrow escape, this is a worry as I am going to New York for the new year, and although I go every year, I do not always stay in Ny but this year I will be, in Brooklyn where I stay, I will buy a pepper spray, not much use against a gun I know but at least I hope I blind the mother F****r be for I snuff it

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