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US: Murdered NYC trans woman was violently beaten in front of police precinct

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  1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 25 Aug 2013, 9:21am

    Delores Nettles, I’m positively sure that tens of thousands of LGBTQ persons all over The World mourn over your womderful child ! This is so awful and injust. An artistic and Nice person being so brutally killed. We all cry with you. Here in “distant” Scandinavia too. LOVELY MOTHER !

  2. It’s so sad, and it’s almost as though the NYPD are acting like Russian police in these crimes – ignorance and homophobia.

    It would be interesting for someone to start collating data under freedom of information laws about what the NYPD is doing in these cases, compared to others.

    There is no other reason I can think of for there being such a dramatic rise in violent crimes against LGBT people, and I think we’ll see an answer to that if more stats were checked.

    Is there an element of the NYPD failing to prevent? Or maybe an element of it involved in protecting those guilty? Something is amiss here, and knowing how corrupt the NYPD seems to be (violence against protestors, funding from corporate banks, senior officers let off of abuse caught on video…) I do not trust that this isn’t a deeper story than is being told.

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 25 Aug 2013, 1:41pm

      Interesting, Bloke Toys ! Of course one can not compare my little Oslo, Norway to a big metropol like N Y. But I just want to mention; Police men and Police women have participated in The Pride Parade here in Oslo for several years. Dressed in full uniforms- and they are gay. But more important is that Our Organization-LLH , Norway, have a close cooperation with the police department here in Oslo. Information both ways ! In connection with hate crimes and to raise awareness among people working in The Police. This co work has been fruitful and The Government wants it to continue !

    2. Sheryl Hunter 25 Aug 2013, 4:20pm

      “no other reason I can think of for there being such a dramatic rise in violent crimes against LGBT people” besides it being the police allowing it? Then you obviously haven’t been paying attention to the state of the world lately.

      People are seeing video’s posted of LGBTQ being beaten to a pulp or killed that have people CHEERING it on.

      A lot of religious organizations are furious at the new laws making it legal for LGBTQ to marry each other and some even promoted violence against LGBTQ as the answer.

      We have a huge battle going on across the world trying to stop this kind of behavior, but just as many are taught hate at home. This is a pattern when it comes to any break through in equal rights. It has happened over and over again throughout history.

      It doesn’t make it right, but what it does mean is that while this is going on be smart. Protect yourself, don’t go out in small groups, keep pepper spray on you and try to stay in well lit/populated areas. Exactly what we tell women.

      1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 25 Aug 2013, 6:54pm

        Yes I know the state in many, many countries (Turkey for instance, which I know very well !-) is extremely hard for trans people. And Latin America- not to forget. I have been a member of org. working for gay and transgender people since 19 64. But still I feel it is important to mention the positive cooperation we have i Norway, Denmark, and above all Sweden !

  3. Velvet Steele 25 Aug 2013, 3:57pm

    10 steps forward, 8 steps back! So sad and you mean to tell this police station had no security cameras collecting data anywhere? Or did they turn them off? I believe the latter! My heart goes out to the family and friends! Ooxx

    1. Well said. I bet if some cop had been beaten to death outside this station you bet ur bottom dollar the evidence would be there to catch the culprits, for the NYPD this seems like just another case that will end up in another file gathering dust.

      1. This stuff makes my blood boil!

        R.I.P

  4. Mind numbing that this kind of mindless violence is still happening in the 21st Century.
    As always, the individual that instigated and incited this cruel act was obviously driven by self loathing and abject hatred and would do the world a great favour if he just came out and accepted his own sexuality.

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 26 Aug 2013, 2:25pm

      Yes, harry- very often self loathing (— lack of deeper acceptance ) at a point where an individual can no longer deny his homosexual feelings is the mental background. So in order to “protect himself” he desperately attacks the “deceiver”-THE person who made this clear to him / her.
      Greetings from Norway !

      1. Andrew Swift 27 Aug 2013, 1:06am

        We often want to think that haters hate us because they really hate themselves, and in some cases it’s true. But there are people in the world who learned learned hatred at their parent’s knees, and there are some who had good upbringing and are hateful anyway.

  5. Hang on everyone, just back right up.

    How can this perp be GAY?

    This is what makes me angry about all you LGB peeps, you assume bacause a man is attracted to a Trans woman he is GAY!!!!

    Are you for real?

    If he is attracted to a trans women then he is straight, he didn’t even know she was Trans until she was outed.

    You LGB peeps nearly always assume that because a man is attracted to a trans woman he MUST be gay.

    What a load of rubbish. How can a man be attracted to a woman and not know she is trans be gay? That assumption is just idiotic.

    For the last time, Trans woman are not gay men ok? Do you realise the hurt you guys cause by presuming all transwomen are gay men, we are not men ok.

    We are not Transvestites or Crossdressers either, so please think about what you write and don’t assume because a man is attracted to a transwomen then he must be gay the idea is preposterous.

    If a man is attracted to a trans woman and he knows she is pre-op at best he is Bisexual.

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