Trans woman assaulted for a second time this year in San Francisco
For a second time this year a transgender woman has been attacked on the streets of San Francisco.
In January, Samantha Hulsey was stabbed multiple times coming out of a municipal railway bus in the Civil Centre district of the city.
Then this week, walking along with her girlfriend Daira Hopwood, Hulsey was the subject of yet another attack.
A friend wrote on Facebook that they were subjected to “a transphobic attack,” saying a man and a woman accosted them.
Hulsey was punched in the face by the man, but not before she and Hopwood had hot coffee poured on them.
Suspects Dewayne Edward Kemp, 36, and Rebecca Louise Westover, 42, were arrested at the scene of the crime after police were hailed.
Both suspects are in custody at the San Francisco county jail.
Meanwhile CCTV footage from the scene is being analysed.
Police sat they thought the attack was motivated on the fact that Hulsey is transgender, and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee also commented on the attack.
“There is never an excuse for violence in our communities, and while much progress has been made in the last decade to advance transgender rights, anti-transgender violence sadly still exists,” Lee said.