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  1. I still cannot, for the life of me, figure out why the murders of transgender poeple are NEVER immediately thought to be, believed to be, speculated that or suspected of being, a hate crime - only statements are made like (paraphrasing), "officials have not commented on whether the murder will be investigated as a hate crime," or "it's unknown if this will be concidered a hate crime," or "the murder is not being investigated as a hate crime at this time," etc., etc., etc..  Even in murders where their is unmistakable, viciously brutal over-kill, no one will even say, "this looks like a hate crime."   It's like they go total stupid about it.
    I don't get it.
    27 February 2017 | by Stefanie Gerdes
    "At least one news station – New Orleans’ WWL-TV – misgendered her, and a number of others used Chyna’s dead name." --gaystarnews.com
    Performer shot down in New Orleans is fifth trans woman to be killed in the US this year
  2. WASHINGTON, DC -- "A District man convicted of attacking a transgender woman last summer in Northwest Washington was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

    Russell Brock-Smith, 26, from Washington, D.C., was convicted of assault with intent to rob in November..."

    Read and news article: D.C. Man Gets 15-Year Sentence for Transgender Assault


    We've seen other reports of transgender attacks in Washington, DC. It leads me to wonder if DC is a particularly dangerous place for transgender people.
  3. This is a Developing Story that happened yesterday evening (2/2/12)

    WASHINGTON, DC -- Police are investigating a fatal stabbing at a Metrobus stop Thursday evening involving a transgender victim.

    Read the news article: Transgender Person Dies After Stabbing


    This is yet another crime against a transgender person in the DC area.

  4. "A transsexual former RAF sergeant has been jailed for eight months after he was discovered offering sex services with a 15-year-old boy..."

    Read the news article: Former RAF sergeant, 60, revealed as transsexual named Foxy Roxy is jailed for offering kinky sex with boy
  5. Malaysia transsexuals targeted in attacks: Report
    Sunday Times.lk
    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16, 2012 (AFP) - At least 13 transsexuals have been assaulted in a city in Muslim-majority Malaysia in recent months, stirring fears that a gay-bashing gang is on the loose, a report said Thursday. The latest attack in Kuantan in ...
  6. Turkey: Another victim in the undeclared war on transgender women ...
    By Helen G
    Melda Yuksel is murdered in Turkey, the latest victim in an undeclared war against transgenderwomen.
  7. This article is another one of those that can't seem to get pronouns straight. I had to read the article twice before I really understood who was who and who did what. -dml

    Submitted by Tenessa Jennings, Community Web Producer
    Friday, July 13th, 2012, 11:22am
    "Officers arrested a Chapin man after he threatened another man, who lives the lifestyle of a woman, with a crowbar, sheriff’s deputies say.

    "According to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department incident report, on July 8, officers responded to Sandbar Road in Chapin for a civil dispute involving a weapon." -lexington.wistv.com

    Report: Transgender woman threatened with crowbar after refusing sex
  8. Man Sentenced in Transgender Murder Case
    fox4kc.com
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thirty years. That's how long Kenyon Jones will spend in prison for the shooting death of Darnell Pearson — a man who identified as a woman and went by the name Dee Dee. Darnell (Dee Dee) Pearson, 31, was gunned down...
  9. Jay Sorgi Jan. 23, 2013 - Updated Jan 25, 2013
    "MILWAUKEE - Five suspect now face murder charges in the disappearance case of Ebony (Evon) Young.

    "Billy Griffin, 28, Ashanti Mcalister, 18, and Victor Stewart, 27, each now face murder charges. They previously had been charged with substantial battery.

    "Ron Allen, 37 of Milwaukee, and Devin Seaberry, 23 of Milwaukee, were charged Wednesday after an investigation into the disappearance of Young." --todaystmj4.com

    Five suspects now charged with killing missing transgender rapper (w/Video)
  10. Transgender Latin Americans face violence, bigotry
    Reuters AlertNet
    Transgender Latin Americans face violence, bigotry. A transgender sex worker looks waits for customers on a street in Tegucigalpa, Honduras...

    I'm not exactly sure why they had to use a transgender sex worker (as opposed to perhaps a transgender community volunteer) to illustrate their story. I suppose transgender people are so marginalized that the sex workers tend to become synonymous. That is a sad reality for many, even in more "civilized societies." But in any event, the statistics are alarming and unacceptable. I hope a focus on human rights will lead to a better life for our transgender brothers and sisters in these countries. ~ Lori
  11. Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    "FONTANA, Calif. — A transgender woman was found murdered in her Southern California apartment on Tuesday, with evidence of a violent struggle." --lgbtqnation.com

    Transgender woman who appeared in online reality series found murdered (w/Video)


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    I realize not every crime against someone from the TGLB community is a hate crime, but if someone was hurt due to hate, then it should be addressed. I find it mind-boggling how it seems that everytime a [trans]person is murdered, the first thing out of authorities (after they mis-gender the victim), is that it was not, or is not believed to be, a "hate crime."

    I realize that authorities must and should work with facts, but in this case they have no motive yet (or there was no motive at the time of this article), so if they have no motive, how can they say yet whether this woman's murder was a hate crime or not?

    <scratching head>