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  1. Police: Death of transgender woman a possible hate crime
    New York (CNN) -- The death of a transgender woman brutally beaten in New York is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said. Islan Nettles, 21, was attacked in the early morning hours on August 17. She died Thursday as a result of "blunt impact head injuries" ...

    Islan's mother reported "They were called faggots, they were called he-shes, she-males, things of that nature" and then at the end of the article we learn the suspect is already out on bail. I wonder what the bail is for killing a transgender person vs killing a "normal" person, whatever that is. ~
    Lori

    Follow up: In further research I learned the suspect was originally charged with misdemeanor assault, while the victim was "clinging" to life for some time after the attack. Police are expected to upgrade the charges.