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Teen Charged With Beating Transgender Male


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Teen Charged With Beating Transgender Male

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(Memphis) Chase Mason Kelley, 18 years old, is facing charges of aggravated assault after Memphis Police report he beat up a man because he is transgendered. According to the police report, the 20-year-old victim arrived at Methodist...

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I wondered when I read the article how accurate the report was. They called the victim a "transgendered male," and referred to the victim as a male all throughout the article.

(Headline): Teen Charged with Beating Transgender Male

"...[Kelley] beat up a man because he is transgendered."

"The victim told police he went to meet Kelly..."

"...Kelley attacked him, punching him until..."

When I decided to watch the video, I then found out that the victim was actually a [trans]woman.

Way t' go, WREG! Plain to see where you people stand when it comes to basic respect. <_<

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All I can say is "Oy!"

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I just noticed today that Lori obviously also thought it was a [trans]man who had been beaten up, as she had placed a tag on this thread that reads "ftm."

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You are right -- I didn't watch the video so I was confused by the article. Disgusting that the victim of this crime is further victimized by insensitive reporting. It's awful.

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