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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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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.
If you want what you've never had, you've got to do what you've never done.





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