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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 09:59 AM

Transgender Woman Dies After Beating in Front of NYPD Precinct

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Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo.News

Islan Nettles was out in New York City with friends when a group of young men approached her, learned she was a transgender woman and began taunting and maliciously beating her—right in front of a police precinct in Harlem.

The fashion design student with delicate features was punched in the face, knocked to the ground and beaten until she lost consciousness on the night of August 16.

“They were called f****, they were called he-she’s, she males, things of that nature,” Nettles’ mother told a local newscast.

Islan Nettles, born Vaughn Nettles, fell into a coma she would never awake from. She died Thursday after being taken off of life support. She was only 21.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/transgender-woman-dies-beating-front-nypd-precinct-201642369.html



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chervilant Aug 2013 OP
icymist Aug 2013 #1
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get the red out Aug 2013 #3
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Response to chervilant (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 10:01 AM

1. See?! The pronouns do matter!

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Response to chervilant (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 10:02 AM

2. Why is the killer out on bail?

It says a great deal that they felt so empowered that they beat him in front of a police station.

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Response to chervilant (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 10:05 AM

3. What causes this?

Why do people feel the need to KILL SOMEONE because they lack the capacity, or initiative, to understand. How can someone else s existence be such an affront to them?

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Response to chervilant (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 10:20 AM

4. a MISDEMEANOR assault charge? beaten into unconsciousness is a MISDEMEANOR? in what

civilized society? oh, wait, I forget where we actually are.

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Nettles’ alleged assailant, Paris Wilson, was booked on a misdemeanor assault charge and freed on $2,000 bail. Last Friday, Nettles’ death was officially ruled a murder. According to a spokesperson for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, Wilson has not yet been arraigned on any murder charges, telling TakePart that “charges will be updated pending further investigation.”

Deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

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Response to chervilant (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 10:25 AM

5. Sorry, this is a duplicate topic

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