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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:35 AM

Trans woman beaten & dragged behind car for blocks

A transgender woman was severely beaten and then tied to the bumper of a minivan and dragged for two blocks behind the moving vehicle. The victim, who hasn’t been named yet, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Jacksonville, Florida, police refused to release the video footage from the city’s Real Time Crime Center, but the incident was recorded. A department spokesperson showed clips from the footage that showed the vehicle but said the video was too graphic to be distributed to the public.

“We can’t release it,” Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Brien Kee said. “It is horrendous.”

Eric Shaun Bridges has been arrested for attempted murder after tips led to the discovery of the vehicle and pointed to his involvement.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:37 AM

1. 😢 awful

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:48 AM

2. Shocking brutality, reminded me of James Byrd noted in the article,

>"The attack is reminiscent of the racially-motivated murder of James Byrd, Jr., in 1998. Byrd was dragged behind a pickup truck for miles by three white supremacists. The killing made national news and spurred calls for a federal hate crimes law.

The resulting law, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, honors both the life of Byrd, but also Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was beaten and tied to a fence to die in Wyoming."

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 09:19 AM

4. This is why neo nazis and white supremacists can fuck off and die for all I care.

We shouldn't be giving these scumbags the time of day, let alone a media platform.

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 09:41 AM

7. Perhaps you should click on the link.

Seems doubtful the perpetrator is a white supremacist.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 09:21 AM

5. Exactly what came to mind for me as well.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 12:26 PM

8. The perpetrator was not a white man. nt

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 09:00 AM

3. Hatred for the Other

More than 60 years ago, Frantz Fanon discussed how people who hate based on religion also are the ones who hate based on race and sexuality.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 02:15 PM

10. Somehow I doubt this will be a religion type thing.

Just a guess.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 03:01 PM

12. No, but it has everything to do with hatred.

A psychiatrist, Fanon pointed out how haters think.

Like some people hate religious people.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 09:23 AM

6. I'm very glad they have arrested someone for this.

May he live to regret his act thousands of times while in prison.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 12:35 PM

9. I hope this waste of a human is charged with a hate crime, in addition to attempted murder.

Horrible.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 02:17 PM

11. horrific! glad he was caught. Hope she survives

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 03:34 PM

13. I've never really understood people.

Instances like this make me glad I don't.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 03:36 PM

14. Recommended.

That is terrible. It's so upsetting that this type of brutal hate crime still happens today.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 03:43 PM

15. K&R charges should include attempted murder and a hate-crime

Hate Crime - a crime, typically one involving violence, that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or other grounds.

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Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:16 PM

16. Without a doubt.

I think the victim and assailant are of the same race, but homophobia is probably going to be the issue.

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