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Transgender Woman Murdered, New York

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#1    Ratte

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:54 PM

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Islan Nettles, 21, died of "blunt impact injuries to the head" according to a spokesperson for the New York City Chief Medical Examiner. The death has been ruled a homicide.

Nettles was attacked in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan last weekend. She slipped into a coma after the attack and was taken off life support on Thursday.

Nettles' mother Delores Nettles told ABC station WABC-TV, that before the attack a group of men surrounded the 21-year-old and called her derogatory names including "he-shes" and "she-males."

http://abcnews.go.co...A6BiaK0E2hT&s=1

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:05 PM

Well this is terrible. Hope these scum get caught. It doesn't matter if you're a random baseball player, a world war 2 veteran, or a transgender person - nobody should be the victim of these senseless attacks. RIP young one.


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:07 PM

Poor soul...may she rest in peace.♥

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:21 PM

i clicked on it thinking that i didn't want to click on it, and then i read it knew that i didn't want to.

and it's nothing new and i'm just going to be angry for the rest of the day


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

View Postpatagonianhorsesnake, on 25 August 2013 - 08:21 PM, said:

i clicked on it thinking that i didn't want to click on it, and then i read it knew that i didn't want to.

and it's nothing new and i'm just going to be angry for the rest of the day
I didn't read it for the same reason.  It all just gets to be too much.  We are returning to a time when we will only be able to protect ourselves from the feral ones walking the streets.  Even then we have to pray we won't have to surrender our liberty in order to save our lives.  What has happened to this country?  I pray for this woman's family in their grief and even for her tormentors... how miserable and broken does a human being have to be to commit such an act?

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:32 PM

For every human being on the planet, it seems there are a dozen or more human animals.

RIP Islan Nettles, a woman and human being who was brave enough to become who she was.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

That is just so wrong.  I think this is why if there are space aliens they never land in the middle of a big city.  There is very little humanity in humanity.  I feel so sad for the poor sweet child.


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

How sad for her family! I hope whoever did this gets life without parolee!


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:33 PM

Its a sick world we live in

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:57 PM

harlem, enough said.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:09 AM

Not enough said. Gays are now off the table for gang beatings apparently, so the d**kheads have turned to the trans-gender. It's very troubling that anyone can be so callous towards a human being who died because of intolerance.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:29 AM

View Postand then, on 25 August 2013 - 08:27 PM, said:

I didn't read it for the same reason.  It all just gets to be too much.  We are returning to a time when we will only be able to protect ourselves from the feral ones walking the streets.  Even then we have to pray we won't have to surrender our liberty in order to save our lives.  What has happened to this country?  I pray for this woman's family in their grief and even for her tormentors... how miserable and broken does a human being have to be to commit such an act?
Eh?
What makes you think this is indicative of a change. Members of the LGBQT community have always been getting the crap kicked out of them, it's only relatively recent that people care enough or are understanding enough for it to hit the news.

  That said, even though there are more news stories, violent crime has dropped 40% since the 80s, and is still going down. More reports don't equal greater increase in incidents.

http://www.cnn.com/2...s-violent-crime

Edited by ShadowSot, 27 August 2013 - 01:30 AM.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 02:19 AM

So true ShadowSot. I don't think there is a period of the western world that has been so peaceful, but listening to the Media you wouldn't believe it.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 02:23 AM

View PostAlmagest, on 27 August 2013 - 02:19 AM, said:

So true ShadowSot. I don't think there is a period of the western world that has been so peaceful, but listening to the Media you wouldn't believe it.
To be honest, the US is lagging behnd the rest of the world. But still, rates continue to drop here.

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:00 AM

View PostShadowSot, on 27 August 2013 - 01:29 AM, said:

Eh?
What makes you think this is indicative of a change. Members of the LGBQT community have always been getting the crap kicked out of them, it's only relatively recent that people care enough or are understanding enough for it to hit the news.

  That said, even though there are more news stories, violent crime has dropped 40% since the 80s, and is still going down. More reports don't equal greater increase in incidents.

http://www.cnn.com/2...s-violent-crime
I am stating what I see in my own community and those nearby.  The world is a sick, messed up place and if you can't tell the difference in the levels of open depravity then you must be lucky indeed.

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