Sunday, January 22, 2017

Be Very Careful Out There

There are people out there who are just looking for people to attack out of either hatred or sport and a lot of time we end up in their crosshairs.
Alleged transgender hate crime caught on camera
4WWL
By Lauren Bale,
January 19, 2017

NEW ORLEANS -- Police are investigating a possible hate crime after suspects videotaped an attack and uploaded it to YouTube Tuesday.

The victim is a transgender woman.

The incident happened along North Claiborne Avenue in the 7th Ward.

The suspects videotaped themselves driving along this road yelling at a transgender woman. The video later shows the woman being physically attacked. The local transgender community said this video shows their biggest fears coming to life.

An LGBT advocate, who wanted to remain anonymous, has been in contact with the victim.

“She’s in shock,” the advocate said. “She’s traumatized by the event. It disrupted her way of living. This individual, from my understanding, was minding their own business."
What gets me is that they say “alleged” hate crime, if you listen to the actual YouTube video there is no doubt that this is a hate crime just by what they are saying, they use transphobic slurs throughout the video.

The advocate gives some good advice,
"They should be more cautious and more aware of their surroundings,” the advocate said. “And just really be careful."
We can’t live in fear, but we can be aware of our surroundings.

1 comment:

Heather D. Waters said...

In my opinion, indeed this is a time for caution but this girl isn't going back into the closet! She'd been hidden too long and her time is now!

Heather