Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This Is the Worst News Articles…

The writer couldn’t have been any more disrespectful in the article, I believe the reporter when out of his way to show contempt for the victim. In one article he used phrases like, “The body of an oddly clothed man…” and throughout both articles he uses male pronoun even though he knew that she identified as a woman (“Six months later, RTA police again stopped Acoff. They found him carrying drugs and hormones used to treat low estrogen in women, according to a police report.”)

It also sounds like she was getting harassed by the police and the court system,
A month later, in January 2012, he pleaded no contest, and a judge found him guilty of possession of dangerous drugs involving the hormones. He was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 100 days in jail.
A $1000 and 100 days in jail for hormones?

Her earlier arrest in the bus sounds more like she was probably being harassed by another rider,
In December 2011, he was sentenced to six months in the county jail after he pleaded guilty to inducing panic and assault for squirting Mace in a man's face while on a bus.
She must have had a hard life, being a person of color and a trans*person must not have been easy for her but she coped the best way that she could and then she was maligned in death.

1 comment:

  1. When I first read your account, I figured this had to be from another part of the world - not here in the US. I'm shocked to find out this happened in Ohio!

    This is an amazing example of ignorance - not only from the reporter but also the local community.

    I'm saddened that she had to live around people who refused to try to understand her.