Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It Is A Long Way To The Shores Of Tripoli

With trans-servicemembers just around the corner it looks like the Marines will have a long ways to go to fully integrate the Marines. A few months ago a Marine killed a trans-woman in a Philippine bar and he has just been charged with murder.
Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying
Marine Times
By Jim Gomez
The Associated Press
December 15, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out she was a transgender woman.

Prosecutor Emilie de los Santos said there was "probable cause" that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, who has been detained since shortly after the October incident, killed Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Jeffrey, in the motel room where the victim's body was found in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila. She had apparently been strangled and drowned in a toilet bowl.
The Marine has reportedly said,
"I think I killed a he/she," Pemberton was quoted as having told Rose [A Marine that Pemberton went out bar hopping that night].
And if you read the comments about the article they show that the Marines have a long ways to go to integrate trans- servicemembers and also gay and lesbian servicemembers.

1 comment:

  1. What's worse is that he might have gotten away with murder if the Phillipines were still excessively subservient to America's wants and needs.

    Now, the Phillipines cares that Americans obey its laws, and try to get the military to obey them as well...

    Hooray Manilla!!!!!