Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fighting Hate

With all the hate around it is nice to see people who are fighting hate that is directed against the trans community.
Law enforcement officials recognized for fighting hate
Porterville Recorder
March 10, 2015
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 30 law enforcement officials from across Southern California were honored Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League for their efforts to fight hate crimes.

The Sherwood family prize was awarded at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles police Detective Ross Nemeroff was honored for his work on a hate crime that targeted a transgender woman and his educational efforts focused around crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Sabel Simone-Loreca said that without Nemeroff and the prosecutor's work, the person who attacked her would not have received 12 years in prison. She needed surgery on her eye and mouth because of her injuries, and as the case worked its way through the system, she had to move out of her home. She was homeless for a year, staying with friends.
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Right now I am away teaching a policy class on LGBT elder care. The class is at my alma mater, UConn School of Social Work. 

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