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A very sad way to wake up to a Monday morning. The questions begs to be asked, why do we see so many of these reports in and around the D.C. area? Is it a more dangerous place for transpeople, are the numbers of transpeople percentage wise about the same as other demographics victimized by violient crimes or is the reporting in the D.C. area better than other areas and we are not getting the reports from the rest of America?
In any case a life is no longer with us and people are morning today, sad.
Three common elements to all the deaths....first being a transwoman, second, the location of near DC, the third, the LATE hour....
I am heart sick. When we are victims of violence, it does not seem to bother society. I wonder how seriously the police and DA will investigate this. Probably not much.
I think this is the work of a serial preditor. I base this on my experience in forensic mental health. There is a psychopath out there who is sexually attracted to transwomen who put themselves in vulnerable places at vulnerable times. This is what I have said from the beginning. The incident with the police officer is disgraceful and disgusting, but has nothing to do with the serial killer.
I haven't seen another blurb since...but we can avoid this by keeping off the streets late at night....
There was another shooting late Sunday night-early Monday AM, but this one involved people that knew each other...
courtesy of Crissy Columbus's page here in PE...
Sad. Just very sad. According to the article trans-women have been targeted in that area for a while now. I hope there is a great price to be paid for this but fear they won't find the assailants.
Girls. we NEED to be off the streets in the wee hours...only asking for trouble! Not saying anyone in here does hang out late out there, but surely you might know someone or someone who knows someone and we MUST get this message across...if you do not play with fire, you will not get burned!
Lisa I totally understand and respect what you're saying. I too agree that in so many instances that is the case. Many have fallen into the prostitution and drug vortex and are not actually seriously trying to spread their wings and become who they really are. Still the senseless violence and hatred must be stopped. Nobody deserves this.
Don't worry about jumping into the fire... It's nice and warm! :)
Lisa...good for you in that all the prior responding comments and threads in here pertaining to these incidents have always been sugar coated, as in "let's not assume these people are street walkers". I've been scratching my brain and the best I can come up with is that they are all hookers, not sweet, innocent transwomen who happened to get lost on their way home or maybe looking for a late night dinner. While it truly stinks that these crimes are taking place in increasing manner, these victims surely know the risks entering into that "war zone" and seem to have little fear for being there. You're right, a buck is a buck and that's how they roll...
For the rest of us, there exists in virtually every urban environment a cesspool that can be avoided and hence make it safer for our community. It's difficult enough in life without teasing the odds and setting yourself up to be a statistic.
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