Well, it would be – but for…
A 45-year-old Omaha, Nebraska man is facing hate crime charges after he burst into a women’s rest room in a nightclub and brutally attacked a trans woman.
Yes, it was the trans woman who was the victim.
At this point, I’ll turn the analysis over to two commenters at Raw Story. First, Itsatarp:
Interesting. For so long we have been hearing about how the transgendered are going to be going into restrooms to attack innocents. But here, the person doing the attacking is just some doughy, insecure white guy living in a fly over state. Whowouldaguessed?
And the response by WJM51:
Anyone who’s ever paid any attention to the topic
Every exterminationistic TERF hysteric ever – destroyed by one assault and two comments at Raw Story.
(Seen on Facebook, posted by Mandi Camille Hauwer)
Specifically, to the Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez re: his attitude in the aftermath of trans people not being too thrilled with his department’s attitude toward a trans murder victim who was, according to the Fresno Bee, “walking near the intersection of Blackstone and East Cornell avenues around 2 a.m. when the attack occurred,” an attack which, based on surveillance video which showed the “wearing a dress with a cardigan over it and carrying a bag,” consisted of “an SUV pull[ing] up next to the victim, who approached the passenger side window” with the victim eventually being “stabbed multiple times and later [being] pronounced dead at Community Regional Medical Center.
There’s no evidence to indicate this was a hate crime
There’s not yet conclusive evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that it was a hate crime.
But when you have a trans body that has become dead via being “stabbed multiple times,” there is a noticeable quantum of per se evidence of a hate crime.
And if you don’t start with the presumption that its a hate crime then you’re not doing your job.
Such a presumption prejudges no individual suspect or group of suspects any more than initially presuming the death to be a murder had the victim been found dead with stab wounds – but without accompanying video. Under those circumstances, it could turn out to be self defense on the part of the stabber or it could have been a suicide after which someone ran off with the knife – but it makes sense to presume foul play. In fact, it would not make sense not to.
And under the facts of the Fresno case as described by the Fresno Bee, there could indeed be a non-hate-crime explanation for the death or even a non-murder explanation – either of which might leave the trans community unsatisfied – but there is no explanation for the Fresno P.D. not starting with the presumption that it was a hate crime.
there’s no legitimate explanation.
Instead of wasting money on sponsoring self-serving crap – about a bill that has less of a chance of passing in the current Congress than Gilbert Gottfried’s voice does of being mistaken for Luciano Pavarotti’s – to appear on my Facebook feed against my will, how about spending some money on getting New York and New Hampshire (I would add Wisconsin, but that has as much chance as this national thing that HRC is pretending its pushing) to rectify their gay-only rights laws by adding trans people?
The Quisling, in a publication that still has not done any reporting on the internal report which proved all non-Gay, Inc.-owned trans activists’ decades-long allegations against HRC to have had merit and proves that a certain something actually is still quite thinkable:
The most notable difference between the Equality Act and its 1974 namesake is that it includes both gender identity and sexual orientation—and unlike in 2007, removing gender identity is now completely unthinkable.
Until it isn’t…
just like in 2007.
…all of the conservative, pro-smoker’s rights people out there who complain about any and all government regulation of smoking to speak out in defense of Sandra Bland refusing a cop’s extra-legal request to put out a cigarette whilst in her own car.
After all, I can only think of one reason why they wouldn’t.