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D.C. Daylight Stabbing Leaves One Transgender Woman Dead, Another Hospitalized

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Ugh. This is the type of horrible stuff we hate learning about, let alone sharing. “Police say a double stabbing in broad daylight left one person dead and another injured in Northwest Washington on Wednesday. … Officers found two transgender women in front of the building when they arrived. One of the victims, identified as twenty-one year old Joshua Mack [his biologically male name, though she went by "Nanny Boo"] from Clinton, Md., later died at a hospital. The second victim remains hospitalized in stable condition. Police are withholding the identity of the second victim, who was a witness to the murder. D.C. Police say the attacker is an unknown man in his early 30s. He was last seen wearing all black and running in the opposite direction on Q Street. Police don’t know if gender played a role in the murder and stabbing, but the crime did take place two blocks from an agency that provides services to transgender people, including transgender youth. ‘I’m a transgendered woman, too,’ said Warrena Earls, another resident. ‘I know a lot of people in this city. I’m born and raised on Q Street. Nothing like this ever happened.’”

Police are investigating the hate crime element: “The surviving victim told a detective that the attacker might have used an anti-gay epithet during the incident, Parsons said. But it would be “extremely premature” for authorities to definitively classify the crime as having been motivated by the victims’ gender identity, he added.”

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On:           Aug 27, 2009
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  • 6 Comments
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      Very sad. Unfortunately LGBT people have to prepare for possible attacks every time they step out of their home. Don’t be embarrassed to run and yell for help. If you feel you are in a bad situation leave as quickly as you can. I advise every gay person I know to avoid bringing heterosexuals home because they could have violent motivations. Remember to be always prepared.

      Aug 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D. David
      D. David

      I’m not LGBT but even I know if someone is a transgender woman, she is a “she” in articles and I wouldn’t dance around pronouns for my own comfort. The only one who had pronouns associated with them was the perp in the whole article (“he” “his”). Can’t you be objective and respect these folks? try this:=== One of the victims, identified as twenty-one year old Nanny Boo (Legal name Joshua Mack) from Clinton, Md. She died shortly after at a hospital. The second victim remains hospitalized in stable condition. Because she is a witness to the murder, Police are withholding her identity. === Wow it plays so differently.

      Aug 27, 2009 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      In the last hew years DC has had a large amount of attacks against Trans women.

      Aug 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick
      Rick

      Fry the fucker.

      Aug 27, 2009 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      thats why transsexuals here carry knives on themselves

      Aug 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michelle
      Michelle

      The nasty bastard deserved to die!!

      Nov 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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