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News Crew Casually Films Police Beating Trans Woman, Identifies Her As “Tranny”

honduras-news-trangenderA Honduran news channel has released original footage of an unidentified man and an alleged military police officer violently assaulting a transgender woman while others stand by, offering a sobering reminder of how nonexistent LGBT rights are in some countries abroad.

Local source La Prensa, which describes the victim as “the tranny,” claims the woman is a sex worker. She reportedly attracted the attention of police and the Channel 6 news crew when an altercation with a client became disruptive — she reportedly broke the window of his truck when he refused to pay for her services.

The video begins after two military police officers arrive at the scene. The deadbeat client can be seen kicking, punching, and throwing the woman to the ground as two military police officers look on. At one point during the video, one of the officers — in full military gear — can be seen kicking the victim and pushing her down the street.

Antonio Sanchez, spokesman for the Armed Forces of Honduras, has denied any officer involvement in the altercation, even though there is clear video evidence suggesting otherwise. “The video was manipulated,” he claims.

It’s not clear what the outcome of the immediate altercation was.

La Presna notes that the footage surfaces just a week after Honduran LGBTs marched on the capital to demand legislative protection against hate crimes. According to it, more than 168 LGBTs have been killed in the country since 2009, 34 of which happened so far in 2014.

h/t Gay Star News

By:           EDITORS
On:           Aug 2, 2014
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  • 21 Comments
    • Nowuvedoneit
      Nowuvedoneit

      Are you being serious Queerty staff? She breaks his window after both were involved in illegal activity? She then goes after him repeatedly and the john is supposed to do nothing? I know a girls gotta make her rent but she isn’t going to get it back by breaking his windows or attacking him over and over.

      Aug 2, 2014 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gskorich
      gskorich

      why do you always try to make these stories sound like the transsexual was just casually walking down the street and was attacked for no reason ? people make choices in life and choices have consequences.

      Aug 2, 2014 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @Nowuvedoneit: For the record, adult prostitution is legal in Honduras. They were both involved in a *legal* activity and he did not pay her for her services. Probably because he had no respect for her human dignity.

      Aug 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @gskorich: Prostitution is legal in their country, but pimping is not. Prostitutes in Honduras have to watch their own backs. What else should they do in situations like this?

      Aug 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nowuvedoneit
      Nowuvedoneit

      @DarkZephyr:She should’ve then trues legal means to get her money back. I’m not saying that probably the police didn’t care to help her but she did break his window and from the footage goes back after him several times. It’s just not about her just being a transgender prostitute. He acted wrong for not paying and she acted wrong for smashing his windows.

      Aug 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nowuvedoneit
      Nowuvedoneit

      Question how would a sex worker go about claiming being unpaid where it’s legal? I can see it working in brothels but the street walkers?

      Aug 2, 2014 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gskorich
      gskorich

      @DarkZephyr: sorry but if it’s legal there must be laws protecting the workers when they don’t get paid. breaking his window was her choice

      Aug 2, 2014 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @Nowuvedoneit: Brothels, Madams and Pimps are not legal there. Street Walkers are.

      @gskorich: Based on the video I see no evidence that the law gives a crap.

      Aug 2, 2014 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gskorich
      gskorich

      @DarkZephyr: regardless of the video, I’m sure there are procedures in place. one would be getting the money up front.

      Aug 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      And yet the Obama administration wants to allow these violent Hondurans to enter the USA illegally and for us to embrace them….

      Aug 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      These Hondurans don’t believe in gay rights. If you’re OK with that, at least be honest enough to admit it.

      Aug 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      @Nowuvedoneit: He refused to pay a hooker what did he think was going to happen?

      Aug 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • inbama
      inbama

      @gskorich:
      You might want to read this before speaking about Honduras.
      http://honduranequalitydelegation.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/the-state-of-the-lgbt-movement-in-honduras.pdf

      Aug 3, 2014 at 2:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gskorich
      gskorich

      @inbama: does this have anything to do with prostitution?

      Aug 3, 2014 at 8:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vartan X.
      Vartan X.

      @michael mellor:

      Precisely. Western democracies allow the hoards of immigrants from third world countries who often not only refuse to assimilate, but also import their “traditional” values, one of which is homophobia. The anti-gay hate crime is on the rise in European nations due to immigration from Middle East. Cultural diversity is a destructive concept.

      Aug 3, 2014 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ridpathos
      Ridpathos

      @Vartan X.: @michael mellor: Seriously? Go take your neo-Nazi, white supremacist crap elsewhere. You’re not fooling anyone by making multiple accounts and pretending to be two people.

      Aug 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fenrisulfr
      fenrisulfr

      Does anyone at Queerty actually speak Spanish? The newscaster in the video refers to the situation as a nightmare and focuses on the violent actions of the men against “la transexual” which isn’t a pejorative term in Spanish.

      Aug 4, 2014 at 12:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Nowuvedoneit: SAID…

      “Question how would a sex worker go about claiming being unpaid where it’s legal? I can see it working in brothels but the street walkers?”
      ______________________________

      That’s like saying “How would a food cart go about claiming being unpaid where it’s legal? I can see it working in restaurants, but in food carts?”

      They would do it the same way any other business would,

      Aug 5, 2014 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vartan X.
      Vartan X.

      @Ridpathos:
      1) I am not michael mellor
      2) I am not neo-Nazi, white supremacist
      3) You are an ignorant, bigoted fool. Importation of homophobia by recent immigrants isn’t something I just made up out of the blue. While ethnic diversity should and must be encouraged, the concept of “cultural” diversity is absurd since it’s based on a ridiculous notion that all cultural values, even those that promote racism and homophobia, are equal, and any sort of criticism of this notion results in unfounded accusations like yours.

      Aug 5, 2014 at 8:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Ridpathos: Good that someone else can see through this clown. The multiple accounts are true. He has a history of doing this.

      Aug 6, 2014 at 7:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vartan X.
      Vartan X.

      @Tackle:
      Are you basing this on the fact that you’ve actually looked up our IP addresses? Or are you just pulling things out of your butt? Yeah, I don’t have anything else to do besides registering several accounts to validate myself.

      Aug 6, 2014 at 10:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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