“In 2012, the city of Maplewood, Missouri ordered Rosetta Watson to vacate her home. But the city wasn’t done punishing Watson yet and also barred her from living anywhere in the city for six months. Her offense? She called the police four times seeking protection from her abusive ex-boyfriend.”
Everyday is a day of remembrance…
“A 44-year-old woman has been taken into custody in connection to a small explosion in the women’s restroom of a Target store in Evanston.
Evanston Police Cmdr. Joe Dugan said the woman was being questioned about the explosion of a plastic bottle inside the Target at 2209 Howard St. Charges were expected sometime Thursday.
Investigators have not yet determined the motive for the blast, but Dugan said there’s no evidence it had anything to do with Target’s policy on allowing transgender customers and staff to use the restroom of their choice.”
“Four people accused of murder in the beating death of a man in Burlington were arrested late Thursday in San Diego following a nationwide manhunt, police in California confirmed.
Burlington police said after the assault they were investigating if any connection existed between Beede’s transgender status and the attack. Police initially called the beating a “possible bias incident” but later backed off that assessment.”
(Via. Burlington Free Press)
Burlington police said after the assault they were investigating if any connection existed between Beede’s transgender status and the attack. Police initially called the beating a “possible bias incident” but later backed off that assessment.
“Earlier this week, a man was arrested in the rape of a woman on a Washington, DC metro train. That’s Washington, DC, USA, not Washington, DC, ‘Somewhere-over-there-where-women-have-it-much-worse-so-shut-up.’ He is charged with brazenly assaulting her at knifepoint, on a moving train, at 10 a.m in the morning on a weekday last month. The already beleaguered DC Metro is under fire for not having informed riders of the assault.”
(Via. Huffington Post)
“While it’s impossible to draw conclusions from these four cases — which are almost certainly only a fraction of the total murders committed — that should not stop anti-violence advocates from considering the issue. The safest place to start is by simply making open-ended observations about what we do know and indicating paths for further inquiry. From that space, we can hopefully initiate a conversation that others will carry forward, informed by their own experiences and expertise. “
Deshawnda Sanchez, 21, was shot dead while knocking on a stranger’s door, trying to escape a perpetrator. Police are searching for the gunman.
I hope for a day when there are no more stories such as this…