3/13/13

Militant March Protesting Death Of Transsexual Kayla Moore While In Police Custody

A large group of LGBT activists strode down the middle of Berkeley streets, enraged that one month has passed and still no statement from police detailing exactly who or what killed trans person Kayla Moore while she was in police custody.

Update 3/17 STILL NO new information offered at the police commissioner's regular meeting. How long is since she died while in police custody, a month, almost two?

Anonymous Queers in action angry that the police have only offered a vague statement
believe they are responsible for Moore's death, repeatedly taunted the police. The Berkeley police have announced the will Review the facts Wensday night.





Three Charged With Assault and discriminatory harassment of Trans Person in Silver Springs Md


Downtown Silver Springs is a dangerous place. There have been five assaults since March 1st within walking distance of the location a trans woman was beaten March 5th.

Source Silver Spring Patch: Hate crime charges are pending on three men who are accused of beating and kicking a transgendered person and a friend, according to a report from Montgomery County police's 3rd District.

"The victim told police that he and a friend were followed by a group of four people while walking near the intersection of Colesville Road and Ramsey Avenue in downtown Silver Spring around 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. The suspects made comments about the victims' sexuality before assaulting the two, according to police."

"The suspects ran away when a bystander tried to help the victims, police said."

"Preliminary charges include three counts of assault and two counts of discriminatory harassment. A 21-year-old male from Baltimore and two men from Washington, DC, ages 22 and 28 were charged in the assault. Read more at : Silver Spring Patch.