Justice for Lateisha Green

Yay! From the Examiner:
Lateisha Green

Activists and family supporters cheered the July 17 verdict in the trial of Dwight DeLee, accused of murdering Lateisha Green, a 22-year-old African American trans woman of Syracuse, New York.

DeLee was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime in Green’s murder. Although Green was transgendered (born male with a female gender identity), the hate-crimes finding was based on anti-gay bias, indicating the DeLee saw Green as a gay man. New York has no hate-crimes statute that covers gender identity or transgender status.

See the Trans Legal Defense and Education Fund press release.

The Justice for Teish Facebook page.

See the kinda weird AP article.


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