Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Indiana Transsistah Dead And Disrespected By The Media

Well folks, here we fracking go again. This time the disrespect is not only in my neck of the woods once again, it's up I-65 from me in Indianapolis.

Bil is also blogging about this over at The Bilerico Project since it's in his backyard.

Taysia Elzy and her boyfriend were killed over the holidays. Not only did they identify her as a 'man' they used mug shots for the photos. Also peep the comments coming from the 'enlightened' citizens who are posting onto this story.

As per TransGriot policy, I'm rewriting the story the way it should have appeared per AP Stylebook guidelines for covering transgender people.

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2 People, Dog Found Dead In Home
Police: Residents Had Not Been Heard From Since Wednesday


INDIANAPOLIS -- Two people and a dog found dead in a north side Indianapolis home on Friday may have been there since the middle of the week, police said.

Officers went to check on the welfare of a resident at 5853 Rosslyn Ave. who had not been heard from since Wednesday, said Sgt. Paul Thompson.

Taysia Elzy, 34, and Michael Hunt, 22, were found dead in the home, along with a pit bull, Thompson said. Three other pit bulls were also removed from the home.

Detectives said they were looking for a blue 2001 four-door Mercury Sable that should have been at the house. The vehicle has an Indiana 2009 Children's Trust license plate No. KW1329, along with custom 22-inch rims, television monitors in the headrests and the phrase "sexy and independent" painted on the rear of the car.

Police said they believe the vehicle may either be headed to or already in the Fort Wayne area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS or 800-222-TIPS.

3 comments:

Erin said...

Too many dead, too many names slaughtered, lives discounted. Thank you so much for your work Monica, I'm not sure I could do it.. my heart breaks just reading the posts.

Monica Roberts said...

If I don't do it, who will speak for my sisters?

eileen said...

Monica,

You are a gift and a treasure for honoring all of your sistahs in the struggle. I admire your courage, your intensity and your stamina in facing the things that you do on a daily.

I thank you.

Also, could you update your readers when the suspects are apprehended in this horrible and inhuman crime?

RIP Taysia Elzy and Michael Hunt.