Monday, November 01, 2010
LA Po-Po's Looking For Suspects Who Assaulted Trans Person
The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for five suspects in as they called it an 'unusually vicious' assault on a 25 year old transperson in Hollywood that left the victim bloody, battered and with a broken cheek and jawbone.
To add insult to injury, the KTLA-TV report misgenders the victim as a 'transgender woman'.
News flash, a transgender woman is a male to female transperson or transwoman who presents herself in the female gender role. A 'transgender man' or transman is a female to male transperson who presents himself in the male gender role.
Such a simple, straightforward concept that you media peeps continue to screw up.
The 5'4" and 125 pound transman lives in the San Fernando Valley and had just departed a bar near the intersection of La Brea and Melrose avenues in the wee hours of October 1.
The transman was attacked by three ciswomen and two cismen, and according to witnesses, the attackers were beating and kicking the victim in the middle of the street, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Mitzi Grasso. The victim was kicked in the face and was hit on the head with a bottle, leaving cuts on the victim's neck before fleeing in a white Chevy Suburban.
Police has not classified this attack as a hate crime, but the investigation is continuing to find the waste of DNA who did it.
So help the LA Police out. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the LAPD Wilshire Division's Major Assault Crimes Section at (213) 922-9234 or (213) 922-8268. During non-business hours or weekends, callers can try 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, (800)-222-8477.
Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cellphone. All text messages should begin with the acronym LAPD. Tipsters can also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts.