I'd been in my Boston hotel room barely three hours Wednesday when I received word about a 15 year old transfeminine teen being stabbed in the back on a Washington Metro Green Line train before it pulled into the Fort Totten Station in NE Washington.
The teen's injuries are non life threatening (thank God) and she is recovering in a local hospital
The waste of DNA who committed the transphobic deed, 24 year old Reginald Anthony Klaiber of Greenbelt, MD was arrested at the scene and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Because of his witnessed transphobic remarks aimed at the 15 year old victim of the assault, it's also classified as a bias crime. Klaiber is also facing potential hate crimes charges.
Good, throw the book at his transphobic azz because according to reporting by the Washington Blade's Lou Chibbaro, Jr., Klaiber has a criminal record. D.C. Superior Court’s online records show Klaiber pleaded guilty to
a July 2013 felony robbery charge and pleaded guilty to a July 2013
misdemeanor charge of threats to do bodily harm.
Will be paying attention to see if DC prosecutors aren't selling woof tickets again and actually use the hate crimes statute in this case.