TONIGHT: EMERGENCY VIGIL FOR BRANDY – TRANS WOMAN MURDERED IN DOWNTOWN OAKLAND LAST NIGHT

30 Apr

TRANSPHOBIC MURDER LAST NIGHT at 13th and Franklin in Downtown Oakland – COME TO EMERGENCY VIGIL at 8pm tonight (Sunday) at same location !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REPOST PLEASE! — Brandi, a transwoman, was murdered last night, shot at 12th and Franklin in Downtown Oakland after an altercation with a man who became enraged and shot her when he realized she was trans. An amazing #oo comrade tried to keep her alive with training learned from the People’s Community Medics, but the cops walked away and the ambulance came too late. FUCK THIS SHIT > COME OUT AT 8PM

4 Responses to “TONIGHT: EMERGENCY VIGIL FOR BRANDY – TRANS WOMAN MURDERED IN DOWNTOWN OAKLAND LAST NIGHT”

  1. Alyssa May 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    That is very disheartening that the police and media basically acted like it was a non-issue that this lady was murdered. Is it that easy for people to strip the humanity from a person just because they are different? Does a cisgendered person’s life mean more than a transgendered person’s life? Is there such negative stigma towards transgendered individuals that people think we are all freaks and prostitutes and deserve what’s coming to us? I myself, am a successful engineer. I have worked hard in my life and have gone through many difficult experiences. How on earth does the fact that I happened to have unfortunately been born with a gender incongurnce make my life any less valuable? How does it make this lady who was shot to death in her car in Oakland, California any less valuable? I suppose I will never understand such willingness to collaboratively dismiss the value of human life.

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