John M. Becker

Transgender Woman Robbed in D.C. in Possible Hate Crime

Filed By John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: anti-trans attacks, anti-trans violence, armed robbery, robbery, Washington D.C.

dc-trans-robbery.jpgPolice in Washington, D.C. are investigating another possible anti-trans hate crime -- the second such incident in three days.

WRC-TV reports:

The most recent victim was attacked while walking on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE last Saturday around 4 p.m. The 30-year-old was on her way to pay her bills when she felt a gun at the back of her head.

"He told me, 'Give me your money, I'ma [sic] kill all these *****,' including me. If I didn't give it up, he was going to shoot me," she said.

The victim hasn't left her apartment because she is afraid to go outside. She said she may even lose her apartment because she can't replace the rent money that was stolen.

"It's very traumatic," she said. "I don't wish this on [anybody]."
D.C. police say the incident is being investigated as a suspected hate crime.

Last week, a 15-year-old transgender teenager was stabbed in the back on a subway train by a man who allegedly targeted her over her gender presentation. That attack has been classified as a bias-related crime, meaning the suspect could face additional jail time. Thankfully, the girl survived.

WRC's video report on this latest incident is after the jump.

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