Posted by: spazure | May 6, 2013

Murder of black trans woman in Cleveland referred to as “oddly dressed man” in local newspaper

lavenderpanda:

thegoddamazon:

writeswrongs:

I think we should collectively endeavor to let John Caniglia of Cleveland, Ohio, know that he is attacking the life of a black trans woman who is already dead.

In another article, Caniglia goes on to quote officers from a police report that had nothing to do with the victim’s murder: 

“Acoff gave us verbal information stating that he was a female. Acoff later acknowledged that legal documents listed his identity as a man.”

What this has to do with Acoff’s death is unclear.  Caniglia goes on to cover Acoff’s miscellaneous petty crimes, including illegal possession of hormones, macing an attacker on public transportation, and unpaid bus tickets.  All of these crimes paint a picture of a queer person of color who has been the butt of ridicule, humiliation, and violence in the Cleveland community, and this continues even after her death.

Please, help hold John Caniglia, “the Plain Dealer” of Cleveland Ohio, accountable for his part in the death, murder, and humiliation of Acoff.  

You can contact  John Caniglia at 216.999.4097 or jcaniglia@plaind.com.

OMG seriously…

This is fucking disgusting. 

Murder of black trans woman in Cleveland referred to as “oddly dressed man” in local newspaper

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