THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Progress? I’m not so sure. The writer still called the victim a “22-year-old man” even though at the end of the article on a Tampa, FL television station website was this disclaimer:
Editor’s Note: Although the victim is biologically male, Coko identifies as a transgendered person, and we have decided to use the pronoun that is preferred by the individual, per The Associated Press Stylebook.
Apparently, the powers that be at the station, WTSP, decided they would use ‘her” as per the AP style book but still call the victim a “man” anyway. I’m not so sure this is what the Associated Press has in mind — most certainly it’s not a get-out-of-jail-free card for transphobic-leaning reporting.
The victim of the shooting, Coko, is recovering from her wounds and the shooter, 16-year-old Spencer Tavares in jail is being charged with a hate crime as an adult. Police say Tavares is showing no remorse.
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