Judges hand down tough, lengthy sentences to brutal attackers of trans people

trans justiceTHE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — With the sentencing this week of Tavares Spencer to 25 years in prison for attempting to murder Tampa, Florida, trans woman Terrience McDonald (aka Coco McDonald) earlier this year, this marks the third tough and lengthy sentence handed down in the past few weeks to convicted killers or attempted killers of trans people.

It was only a year ago there was a lot of talk in the trans community of seemingly mostly light sentences for those harming members of the community. This year, we are seeing more arrests, quicker convictions, and now, lengthy sentences.

Here, it seems, education and awareness in society, new legislation administrative policies and outcries from the community, is paying off. But we’ve a ways to go before we see a reduction in violence.


Last week, Rasheen Everett was sentenced to 29 years for murdering NYC trans woman Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/defense-attorney-trans-victim-not-in-the-higher-end-of-the-community/

Andrey Bridges was sentenced to life for the stabbing death of Cemia Dove (aka Ce Ce, Cemia Acoff) last month: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/killers-of-trans-women-in-nyc-and-cleveland-convicted/

Tavares Spencer gets 25 years in prison for attempting to murder Terrience McDonald: Fla. teen gets 25 years in prison for attempted murder of transgender woman – LGBTQ Nation.

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Categories: Deaths, Murder, Judicial, Courts, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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4 replies

  1. about time.

  2. Many dismiss administrative changes or laws saying people will still hate, distrust, and discriminate, but these collectively bring about a change in behavior and eventually attitude as it becomes unacceptable to do some things. This is how other civil rights movements have improved treatment for themselves.

  3. i dont understand, cant people be nice , i now have guys ask me out i kmow better, because i play a lot in country clubs, and i just stay to myself, and be very polite, and say in a very nice way i hve a partner, and dont drink, thank u anyway, i hoipe i dont run in to guys that are going to have a prolum with me . they got what they what they deserved, thanks lexie

  4. Thanks for the comments everyone!

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