Trans woman gets apparent brutal head stomping in Atlanta

atlanta beating transgenderLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — There are very few facts in connection with this apparent confrontation that resulted in a trans woman getting thrown to the ground and her head brutally stomped on.

The trans person has remained unidentified and the police say there has been no reports of this incident which supposedly occurred in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta.

Basically, all we have is snippets of video posted in Vine and on YouTube. A frame by frame inspection does indicate after the victim was thrown to the ground, the perpetrator’s foot impacted the victim’s head then slid off. The victim’s body did appear to go limp immediately following the impact. But there was no footage beyond that split second. The footage also show that the crowd did not intervene to stop the stomping. The severity of the injury is not known. If the whole thing was staged, it certainly appears to have been a miscalculation — the person was hit in the face, hard.

Other footage that appears to have been filmed prior to the stomping shows a confrontation between the trans woman and some people in the crowd. It is not clear who started the confrontation or why.

In the absence of additional information and the identity of the victim, further assumptions should not be made. Atlanta Trans and LGBT advocates are asking for people’s help in identifying the people in the video. The Atlanta police department is asking that anyone with knowledge to call 911.

This incident follows another Atlanta beating I wrote about one month ago:

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  1. There’s this from the GA Voice . . .

    The young man who posted several Vine videos to the internet depicting a person being violently attacked in Little Five Points says the assault was not motivated by transphobia.

    The Vine user with the username TriAngle SquarE, a skater who frequently hangs out in Little Five Points and who asked to not be identified by his name, said he saw people near the Stratosphere skate shop when what he described as an “intoxicated homeless woman” started berating and yelling at the group. The Atlanta Police Department and other are trying to find out what exactly happened.

    “I saw this homeless lady yelling and cursing all these people,” he said. “She was yelling ‘fuck you’ and doing all this crazy stuff. It seemed like a usual day in Little 5 Points,” he said. “She seemed aggressive and was throwing herself on the ground.”

    “There was nothing mentioned about gender. She was just yelling at us,” he said. “The videos don’t show the context of what happened.”

    The alleged victim says clearly, “I have a pussy.” She yelled that as well as, “Fuck you, George Bush!” and was cursing other celebrities, he said.

    The person was asked to leave the property by a Stratosphere employee but she refused to go and continued to yell and show, he said. The person is a homeless woman he has seen in Little Five Points a lot, he added.

    “She refused to leave. She seemed to be starting fights,” he said.

    The people he was with who were being yelled at offered her a cigarette to try to make her leave, according to the man who filmed the attack.

    He said he started filming what was happening because what was happening was “so odd.”

    Another man walked up to the group, who did not know was happening, and the homeless woman lunged at him, he said. That man pushed her to the ground and then stomped on her. According to the Vine use, the guy stepped on her shoulder, not her head. He said she was also helped up by others and was unfazed by the attack.

    Everyone standing around yelled at the guy right after he stomped on the woman and he left the scene.

    “Right after it happened all the bystanders were shocked and told him off. A couple bystanders helped her up. She was intoxicated and I saw her walking away,” he said. “She was not injured.”

    “The real issue here is the homeless population in Little Five Points and that they don’t have anywhere to go,” he added.

    The Vine video has been deleted Thursday morning after it went viral, he said. When asked if he was going to speak to the APD about the incident, he said he didn’t want to get too involved but would reach out to them.

  2. While the details of this incident appear to be sketchy, in both instances, (the other being the assaults on the 2 transgendered on MARTA), it seems those involved took the priority of hoping for instant viral fame rather than use the phone and contact authorities FIRST. Take the photos and video but don’t want to “get too involved”….. Sorry, that person is involved, and not doing the RIGHT thing first is complicity to what transpired, whether intended or not.

    These occurrences -(many more beyond just these 2 instances)- reminds me of the play “The Lottery” where people just stood by and accepted stoning to keep the crops coming.

    I would hope to start hearing from the good people of Atlanta that these situations are not what they want reflecting their city.

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