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02 June 2009

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Doug Cooper Spencer

'Transpanic'defense. Always something, huh? It's homophobia either way you look at it.
Keep us informed with this one.

Kevin Perez

Disgusting. This reminds me of how Blacks and Latinos decry this senselss violence against their youth but advocate it against LGBT people in many ways.

Gays and lesbians have horrible but to be a transgendered is basically almost a death sentence in this hateful world. EVERYTHING is set up against you. Make that individual a person of color and you get that result.

Trans panic defense? Oh good God, as usual its the poor, God-fearing Heterosexuals who are the victims and LGBT are the evil boogeyman.

Baltimore Femme

SMH @ our black brothers.
We all know what was going on at 6 o'clock in the morning. That 18yo trick knew what he was getting. Ha, his peach fuzz hasn't even grown into a beard and he thinks he is a man and has to shoot someone.

This is a damn shame and I hope he does not weasel his way out of it.

Baltimore Femme

Oh and Rod, thanks for some "T" news. It's not always the best, but always glad you are on the lookout.

soulbrotha

Why does an 18 yr old need to take a gun to go cruising in the first place? Sounds more to me like he was going "hunting."

Luther

More hate, and, for the life of me I don't get this as a defense, its not as if transexuals have not in the black community for hundreds of years now, so, just more cowardice and two black lives lost for nothing.

Since he is in Tennessee, he will get life in jail, the only redeeming thing about those Southern states is they throw you under the jail for murder, panic or not as a defense.

Giselle

@Kevin Perez

'' Gays and lesbians have horrible but to be a transgendered is basically almost a death sentence in this hateful world. EVERYTHING is set up against you. Make that individual a person of color and you get that result.''

I'm so glad you said that. I couldn't agree more.

Nathan James

BRISCOE: "The perp says he shot Kelvin because he panicked when he found out Kelvin was a transgendered person."

GREEN: "So he committed murder instead of running away, huh? That's a novel way of dealing with your fears, huh? If it scares you, shoot it!"

BRISCOE: "McCoy will have a field day with that defense..."

Sad. Reminiscent of the "Twinkie Defense" used in the murder of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. Sad...

Baltimore Femme

@ Kevin Perez:

Thank you!

MarieSophia

A small comment-

Gwen Araujo's killers claimed transpanic, when in fact they knew (and planned her murder) a week prior.

Angie Zapata's killer knew 3 days prior to her killing, and also claimed ignorance of her trans status.

I think if there is one thing this proves is that this defense, is no defense.

Murder is murder.

CHOCOLATEBEAR

:(

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