Today is the birthday of Islan Nettles. She would've been 23 today. She was a transgender female who died after being savagely beaten to Death by her attacker Paris Wilson across the street from a police precinct in Harlem. According to witnesses, Wilson was shouting Homophobic and Transphobic Slurs before being pulled off the victim by police. The assainlant received only misdemeanor assault charges that were dropped after spending only 10 hours in jail …. Today, he is walking free in nyc. he has not been charged with murder.
Islan was an aspiring Fashion Designer whos dreams were cut short by the same type of hate crime that took Matthew Shepard and countless other lgbt youth.
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October 10th, 5:14 pm