Knew it was just a matter of time before we lost another trans person to anti-trans violence, and sad to point out that we have lost out 18th trans person and first trans masculine one of 2017.
28 year old Kashmire Nazer Redd was stabbed multiple times in the upper chest area in the early morning hours Monday morning during a domestic dispute by his partner in Gates, New York. Redd stumbled out of the apartment on Cocchia Crescent and collapsed on the front lawn.
Gates PD arrived on the scene at 4:30 AM EDT and Redd was still alive when they arrived. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
His partner, 40 year old Doris Carrasquillo was arrested and has been charged with second degree murder in this case. She has pleaded not guilty, and is being held in the Monroe County Jail without bail.
Redd is the 18th trans person killed in 2017, and sadly the first trans masculine one. Once again he fits the ongoing pattern of trans people under age 30 dying due to anti-trans violence, and the 15th African American trans person who has been murdered this year..
I ask the question once again. When will our Black trans lives matter to you, Black America?
As per usual, I will be tracking this case until justice is served. If there is a memorial service, I’ll pass that information on as soon as I receive it
Rest in power and peace, Kashmire. We won’t rest until justice has been served in your case.