It is always a sad moment when writing an article to announce the murder of another young Black trans woman. Whats even sadder is the fact that media that knows better and has done better still is doing a piss poor job of media coverage when it comes to the murders of Trans folx
The title originally read as “Arlington Police investigate murder of man dressed as woman!” This has to stop!!! This foolishness hurts the case far more often then helps, sadly reporters are wanting to grasp the attention of readers but truly it distracts the reader that may have information. After a few nice/nasty emails the title was changed to “Arlington Police investigate murder of Transgender Woman.” (Article)
TransGriot has taken the liberty to write this article to cover the story.
Police got the call just after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 30th to the 1100 block of Stonetrail Circle near North Collins Street (The Madrid Apartments). The caller said that there’s someone in the parked car and not moving. Arlington Police arrived on the scene to find Kiér Lapri Kartier the victim of a gunshot wound. Kartier was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead
Kier was only 21 years old, her murder marks the 38th that we are aware of in US to date and this is mainly due to the misleading media coverage done by media outlets and reporters that honestly know better. She is the 3rd murdered trans woman out of Dallas that we know of this year, her murder follows that of 44 year old Miss CoCo
Kier was known as a fun and loving individual by friends and loved ones and will be dearly missed by so many. It’s always amazing how someone so young can touch so many! To her family, friends and loved ones we at TransGriot send our condolences and are here if needed.If you know something say something! This murder took place on Thursday evening between 8-9:30pm on the 1100 block of Stonetrail Circle near North Collins st. if you saw or heard anything around that time or in that area please contact the Arlington Police department.