This time it happened in Memphis to Alexia Dupree Taylor, and as usual the police are issuing the standard ‘It isn’t a hate crime’ line we’re sick of hearing.
How does someone get stabbed and hit with a brick if it’s ‘just a robbery’? Wake up and smell the transphobic violence in this attack.
The homeless Taylor was found on the ground Wednesday bleeding with head injuries behind a Midtown Memphis church at 69 North Cleveland St. according to a news report.
Taylor told Memphis police she was behind a building, a block away from
the church, when someone dragged her down stairs and robbed her. After
stealing a purse, the robber stabbed Taylor and hit her in the head with
a brick. She was taken by medical personnel to Regional Medical Center wher is was later upgraded to critical condition.
Her friend James Houston said something in the article that I concur with: “I really believe that if she would have been in a place where she could
call home, she would not [have been attacked],”
Here’s hoping that Alexia not only recovers quickly and finds a home, but she receives justice when the waste of DNA who did this to her is captured.