Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More Trans Violence?

I'm saddened to announce another senseless killing of another member of our community. Imaje Devera (born Jimmy Ali McCollough) was found just after midnight on April 14 near Club Emages in Fayetteville, NC. The police department is not releasing much information due to the "sensitive nature of the case." They did share that Imaje was stabbed and that the case is being investigated as a hate crime.

Her body was found near a popular gay club called Club Emages. However, it's still not understood why she may have been in that area because the club was not open on the night her body was found. Some sources have stated that she been involved in prostitution and that may be reason she was in the area.

I'm hoping the police of Fayetteville give this case the attention it deserves and not just push it aside as someone that got what they deserved (which sadly enough happens way too often). Let's hope the person that committed this is found soon and is justly persecuted.

Its frightening but it seems to me that were losing more and more of our own everyday. Maybe things haven't changed much at all and I'm just more aware of all the death since I started blogging. Whatever the case, this constant loss of life for members of the LGBT community must come to an end.

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