Transgender attacks on the rise in Mission District

Hey Y’all Be Careful! We don’t need more people’s names on that yearly list..

From San Francisco ABC:

Vic Lee
April 26, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There’s been a disturbing increase in the number of attacks on transgender people in San Francisco, especially in the Mission District.

“We are developing a trend here that we have not seen before,” San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said. “About a third of all hate crimes we’ve seen this year have been focusing on transgender women and that’s very, very concerning for us.”

A security camera caught two suspects who police say committed one of the more brutal attacks when they beat a transgender woman with an iron pipe outside a Mission District restaurant.

Mia Tu Mutch was a victim in another attack. In April of last year, she was assaulted by two men, also in the Mission.

“They made a lot of derogatory and hateful comments and then proceeded to beat me and kick me in a very crowded public way,” Tu Mutch said.

She was then sexually assaulted by a third man who had no connection with her attackers.

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