Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Say her name: Keisha Jenkins

Another transgender woman of color was murdered this past week.

In North Philly, 22-year-old Keisha Jenkins was attacked by gang of men and found on the sidewalk. Keisha was beaten and then shot twice in the back by these men. She was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

At this time we don't know anything about why she was attacked, and the police are not called it a hate crime until more investigation is done.

Here's the news report

Keisha was a Philadelphia native and attended Temple University. Her friends said that she was a great and a determined person. Keisha will be greatly missed within her community.

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