A transgender man was beaten to death in Burlington, Vermont over the weekend and authorities say the beating is possibly a hate crime. Per Vermont Public Radio, Burlington Police say 38-year-old Amos Beede of Milton, Vermont was found badly beaten near the Barge Canal in Burlington last Monday. Police say that Beede “sustained facial fractures, a subdermal hematoma, and several broken ribs” and he was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center, where he eventually passed away on Sunday, May 29th.
While police haven’t yet determined the motive for Beede’s beating, they haven’t yet ruled out that his identity as a transgender man was the primary cause.
“The deceased was a transgender person who identified as male,” officials said. “The investigation suggests motives on the part of perpetrators independent of this fact. The department has not ruled out the victim’s transgender status as a possible additional motive, and will seek to determine what role if any it may have played as the investigation continues. Until the attendant facts are clarified, we will continue to view this homicide as a possible bias incident.”
Police have also identified two persons of interest in the case: 21-year-old Erick Averill, and and 23-year-old Myia Barber, who are both described as “transient residents of Burlington.”
Thousands in Paris protest racial injustice as George Floyd killing resonates beyond US
Riot police fired tear gas Tuesday as scattered protesters in Paris pelted them with debris and set fires during an unauthorized demonstration against racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics.
Several thousand people had previously rallied peacefully for two hours at the main Paris courthouse as global outrage over what happened to George Floyd in the United States kindled frustrations across borders and continents. The protesters also paid tribute to Adama Traoré, a French black man who died in police custody.
DC’s football team blasted for tweet against racism: ‘They’re called the Washington PR Stunts now’
In a startling moment of tone-deaf responses, the Washington Redskins took part in the #BlackOutTuesday posts, where many showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protesters marching to stop police brutality of people of color. Given the racist history of Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the protests over the team's name, some are calling it another example of failed PR stunts.
"Teams with racial slurs for names should really sit out racism protests," explained user Dennis Perkins.
Teams with racial slurs for names should really sit out racism protests.
‘Egregious violation of his oath’: Former inspector general calls on Congress to impeach Bill Barr for attacking peaceful protesters
On Tuesday, former Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich urged the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings into Attorney General William Barr, accusing him of an "egregious violation of his oath."
Bromwich's remark came in response to reports that Barr personally ordered authorities to forcibly clear peaceful protesters out of the area around the White House, using gas and rubber bullets, before President Donald Trump walked to the nearby church.
The House should immediately initiate proceedings in re The Impeachment of Attorney General William Barr. This is simply the most recent egregious violation of his oath to protect and defend the Constitution. https://t.co/cwsgoupSLp