In Case Reminiscent Of James Byrd, A Florida Man / Woman Was Beaten & Dragged Behind A Van. National Media Silent

Posted by Label56 in Blog | Politics

Music & News For The Culture War

In Case Reminiscent Of James Byrd, A Florida Man / Woman Was Beaten & Dragged Behind A Van. National Media Silent

How many of you remember the names John King and James Byrd? Do they sound familiar? They should. James Byrd was the black man who was beaten by John King and 2 other white men and dragged behind a truck in Texas years ago. Despite his murder taking place over 20 years ago in 1998, it is still talked about today. That makes the silence on this case all the more curious. Last month in Florida another man was beaten and tied to a van and left for dead after being dragged for close to two blocks. The case is almost identical to that of James Byrd, except in this case the unnamed victim is a transgendered woman (biologically male) and the man who was arrested is a black man- 34 year old Eric Shaun Bridges. It was reported by a maintenance man that Bridges began assaulting the victim in an apartment building and then dragged “her” out and tied her to the bumper of a minivan before taking off down the street. Police have said they have camera footage but it is so graphic they refuse to show it.

As mentioned, this story / hate crime against a trans person has received virtually zero attention in mass media. We`re curious as to why. Is there a narrative that they can`t push on this? Do they not really care about trans people?  Leave us a comment with your theory.

Yahoo Wordpress Tumblr Blogger Delicious Digg Twitter Facebook

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*


*

HTML tags are not allowed.

Recently added to the Label56 Store

Newsletter

Name
E-mail

Label56 on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Subscribe RSS

Label 56 LLC - P.O.Box 172 - Linthicum, MD - 21090 - USA

Our Visitors