India Clarke

Tampa,Florida: #IndiaClarke, 25, and at least the 10th transgender murder in the United States this year, body was discovered between basketball courts and a playground outside of Tampa’s University Area Community Park Tuesday morning, according to the Tampa Bay Times. However, Tampa law enforcement are crassly degrading Clarke’s status as a #transgender with this deposition: “We are not going to categorize him as a transgender. We can just tell you he had women’s clothing on at the time,” Detective Larry McKinnon, a spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, told BuzzFeed News. “What his lifestyle was prior to that we don’t know—whether he was a cross dresser, we don’t know.” Even after initial calls to 911 described the victim as a woman, a medical examiner later identified Clarke as male. “He is a male,” McKinnon states. He continues, “I can’t tell you he is a female.”  

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