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LAPD Offers $25K Reward for Information on Suspects in Gang Attack on Trans Woman: VIDEO


The Los Angeles Police Department has released a surveillance tape that shows a gang of men stalking and attacking a transgender woman and is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to their arrest. The victim was hospitalized for a week with severe injuries, NBC Los Angeles reports:

The victim, known as “Vivian,” was assaulted while walking on Hollywood Boulevard about 2:15 a.m. on May 31, police said.The Los Angeles Police Department released security camera footage that shows multiple males chasing a woman in a red dress down a dark Hollywood Boulevard. The group is seen kicking the victim on the ground before running away. One of the suspected attackers was wearing a white tshirt with the letters YSL (Yves Saint Laurent), and black pants.

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  1. may they find these hateful, pathetic excuses for men.

    a world that still worries about having LGBT children, and doesn't seem to mind at all about raising violent unfeeling sociopaths.

    this is what Senator Jeff Flake's son will grow up to be.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 19, 2013 10:59:26 AM

  2. Black pants and a YSL t-shirt? Not from LA, bet you a dollar.

    Posted by: Oxnard Rick | Jun 19, 2013 11:07:21 AM

  3. Stinking cowards. They snuck up from behind...4 against one.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 19, 2013 11:19:37 AM

  4. Thank Kamala Harris for this. Thank all the gun grabbers in California for this. Those guys knew that there was a near ZERO chance that the victim would be carrying a gun and able to defend herself.

    Thank yourselves for this, with your stupid support for Diane Feinstein, Kamala Harris, and every other opponent of the Second Amendment. You all share the guilt.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jun 19, 2013 11:39:36 AM

  5. actually, ClosetHearne, the guilt is squarely on the shoulders of every citizen that continues to vote for politicians that condone, and thus promote, encourage, and FEED anti-LGBT prejudice and bigotry.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 19, 2013 11:48:32 AM

  6. Pathetic baboons. Cowardly doesn't even begin to describe. Wonder what justification these thugs will use as to why they felt the need to attack this woman unprovoked, from behind, where she had zero chance to defend herself. So sad.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Jun 19, 2013 12:14:44 PM

  7. justification? she's WEIRD, to them. that's their justification. and it's that mentality, espoused and promoted by anti-LGBT politicians, religious leaders, and their lemmings.

    the solution to hatred is not for more people to be armed, but for the culture of ignorance and bigotry to be systematically destroyed. which is, yes, entirely possible. hatred is taught, folks.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 19, 2013 12:23:28 PM

  8. What should I make of an NBC report that begins: "The victim, known as “Vivian,”..."? If this wasn't a trans person, this sentence would simple begin: "The victim...." The fact that they include her name in fright-quotes suggests other-ness, if not outright disapproval.

    Posted by: Keppler | Jun 19, 2013 12:57:27 PM

  9. It's 2013 and that's the best we can do for security cameras? We have satellites that can see a pimple on a bug's ass and yet EVERY security picture of various assailants looks like it was taken with a cheap disposable camera. Wtf?

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Jun 19, 2013 1:02:29 PM

  10. They are criminal scum.....they must be caught at all cost, and given the absolute maximum sentence available .

    Their little wolf pack bullying creepy minds are unacceptable on the streets where we civilized people live.
    Get this scum-gang off our streets.

    A second the comment about the quality of surveillance cameras, @ D.R.H.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 19, 2013 1:37:53 PM

  11. This is what happens when you let Mexicans into the country. LA is overrun with these people and now our trans sisters are paying the price.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 19, 2013 1:50:40 PM

  12. Rick or Ratbastard,

    who told you those guys were Mexican Americans. They look like you to me. But if they were Latino or Black there are a number of Towleroad regulars who would have posted a comment by now.

    And stop using Kiwi's posting name. If you're going to do a parody of him then fine, but using his name just to post views that are completely opposite to his is stupid--not clever. And don't mess with me either. I'll werk you, Miss Thing.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 19, 2013 2:03:13 PM

  13. Right, Derrick?

    that's what makes that troll so sad - he's not man enough to put a face to his own statements.

    oh well. years of closeted living drive people into insanity. it happens. and he'll die. so it's ok. :)

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 19, 2013 2:08:27 PM

  14. Deny it all you want kiwi, those thugs knew she was unarmed, because California won't issue concealed carry permits.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jun 19, 2013 2:59:25 PM

  15. Derrick , come on. What do you think they are? Canadians?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jun 19, 2013 3:00:57 PM

  16. Just so you all know folks, DerrickfromPhilly is me! I have conversations with myself!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 19, 2013 4:08:51 PM

  17. Silly,

    Little Kiwi is almost 30 years younger than me (I think). And he travels--says he's going to Ireland for Gay Pride in September. I don't have enough energy to get my ass across the river to Cherry Hill New Jersey.


    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 19, 2013 4:48:13 PM

  18. david you are a fuckwit if you think these bashings occur because of gun laws

    Posted by: gomez | Jun 19, 2013 6:57:17 PM

  19. actually, ClosetHearne, the guilt is squarely on the shoulders of every citizen that continues to vote for politicians that condone, and thus promote, encourage, and FEED anti-LGBT prejudice and bigotry.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi

    We already have laws against and social condemnation of violence. We certainly have cultural support against rape and yet it happens every day, almost always male on female, and disproportionately perpetrated by you know whats.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jun 19, 2013 7:13:57 PM

  20. Wait theY'RE not Mexican they're Whitey Ford's!

    I thought white people love us Gays? Obviously NOT!

    Posted by: Jose carrabbas Tu Quiero Taco Bell Feliciano | Jun 20, 2013 1:26:19 AM

  21. @Derrick form Philly,

    This is the FIRST post I've made on this story.

    I agree with Oxnard Rick. Maybe eastern European transplants, Armenian something like that.

    AND STOP THE PHUKING TROLLING. 99% OF THE ANTI-MEXIACAN, ANTI-HISPANIC POSTS ARE TROLLS by people like Raymond Miller, AKA Little Kiwi, TR's uber sh*t stirrer.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 20, 2013 8:06:11 AM

  22. Whoa hello. I didn't say anything about Mexicans! I simply said that that outfit does not look like one a native LA'er would wear, and what I meant was I think that he (or they) were tourists. Sheesh. Now you made me mad. I chose to live in Oxnard after all, which would be a really stupid thing to do if I didn't like to be around Latinos.

    Posted by: Oxnard Rick | Jun 20, 2013 9:34:48 AM

  23. anyone who voted GOP in the last 20 years - this is your doing. Your choice of politicians are the folks who get up to their crowds and promote and encourage anti-LGBT prejudice.

    pretending that this is about "liberals taking folks' guns away" is a cowardly evasion - your chosen policians are promoting hatred against us. it's so clear that only a closeted-fool would pretend otherwise.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 20, 2013 12:20:33 PM

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