While the media’s main focus of the brutal beating death of Islan Nettles has remained targeted at Trans People and the family of Islan Nettles, mainly her mother Delores Nettles, little if anything is known about Paris Wilson and his family.
Is Paris’s mother, Simone Wilson, who I refer to as “Mommy Dearest” a Lesbian? If so, that would mean at some point in his life Paris has been raised in a same-sex household! See that woman to the left of the picture in the beige sweater? She was part of the group coming and going with the Wilson family at both court dates. Her name is Shaun Jackson of S.W.A.G. Enterprises (http://www.meetup.com/swagger/). As a matter of fact, Shaun and Mariah Lopez, Lopez being a Trans Woman/Activist, got into a heated exchange after the first court hearing in October. Playing devils advocate, is Shaun the latest or last of women who helped raised Paris? If that is the case, are you as shocked as I am!?? As upset as I am!??
How is it possible that the un-remorseful, angry man who allegedly murdered Islan Nettles with his bare hands was raised by a member of the LGBT community? This just doesn’t make sense.
Oh, it makes sense all right…
A large part of it is pure ignorance. God forbid we instill in our kids, “Do onto others as you would have them do onto you” (Luke 6:31). I don’t care if you are religious or not – the Bible is priceless at keeping it real! The other part is what Trans people have been saying all along; while Trans People are the “T” in the LGBT community they remain ostracized, unprotected, hated, misunderstood and misrepresented not only by straight people but by Lesbian, Gays and Bi-sexuals as well. Trans People of Color have it even worse!
I am not saying as a Lesbian, I understand everything Trans, but shit, I don’t understand everything Gay, Chinese or Latin either! I do understand HUMANITY. I do understand that all creations are the Children of the most High. He/She brought us into this world & He/She is the only one with the authority to take us out! Period.com
To all who have their heads up their asses about the fate, intolerance and danger Trans people endure daily that we, Lesbian, Gay & Bisexuals do not have to contend with,WAKE UP! If Tran peoples so-called “own”(LGB Community) don’t have the presence of mind to raise awareness and tolerance within their own family/friends and to not apply the same discrimination they endure onto others – why do we expect the straight community to do it? Is it not, “Lead by example”?
Back to Mommy Dearest; if you are or have been part of the LGBT community, SHAME ON YOU!
– For not being your Brother/Sisters Keeper
– For raising a bully who puts his hands on women. Yes, damn it a Woman! Islan Nettles is a SHE!!!
– For knowing what happened that night and choosing to be silent.
– For not encouraging your child to do the right thing.The right thing, not in the eyes of man but in the eyes of God. You did the crime do the time! If you didn’t and know who did, you are just as guilty.
– Mommy Dearest, if this is your idea of Gay parenting, don’t do us any more favors! The Trans Community has enough hatred from society to contend with. Who needs to add offspring of LGB kids to the list!?
Hey, maybe I’m just thinking way too deep into this. Maybe you are not part of the community but have associations with us. Does that change anything? It does not. You wouldn’t want anyone to harm or kill your aggressive Lesbian associations because they appear mannish would you? The same applies to Trans People!
Lastly, I want you to all focus for a minute on the details of the case from August through today. Close your eyes, breath in deeply. Bring your hands together over your head, stretch and exhale. Aaaah, that feels good.
Did you channel all the info about the case through your mind? You did? Good!
Did any of you have the presence of mind to ask yourself WHY the f!@k the media did not cover the Wilsons!? I mean, go ahead and Google Paris Wilson or Simone Wilson. Only 1 or 2 pictures come up and that is all thanks to media covering the two Occupy the Courthouse Rally’s (see Mommy Dearest in the royal blue dress holding her sons arm? The photo was snapped by DNAinfo). Even so, their photos were not included in any of the news articles. I mean, lets keep it real, this IS a Black on Black crime. Any other time a Black MAN is accused of a crime we can’t wait for them to stop putting them on the front page. Media is all up in their face and chasing them into cars. So why not this time??
Think about it. This IS a high-profile crime. After all, it IS shocking and scary that a Trans woman can be beaten to death across the street from a police station lined with 10 cameras in New York City. NYC is internationally known as the City of Acceptance and Tolerance, right? The death of Islan Nettles was so high profile, politicians including Christine Quinn, came out for the vigil organized by LGBT organizations. All the right people showed up and all the right people cried and wailed for justice in front of the cameras. Just as quickly as the outcry over islan’s death started, it was over. Most crawled back under the rock they came from with pictures worth posting and sharing on Twitter and Facebook. The demand for justice for Islan Nettles was..well, there was no demand. Not until Luz’s Daughter Cares put our two cents in.
I mean really, none of you, Lambda Legal, GMHC, AVP, LGBT Center, Audre Lourde, Ali Forney, Harlem Pride, Faith Leaders questioned this? Was it just okay to exploit Islan Nettles? The media remained focused on reblogging the details of the Islan Nettles vigil as if to brand into our brains like a herd of sheep, they gave a damn and the city of NY gave a damn. Well okay, but what of the Wilson’s? No lights, cameras or action? It’s like someone put out a Gag order on investigating/reporting the Wilson’s. I must say, I’ve never seen an accused murderer and his family granted so much.. “Gasp” – PRIVACY!! Why is that? Rumor has it the Wilson’s have NYPD in their family.
It could be just a rumor but did any LGBT organizations invest any time, any manpower from their budget too look beneath the surface? Or, were you fine with whatever the DA’s office told you?
I suggest you get off your asses and DO something, DEMAND something. The botched investigation on the day Islan Nettles was beaten to the ground needs to be investigated!
Ahh hell, maybe I am being too harsh. For all I know you are afraid of the Bloomberg Administration or of Ray Kelly.
I mean after all, who am I but a person? I’m just a minion compared to you big organizations.
I am just Luz’s Daughter Cares.