Luz’s Daughter Cares launches “Reward for Indictment” Fund for Islan Nettles unsolved homicide case

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Luz’s Daughter Cares seeks to pursue justice for the beating death of beloved Transgender woman Islan Nettles by raising reward money for information leading to the arrest and indictment of her killer.

Nearly 7 months after Islan’s gruesome death, no one has been arrested and the case has gone cold. To that end, NYPD has failed to initiate their Crimestoppers Program that offers monetary awards for anonymous information that could help solve the case.

We seek to initiate this process because Islan Nettles life mattered. Trans Lives Matter.

Donate to Islan Nettles Reward for Indictment Fund

Want to know what REALLY happened in the Islan Nettles case? Listen to this:

Justice for Islan Nettles UNCUT – The Radio Interview

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/social_action/2014/01/10/social-action-radio-justice-4-islan-nettles-transphobia-and-homicide#.UszXbSsZPtB.facebook

Society owes Trans People 40 Acres and a Mule

If Trans People decided to break-up with the LGB, this would be their theme song. If we are not going to push for FULL equality for Trans People – Give them their own voices, their own programs, jobs, sustainable life – DON’T KEEP THEIR FUNDING and give them their 40 acres and a mule!

Trans People, you have to call out the programs and people who speak of you but do not support you. You will not get equality by playing it safe. I know it may be hard to lose the little society gives you by speaking up but something has to give. Who are the leaders amongst you? Come forth…

I will not shut up or back off until someone picks up the torch and runs with it. I am Humanity 100% and I don’t see Humanity for Trans People.

LGBT Leaders fail to inquire why Simone Wilson (Mother of Paris Wilson, accused of beating Trans Woman Islan Nettles to death) who forced his friend to confess to the crime was NOT charged with a crime!

trans-killingIf Trans Lives Matter, when will our actions mirror those words? Luz’s Daughter Cares  is wondering why LGBT leaders and organizations are so quiet about  improper actions that took place during the investigation into the brutal murder of Trans woman Islan Nettles? Matter of fact, LGBT leadership have yet to “question” anything.

While updates from the DA’s office seem to suffice for others, I beg to differ.

In my opinion, it is no wonder the investigation was destined to fail, which it did, from the start.  The fact that once Islan  was rushed to Harlem Hospital, NYPD/DA did not follow up with Islan Nettles condition or contact her family until after she was pronounced dead, tells us the first 48 hours, the most important time frame of an investigation, was totally disregarded.  Another red flag is the “no camera footage” excuse the DA informed the public about. When the organizations were “updated” the DA couldn’t get a”visual” from the cameras on exactly who beat Islan to death, what was the response to that?

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Oh yes, now I remember –  “Some of the cameras were not working”. Is that right? Directly on and across the street from a police station? Did you see that huge camera set up on the same street Miss Islan’s  head was fatally slammed on? Be advised, non-working cameras on a Harlem street directly across from a police precinct is an issue within itself and should have been addressed ASAP! It only took Luz’s Daughter Cares 2 willing bodies, an hour travel time, a $9 metrocard and a camera phone to note some VERY important information related to those cameras but no one was interested.

Lastly and just as negligent, community leaders failed to question why charges were not brought against the Wilson mother for tampering with the investigation. Maybe forcing a family friend to confess to a crime isn’t one. Yeah, right. What a fool believes…

For those unaware of what I am referring to, continue to read:

“Wilson’s mother has now been accused of taking one of his friends to a police precinct, where she made him confess to the crime and claim he was too drunk to remember anything about it”.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2402793/Islan-Nettles-Mother-accused-killer-forced-friend-confess-crime.html

Luz’s Daughter Cares is praying those that can do something, will. Do refrain from repeating to the public yet another update from the DA’s office craftily put together by an intern. We don’t want to hear what THEY want us to know. We want to KNOW what THEY are NOT telling us. In other words, Luz’s Daughter Cares is saying, until the LGBT leaders are willing to “Get their hands dirty” and ask the “not so comfy” questions,we won’t get answers for the public. Even more importantly our Trans family deserves answers! Until you are ready to put your neck (or funding ) on the line  for true equality in everything for Trans people – stop waving the “Trans Lives Matter” banner.

The laziness all around has me yawning.

I know some of you are saying, “Who does this broad think she is? We have degrees, big titles, get political dinner invites and chat with the DA like buddies!”   

I’m nobody special.

I’m just Luz’s Daughter Cares.

Did Paris Wilson get away with murder? A Visual account of the Islan Nettles Court Hearing on 11/19/13

Visual account of events here: Occupy the Courthouse #2 Justice for Islan Nettles Protest

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This was the complete statement read by the prosecutor in court Tuesday, 11/19/13:

“As the Court is aware, the defendant was originally arrested in this case on a charge of misdemeanor assault. Several days after the arrest, the victim died from her injuries. Since that time, we have been aggressively investigating the crime as a homicide.
For the reasons referenced in court on the prior two dates, however, the case has turned out to be a uniquely complex one, and we are not yet prepared to go to the grand jury. However we continue to actively investigate this case in the hopes of ultimately holding the person responsible for this crime accountable. Today, we concede that eh speedy trial time has run with only with regards to the misdemeanor with which the defendant is charged – and thus the case must be dismissed. It should be emphasized, however, that the crime we are investigating, homicide, has no statutory speedy-trial deadline. Therefore, should our ongoing investigation ultimately result in an indictment of Mr. Wilson for homicide, the case would be promptly restored to the calendar and would move forward, notwithstanding today’s dismissal of the misdemeanor charge.”

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Islan Nettles’ Murder and the Shameful (Non-)Response of LGBs

So, you haven’t heard about this? Haven’t seen your lesbian, gay, and bi friends posting about it and changing their profile pictures to raise awareness about this injustice?

Maybe that’s because Islan was a Trans Woman of Color (TWOC)!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christian-fuscarino/islan-nettles-murder-and-the-shameful-non-response-of-lgbs_b_4310858.html

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UPDATE Islan Nettles Case: Charges Dropped Against Paris Wilson!!

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By default the misdemeanor charges were dropped because the Manhattan DA could not support  the claims against Paris Wilson. Islan Nettles death is ruled a homicide and is an open investigation.

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Luz’s Daughter Cares Suggestion:

(1) Witnesses MUST come forward!! The Friends of Islan Nettles who were with her that night need to speak up. LGBT organizations need to make sure they are protected if and when they do. Paris Wilson, his friends and family are NOT going to do the right thing. Period.

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(2) LGBTQ community, groups and organizations – do not get weary! It is our responsibility to keep this case relevant and alive. Do not stop questioning and do not accept  yet another unsolved Trans Person murder!

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(3) Be united and not divided in the quest for Justice. The proof of such are in the numbers that come out and support or lack thereof. Trans People of the community deserve more from us all. At the end of the day, all humans are equal and all deserve equality. The umbrella that covers the LGBQ community often leaves our Trans Family out in the rain.

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(4) You are not God. Judge not lest ye be judged! Live & Let Live…

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/suspect-beating-death-transgender-woman-walks-article-1.1522384