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CrimeTransgender woman assaulted by apparent 'mob' in Dallas

09:40  15 april  2019
09:40  15 april  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Transgender woman assaulted by apparent 'mob' in Dallas© Google Maps Image: The Royal Crest Apartments complex on Wilhurt Avenue in Dallas, Texas. Dallas police arrested a man Sunday night in the beating of a transgender woman that authorities called an apparent “act of mob violence” and a possible hate crime.

Relatives of the victim, who authorities have not identified, told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that she was kicked and beaten to the point of unconsciousness.

The Dallas Police Department said officers arrested Edward Thomas 29, for his alleged role in the Friday night assault that occurred after a minor traffic accident at an apartment complex south of downtown.

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A transgender woman was assaulted Friday and the Dallas Police Department is asking for the The woman , identified by WFAA News as Muhlaysia Booker, was assaulted by “known suspects” “I am extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman ,” the statement read.

Dallas Transgender woman brutally beaten in graphic clip. In the disturbing video, a large crowd can be seen gathering as Booker is repeatedly Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said: “Chief Hall alerted me this morning to the assault at the Royal Crest Apartments and I have seen a video of what happened.

“The guy just got out and started stomping on her and kicking her and fighting her,” the woman’s grandmother, Debora Booker, told the station. “I was like, ‘Over a car?’”

Clips of the video published by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth showed a group of people carrying someone.

The victim told officers that her assailants, who were not identified, used homophobic slurs, the department said.

The department was examining evidence to determine if a hate crime occurred, the statement added.

In a separate statement, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he had seen the video and was “extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman.”

“Those who did this do not represent how Dallasites feel about our thriving LGBTQ community,” Rawling said. “We will not stand for this kind of behavior.”

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A transgender woman was assaulted by a group of people Friday night in Dallas , police said. Dallas police were called to the Royal Crest Apartments at “I am extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman ,” he said in the statement. “Those who did this do not represent

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