A 31-year-old pleaded guilty to four counts of ABH, two counts of common assault and possessing a weapon for discharge of noxious liquid
Warning: suicide, misgendering, violence
A trans woman has hanged herself in Dublin, an inquest has heard.
Nikita Keane, 26, was found dead in her home in the Irish capital on 26 July last year.
During the inquest, her family demanded Keane be referred to her birthname and to use male pronouns. This is was in despite of her name had been changed by deed poll and she was in the process of transitioning.
Her childhood friend George Langan said he discovered Keane when he and his boyfriend came to her house to visit around 5pm, the Irish Independent reported.
He said the curtains in the window were pulled closed which was unusual and when his partner knocked on the door, there was no answer.
Climbing onto the flat roof, that was when he saw her hanging in the bedroom.
The court heard how her death had occurred a number of hours earlier. Keane had paid her bills at the post office first thing, bought a newspaper, and wrote a goodbye letter.
At post-mortem, the pathologist gave the cause of death as hanging. No drugs, alcohol or medications where found in the toxicology screen.
Around a year before, Keane had been the victim of a serious assault. By the time of her death, her friends had said she had made a full recovery.
The coroner returned a verdict of death by suicide.
Last year, Trans Equality Network Ireland found nearly 80% of trans people in the country had considered suicide. And even worse, at least 40% of these had attempted to take their own live at least once.
Bill O’Reilly “does not believe in white privilege,” saying it’s a “big lie that is keeping some African-Americans from reaching their full potential.”
Now back to reality:
- One in 3 black men can expect to go to prison at some point.
- A black college student “has the same chances of getting a job as a white high school dropout.”
- Media cover 19.5% of cases with missing African American children, while 33.2% of missing children cases involve black kids.
- At least “4 million African-Americans and Latinos experience housing discrimination each year.”
- While black Americans make up 14% of monthly drug users, “they are 37% of the people arrested for drug offenses.”
- We could go on and on and on…
White privilege is best explained by a privileged white guy.
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