I still remember when one got beat up pretty badly (don't remember the name), got hugely shared across social media and a lot of news coverage, they were so excited to have this example to point to of a real-life hate crime against a TIM...and then it turned out that, no, he wasn't beat up for being trans, he was beat up because this adult-ass white man attacked a 12-year old black girl, dragged this scared child around by her hair and filmed himself doing it because he was proud of himself for 'teaching her what happens' when she makes fun of him (he looked like a clown like many of these dudes, so she laughed), he uploaded it and bragged on it...and she had male relatives who saw it and found him. Yes, yes, vigilante justice bad, but I'm not losing sleep over this creep learning he doesn't have a blank check to do shit like that free of consequences.

When that side of the story came out, the whole thing got memory holed very quickly.

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