Sunday, September 20, 2020

Independence Trans Vigil Tonight

An important Sunday night look at local tragedy beyond mere demographics, identity politics or civic boundary for our more contentiousness readers: 

Vigil held for trans woman found dead in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Family and friends of another homicide victim fear their loved one may have been killed due to a hate crime. Aerrion Burnett, 37, was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Independence. She was a black trans woman and, as KCTV5's Leslie Aguilar reports, it seems that's a dangerous thing to be in Kansas City.