3 Transgender Women Attacked in Los Angeles While 'Callous' Bystanders Watched and Filmed



It was not immediately clear whether the suspects had entered pleas or retained counsel.

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Stogner declined to comment on the case, citing the outstanding suspect.

In a news conference on Thursday, City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talked about viewing the footage of the incident. “When I saw the video, like anyone who has seen it who believes in human decency, to see this level of violence celebrated gleefully, so much so that the perpetrator himself posted on social media, is like a sucker punch to all of us who believe in civilized behavior."

At the news conference, Deputy Chief Justin Eisenberg called the bystanders' failure to intervene "callous."

There have been at least 28 transgender homicides so far in 2020, according to data from the National Center for Transgender Equality. The figure represents a record high, up from a previous peak of 26 in 2019.

The victims did not reply to requests for comment.

A friend who has created a GoFundMe page for them said they’re not responding to media requests.

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