Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Best Story Ever is Worst Story Ever

[TRIGGER WARNING: TRANSPHOBIA, ASSAULT, MENTION OF SEXUAL ABUSE]

The Good: A trans woman robbed a bank and gave all the money away to random people, even throwing money up in the air for anyone to grab.

The Bad: She did it because, as a trans woman out of prison, the local homeless shelters wouldn't let her in and her life was so horrible that she wanted to go back to prison.

Trans Woman Said She Robbed Bank Because Prison Is Safer Than Street Life

“I just robbed the bank, I want to go back to prison,” Thompson told police, according to court records obtained by the Associated Press. Thompson told cops that she had been homeless, unable to find room at a shelter, and beaten by four men in a park.

Our prison system is a complete joke. This entire country is a complete joke. The most vulnerable people often have to face horrid conditions and sexual abuse in prison or face dying in the streets, either from being murdered by transphobes or starving/dying from exposure because no one will help them, not even the organizations that are supposed to. This woman has no future at all. Because our nation and most of our politicians would rather she be dead.

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