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More Details On Syracuse Shooting

Jim Burroway

November 20th, 2008

Details continue to emerge in the shooting case in Syracuse. It is now much clearer that Latiesha Green, 20, was a transgender woman. She began transitioning when she was sixteen. Police had originally identified her as a gay man.

Latiesha and her brother, Mark Cannon, 18, had been invited to a party. According to reports, they were sitting in the car when party guests gathered around the car and began yelling anti-gay slurs. Dwight DeLee went into the house and got a .22-caliber rifle. He then put the rifle into the driver’s side window and fired one shot. The bullet passed through Mark’s arm and struck Latiesha in the chest.

Despite being shot, Mark drove to the family’s home as his sister lay bleeding heavily in the front passenger seat. She died a short while later. According to paperwork filed with the court, the bullet had damaged both of Latiesha’s lungs and aorta, causing massive bleeding.

A vigil was held in front of Latiesha’s home on Monday evening. Another vigil is being held at noon today at Hedricks Chapel at Syracuse University.

[Hat tips: Autumn Sandeen, Werdna, and Rod McCullom]



November 20th, 2008 | LINK

Very sad.

November 21st, 2008 | LINK

And the religious reich is asking for protection from US. Another death to lay at the door of ignorance & hatred. Why? Why aren’t we better than this?

November 23rd, 2008 | LINK

I find it interesting that this post has less comments than any of the others on the front page right now, maybe it’s because there’s not much to say other than how disgusting it is that we are still fighting the battle against this kind of hate, while religious extremists claim to be the victims. NO, Latiesha Green is a victim.

November 23rd, 2008 | LINK

wow, that was a long run-on sentence I wrote!

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