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Transgender woman arrested for hate crime spree in NYC

A transgender woman has been arrested for a slew of random ambush attacks involving some form of chemical spray on unwitting passersby walking the New York City streets over the weekend.

Thomas J. Heard, who reportedly goes by “Tasha,” 37, was arrested after allegedly pulling a sharp object on someone in the Bronx. Police also believe, based on CCTV footage, that Heard was responsible for up to nine attacks using a pepper-spray-like substance in the Bronx area, though there may be more victims. Police have confirmed that the incidents are being viewed as hate crimes given that all of the victims were white.

A woman matching Heard’s appearance was then seen physically assaulting a woman, kicking her violently in the leg before spraying the victim and her boyfriend.

“All of the sudden, I hear this woman yell at me from behind, ‘I hate you, you expletive expletive!’” the woman told ABC 7. “I saw her pull something out of her pocket. I didn’t know if it was a gun, I didn’t know if it was a knife – I didn’t know what she had.”

Upon her arrest, police found her in possession of a pepper spray canister and a pair of scissors.

She has reportedly been charged with assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime, harassment as a hate crime, and assault with criminal possession of a weapon. She is due to undergo a medical evaluation following her arraignment early on Monday. She will be held on a $30,000 bond.

“It lights up your whole face on fire,” Joshua Smith, another victim who was attacked on the way home from a doctor’s appointment, told CBS. “Your sinuses, your throat feels like it’s closing up. It’s rough.”

Police say a total of 11 white New Yorkers were attacked over the weekend but they have not definitively linked all of the incidents to Heard at the time of writing. Heard reportedly has up to 65 prior arrests, many for prostitution and assault.

Thomas J. Heard, RT.com 4 Comments [3/12/2019 4:03:16 PM]
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Yamamanama

Fuck Russia.

3/12/2019 6:51:29 PM

Anon-e-moose

>RT

>Two people attacked in Britain with a chemical. Both survive, but someone else not the intended target dies

Novichok.

Strange that you're not covering the worse-than Hate Crimes of Vlad Putain, eh RT...?!

3/12/2019 9:35:09 PM



Fuck Russia? Is that the best you can say?

>Strange that you're not covering the worse-than Hate Crimes of Vlad Putain, eh RT...?!

Whataboutism is a mental illness Moose.


3/15/2019 3:42:54 AM



Weird how fast this is being called a hate crime considering that after Dylan Roof shot up a church in Charleston people were trying to argue against calling that a hate crime despite the whole race-war manifesto he wrote. Are victims being white ALL they're going on? Because statistically speaking you'd have to work to target anybody else and there isn't mention of anti-white slurs here. If it is racially motivated then by all means treat it as such, hate itself is ironically colourblind. But to me it's interesting just how readily it's being accepted as such from what appears to be pure conjecture when more substantial cases are a hard sell.

Whataboutism is a mental illness Moose.


Pretty much, but Russia casting aspersions on North American events in the first place is whataboutism on their part. While it's the tried and true standard response of autocracies that come under scrutiny and Russia has deflected criticism towards the United States practically as a reflex for decades in this instance they're specifically trying to justify their stance on LGBT rights by trying to focus attention on a transgender offender running around assaulting people implying this is just what happens if you treat them like people rather than as dangerous mental patients. The stoking of fear of resentment against a white majority is probably only a tertiary bonus to Russia rather than the main focus of rushing to designate it a hate crime Stateside.

3/15/2019 6:13:09 PM

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