Rae'Lynn Thomas was brutally attacked by her mother's ex-boyfriend, who still lived in their Columbus home. She is the 19th trans person known to be killed in the U.S. this year.
As in years past, most of those lost to the ongoing epidemic of fatal anti-trans violence are people of color, specifically black trans women.
Erykah Tijerina was found dead in her apartment on Monday. Police are investigating her death as a homicide; she is the 18th trans woman reported murdered in 2016.
Members of the terrorist group say victim had been found "guilty" of "corruption of thought" and "homosexual acts."
Retired librarian Mary Knowlton died after a Punta Gorda, Fla. police officer shot her with live ammunition, not blanks, inside the police headquarters.
After back to back atrocities that left two African American men dead, police departments across the country are now required to report the numbers of people killed by officers.