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    Posted on Jan 30, 2014

    This Is What People Think Justice For Islan Nettles, A Transgender Murder Victim, Looks Like

    BuzzFeed asked people protesting for Islan Nettles today in New York what justice for her means to them.

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    In August, Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman, was brutally assaulted in Harlem outside of a police station. After lingering in a coma for a week, she died.

    Protesters gathered in front of the courthouse Thursday, angry with the NYPD over what they felt was an unsatisfactory investigation and prosecution after Nettles’ assault.

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    Despite the district attorney's dropping of misdemeanor charges in order to possibly file more severe charges, protesters were still incensed by what they perceived to be a slow-acting, dismissive NYPD.

    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed
    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed
    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed asked people at the protest what they thought justice for Islan Nettles looked like. Here were their responses:

    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed
    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed

    Trans advocate and author Janet Mock attended the rally:

    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed
    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed
    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed
    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed
    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed
    Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed