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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.

1. 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.

2. 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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3. 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.

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Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed
Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed

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

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Sarah Karlan/ BuzzFeed

9. Trans advocate and author Janet Mock attended the rally:

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