No Words. None.

I’ve felt like doing this since November of 2016. That urge has only gotten stronger.

I found this story via Joe.My.God. and it is utterly horrific: Autopsy Reveals Transgender Woman Was Beaten In ICE Custody, Died After Days Of Untreated Dehydration. Like I said, utterly horrific.

A transgender woman who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at a privately operated detention center was likely physically abused there, according an autopsy report released Monday, and died after several days of severe, untreated dehydration.

Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez, a 33-year-old transgender woman from Honduras, died on May 25, nine days after being transferred to a dedicated unit for transgender women at the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, which is operated under contract by CoreCivic, the second-largest private prison company in the United States.

CoreCivic, a publicly traded company whose motto is “Better the Public Good,” operates more than 65 prisons and detention facilities in the United States.

Nine days. She was in this country for nine days and died in ICE custody. Making everything worse? She had bruises on her wrists–handcuffs, it appears–and bruises on her abdomen. The chances that she was beaten while in custody are extremely high.

I want to scream. I want to walk outside, throw my head back, and just scream until my voice breaks. Because I don’t have any words for this horror.

Wake me when it’s 2020. Maybe then the nightmare will be over.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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