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Trump’s Attorney General ‘cynically exploiting’ murder of trans teen

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Trump’s Attorney General has been accused of cynically exploiting a transphobic murder for good PR.

16-year-old Kedarie Johnson was shot to death last year in Iowa.

Jorge “Lumni” Sanders-Galvez was charged with first-degree murder over the shooting, but the state’s hate crime laws do not protect LGBT people, meaning the case could not be treated as a hate crime.

However, Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions has intervened in the case – putting out a release declaring that he would pursue hate crime charges federally.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

But Sessions, who has led the administration’s efforts to dismantle discrimination protections for LGBT people, has been accused of exploiting the teen’s murder for PR.

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