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