According to journalist Andy Ngo, he was suspended temporarily by Twitter for a truthful response to Chelsea Clinton when he pointed out that the U.S. is one of the safest countries for trans people.
The offspring of impeached president Bill and never-president Hillary, Chelsea Clinton tweeted: “Since 2013, more than 150 trans people have been murdered in the U.S., the majority Black transgender women. On #TDoR2019, we remember and honor the lives lost, hold their loved ones in our hearts and must commit to doing all we can to end this epidemic of violence and hate.”
Since 2013, more than 150 trans people have been murdered in the U.S., the majority Black transgender women. On #TDoR2019, we remember and honor the lives lost, hold their loved ones in our hearts and must commit to doing all we can to end this epidemic of violence and hate. https://t.co/c1pYPPmpxD
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 20, 2019
November 20 was Transgender Day of Remembrance, and in solidarity, Clinton claimed that the U.S. is suffering an “epidemic” of violence and hate against transgender people because they are being killed at the rate of about 22 per year, most of them being black trans women. She added her comment while retweeting a post by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
Ngo’s Twitter transgression was in responding via a tweet that was removed:
“The US is one of the safest countries for trans people. The murder rate of trans victims is actually lower than that for cis population. Also, who is behind the murders? Mostly black men.”
For those not immersed in the gender maelstrom, “cis” is an abbreviation for cissexual–a term for those who identify as the gender they were born with.
A captured image of that deleted tweet and the Twitter advisory …
Twitter employees suspended the reporter’s account for 12 hours for “hateful conduct.”
Interestingly, Ngo, who happens to be gay, referenced a fact that came from HRC’s own data.
“Stating a verifiable empirical claim with no value judgment attached is determined to be ‘hateful conduct’ by Twitter,” the journalist said. “The platform most used by journalists to communicate and counter ‘fake news’ also actively punishes individuals for communicating truths when they are deemed politically inconvenient.”
Ngo, known for his fearless reporting on Antifa violence and a target of that terror group, was hospitalized earlier this year for life-threatening injuries at the hands of the masked anarchists. He is the editor-at-large at The Post Millennial.
On November 4, the Federalist published an article entitled “I Crunched The Data. The Violence ‘Epidemic’ Against Transgender People Is A Myth.”
The data presented in that article shows that the “epidemic” of violence against trans people is a misnomer. In analyzing “known murderers from 2015 to 2019,” the article states:
Of the 118 listed cases from 2015 to 2019, 52 have known murderers. The above chart reveals that the racial identity of the victim and the murderer seem entirely irrelevant to the murder motivation.
While 67 percent of the victims are indeed black, and the majority are trans women, as reported, the majority of their killers are black as well. This is true for white victims and a single Native American victim who was murdered by a Native American killer. In the 2016 case of Brandi Bledsoe, the murderers were both black and white and were also trans women.
At HRC’s website, they admit that the “hate” bias is simply not there in many of the murder cases cited. “Some of these cases involve clear anti-transgender bias. In others, the victim’s transgender status may have put them at risk in other ways, such as forcing them into unemployment, poverty, homelessness and/or survival sex work,” the HRC statement reads.
The Federalist’s work identified the two largest known categories of murders “occur as a result of domestic violence and prostitution. Domestic violence is a known concern in the LGBT community, with a Williams Institute 2015 study finding 25 percent of gay men and 40 percent of lesbian women reporting intimate partner violence.”
Drugs are another prime reason behind some of the murders studied.
After reviewing the 118 cases, 70% of which police investigators found a motive, four appear to have been “directly anti-trans-motivated,” the Federalist reported.
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