A transgender woman was assaulted to the point of unconsciousness in Texas on Friday in what sovereignties characterized as an seeming ordinance of rabble violence.
Police said they are investigating the attack as a possible hate crime.
The victim, identified by WF-AATV and CBS Dallas, as 23 -year-old Muhlaysia Booker, told sovereignties that a group of people attacked her in a Dallas apartment complex parking lot after she was involved in a minor gondola crash.
“During a verbal altercation regarding the accident, a male suspect began to physically assault the victim before several other supposes joined in the assault, ” Dallas police said in a statement. “The victim held serious bodily hurts and was transported to UT Southwestern by watches at the scene.”
Apparent cellphone video of the attack shared on social media demonstrated several people beating and kicking the woman. Booker told police the attackers use homophobic insinuations during the attack. She was beaten to unconsciousness, her family said, and suffered material facial rupture and other traumata.
Police detained Edward Thomas, 29, on Sunday night and accused him with aggravated assault.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he was “extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence” against Booker.
“Those who did this do not represent how Dallasites feel about our prosper LGBTQ community, “ Rawlings banked in a Facebook post Saturday. “We will not stand for this kind of behavior.”
Booker’s father, Pierre Booker, told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that “shes had” faced “hatred” in the past, but said Friday’s attack was the “most violent” yet.
“My daughter is traumatized from it, ” Pierre Book told CBS Dallas. “No one wants to see this happen to their children.”
Transgender beings, specially women of color, face disproportionate rates of violence in the United Nation. At least 128 transgender people were killed during the U.S. between 2013 and 2018, according to a Human Rights Campaign report. Nine in 10 of these victims were trans maidens; more than 100 were black or Latinx.