Describing Acoff as "oddly dressed" is incredibly insulting.The body was dressing in three bras. Now, unless this is some very common transgender thing I am unaware of, I would say that can accurately be called "oddly dressed" and would be if the victim were a female.
Her murder did not "end her fight for acceptance," it ended her life. PeriodWell, I can sort of agree that the murder ended the victim's life, but talk about straining out gnats...
There is no need to describe what she was wearing at the time of her murder; she had already been identified at the start of both stories, describing her wardrobe only trivializes her murder.It is called "reporting." It also provides information that might help jog someone's memory, and which might help lead police to the killer. You never know.
Acoff's criminal record is almost certainly irrelevant to the story, especially when provided without any context concerning the trans community and law enforcement.Well, let's provide a little context then, shall we? Transgender people are often very ant-social and are very likely to engage in criminal behavior. The police tend to take a dim view of such behavior. Is that better? Or are they supposed to lie about that as well? And yes, I know what I am talking about. I observed such behavior first hand for several years. I heard them talk about engaging in criminal behavior, and not just the stuff you would expect, like drugs and sex work. Shoplifting is a very common activity. If you look at the "ball culture" scene, it is rife with tales of stealing very expensive garments for shows. So, yes, let's talk about transgender and the police in context. It says quite a lot about the real nature of transgender.
And removing pronouns doesn't fix much. Yes, the stories are no longer factually incorrect, but this tact still shows an unwillingness to respect the victim's gender identity and accept her as female.He wasn't a female. It is not even clear that he was full time as transgender. But, you have to love how they blithely demand that reality be ignored, and that the newspaper should report false information. In fact, in the article, GLADD even makes excuses for why this person might not have presented as female all of the time. But still, they demand that part of the person's life be the basis for lies.
All, apparently, to spare the feelings of a dead person.