Reports out of Minneapolis have it that CeCe McDonald has accepted a plea deal to second degree manslaughter due to negligence in the death of Dean Schmitz. McDonald is a black transgender woman who says she was attached by Schmitz with racist and homophobic slurs. Her supporters have rallied at the court house all week, saying that her case is a stunning example of institutional biases against black and transgender communities.
Luce Guillen-Givins, a member of McDonald’s Support Committee, said that the plea deal stipulates that McDonald will spend 41 months in prison. Stay tuned for more details.
And if this isn’t awful enough, she’s being put into a men’s facility. Ugh.