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In transgender beating a just (and necessary) sentence
The five-year prison sentence Baltimore County Circuit Judge John Turnbull II imposed on the 19-year-old who savagely beat a transgender woman in a Rosedale McDonald's was both appropriate to the crime and necessary for the peace of mind of the community. Some transgender activists are criticizing the sentence as too light, but it is fair under the circumstances and is certainly sufficient to send the message that transgender people should enjoy the same right as everyone else to live without fear.
September 14, 2011