It is a commonly stated fact among those on the left that transgender people face a much higher risk of being murdered than the general population. It is frequently alleged that they are targets for hate crimes, because of their sexual orientation.
In response to the murder of Denali Berries Stuckey, a transgender woman, Democratic California Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris tweeted, “Denali Berries Stuckey is at least the 12th Black trans women killed this year. We cannot ignore this violence. Transgender people deserve to live openly without fear.” (RELATED: Would You Date A Transgender Person?)