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- Jan 31, 2015
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[h=1]Disturbing Video Shows Transgender Woman Being Attacked on NYC Train as Riders Watch[/h]An aggressive subway rider berated a complete stranger aboard a New York City train using homophobic, transphobic and racist slurs – all while others looked on and did nothing.“When I sat down, I saw the woman in front of me and she keeps talking about me," said Pearl Love, who was on the receiving end of the tirade last Thursday. "All bad things, for 5 minutes.”The Bronx woman, who identifies as transgender, tried her best to ignore the subway rider, but the verbal attack escalated quickly on the Manhattan-bound No. 4 train.“She gets even louder and even aggressive and I did not say anything,” she told WPIX. “I don’t even know who she is, she doesn’t know who I am and [finally] then she stood up, got so mad and hit me.
”That’s when the video ends. Love claims the woman continued to assault her, even chasing her at one point.“No one around me is helping me basically because that’s the way it is,” she said.“It’s everyday life I mean, [it happens] at least a few times a week.”A reluctant Love posted the footage of the April 28 incident on Facebook on the advice of friends. It has since been viewed nearly a quarter of a million times.Incidents like these happen so often, Love says, that she didn’t even consider pressing charges on her attacker.In 2014, she was the victim of a brutal stabbing. A year later she and a friend were attacked in the East Village. Both times, she said, she was targeted for being transgender.“So much of that happens [often] that I’m kind of ok [with it] now,” she said. “I think it's good that now I know my rights because I have to learn how to tell people on how to protect themselves.”
Disturbing Video Shows Transgender Woman Being Attacked on NYC Train as Riders Watch | KTLA
Wow that woman assaulting Pearl is the definition of what s piece of **** human being is . . .so said . . . its also said that nobody supposedly helped her. I would have.