Weighing Solutions to Hate Crime After Brutal Baltimore Attack

colorlines.com – by Jamilah King

Less than a week after the ruthless videotaped beating of 22-year-old transgender woman Chrissy Lee Polis at a Baltimore-area McDonald’s, progressive and queer communities are grappling with a host of difficult questions: How do we create safer communities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people? And for advocates who worry about overly aggressive policing and sentencing in communities of color, what’s the role of criminal justice in combatting this violence?