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Transgender interior designer Felycya Harris shot to death in Georgia park / LGBTQ Nation

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A 33-year-old transgender interior designer was found shot to death this past Saturday in Augusta, Georgia.

Felycya Harris’s body was found after 1 p.m. at a city park with one gunshot wound. An autopsy on Monday classified her death as a homicide.

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“I went outside and we were just sitting in the car, laughing and talking and jiving on each other” before her death, her friend Ricola Collier told WRDW.

She is the 31st known transgender or non-binary person killed this year in the U.S., according to HRC, in what has become one of the most violent years on record for transgender people. The number is believed to be higher as many murders are not reported in the media and many victims who are transgender or non-binary are misgendered in media reports.

Most of the victims this year have been Black and latina transgender women.

“With news of the death of Felycya Harris, we have hit a grim milestone: we have now matched the highest number of transgender or gender non-conforming people who were victims of fatal violence in one year – and there are three more months left in the year,” said HRC President Alphonso David.

According to the organization, Harris ran her own interior decorating business and said she could do “just about anything with decorating” to make people feel better in their living spaces. She also worked at a furniture store and taught dance.

Her friends said they will remember her “laugh. The smile – the smiles. The talks. The arguments. The attitudes. Everybody is going to remember who Felycya Harris is.”

According to the Augusta Chronicle, friends and family are sharing “Justice for Felycya” posts on Facebook. Police have not

Central Pa. man who shot secret bathroom videos of 15-year-old girl denied break on prison term

A central Pennsylvania man who secretly shot nude bathroom videos of a teenage girl will be staying in prison after a state appeals court panel denied his appeal of his multiple child-sex convictions.

In an opinion by Senior Judge John L. Musmanno, the Superior Court rejected James A. Doll’s argument that police shouldn’t have been allowed to use the computer-based evidence they amassed against him.

Doll, 45, of Greencastle, claimed his computers were off-limits as evidence because his wife had no authority to give investigators permission to seize and search the devices for child pornography. He also insisted the search warrants police used to seize his computers weren’t sufficiently specific.

On those computers, police said they found child pornography, including videos Doll had secretly filmed of his accuser when she was 15.

Doll came under investigation in 2017 after the girl reported he had touched her inappropriately and had tried to coax her into watching pornography with him that involved “girls who appeared to be very young,” Musmanno noted.

Doll pleaded guilty to charges including possession of child porn, aggravated indecent assault of a minor, illegal intercept of communications and corruption of minors last October. A Franklin County judge sentenced him to 14 to 61 years in prison in December.

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No adults in house when 11-year-old was shot at Flint home, police chief says

FLINT, MI — Police say there were no adults in the house when an 11-year-old boy was shot and critically injured Tuesday afternoon at a Flint home.



a man and a woman standing in the grass: Flint police investigate after an 11-year-old boy was shot multiple times on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the 600 block of Crawford Street on Flint's south side.


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Flint police investigate after an 11-year-old boy was shot multiple times on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the 600 block of Crawford Street on Flint’s south side.

Officers with the Flint Police Department responded around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the 600 block of Crawford Street, between Euston and Grand Traverse streets, for a report of a shooting.



a group of people in uniform: Flint police investigate after an 11-year-old boy was shot multiple times on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the 600 block of Crawford Street on Flint's south side.


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Flint police investigate after an 11-year-old boy was shot multiple times on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the 600 block of Crawford Street on Flint’s south side.

A neighbor called police after hearing people yelling that someone had been shot.

The boy had been shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital for treatment where he is in critical condition.

Michigan State Police troopers had taken a 35-year-old man into custody at the Walmart store off East Court Street in Burton as a potential suspect in the matter, Flint Police Chief Terence Green said.



a group of people standing around a fire hydrant in front of a house: Flint police investigate after an 11-year-old boy was shot multiple times on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the 600 block of Crawford Street on Flint's south side.


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Flint police investigate after an 11-year-old boy was shot multiple times on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the 600 block of Crawford Street on Flint’s south side.

The man has since been released from custody after investigators spoke with the children inside the home at the time of the shooting.

“The kids weren’t truthful,” said Green. “He definitely wasn’t the one that fired the shot. We don’t think he was there when it happened.”

There were four children — ages 9 to 14 — at the home when the boy was shot, but

Medical examiner identifies body of man shot in Cleveland’s Garden Valley neighborhood

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Officials released the identity of the 37-year-old man who was shot and killed Thursday in the city’s Garden Valley neighborhood.



a car parked on the side of a building: Cleveland police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured another.


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Cleveland police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured another.

Keith Mitchell of Cleveland .

Died in the shooting that happened about 10 p.m. On Colfax Road near the Minnie Street intersection, a Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said. He suffered several gunshot wounds to the head, torso and extremities, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office said in a statement

Police responded to a call of a loud party and a man being shot. Police arrived and found the man lying on the sidewalk with several gunshot wounds, Ciaccia said.

The officers provided first aid to Mitchell before paramedics took him to MetroHealth where he was later pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

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