Police Investigating Whether Man Who Beat Transgender Woman Was Paid For Attack

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are investigating whether a man in custody for assaulting a transgender woman in Dallas was paid to carry out the assault.

Activists and community members are calling for justice after Muhlaysia Booke’s attack.

Dallas police arrested Edward Thomas.

But activists want more people to speak on behalf of Booke.

Muhlaysia Booker (Credit: Booker Family)

Activists spoke out at the apartment complex Monday morning. They expressed their disgust not only against the person who attacked Booker but the onlookers who stood by and let it happen.

A bystander recorded cell phone video Friday, as Booker lay on the ground while men punched and kicked her and hit her with a brick. The video pans out as a crowd is seen standing around watching and shouting. The attack on the 23-year-old doesn’t end until several women intervene and drag her to…

Original published: 2019-04-15 18:43:46 Read the full Dallas News here

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