The case of cece mcdonald and self-defense against homophobic, transphobic and racist attacks on june 5, 2011, chrishaun cece mcdonald, an african american transgender woman, was assaulted by dean schmitz, a white heterosexual man, and his friends in a violent, racist, and transphobic attack. As a homeless trans teen, cece mcdonald suffered a lifetime of hardships but when she was charged with murder for simply defending herself, she becam the transgender crucible: how cece mcdonald. The case of beautiful islan nettles is unequivocally one of unprovoked attack leading to death, as opposed to mcdonald's case and the perpetrator walked in my opinion, she is a more suitable poster girl for transgender injustice than cece.
Cece mcdonald (/ ˌ s iː ˈ s iː / born 1989) is an african american bi trans woman and lgbtq activist she came to national attention in june 2012 for accepting a plea bargain of 41 months for second-degree manslaughter of a man she stabbed after mcdonald and her friends were assaulted in minneapolis outside a bar near closing time. This week cece mcdonald, the young black transgender woman on trial for murdering a white man who'd attacked her and a group of friends, shocked many of her supporters many thought she'd plead innocent to the second-degree murder charges, since the weapon was never found, and the case against her is largely circumstantial. Cece stands her ground may 7, 2012 keegan o'brien reports on the case of cece mcdonald, an african american transgender woman who fought against her attacker--and was charged with murder.
[hennepin county attorney michael] freeman's aggressive prosecution of cece was a continuation of the racist, transphobic assault that led to her being charged and resulted in the tragic death of one of the assailants, said kris gebhard of the cece mcdonald support committee. Supporters of cece mcdonald, the min transgender woman who was imprisoned in a fatal stabbing case, hold a rally april 26, 2013.
Mcdonald is a person of color- she's black - and she's also transgender, two facts that her attorneys argued motivated dean alvin schmitz and his friends to initiate a confrontation with her, resulting in an altercation that would leave schmitz dead and mcdonald in custody charged with murder. A black transgender minneapolis woman pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of a local man, but her supporters maintain she was the actual victim in the case. Mcdonald, a black trans woman, initially faced second-degree murder but after accepting a plea bargain, her charges were reduced to second-degree manslaughter due to negligence.
Cece mcdonald left prison last month after serving 19 months of a 41-month sentence, having been convicted of second degree manslaughter — in a plea deal she took to avoid possible murder convictions and perhaps 80 years in prison — after she used deadly force to protect herself during a brutal transphobic and racist assault in minneapolis. Jill cites the real-life case of cece mcdonald, a black trans woman who ended up in jail for three years after defending herself against a transphobic attacker. Chrishaun cece mcdonald, who is 23 years old, is scheduled to stand trial later this month for second-degree murder but supporters say mcdonald was the victim on june 5th, 2011, after two women and a man, all of them caucasian, began harassing her and her [black] friends outside a bar, calling them racial and homophobic slurs a youtube video posted by supporters of cece mcdonald describes what they say happened that night. Transcript of the case of cece mcdonald: murder—or self-defense against a the case of cece mcdonald: murder—or self-defense against a hate crime logo courtesy: wwwgenderwarriorscom.
After police arrested her outside of cub foods, the hennepin county attorney's office charged chrishaun cece mcdonald with two counts of second-degree murder, which could carry a sentence of 25 years in prison. The recent shockwave some of us felt after an italian appeals court upheld amanda knox's 2009 conviction for the murder of meredith kercher has stirred the same kind of emotions many experienced over the case of lawrencia 'bambi' bembenek many moons ago, when she was wrongfully convicted in 1982, for the murder of her husband's former wife, christine schultz. She pled guilty to manslaughter, but activists believe this trans woman was on trial for surviving a hate crime —by nicole pasulka | tue may 22, 2012 3:00 am pdt cece mcdonald photo by billy navarro jr.
Cece mcdonald murder trial behind the scenes of the transgender woman's case city pages, may 9 accessed july 14, 2015. The case of chrishaun cece mcdonald, a 23-year-old african-american transgender woman who was attacked outside a bar in south minneapolis, highlights both the abuse experienced as a way of life by many trans people and the all-too-prevalent official neglect they experience on june 5, 2011 cece. On may 2, the hennepin county (minnesota) district attorney mike freeman announced that just as jury selection for chrishaun ('cece') mcdonald's trial was about to be completed, a plea.