2020 has been a hell-of-a-year. And for black trans women — they’ve been killed at an alarmingly high rate over the past year (with little done on a political level to address the issue.). This week saw yet another addition to the growing violent murder(s) against trans women with the death of Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears.
Aja Raquell Rhone-SpearsPhoto: Family photo
Police confirmed that Spears was attacked at a vigil for another victim on 28 July. According to authorities, she and at least one other person were violently stabbed during an altercation at a private residence while paying their respects. She was pronounced dead at the scene per police and this has been labeled a homicide.
No arrests have been made as of this writing.