Caldwell was a beloved member of the local LGBT community.
When sentenced to prison, trans women find themselves housed in facilities that misgender them and make them extraordinarily vulnerable to physical and sexual assault.
She's the 20th transgender person killed in 2016.
“12 years? That’s how much our lives are worth?”
In light of recent anti-LGBT legislation, three Daily Show segments focused on educating the general public about transgender rights.
"We want this case to send a message," says Jennifer Louise Lopez, executive director of Everything Transgender in NYC.
NYPD has since released a photo of the suspect and is sure he will be apprehended.