“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.
Rather than the more severe charge of murder, Joseph Pemberton was convicted of homicide for the 2014 killing of Jennifer Laude.
"We in the transgender community right now are reeling."
16 trans people have been killed so far this year.