Is 13 out of 319 million people killed a national "crisis"? Well The Washington Post and TIME would like you to think so. In the Post Aug. 14, reporter Michael E. Miller cited a bogus study from LGBT advocacy group, the National Coalition for Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), to claim violence against transgenders was on the rise.
The NCAVP study claimed 12 people were killed in hate crimes in 2014 and 13 had been killed so far in 2015. TIME cited the same study Aug.17, calling the murder rate “historic,” adding two more people killed to make that number 15.
The Post’s Miller wrote Friday, “According to transgender advocacy groups, at least 13 trans women have been killed so far this year.” He hyped, “That makes this year even deadlier for trans women than 2014, which was already the highest on record.”