In May, we reported a disturbing story of self defense that resulted in the arrest of CeCe McDonald who was defending herself against racist, homophobic attacks. One of the attackers, Dean Schmitz, had a swastika on his chest and was the first to hurl racist remarks at the girl and her friends. A scuffle ensued which resulted in Schmitz death.
McDonald stabbed Schmitz and he later died. McDonald took a plea agreement and received three years and five months in prison. But, the transgender woman will not be assigned to a female prison. She will be housed in St. Cloud prison in Minnesota’s Hennepin County, which is a male prison according to Color Lines.
Should McDonald see the inside of a prison at all? This was definitely not a George Zimmerman situation. It was proven that the group came after her and one of the women with the man threw the first lick with a glass that cut McDonald’s face.
Three years seems to be a steep sentence for someone that was defending the attack of a man that was taking his life in his own hands by assaulting McDonald and his friends. Read more here.