Islan Nettles-Reward for Indictment
Luz's Daughter Cares seeks to pursue justice for the beating death of beloved Transgender woman Islan Nettles by raising reward money for information leading to the arrest and indictment of her killer.
Nearly 7 months after Islan's gruesome death, no one has been arrested and the case has gone cold. Due to urging in 2014 from Nariko Wright, the founder of Luz's Daughter Cares, on 4/21/14 the NYPD Foundation initiated up to $2,000 reward for anonymous information that could help solve the case.
We seek to strengthen the "reward for indictment" process by raising thousands of more dollars because Islan Nettles life mattered. Trans Lives Matter.
We seek to ensure the person/s who killed Islan Nettles do not get away with murder.
History of the Justice For Islan Nettles Case:
At midnight, August 17, 2013, Paris Wilson, accompanied by friends, flirted with Islan Nettles in Harlem, directly across the street from Police Service Area 6 at 2770 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, between West 147th and West 148th Street. (Public Service Area 6 covers the 24th, 26th, and 32nd Precincts.) Upon realizing Nettles was transgender, Wilson became enraged and began to harass Nettles and her transgender companions with transphobic slurs. Wilson began punching Nettles vigorously in the face until she fell to the pavement, slamming her head on concrete, according to the NYPD. Notified by one of Nettles' friends, police officers arrived at the scene and pulled Wilson off of Nettles, according to DNAinfo.com. Nettles was then transported to Harlem Hospital and admitted with severe head trauma. Officers at Police Service Area 6 did not question Nettles companions thoroughly and never checked on Nettles' condition until after her death at Harlem Hospital, law enforcement sources have confirmed. Investigations were halted until August 23rd, when the D.A.'s office learned that Nettles was declared brain dead and removed from life support. When asked about crucial footage from the ten surveillance cameras located on the PSA 6 edifice and on surrounding structures, the D.A.'s office said all cameras were broken and no footage existed. Due to lack of evidence, the charges against Paris Wilson were dropped.
We need your support!
No amount is too small. Donations will be held in an escrow account & transferred to the New York City Police Foundation Crimestoppers Program after an indictment.
Media on the Islan Nettles Case:
Youth from Ali Forney Center STAND UP for Islan Nettles (5/8/2014)
One Police Plaza Protest
Islan Nettles' Mother Says Original Suspect Has Vanished
Human Rights Groups protest Botched Islan Nettles Investigation by NYPD
NYC Trans/Cisgender Community Demands Justice for Islan Nettles
Luz's Daughter Cares "Occupy the Courthouse" Press Release 2013
Islan Nettles Life Mattered, Trans Lives Matter
The Kitty Bella Show - Our Lives Matter State of Emergency
What Really happened in the Islan Nettles Case
A Visual of the Islan Nettles Court Hearings on 11/19/13 & 10/4/13
Luz's Daughter Cares will be donating the amount of $500 to a Transgender Organization in NYC.
GoFundMe will receive their fee & the remainder ($167.00) will be reimbursed to the organizer for the products purchased.
Thank you to all who donated to the Justice For Islan Nettles campaign.
Luz's Daughter Cares
Suspect Indicted in Beating Death of N.Y. Trans Woman Islan Nettles
A Brooklyn man (James Dixon) was indicted Tuesday on manslaughter and felony assault charges for the August 2013 fatal beating of 21-year-old trans woman Islan Nettles in Harlem.
The New York District Attorney announced in a statement that its 18-month investigation has concluded that 24-year-old James Dixon delivered the blow to Nettles's face that caused her to fall and hit her head on the pavement, leading to a serious brain injury. According to Dixon's idictment, he struck Nettles in the head several more times after she fell, exacerbating her injury— a trauma that resulted in her being declared brain-dead and being taken off life support several days later.
Read more about it here: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/03/04/suspect-indicted-beating-death-ny-trans-woman-islan-nettles
Delores Nettles pleads with audience to help her get justice for her daughter by donating to the I am Luz's Daughter (Luz's Daughter Cares) reward fund.
There you have it supporters! Directly from the mother of Islan Nettles with the support of Lavern Cox.
Please continue to support and encourage others to donate money to the reward fund for information leading to an indictment in the Trans Murder of Islan Nettles right here in NYC!
Thank you Laverne Cox for making this possible. Thank you Delores Nettles for sharing your pain.
Thank you All!
We need donations to take this campaign in the next direction.
Together, we CAN catch a Killer!
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