In the Philippines there are a few controversial cases that have put some groups against the US Armed Forces sent to the Philippines. Unfortunately, we now must add the recent murder of a transgender Filipino by a US Marine. This particular case is reminiscent of another case that occurred in 2005 involving American, Daniel Smith.
My first reaction when I heard about the headline was in favor of the poor young Marine dude. I thought “Well, I know transgenders and crossdressers mostly pretend to be women to get laid, to make money and sometimes rob innocent foreigners. Maybe tricked that guy to have sex with her, the guy found out that he is gay, got angry and hit her so hard that she died”. I was very wrong.
The story is deeper and more scary than what I thought. I didn’t know that a US marine killed the transgender brutally. Being drunk is not an excuse to drown her.
This incident is so tragic. He killed her without thinking of the consequences. He could have just refused and left without doing anything violent and find another woman to get laid. Problem solved. It’s that simple. Instead, he drowned her and left the scene as quick as he could thinking he can escape.
Does third-world country poverty make our lives cheaper than that of American lives? Will we allow this murderer to get slip through the cracks? A human life was taken and a family has been destroyed forever by the hands of drunk.