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In the weeks since a Tallahassee police officer shot and killed Tony McDade, his name has been featured alongside the likes of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd—those who have become symbols of police brutality and racial inequity. He’s also been held up as a symbol of violence against transgender people. McDade was a transgender man. Much of the media attention on McDade has ignored or de-emphasized that, moments before being shot by police, McDade killed 21-year-old Malik Jackson. Now Jackson’s family members are fighting to tell their story.
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