Transgender Advocacy Group pleads with Gov. Newsom to grant clemency to Syiaah Skylit, who is experiencing retaliation, threats and abuse, and reasons to believe she will be killed while in prison.
We sat together: elders, youth, workers, students and folks. We were on our way to a low-paid job, an overpriced university, a pre-gentrified home and a public school. There were laughter and shouts, murmurs and silence. Then suddenly, there were nine heavily armed police officers and fare inspectors walking through the crowded 14 Mission Muni line. One stopped in front of me and my son.