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The CeCe McDonald story: was she fighting back or committing murder?

1 Dead, 1 Arrested after Stabbing in Minneapolis (2011, June 6). WCCO, http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/06/05/1-dead-1-arrested-after-bar-fight-in-mpls/, retrieved 4/23/12.

Anderson-Minshall, Diane (2012, April 20). Fighting for Her Life: Transgender Woman Charged with Murder. The Advocate, http://www.advocate.com/Crime/Fighting_for_her_Life_Trans_Woman_Charged_With_Murder/, retrieved 4/23/12.

Annabelle, Jessica (2012, February 23). Commentary: Free CeCe. Lavender Magazine, http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-affairs/commentary-free-cece/, retrieved 4/23/12.

Broverman, Neil (2012, May 2). After Horrific Fight Leaves Man Dead, Trans Woman CeCe McDonald Accepts Guilty Plea. Advocate, http://www.advocate.com/crime/2012/05/02/accused-trans-woman-cece-mcdonald-accepts-second-degree-manslaughter-plea, retrieved 5/2/12.

CeCe McDonald: Black, Transgender Woman Faces Murder Trial for What Supporters Call Self-Defense. Democracy Now!, http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/27/cece_mcdonald_black_transgender_woman_faces, retrieved 4/27/12.

CeCe McDonald, Minnesota Transgender Woman, Please Guilty in Manslaughter Case Despite Supporters’ Defense (2012, May 2). Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/cece-mcdonald-minnesota-transgender-woman-manslaughter_n_1472078.html., retrieved 5/2/12.

Cox, Laverne (2012, April 9). Jenny Talackova Can Compete but the Fight Against Tran Justice Rages On. Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laverne-cox/jenna-talackova-can-compe_b_1413062.html, retrieved 4/22/12.

Gebhard, Kris and  Lex Horan (2012, April 26).  Hennepin County Attornry Michael Freeman’s Aggressive Prosecution of CeCe McDOnald. Free Speech Zone, http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2012/04/26/free-speech-zone-free-cece-hennepin-county-attorney-michael-freemans-aggressive-pros, retrieved 4/27/12.

Hamel, Chris (2012, February 22). Free CeCe McDonald. Workers World, http://www.workers.org/2012/us/free_cece_mcdonald_0301/, retrieved 4/22/12.

Henry, Imani (2012, April 11). Support Grows for CeCe McDonald as Trial Date Nears. Workers World, http://www.workers.org/2012/us/cece_mcdonald_0419/, retrieved 4/22/12.

Horan, Lex and Luce Guillen-Givins (2011, September 25). CeCe McDonald Deemed “Not a Threat,” Bail Lowered, as Supporters Fill Courtroom. Twin Cities Daily Planet, http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/09/25/free-speech-zone-cece-mcdonald-deemed-not-threat-bail-lowered-supporters-fill-courtr, retrieved 4/23/12.

Keisling, Mara (2012, April 20). Reflections on a National Media Moment for Trans People. Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mara-keisling/reflections-on-a-national_b_1437692.html, retrieved 4/22/12.

King, Jamilah (2012, May 2). CeCe McDonald Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder. Colorlines, http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/05/report_cece_mcdonald_takes_plea_deal_in_minneapolis_murder_case.html, retrieved 5/2/12.

King, Jamilah (2012, May 2). Supporters Stand in Solidarity for CeCe McDonald Murder Trial. Colorlines, http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/05/cece_mcdonald_trial.html, retrieved 5/2/12.

Leger, Tom (2012, May 2). Dean Spade Speaks on CeCe McDonald Trial. Pretty Queer, http://www.prettyqueer.com/2012/05/02/dean-spade-speaks-on-cece-mcdonald-trial/, retrieved 5/9/12.

Lentsch, Kate (2012, May 2). Student On Trial for Second-Degree Murder; Claims Self-Defense. City College News, http://citycollegenews.com/2012/05/02/student-on-trial-for-second-degree-murder-claims-self-defense-hate-crime/, retrieved 5/2/12.

Mannix, Andy (2012, May 9). CeCe McDonald Murder Trial. City Pages, http://www.citypages.com/2012-05-09/news/cece-mcdonald-murder-trial/, retrieved 5/10/12.

Mullen, Mike (2011, June 25). Transgender Suspect Chrishaun McDonald Didn’t Kill Schmitz, Witnesses Claim. City Pages, http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/06/hrishaun_mcdonald_dean_schmitz.php, retrieved 4/22/12.

Norfleet, Nicole (2012, April 27). A Day of Protests at Jail. Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/149160775.html, retrieved 4/27/12.

Powell, Joy (2012, May 2). Plea Deal Ends Protests Over Murder Charge. Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/149864755.html, retrieved 5/11/12.

Regan, Sheila (2012, May 2).  CeCe McDonald Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter. Twin Cities Daily Planet, http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2012/05/02/cece-mcdonald-pleads-guilty-manslaughter, retrieved 5/2/12.

Regan, Sheila (2011, December 5).  CeCe McDonald Goes to Court—Hearing on Miranda Rights in Minneapolis. Twin Cities Daily Planet, http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/12/05/cece-mcdonald-goes-court-hearing-miranda-rights-minneapolis, retrieved 4/23/12.

Rosenblum, Gail (2011, September 28).  Murder Case Becomes a Gauge of Progress for Transgender. Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/local/130748503.html, retrieved 4/23/12.

Simons, Abby (2011, December 6). Defendant in Minneapolis Stabbing Death Now Says it was Self-Defense. Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/135050178.html, retrieved 4/23/12.

Simons, Abby (2011, October 7).  Attorney for Minneapolis Transgender Suspect Says New Charge is ‘Retaliation.’ Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/131325654.html, retrieved 4/23/12.

Simons, Abby (2011, July 11).  Second Weapon Raises Questions in Minneapolis Murder Case. Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/125379983.html, retrieved 4/23/12.

Support CeCe McDonald, http://supportcece.wordpress.com/, retrieved 4/23/12.

Van Denburg, Hart (2011, June 27). Chrishaun McDonald Says Transgender Status Means Unfair Murder Trial Ahead. City Pages, http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/06/chrishaun_mcdonald_transgender_homicide_trial.php, retrieved 4/22/12.

Van Denburg, Hart (2011, June 14). Chrishaun , Dean Schmitz’s Alleged Killer, Allegedly Reacted to Transgender Slure. City Pages, http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/06/chrishaun_mcdonald_dean_schmitzs_accused_killer_transgender.php, retrieved 4/23/12.

Van Denburg, Hart (2011, June 7). Chrishaun Reed McDonald Charged in Stabbing Death of Dean Schmitz. City Pages, http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/06/chrishaun_reed_mcdonald_charged_with_murdering_dean_schmitz.php, retrieved 4/22/12.

Van Denburg, Hart (2011, June 6). Dean Schmitz Stabbed to Death Outside Schooner Tavern. City Pages, http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/06/dean_schmitz_stabbed_to_death_outside_schooner_tavern.php, retrieved 4/22/12.

Walsh, Paul (2011, June 27).  Transgender Advocates Defend Accused Killer of Bar Patron. Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/124612343.html, retrieved 4/23/12.

Walsh, Paul (2011, June 13).  Witness: Slain Minneapolis Bar Patron’s Gay-Bashing Remark Ignited Melee. Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/123777049.html, retrieved 4/23/12.

Walsh, Paul (2011, June 8).  Minneapolis Stabbing Victim Ran Into Scissors, Suspect Says. Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/local/west/123370453.html, retrieved 4/23/12.

Wasserman, Scott (2011, July 7). Man Faces Murder Charge in Minneapolis Bar Stabbing. My Fox 9, http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/crime/man-faces-murder-charge-in-minneapolis-bar-stabbing-jun-7-2011, retrieved 4/23/12.

Yuen, Laura (2012, May 2).  Transgender Woman Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Manslaughter. Minnesota Public Radio, http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/02/cece-mcdonald-manslaughter-guilty-plea/, retrieved 5/2/12.

Yuen, Laura (2012, April 27).  Judge Will Rule if Tattoo is Allowable Evidence in Murder Trial. Minnesota Public Radio, http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/27/chrishaun-mcdonald-trial/, retrieved 4/27/12.

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