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Human Rights Commission calls for justice after assault on transgendered woman

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Human Rights Commission is asking citizens to show support for the transgendered by speaking up at Monday night's City Council meeting after an attack on a transgendered woman at a bakery last week. 

Commission chair Blaine Stum said the woman was beaten up by two men inside of Boots Bakery in downtown Spokane last Friday. The woman was sent to the hospital as a result and received "major damage" to the left side of her face, according to a release.

Stum said in a news release, "An alleged assault inside a peaceful place of business is always a cause for concern, but when an incident reportedly includes hateful epithets and sends a citizen to the hospital, we need to stand up as a City and say this will not be tolerated.”

KHQ contacted the Spokane Police Department and were told by spokeswoman Monique Cotton that police are investigating the claim and are asking anyone with any information to call Crime Check at 456-2233. 

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