Support for Ralayzia Sayuri Taylor

For: Ralayzia Sayuri
Charlotte, NC
Organizer: Michael Johnson
$9,931
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 312 donors
49% Complete
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The Story

Help Ralayzia with funding to pay for medical expenses, food, secure housing, and clothing. We must show up for her and all trans kindred that are brutalized and blamed for violence inflicted on them. Justice for Ralayzia!

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  • On Nov. 7th, Ralayzia Sayuri Taylor, a Black Trans Women, was stabbed in the back 3 times and beaten with a hatchet at 10:30am in Arbor Glen Park in Charlotte. Though she was severely injured, Ralayzia survived and was able to stay with family in Ohio during the first few days of her recovery.
  • On Nov. 17th, 10 days after surviving physical assault and battery, the CMPD issues warrants for Ralayzia's arrest. She was arrested on charges of statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a minor based on accusations about the events leading up to her assault. CMPD then labeled her as a fugitive for leaving the state when in reality Ralayzia just needed a safe place away from Charlotte to heal physically, mentally and emotionally.
  • Ralayzia was in jail in Cincinnati, Ohio with an extradition charge to Charlotte, meaning the Hamilton County Sherriff's office will not release her until she is transported back to Charlotte, NC and into CMPD Custody. Ralayzia is locked in a cage in Ohio for daring to survive a hate crime.
  • Let us Remember
  1. Trans Women of Color who have been lup after surviving hate crimes, such as CeCe Mcdonald and Ashley Diamond.
  2. Before Ralayzia's arrest, HB2 was passed in North Carolina to target and marginalize the trans and gender non-conforming community
  3. Two months ago, CMPD murdered Keith Lamont Scott, murdered Justin Carr, framed Rayquan Borum for the murder of Justin Carr, and now has imprisoned Ralayzia
.      #MySisRalayzia
#ProtectBlackTransWomen

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 28, 2017

Posted on April 28, 2017

Thanks to months of organizing, Ralayzia was able to retain suitable legal representation. We are still raising money with a priority on housing and also living expenses/ medical needs/ additional legal expenses not covered by the legal team.

Currently Ralayzia is facing either 25 yrs of prison or a plea deal that will make Ralayzia's access to housing/employment/education go from scarce to impossible. Ralalyzia next court date will be her arraignment date where the judge will ask her to plea guilty or not guilty. Due to strategies employed by the DA and the defense, we know that the date could change. We will update everyone on any changes.

Regardless on the any changes, Plz Donate and Share 

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