Jaheim Pugh Wiki – Jaheim Pugh Bio
It was reported that a teenager was killed at a holiday party in Prichard, Alabama, and the murder was broadcast live on Facebook on Sunday 13 December. 19-year-old Jaheim Pugh, who used both male and female pronouns, said party when fired. The video posted on social media showed Pugh wearing a rainbow-colored dress as he lay huddled on the floor after being fatally shot by bullets. Pugh’s mother, the Tiffany, said she heard someone in the video say about the victim, “She would still be alive if she didn’t wear that dress.”
“You sat there for 20 minutes and slid it down,” the demolished mother told WALA in December. “No CPR, nothing!”
“People hated him for what he was wearing, and that’s not true,” he added. “They took someone special for wearing a dress.”
James Lee James Jr. was charged with the murder of Jaheim Pugh after he was reported to have turned himself into a police officer. “Whoever did this, you have to admit it,” James told reporters during his arrest, according to the WKRG. “All the mother * stickers talking about what I did, you know I won’t do that. You have to come here and really confess to this guy.”
At the time of his arrest, James was reportedly attached for an unrelated crime. An Alabama judge denied James’ bond at the December hearing, and therefore a trial was held for February in connection with the shooting.
Pugh’s family asked that the incident be investigated as a hate crime, but authorities say there is no evidence to support their allegations. Crimes against gender identity or sexual orientation are not considered under Alabama’s current hate crime laws.
According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, at least two unidentified people were injured when Jaheim Pugh was shot at the holiday party where he died.
In November, the FBI released data showing that 16.7 percent of hate crimes reported in the US in 2019 targeted members of the LGBTQ community. 2.7 percent of these crimes were committed against people who were not trans or gender appropriate. As reported by Newsweek, hate crimes based on the victim’s sexual orientation constituted the third largest category.
“Another year when bias-motivated crimes are at alarming levels underlines how urgent it is to address this epidemic of hate crimes,” said Alphonso David, Head of the Human Rights Campaign, in November. “This year we saw a tragic. The new record of deadly violence against transgender and non-gender-appropriate people in this country, especially Black and Brown trans women.
“These alarming statistics represent a real trauma for individuals and families who have to bear the brunt of these hate crimes in this country,” David continued. “As the Biden-Harris administration takes office, we must re-commit ourselves to advocating the reporting of mandatory hate crimes across the country, better training law enforcement to recognize bias-motivated crimes, and ensuring greater participation and equity in our communities.” .