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08/18/2014 10:43 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

How Long Will We Wait For Justice?

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29:  Grand Marshal Laverne Cox (L) and Delores Nettles, mother of slain transgender woman Islan Nettles,
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: Grand Marshal Laverne Cox (L) and Delores Nettles, mother of slain transgender woman Islan Nettles, attend the 2014 New York City Pride March on June 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Sunday marks one year since 21-year-old Islan Nettles was brutally killed on a street near her home in Harlem. Nettles, an African-American transgender woman, was a design intern at a fashion company. She was beaten to death in the early hours of Aug. 17, in the shadow of the NYPD Housing Bureau’s Service Area 6 .

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