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Human Rights Officials Won Big Discrimination Case for Transgender Woman, Then Went Silent

City lawyers filed a petition in State Supreme Court seeking additional penalties against a real estate broker who discriminated against Giana Desir but hadn’t paid up in a year. It was news to her.

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Questions Over Why Layleen Polanco Was Jailed Amid $500 Bail

Lawmakers demand answers in case of the transgender woman, who died in solitary confinement on Rikers Island while held on misdemeanor charges.

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Woman Who Died at Rikers Island Was in Solitary

Layleen Polanco, 27, was being punished in solitary confinement after being jailed on misdemeanor charges and held on $500 bail, sources said.


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