'WALKING WHILE TRANS' CAN BE A DEATH SENTENCE IN THE U.S.
Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she understood the trepidation that transgender women feel across the United States."Transitioning has made me understand the fears of other communities that I did not have as white male," said Hawkins, 43, noting a difference in the way she is treated when off duty and away from her relatively tolerant city of Washington."I don't feel as safe as I used to. It was never an issue before. Hawkins became head of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department's.