50 The Murder of Tracy Tom


In 2003, a local dry cleaner was opening up his shop for the morning, when he saw an abandoned shopping cart in the alleyway.

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* Correction notice: in the final paragraphs of this episode, a report from Statistics Canada was quoted. “….“Police-reported hate crime in Canada, 2017”, reports that from 2010 to 2017, there were 31 hate crimes targeting transgender or asexual people that were reported to police.” - Please note that the published report used incorrect terminology - the word asexual should actually be agender. Statistics Canada have been notified of this error and have promised to update their report.


Research and education: Eliot Waddingham, transgender activist and educator. Gender Bandit.com
Writing, narration, music arrangement, audio production: Kristi Lee
Audio editing: We Talk of Dreams
Disclaimer voiced by the host of Beyond Bizarre True Crime 

Music credits:

We Talk of Dreams - original composer of "Canadian True Crime Theme song"
Music below is used under an Attribution License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Kevin McLeod - Spacial Harvest
Chris Zabriskie - Last Night I Dreamt I Saw True Love In Your Eyes
Chris Zabriskie - Cylinder five

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CBC News. “Dangerous offender: what the label means.” Posted October 21, 2010. Last updated August 15, 2011. Accessed March 18, 2019. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/dangerous-offender-what-the-label-means-1.927620

Hainsworth, Jeremy. “Jatin Patel back in Vancouver police custody.” DailyXtra. DailyXtra.com. September 13, 2009. Accessed March 26, 2019. https://www.dailyxtra.com/jatin-patel-back-in-vancouver-police-custody-12111

Hainsworth, Jeremy. “Trans killing not a hate crime.” Daily Xtra. DailyXtra.com. August 10, 2005. Accessed March 26, 2019. https://www.dailyxtra.com/trans-killing-not-a-hate-crime-23584

Hong, Jackie. “A breakdown of Canada’s dangerous offender designation.” Yukon News. March 1, 2018. Accessed March 18, 2019. https://www.yukon-news.com/news/a-breakdown-of-canadas-dangerous-offender-designation/

Zytaruk, Tom. “Surrey dangerous offender twice deported to Canada from U. S.” Surrey Now-Leader. March 16, 2018. Accessed March 18, 2019. https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/surrey-dangerous-offender-twice-deported-to-canada-from-u-s/

Public Safety Canada. “Dangerous offender designation.” Countering Crime. Last modified November 26, 2011. Accessed March 18, 2019. https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/cntrng-crm/crrctns/protctn-gnst-hgh-rsk-ffndrs/dngrs-ffndr-dsgntn-en.aspx

Public Safety Canada. 2017 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview. https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/ccrso-2017/index-en.aspx#sectione3






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