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A Murder Over a Girl Ebook ì 288 pages Ä Ken corbett Ä A psychologist's gripping troubling and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate On Feb 12 2008 at E O Green Junior High in Oxnard CA 14 year old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his claA psychologist's gripping troubling and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate On Feb 12 2008 at E O Green Junior High in Oxnard CA 14 year old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his classmate Larry King who had recently begun to call himself Leticia and wear makeup and jewelry to school Profoundly shaken by the news and unsettled by med I wanted this book to be better than it was It's good and a searing look at LGBT violence hatred guns and kids of a certain age and how completely fucked as a group our attitudes toward most of these things are and how far into the cocked hat things go when they're all combined into one case It could have been excellent if it weren't for Dr Ken's florid to melodramatic prose often sucks the emotional resonance out of things and while I respect his place in his own story his perspective which should be explicitly fueled by his counseling experiences is often only informed by a campy sense of irony and humor Will disappoint you by turns when it's not angering and depressing you because people suck

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Ia coverage that sidestepped the issues of gender identity and of race integral to the case psychologist Ken Corbett traveled to LA to attend the trial As visions of victim and perpetrator were woven and unwoven in the theater of the courtroom a haunting picture emerged not only of the two young teenagers but also of spectators altered by an atrocity and of a community that had unwittingly gestated a murder Drawi Review forthcoming in Library Journal Psychologist Corbett bears witness to the trial of Brandon McInerney for the murder of junior high school classmate LarryLeticia King exploring the psychological and social fault lines of masculinity racism and anxieties around gender and sexual expression Absent the voices of the two main players LeticiaLarry was dead and Brandon McInerney never told his own story in court or elsewhere Corbett is left to piece together the psychology of McInerney's act and how the survivors made sense of it through trial testimony and interviews he conducted with many key players adults and teens alike This is a difficult read with no easy resolution no ending to the story after all can bring the murdered child back from the dead Particularly upsetting was the way in which McInerney's actions were normalized even justified in both the trial setting and within the community as an expected if extreme response to LarryLeticia's explorations of a nascent transgender andor ueer self The events of this story taking place between roughly 2008 2011 remind us that despite increased acceptance of certain kinds of gender and sexual variance in mainstream society the majority of Americans are still extremely uncomfortable with non normative gender expression perhaps particularly in school settings and that their discomfort places ueer particularly black and brown children at daily risk of violence

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A Murder Over a GirlNg on firsthand observations extensive interviews and research as well as on his decades of academic work on gender and sexuality Corbett holds each murky facet of this case up to the light exploring the fault lines of memory and the lacunae of uncertainty behind facts Deeply compassionate and brimming with wit and acute insight A Murder Over a Girl is a riveting and stranger than fiction drama of the human psych Book event at Skylight Books in Los Angeles featuring Ken Corbett and his newly released Social Science Book “A Murder Over A Girl” Ken and I spent almost nine weeks in the same courtroom for this trial not knowing or speaking to each other due to Court Jury Rules I was there as a Juror for this trial and he was always sitting in the visitor section compiling information for the book We met for the first time Friday night at this book discussion and signing Great experience for me because of the way we both mostly saw the Justice System and it’s “INJUSTICE” in the same way regarding this tragic case Ken is a clinical assistant professor at New York University Post doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy He has a private practice in New York