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The victim of last week’s vicious attack at a Baltimore McDonalds is speaking to the media. Crissy Lee Polis, a transgender woman who was severely beaten by two teenagers, spoke with the Baltimore Sun about the incident and what led up to it.
Both perpetrators have been arrested; one is 14 years old and the other is 18. The McDonalds employee who filmed the assault but didn’t intervene has been fired. Vernon Hackett posted the video online with transphobic remarks shortly after the incident and can be heard on tape laughing and warning the attackers to flee because the police had been called.
this is an extremely huge trigger-risk, but clicking the link doesn’t automatically send you to watching the video. it just sends you to sign the petition, which i know isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do… but it can go a long way.
i finally watched this video a few hours after signing the petition, because seeing it had affected my fiancé in a huge way. basically, a woman, who happened to be transgender, was yanked out of a mcdonald’s bathroom by two teenage girls, and beaten to the point of (i think) having a seizure. the only person who tried to stop them was an elderly lady, who could have easily been beaten just as bad by the two of them…. the corporation’s “apology” is nonchalant, to say the least, and can also be found by clicking the link.
this is disgusting. but exposure to these things can help someone finally see how importance equality and protection laws are, who might not have seen it before.