This is absolutely disgusting. It boggles my mind every single time I read something like this in my email or see something like this in the news how some people can be so filled with pure, unadulterated hatred that they have to hurt someone else to make themselves feel better about their own insecurities.
After an unidentified transgender woman tried to use the bathroom at a Baltimore McDonald’s, two patrons started attacking her in full view of other customers and employees. These employees can be heard on the video shouting words of encouragement to the attackers. It’s time we DEMAND that justice be served and that EVERY McDonald’s employee involved in this brutal hate crime be held accountable.
The April 18 assault took place at a McDonaldâ€™s location in the 6300 block ofÂ Kenwood Avenue in Rosedale, Maryland, a Baltimore suburb, according to the Baltimore County Police Department. A 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in connection with the assault, charges are still pending against an 18-year-old woman. â€œThe incident remains under investigation and the Stateâ€™s Attorneyâ€™s Office is reviewing the case,â€ added investigators.
Not surprisingly, McDonald’s lacks standard policies for protecting transgender individuals, despite a decent record of workplace discrimination protections for gays and lesbians. And while the company has pledged to â€œtake appropriate actionâ€ against all employees involved in this heinous event, just one has been punished.
This is not enough! If McDonald’s employees stood by and encouraged this attack, they should be fired.
Change.org has set up a petition on their website to help the poor woman who was the victim of this hate crime in hopes that justice will prevail.
To access the petition click here.