Woman in Baltimore McDonald’s beaten and battered for daring to use the women’s restroom like any other human being
The Baltimore Sun has the story:
A video of a vicious beating at a Baltimore County McDonald’srestaurant went viral Friday, garnering hundreds of thousands of views on websites and prompting the fast-food giant to issue a statement condemning the incident.
The video shows two women — one of them a 14-year-old girl — repeatedly kicking and punching the 22-year-old victim in the head, as an employee of the Rosedale restaurant and a patron try to intervene. Others can be heard laughing, and men appear to be standing idly by.
Toward the end of the video, one of the suspects lands a punishing blow to the victim’s head, and she appears to have a seizure. A man’s voice tells the women to run because police are coming.
Apparently the proper activity (link NSFW – also, the video shows violence and the screencaps show transphobic language) when viewing a trans woman being beaten down and kicked in the head is to make a video to post on youtube:
This morning there was a video of two girls beating up a third in a video taken by a Baltimore McDonald’s employee. It turns out that the reason she was beaten was because they realized she was transgender and they thought it was the proper thing to do. Regardless of their reasoning it was a cold and calculated savage beating of another human being with no provocation. Here as some examples of just how upstanding the folks of Baltimore can be are the actual video as well as screenshots taken from the employee’s Facebook and Twitter.
The link also has pictures of the video-taking employee’s former Facebook and Twitter pages. As well as his rather vicious tweets and status trying to defend the two cis women who attacked the trans woman.
You can contact McDonald’s to let them know how you feel about their employee’s horrific actions here, especially as the guy who videotaped the whole thing is an employee himself.
Also, if anyone tries to debate whether trans women are too dangerous to be allowed to use women’s restrooms, I will ban you. I have no interest in propagating hate speech here, and especially not Focus on the Family’s “talking points” about trans women. If you argue these points, you are not arguing in good faith. You are simply an asshole.
If anyone tries any racist dogwhistling because the cis women who attacked are black, I will ban you just as quickly. I do not have patience for bullshit, so just don’t do it.
I trust my regular readers, but seeing the treasures that washed up in the Bilerico comment thread, I thought I’d make these things explicit.
Update: This page is perhaps the most thorough assembly of links related to this story that I could find. Thanks to Human Eye for doing this.
Update Again: Diamond Stylz’ video commentary on the attack.