Shocking McDonalds’ Attacks
This is rather frightening and disgusting. What the hell is happening in America when grown men stand by while a person is beaten to the point of convulsing? If you haven’t seen the video, I caution you that it is extremely graphic.
Details are sparse, so far, but there are some reports that the person attacked was a transgendered and was beaten for trying to use the bathroom.
According to Baltimore Sun Crime reporter Justin Fenton, County police confirm that the beating happened April 18 at a McDonald’s in Rosedale, in the 6300 block of Kenwood Ave.
I don’t think a boycott of McDonalds is responsible – if they refuse to fire those employees, I think it’s reasonable, but give them a chance to do what’s right. Some have said that bad training is the problem – it’s unfortunate that people immediate jump to blame the business instead of the individuals involved.
As reported in the WBAL news channel website:
Baltimore County police said officers were called to the restaurant around 8 p.m. Monday after getting reports of a fight.Officers said they found a 22-year-old woman who appeared to be having a seizure. Witnesses told police that the woman had been assaulted by two teens.Both culprits were later identified. Police said a 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile, while charges are still pending against an 18-year-old woman. Police said the victim was taken to Franklin Square Hospital. Her condition hasn’t been released.
Thank God these terrible people were caught – I hope they are punished to the fullest extent of the law for what they did.
Now this – person claims they took the video, and claimed that the victim was a man, dressed like a woman, despite the official report cited above by the police.
As seen above, in a Facebook posting, Hackett has contended that the woman seen getting beaten in the video was actually a male cross-dresser who got into a confrontation with female patrons when he refused to leave the women’s bathroom at the Baltimore eatery. Hackett claimed that the victim faked a seizure and, when cops arrived at the restaurant, “he got right up.”
Hackett did not reply to TSG messages sent to his Twitter and Facebook pages, which he subsequently deleted late this morning. He also has deleted his YouTube channel.
———————- McDonald’s Statement——-
McDonald’s on Friday released a statement regarding the beating, saying, “We are shocked by the video from a Baltimore franchised restaurant showing an assault. This incident is unacceptable, disturbing and troubling.”McDonald’s strives to be a safe, welcoming environment for everyone who visits. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of customers and employees in our restaurants. We are working with the franchisee and the local authorities to investigate this matter.”
Here’s a picture from GOOGLE, of the restaurant:
Supposedly, the guy who shot the video has been identified- here is a SCREENSHOT of the employee’s facebook page before he deleted it:
Here’s a screenshot of the TWITTER ACCOUNT of the guy.. please let him know what you think of him!
Notice his profile: “How Can I Not Respect Woman,Woman Raised Me N Taught Me Manners,Woman Are God’s Gift 2 Earth,My Momma Aint Raise No Fool Lol”
Found a rather dull video of the guy on Ustream….
“I am a man.. I could honor myself” – when discussing Father’s day… little honor in this man.
“I always smile, I like to smile” – wonder if he smiled while watching that poor person being beat.
And, apparently he fancies himself a rap artist. Good luck with that. Hopefully being a pathetic onlooker while someone is mercilessly beaten isn’t something that flies in the rap world…
———————- UPDATE ———————-
Some Pictures of “THEE Charming 1” from a myspace-like account he has:
The police report has been released – no mention of the victim as a transgendered person, but the excerpt below does corroborate the report that the assault began over her use of the bathroom:
thanks to @ComradeScott for bringing it to my attention…
Read the entire police report here
Vernon Hacket, the piece of crap who let another human being be beaten to a pulp, has an account at “MY Black Planet”, which seems like a MySpace kind of social interaction website for African-Americans…
Here’s a quick shot of his profile:
Visit the site here
The following video makes me more likely to think that the supposed seizure at the end of the video was put on…
The attack was made to be much worse than it really was – if she truly suffered a seizure, she would not be out giving defensive interviews so soon after the attack.
This comes after the horrifying scene where two people were run over by a car amid what looks like a riot at a McDonalds’ job event. Again, the video is graphic.