I saw the video on Bilrico…
The attack is a horrible Hate Crime. I hope the video leads to the capture and successful prosecution of the perpetrators of this horrible attack and I further hope they are sentenced to many years within the Prison Industrial Complex and get to spend the rest of their lives regretting having committed this hate crime.
And it is a hate crime on several levels. It is an anti-transsexual/transgender hate crime. There is a racist element to the attack. There is a gang element to it as well.
The “Thug Culture” promoted by so much of rap music and popular culture is almost like an indoctrination program that encourages black kids to commit violent acts that will result in long prison sentences. Pop culture aimed at the youth demographic encourages both violence and a psychopathic disregard for the well-being of others.
That goes hand in hand with the higher classes embrace of Ayn Rand inspired sociopathology.
That said I feel that many in the transgender community are acting like freaking vultures ready to exploit the horrible attack on this woman for the promotion of their own particular goal of including public accommodations in the ENDA bill they walked away from rather than tackle in separate parts.
It might be better to use this to promote Hate Crimes Laws which are also lacking in Maryland.
I know it would show a hell of a lot more concern for the victim of this brutal attack if people were to reach out to her with both financial and emotional support. As well as legal support in filing a major lawsuit against not only the perpetrators but the punk who thought it would be cute to You Tube the video instead of helping the victim.
If a cup of hot coffee that caused burns was worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from Mickey D then failure to protect their customers from a brutal, brutal assault such as the one in the video should result in a million dollar judgment against them.