A 22-year old white girl was beaten up to the point of seizures by two black girls in a McDonald’s in Rosedale, Baltimore (Maryland) as the staff watched – one of them even taking a video on his cellphone. The attackers kicked the victim in the head, dragged her by her hair. Check the disturbing video.
After the video went viral, the local police reported that a 14-year-old girl had been charged as a juvenile, while charges were pending against an 18-year-old woman. The police is also looking into the fact if the crime was a racially motivated hate crime.
State’s Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said the racial dynamics of the incident — the attackers are black, and the victim is white — could result in hate-crime charges.
“We just received this case, and the Police Department is continuing their investigation,” Shellenberger said. “If there is evidence that the crime was racially motivated, we will take a look at those charges and see if we meet those elements. We have the ability, if the facts are there, to upgrade the charges at a later date.”Source: www.baltimoresun.com
McDonald’s has made a statement on putting safety of their customers as their number one priority.
“We are shocked by the video from a Baltimore franchised restaurant showing an assault. This incident is unacceptable, disturbing and troubling,” the company said in a statement posted on its website. “Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and employees in our restaurants. We are working with the franchisee and the local authorities to investigate this matter.”
“I’m as shocked and disturbed by this incident as anyone would be. The behavior displayed in the video is unfathomable and reprehensible,” said the franchise owner, Mitchell McPherson. “The safety of our customers is a top priority. We know the police were called immediately, and we are thoroughly investigating this matter.”
You head some employees laughing in the back. If the employees would have intervened, the victim would have suffered a lot less. For the rest of people, please stop thinking about making a viral video and help the victim!