Things are moving pretty fast in the aftermath of a brutal beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald's near Baltimore. Earlier today, the guy who taped the whole thing got his walking papers.
A Baltimore County McDonald's owner announced on Saturday afternoon that an employee who taped the violent beating of a customer — a video that went viral Friday — had been fired.
"My first and foremost concern is with the victim," franchise owner Mitchell McPherson said in a statement, adding that action might be taken against other restaurant workers as well. "I'm as shocked and disturbed by this assault as anyone would be. The behavior displayed in the video is unfathomable and reprehensible."
There shouldn't be a "might" about this. Every employee who doesn't have a good explanation for why they didn't try to help needs to be fired. A woman gets beaten badly enough to have a seizure, and they laugh rather than help? I'm hoping the only reason more people weren't fired already is because McPherson is still trying to gather the facts.
Apologies for the short diary--this just broke a few hours ago.