Petitioning State Attorney for Baltimore County Scott D. Shellenberger and 9 others

Demand that the employees on duty at McDonald's be held responsible in the beating of a trans woman


After an unidentified transgender woman tried to use the bathroom at a Baltimore McDonald's, two patrons started attacking her in full view of other customers and employees. These employees can be heard on the video shouting words of encouragement to the attackers. It's time we DEMAND that justice be served and that EVERY McDonald's employee involved in this brutal hate crime be held accountable.

The April 18 assault took place at a McDonald’s location in the 6300 block of  Kenwood Avenue in Rosedale, Maryland, a Baltimore suburb, according to the Baltimore County Police Department. A 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in connection with the assault, charges are still pending against an 18-year-old woman. “The incident remains under investigation and the State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case,” added investigators.

Not surprisingly, McDonald's lacks standard policies for protecting transgender individuals, despite a decent record of workplace discrimination protections for gays and lesbians. And while the company has pledged to “take appropriate action” against all employees involved in this heinous event, just one has been punished.

This is not enough! If McDonald's employees stood by and encouraged this attack, they should be fired. Please sign this petition in hopes that justice can and will prevail for this transgender woman.

Also please contact the Maryland States Attorney's Office --  Violent Crimes Division at 410-887-6610 and express your concerns about this matter.

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Attorney for Baltimore County
    Scott D. Shellenberger
  • Senior Manager
    Lisa McComb
  • Senior Director
    Lisa Howard
  • Director, U.S. Communications
    Danya Proud
  • Administrative Coordinator
    Theresa Riley
  • Supervisor
    Lizzie Roscoe
  • Baltimore County Police Department
  • McDonald's
  • Supervisor, U.S. Communications
    Ashlee Yingling
  • Manager
    Becca Hary

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