[blockquote]TOWSON, Md. - Two teens are facing hate crime charges in the beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald's, an attack that was caught on video and posted online.
Teonna Brown, 18, was indicted Monday on assault and hate crime charges in the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis at the restaurant last month. She is also charged with assaulting a customer and a McDonald's employee who tried to intervene. A 14-year-old girl is facing the same charges in juvenile court. The Associated Press typically does not identify juveniles charged with crimes.
Both teenagers are being held, prosecutors said no one else would be charged.
Brown was defending herself and maintains her innocence, according to attorney Timothy P. Knepp. He declined to go into further detail."She's a very nice young lady
who lives with her mom and is not the person the press has made her out to be," Knepp said.
A videotape of the April 18 beating showed a woman being attacked repeatedly while an employee and customer try to stop them, and the woman apparently having a seizure.[/blockquote]
There is one reason and one reason only that these two creatures are being charged at all and that is because the victim is literally in a "victim class" and is therefore entitled to special rights that a normal person isn't.
If a black panther had stepped on the rights of a homosexual or transgender wierdo while practicing voter intimidation outside of a polling place then maybe he might also be charged with some kind of civil rights crime. But otherwise no.
Equal protection under the law is a myth.
But it's a goal worth trying for.