In watching the interview of victim Chrissy Polis who was attacked at a Baltimore McDonald’s, she appeared to be very level and calm as she described the incident of what happened to her in detail . She maintained her calm and even showed compassion in her tone as she spoke of her surprise at the age of one of her attackers 14.
Her tone changed to anger and disgust when she spoke of the person who videotaped her during the ordeal, but then changed back to gratitude when she spoke of the one woman who came to her rescue.
A 14 YEAR OLD AND 18 YEAR OLD WITH THAT MUCH HATE????
I believe that everyone was as stunned as Chrissy to find out the ages of her attackers. What happened in these two young girls lives to fill them with such violence and hatred towards another person? Who raised them? Were their parents absent? Did they have to fend for themselves? Were they severely abused and beaten in their own young lives? What was it to cause them to fight wild animals and almost kill an innocent person?
Did they have such hatred towards a person just because they are a different color then they are? Did they have such hatred because the woman may not have looked odd to them? Did they have that much insecurity as human beings that their “boyfriend” couldn’t even speak to another woman without that woman being harmed? Where did they learn that it was OK to put a hand up and beat up on another person?
Chrissy Polis was minding her own business innocently trying to use the bathroom when allegedly a man who was allegedly one of the attacker’s boyfriends just said said “how’s it going? “ Chissu politely answered “ fine” and did not engage in conversation with him. Her concern was getting to a toilet. Allegedly on the of attackers saw the interaction and asked Chrissy if she was talking to her man and began to pull Chrissy’s hair and brutally beat her.
Now the violent 18 year old attacker Teonna Monae Brown as seen above has been charged with one count of first-degree assault and two counts of misdemeanor second-degree assault as she is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center on $150,000 bond.
Her accomplice , a 14-year-old girl who will be tried as a juvenile, also faces charges, according to investigators.
In the state of Maryland First Degree Assault can get a person a jail sentence of a maximum of 25 years. Second degree assault is a maximum of 10 years. Because of the nature of the crime and who the crime was perpetrated upon a transgendered individual , there may be Hate Crime added and more severe consequences to Ms. Brown and her 14 year old accomplice punishment.
If a jury finds them guilty Ms, Brown and her 14 year old will be middle aged women when they get out of jail if they serve the maximum sentence. I believe they will be serving the maximum sentence to prove a point that this type of behavior will never be accepted.
As we have now learned, this is not Ms. Brown’s first experience with violence at the same McDonalds. She was apparently arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault last year for assaulting a 38 year old woman Danielle Dower, 38, and Dowe’s daughter last July. In October, a Baltimore County judge ruled that charges would not be further pursued against Brown, according to court records because that the criminal counts against Brown were dropped at the victim’s request.
Essentially Brown’s life and the 14 yer old’s life are ruined forever. that That combined with the national attention that this has received, they will never be the same.
CHRISSY POLIS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AFTER BEING OUTED AND HER PRIVACY INVADED
After working with transgendered clients during the early part of my career, I can assure you that they suffer greatly. They have been born in the physical embodiment of one sex and yet mentally and emotionally, they feel as though they are the opposite sex.
Some people who have “gender dysphoria” continue to live in a depressed state. They do whatever they can to suppress their thoughts and feelings about living as a member of the opposite sex. For those brave souls who do come out of the closet and make every attempt tolive as another gender it is not and easy decision that they took lightly or an easy process to undergo.
For many, their decision cost them their relationships with friends and family and work colleagues. For some their jobs and livelihoods have been jeopardized.
The process is not an easy one. They undergo serious psychological testing before they fully commit to surgical intervention to become a man or woman physically. They must live, act and dress as a woman or man for at least a year wearing the clothing of that particular gender. This is a must for those who seek surgical intervention for sex reassignment.
They do whatever it takes to become acclimated to their new identity. Perhaps that is what Crissy was doing- becoming acclimated to dressing and living as a woman. The last thing she needed was to be beaten up for it.
This will scar her emotionally forever. She even mentioned on the tape that she is now afraid to go out of the house. This is a tragedy for her that was caused by the hatred of these two teenagers and further exacerbated by the employees at McDonalds, who I believe need to be held accountable as well.
Chrissy said that the national attention makes her feel as though she had to “come out of the closet all over again.” The national attention and the invasion of her privacy is what has added insult to injury, continuing to upset her the most.
THE SADISTIC MC DONALD EMPLOYEE / VIDEOGRAPHER WHO SOUGHT HIS OWN 15 MINUTES OF FAME NEEDS TO BE FIRED, FINED AND SENTENCED AS WELL
While it is great that this horrific incident was videotaped for the .world to see, the intention of why this video was made is egregious. It was not made to document the woman’s injuries. It was not meant to document the incident so law enforcement could have a visual record of what went on. It was not videotaped as part of McDonalds procedure. It was videotaped for some fool’s entertainment that he put up on his personal youtube account.
This fool Vernon Hackett was also an employee of McDonalds. He had been an employee in the same location as the incident since 2009. He should have known better than to film the video, taking credit for it on his Facebook account, which he has since taken down.
At one point in the video Hackett can be heard laughing hysterically at the violence in front of him, he is apparently enjoying the incident as thought it was some type of live entertainment for him.
As I see it, I consider that he is also an accomplice as he is heard telling the young teenagers ont he tape to get out of there because someone was calling the police. In essence he was protecting the criminal and aiding and abetting their egregious act.
During Chrissy’s interview she commented on how she told this man,(Vernon Hackett) to stop filming her and to get the camera out of her face when she was being beaten and afterwards. He had no sensitivity as he sadistically shot footage of her for his own selfish reasons.
Chrissy said “ I told the guy to stop,”The y didn’t help me. They didn’t do nothing for me.”
Even when Polis is repeatedly kicked and punched until she had a seizure, he still sadistically filmed her failing her arms due to her seizure.
To further show his hate and ignorance, he had the nerve on his facebook page to say “that was not a female that was getting beat up… that was a man… He was dressed lik [sic] a woman.”
Who cares what she was dressed like or if she was a manor a woman. It was inhumane on Hackett’s part not to assist the person or at least call for help.
THE ONLY WOMAN TO COME TO HER RESCUE IS A PATRON BUT WHERE IS MCDONALD’S ROLE IN ALL OF THIS?
Finally, one older woman had enough of this scene. She was the only one who came To Chrissy’s aid. She tried to break things up but was punched in the face as well. Even though she is a hero in this tragic saga, why is she the only one who came to a crime victim’s aid? Why didn’t others speak up or yell out or place their fingers on 911 to call the police?
Where were the other McDonald’s employees? For their doing nothing they too should be fired and fined in my view. They need to be taught a lesson in humanity and respect for others lives.
Where was McDonald’s in all of this? Don’t they have a panic button that goes right to the police station when there is a crime? If they don’t they should have one along with video cameras as well. They can well afford it. I believe they need to be held liable as well and I hope that Chrissy gets herself a good attorney so that she can be compensated for her damages. They no doubt have liability insurance in case someone slips and falls or has an accident on their property . This is certainly a sitution that needs to be covered by their liability insurance in my view.
WHERE HAS THE HUMANITY GONE?
What happened to us as a society and as a people when there are those who can sit around as though they are being entertained and casually and videotape or refuse to speak up or at least call 911 when something horrific like this happens?
Have we become so immune to violence that it is now form of entertainment to many? Kids in grade school need to be taught that if they see violence to report it immediately0 to dial 9ll. They need to learn early on that if they see it live in front of their eyes it is not a video game or a TV show or a movie. It is serious and they need to take action in the form of reporting it or calling 911, no matter how old they are.
I believe there needs to be consequences for those who sit by and idly watch. To me they are just as much to blame. We need to stick together and help one another, not leave one another to be maimed and even die at the hands of those who act like wild animals. www.drlillianglass.com