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Hateful Atrocity as Transvestite Beaten by Christian Fundamentalists. Oh, Wait …

Posted on | April 22, 2011 | 66 Comments

By now you’ve probably seen the viral video in which a woman (or, according to the guy who shot the video, a transvestite) was beaten senseless by two teenage girls in a McDonald’s restaurant:

It appears that the victim used the women’s restroom, and these two teenagers decided to appoint themselves the Anti-Drag-Queen Vigilante Committee of Rosedale, Maryland. The horrible sadism of this crime — the perpetrators returning to beat the defenseless victim over and over again — is shocking to watch. Indeed, it “says quite a bit about where we are as a culture,” as Bryan Preston observes. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Sun reports:

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.

Can you imagine the political uproar if the attackers had been right-wing Tea Party types? Perhaps we can ask Paul Krugman to favor us with another one of his “climate of hate” sermons.

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