Two young women suspected of beating a transgender woman in a McDonald’s restaurant may be charged with a hate crime in addition to the assault, according to recent news reports from WAMU and CNN. The victim is currently recovering from her injuries.
The incident occurred in the McDonald’s in Rosedale, just outside Baltimore. Rescue workers and police arrived on the scene to find the victim having a seizure. Video from the incident appears to show the two suspects beating, punching, and kicking the woman, while other patrons urged them to leave before the police arrived.