Sunday, April 24, 2011

Vernon Hackett The ANTI-Hero Of The McDonald's Beat-Down

In fiction, an antihero is generally considered to be a protagonist whose character is at least in some regards conspicuously contrary to that of the archetypal hero, and is in some instances its antithesis. I'm certain if you saw the recent video of a transgendered individual on the receiving end of a vicious attack you would agree that Mr. Hackett is far from a hero.

Vernon Hackett was the young man who made the video that documented the attack with gleeful play by play of the event including advising the attackers that "Yo she's bleeding." and "She's having a Mother Fuckin' Seizure" then advising the perps to "get the fuck outta here" cause the police come yo!

Was there a reason Vernon that a macho man such as yourself couldn't have come to the aid of this human being when you manager first got the attackers to leave? Could you and your scumbag, wimp co-workers, not have maybe rushed right over to the individual as she lay there to either administer aid or perhaps helped move her to the safety of the McDonald's manager's office? Oh wait, you might have missed some of that fight.

Mr. Hackett then proudly posted his video only to have to defend himself as others attacked him for his post. Vernon actually wound up taking down his YouTube Channel because he received so much negative attention as well as his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Do not be confused though, because while Vernon's inaction gives him some culpability for what happen he was not one of the two attackers. A 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in connection with the assault, while charges are pending against an 18-year-old woman. “

In the meantime a police report has identified the victim as 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis, who appears identical to Christopher Lee Polis, whose rap sheet includes convictions for disorderly conduct, property destruction, and prostitution, according to court records.

The race of the attackers and the victim are not as important as the fact that nothing was done to help this person who was savagely beaten in a public place while McDonald's employees watched.

One of those employees could have easily gone to the victim early on when the manager was chasing the attackers our the door. The victim could have been moved to a safe area like the Manager's office. NO ONE made a move to help the victim except a customer who was an elderly woman. Gentlemen take a lesson from her.

By the way, just where is Al Sharpton? Is this not a civil right issue?


The fast-food chain has issued a statement about the safety of its customers being paramount, and Rosedale franchise owner Mitchell McPherson yesterday announced that employee Vernon Hackett had been fired.

Mr McPherson said: 'My first and foremost concern is with the victim. I'm as shocked and disturbed by this assault as anyone would be. The behavior displayed in the video is unfathomable and reprehensible.'

Mr McPherson added that action might also be taken against other restaurant workers.


Anonymous said...

Two things: First, he is a SEVENTEEN year old kid. Second, transexual prostitutes often go in the bathrooms to use drugs, turn tricks and do all sorts of other "bad" stuff.
How did he know this was a transexual? Maybe because the guy had come in there before? Maybe in his mind the transexual drug addicted prostitute who was intoxicated according to the police was a jerk who finally got what he deserved?
Yes, the two brutes deserve punishment... but you cannot expect a kid who has been raised that no matter what a woman does, it is NEVER alright to hit one to help what he knows to be a MAN fighting women, even if the man is getting beaten up.

Princess Golden Hair said...

If you read my post I was not looking for Rambo. I was looking for someone, anyone, to come to the aid of the HUMAN BEING who was lying on the floor.

I am not asking if he knew the person being abused was a transexual or not. I am asking why he felt that it was important to film this brutal event and then encourage the perps to get out because the cops were coming.

Maybe the victim was a jerk. If every person who was and/or is a jerk was allowed to be treated in this manner, then we'd better all watch out at one time or another.

You are making a lot of acusations that are unsubstatiated about the victim, mentioining that he is drug addicited and a prostitute. Even if this was true are you really saying this is the "Punishment that he deserved"? Really? Are you saying that it is then open season on drug addicts and prostitutes regardless of their race or gender?

If this person was plying his trade in that bathroom then the manager should have called the police and had him banned from McDonalds.

Trust me I realize that the manager bears much blame for what happened because he did not try to seperate the perps from the victim AND he did not give aid to the victim. He also allowed his employees to stand around and watch this side show.

Vernon may be just a seventeen year old kid but he is certainly old enough to know what is right and what is wrong. He should know that it was WRONG to cheer on the attackers.

Perhaps he could have been a HERO and helped the victim to the safety of the McDonald's office. Perhaps he could have put the phone down and locked one of the doors to that the perps couldn't get back into the store. Then again, perhaps he could have just turned the video into the cops instead of posting it on to his youtube channel for entertainment.