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.