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Kamenetz Issues Statement on Beating of Woman in Rosedale McDonald's

County Executive calls attack "an isolated incident" that serves "as a wake-up call that we all have a role to play in moving society forward."

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz issued a statement today regarding the , a transgender woman, in a Rosedale McDonald's.

"Last week's beating of Chrissy Lee Polis in Rosedale once again reminds us of our responsibility as citizens to do all that we can to ensure that our neighborhoods provide a safe and welcoming environment for residents and visitors. Although this vicious attack was an isolated incident and in no way reflects on the Baltimore County or Rosedale communities, it does serve as a wake-up call that we all have a role to play in moving society forward. It is the conversations around our dinner tables and the casual chatter among friends that develop patterns of behavior. Each and every one of us plays a role in deciding what kind of a society we deserve and what kind of a society we will help create. I have every confidence that Police Chief Jim Johnson and State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger will address this matter professionally, as they address all issues of public safety in Baltimore County. But it is not only their responsibility to make us safe and secure. That responsibility is shared by each of us who call Baltimore County home."

Bill Grimes-Wyatt May 02, 2011 at 10:06 PM
If any woman sees a man in the ladies room, how does she know that the intruder is just preferring to be a woman and is not some pervert in woman's clothing. Any man in drag, should look for a unisex private toilet or hold his water until he is able to find private quarters. I myself would take great exception to some man lurking in a rest room and perhaps assaulting my wife. Considering the number of perverts on the loose, I would not like one of them in drag in the men's room either. I amy be sexist, but if the sign says men or women, that is what it means.
Buzz Beeler May 02, 2011 at 10:20 PM
Bill, I would say your concern is a valid one. I would also say that as a civilized society when anyone witnesses what they perceive is potential criminal conduct the proper response is to call the police. The only exception would be in a life or death situation where an immediate intervention is called for. That decision would have to be made by the person who is witnessing such an event. I think if you view the video you will find your answer and I also think you might agree this is outside the realm of the actual facts as we know them.
HarlanR May 02, 2011 at 10:27 PM
"civilized society" In Baltimore City and, now, bleeding into the county, this is a joke. Civilized people know the difference between right and wrong and understand that there are consequences for their actions. Sociopaths are clueless about all of that. So you just keep voting for Democrats. Then buy a full-body kevlar suit.
Buzz Beeler May 02, 2011 at 11:16 PM
Harlan I spoke with both of my pinkies pointing in an upward position. I would say that you hit the nail on the head, prodigiously-lee
Selma Kahl September 18, 2011 at 04:54 AM
I thought the same as you Nolan.

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