27 Apr 2011

Beaten at a local McDonald’s

I don't nomaly post anything like this, but some of you are people I trust and know a little about me, Big Jim from Galaxy in Flames, Pappa J from Dice Rolla and the ones who read what I posted that day on Jim's Blog. My thoughts go out to the victim of this hate crime.

On Friday, Adrian Leigh Cowan of Baltimore started a petition on Change.org, speaking out in response to a shocking online video of a transgender woman being brutally beaten at a local McDonald’s.

As Adrian told our team of organizers, “I was moved to start this petition because when I first viewed the video, I was brought to tears. How anyone could stand by and allow this to happen is unfathomable to me." More than 30,000 Change.org members had the same reaction, and joined Adrian in signing the petition.

If you haven’t watched the horrifying video of this hate crime, please click this link (WARNING: Video contains extremely graphic violence). Then add your name to Adrian's petition calling on McDonald’s and Maryland authorities to hold those involved accountable.

If you would prefer not to watch the video posted by Adrian, you should know what it documents: A 22-year-old transgender woman is pulled out of a McDonald’s bathroom and viciously beaten by two customers. She is punched, knocked to the ground, dragged across the floor by her hair, and kicked in the face until she appears to experience a seizure.

Instead of coming to this woman’s assistance, one McDonald’s employee filmed the assault while others can be heard cheering the assailants on as they attack the victim. After the brutal incident, the video was posted to the Internet, where an employee bragged that the assault was OK because the victim “was a man dressed like a woman.”

Sadly, this attack is a reminder of the rampant harassment and discrimination that transgender people face every day. Nationwide, more than half of all transgender people experience verbal or physical abuse when trying to access public accommodations like restrooms. Brutal acts of violence are all too common -- and authorities often fail to prosecute these crimes to the fullest extent of the law.

Not surprisingly, McDonald's lacks standard policies for protecting transgender individuals, despite a decent record of workplace discrimination protections for gays and lesbians. And while the company has pledged to “take appropriate action” against all employees involved in this heinous event, just one has been punished.

Please join Adrian Leigh Cowan in demanding that McDonald’s and Maryland authorities hold accountable both the assailants in this beating and the employees who cheered it on -- and to make sure that an attack like this never happens again:


We can’t let this brutal hate crime in Maryland go unpunished. Thank you for taking action today.

- Eden and the Change.org team

Demand that the employees on duty at McDonald's be held responsible in the beating of a trans woman


After an unidentified transgender woman tried to use the bathroom at a Baltimore McDonald's, two patrons started attacking her in full view of other...

26 Apr 2011

Thor Idea.

OK I want to bounce around some Ideas for a Night Lords Thor.

Power Armoured or TDA?

22 Apr 2011

"Kirk to Enterprise..."

"Beam me up Scotty."

Here are the first four teleporter back packs with Scorpion green eye lenses.

So thats the front (She dont say.....)

Comments? thoughts?

21 Apr 2011

second Rapter squad

Starting off how's tricks? well my nan got cremated on tuesday she said "Cant stand the cold ground." Dont blame you nan, anyhow

The second rapter squad is nearly done, I used the metal heads and pads this time, also placed some Impreial bolt pistols and chainswords into the mix, add one flamer and a plasma gun, I love this hobby.

Also ordered four of the Grey Knight "Beam me up Scotty." backpacks.

And then ordweed andother six. So blue eye lenses or red? Answers on a postcard to ........ 

7 Apr 2011

Beyond the Rim

Just to let you know that my Nan has passed beyond the Rim, my thoughts are with you nan, I shall see you next time where no Shadow will fall.

Will miss you. 

1 Apr 2011

Nine Land Speeders!!!!!!!?????????

9 Speeders is a bit ott, got my 2nd box of 'Zerkers, 3 tac squads to go, Im thinking no heavy weapons as that will slow everything down.

This is becoming a fun hobbie, making you think and plan.

So it will be 3 'speeders, You think they'd let me chaos up a Baal Preditor or two?