I have mailed this to those addressed. I hope some of you will do so, as well. This should NEVER happen in America.
22 April 2011
Mr. James A Skinner, CEO
Mr. Andrew J McKenna, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Donald Thompson, COO
Mr. Peter Benson, CFO
Ms. Gloria Santona, General Counsel
Ms. Susan E Arnold, Director
Ms Sheila A Penrose, Director
Mr. Cary D Mcmillan, Director
Mr. Robert A Eckert, Director
Mr. Enrique Hernandez, Jr., Director
Ms. Jeanne P Jackson, Director
Mr. Richard H Lenny, Director
Mr. Roger W Stone, Director
Dr. Walter E Massey, Director
Mr. Miles D White, Director
Mr. John W Rogers, Jr, Director
211 McDonald’s Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Sirs and Madams:
I am absolutely appalled and truly disgusted that your employees stood-by while a young woman was assaulted over a period of several minutes at one of your restaurants.
I really don’t care what happened prior to the assault. No one deserves to be beaten as was that young woman. For your team members not to have intervened truly is despicable. That woman will carry psychological scars her entire life because of a beating your employees could have prevented. For all I know from the video, her convulsing in the corner was due to severe brain damage from being kicked in the head multiple times in YOUR ESTABLISHMENT as YOUR EMPLOYEES did NOTHING.
People argue, people even fight. I live in Los Angeles and get that. But no one, certainly no defenseless woman in America – EVER should be beaten as others fully-capable of stopping that beating stand idly by watching, as did YOUR EMPLOYEES.
I don’t care about the legality of intervening. I don’t care about any of your employees winding up on the wrong side of a punch in order to save a defenseless woman – and NEITHER SHOULD YOU. If this nation can send men and women into combat to defend the lives and freedoms of foreigners, certainly we can expect our young men and women, even when employed by your company, to defend the rights and body of a young woman at YOUR establishment. YOU are responsible for the safety of people in YOUR stores.
Because of the behavior of your employees I will NEVER AGAIN, nor will my family EVER eat at a McDonalds. I most certainly hope that I am not alone. Your company does not deserve to exist in a free nation given that this can happen at your establishment.
You disgust me. I wish I had stronger words to tell you how truly despicable was the conduct of your employees.