A woman named Maria Garate went into a San Jose Walmart on Tuesday and attacked a 4-year-old girl with a crowbar. She approached the girl who was sitting in a shopping cart accompanied by her father and hit the girl once before the father could step in and take the second blow. She’s being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and both carry hate crime allegations. She also told investigators that she’s upset the child didn’t die.


I don’t know man. I’m looking at her mugshot and she’s smiling, even showing her teeth. And I want her to die, simple as that. But then I hear that she’s homeless and probably mentally unstable. That doesn’t excuse her actions in the slightest, but it’s like, what can you do or say to her really? She really don’t give a fuck and she’s accomplishing her goal of bringing you into her black hole of negativity. You feel rage and want to curse her out or better yet, inflict the same kind of acts of violence. She probably loves it. Some real life Joker shit.

So, I’m going to take my inner rage at this incident and turn it into positive energy for the victim. Word is the girl is recovering with no life-threatening injuries. Let this be a lesson that there are still people out there that sometimes want to attack you because of your ethnicity, be on your guard but don’t let them bring you down.

[via latimes via ktla via ktvu]

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