Crowd Cheers As Trans Women Are Attacked On An Atlanta MARTA Train

Two transgender women were harassed and assaulted by at least two men on Atlanta’s MARTA train last week.

A cell phone recorded the entire incident, showing the two women being verbally harassed before they were assaulted. Some in the crowed even seemed to be cheering as the attacks escalated, according to one of the victims, Janell Crosby.

“Nobody tried to help. They were all standing up on chairs and videotaping. That’s how it ended up on so many [web]sites,” Janell Crosby told GA Voice on Monday.

“I don’t feel safe here. We don’t get no protection. There are always troublemakers,” Crosby said.

According to the GA Voice:

Crosby said she tried to make a report to a MARTA officer after the attack, buy claims the officer had no interest in taking a report. MARTA has a fairly new slogan of “Ride with Respect” it rolled out to encourage people to report such incidents as well as a “See Something, Say Something” app to encourage people to call MARTA police when they see unlawful activities.

“I told one cop who was following us to the gate. He acted like he didn’t want to hear from us. He didn’t write any statement or anything,” she said.

Crosby said it was last Monday night when she and Woods and other friends were waiting for the train when several men began harassing them and one man began taking photos of them.

“I started going off on the guy taking the photos and he said he was going to hit me and beat me up. And I said, ‘No, you’re not.’ He kept on threatening me and he didn’t like certain things I said to him and he kicked me,” Crosby said.

Watch the censored version of incident below: