Quick Thoughts: Interrupting Harassment — The Psy of Life

That’s right! The Psy is reposting one of its old blog posts in honor of the the Tri Met Heroes, you know the three brave citizens that intervened when a white supremacist was harassing two young women on a train in Portland, Oregon. Two dead, one injured. It sorrows the heart to think that trying to help others went so tragically wrong.

  • Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley died on the train from his injuries.
  • Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche of Portland died at a local hospital.
  • Micah Fletcher, 21, of Portland was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

It appears the harassment was fueled by anti-Muslim bigotry and possibly racial bigotry. If you want to honor these men, too, you can contribute to the Tri Met Heroes Go-Fund Me page. You can also call those who purport to represent you in Congress and tell them to maintain funding for programs that rehabilitate Neo-Nazis as part of the Countering Violent Extremism grant program instead of limiting funding for Muslim extremist programs.

Quick Thoughts: Interrupting Harassment

We all want to intervene and stop the abuse of another in public. How many times have you seen a person being the recipient of verbal abuse? Here’s a great infographic to guide your response!

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