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!