From the Village Voice comes this account:
Two women entered the McDonald's location a little after midnight on Thursday morning and soon got into an argument with McIntosh, one of the cashiers in the crowded store, after he told them he had to check a $50 bill they'd just given him to make sure it wasn't counterfeit. The video shows the women -- identified as Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards -- vaulting over and going around the counter at Rayon McIntosh, who flees to the rear of the fast fooder. Then McIntosh re-emerges swinging what appears to be a metal rod or pipe and chaos ensues.
McIntosh struck the two females at least 10 times. One was taken to the hospital with a fractured skull and broken arm, while the other sustained only minor cuts and bruises. Mcintosh is being held on $40,000 bail and has been charged with two counts of felony assault and one count criminal possession of a weapon, while the two females were charged with menacing, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. WCBS Channel 2 also published a story, and both media outlets are painting McIntosh as the bad guy. Comments posted to both sites, as well as the New York Daily News, overwhelmingly support McIntosh and condemn media bias against McIntosh. CNN notes that McIntosh has now been fired by McDonald's.
Village Voice sanctimoniously proclaims that Rayon McIntosh has a criminal record, having spent a ten-year stretch in prison after shooting to death a classmate at a Bronx high school. But according to Brian W on the WCBS website, McIntosh's conviction was for manslaughter, not murder. He accidentally shot a friend when he took a .380 pistol out of his pants before going to confront some people they had a dispute with. The gun went off and the bullet passed through the aorta of his friend and then hit an 8 year old in the leg. Not intentional.
So here's a black guy who does a 10-year stretch in the pen, then when he gets out, instead of going back to the hood and selling drugs or robbing, he decides to defy the stereotype and play it straight. He gets a $10 per hour job starting at the bottom of McDonald's. In other words, he's working for a living like Herman Cain instead of becoming a parasite like Jesse Jackson. Now, because of a couple of fatassed sweathogs who couldn't control themselves, he's been fired and is in jail. And the local media is piling on this guy.
He'll probably get the Bernhard Goetz treatment.