Well, this day just got way depressing. Four Chicago teens have been held for the kidnapping and torture of a mentally challenged man while they livestreamed it on Facebook.
One girl films the torture victim on Facebook Live while he’s tied up, mouth bound with duct tape and terrified, crouching in the corner of the room. Other teens can be be seen cutting off the man’s hair with a knife, pushing his head with their foot and making him kiss the ground. The girl smokes throughout the video, reading out who’s following her during the livestream. Gotta get those likes.
After they cut off the victim’s hair, leaving an open wound, they also ash inside the open wound.
At times, the attackers yell “Fuck Trump” and “Fuck white people” while they torture the victim.
During one moment, they hold a knife to the kid’s face and tell him to yell “Fuck Trump” and “I love black people.”
Chicago Police Cmdr. Kevin Duffin said that the victim knew one of the attackers through school and had been reported missing from his Chicago suburb home. Evidently, he met up with this guy from his school and got into some stolen van when they took him into Chicago.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said of the video:
“It’s sickening. It makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that…I’ve been a cop for 28 years and I’ve seen things that you shouldn’t see. It still amazes me.”
“I’m not going to say it shocked me but it was sickening.”
Police found the victim as he was wandering around the street in distress. They took him to the hospital where “it took most of the night for him to calm down enough to talk with us,” according to Duffin.
Since all four attackers are black, Duffin says they will decide whether or not to charge this as a hate crime, or if this was “just stupid ranting and raving.” Ranting…and raving. Uh huh.
Not sure why these attackers were yelling about Donald Trump. What they did is probably one of the worst ways to start political discourse.
Chicago needs to chill out. Didn’t the Cubs just the championship? Sheesh.