A graphic video of a kidnapped and tied up young man being taunted and tortured has been seen all over the internet. The four kidnappers Facebook live streamed parts of the acts against the young man. The captors held the young man for possibly 48 hours on the West side of Chicago before letting him go. The victim was found walking the streets of Chicago, disoriented, bloody, and dressed ill-prepared for the cold.
The four perpetrators, two black men, and two black women, ranging in age of 18 to 24 years of age taunted and tortured the young white mentally challenged man, they yelled “F*** Trump” and “F*** white people,” at him. They forced him to say, “I love black people,” while beating him, cutting up his sweater, putting a knife to his throat, cutting his scalp and forcing him to drink out of a dirty toilet.
After local Chicago, Facebook users recognized the 4 perpetrators they called the police and the 4 were arrested in a nearby apartment. The four have been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, while Jordan Hill, 18, was also charged with charges of robbery, residential burglary and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Two others were also charged with residential burglary. And all four have been charged with committing a hate crime.
It is clear that this is a hate crime, but during a White House press conference a day after he victim was found, President Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest didn’t say the words “hate crime.”
Earnest responded with the following, “I think it’s too early to tell, I… uh… uh… certainly, don’t want to predict where the investigation would lead. I think our expectation would be that local law enforcement would follow the facts and I wouldn’t speculate at this point about to what degree federal officials would get involved for considering those kinds of crimes.”
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 5, 2017
Looks like apathy for the attackers and not the victim is also found in Chicago. There is no doubt that the images streamed on Facebook were racially charged, although Chicago Police Department Commander Kevin Duffin apparently wasn’t convinced.
— Mike Cernovich
It’s hard to believe that the attackers are receiving any slack on their horrific crimes. This would not be happening if the victim of the crime had been black and the kidnappers white. Such a doubt standard.