A Facebook live stream went up depicting a 15- year old girl as the victim of a disgusting gang rape as they yelled both racial and anti-Trump slurs. Approximately 40 people watched the video and contacted the police about the attack.
This is the second time that Chicago police have had to respond to such an attack where people have been assaulted on Facebook live. Four people were arrested in February for cell phone footage displaying the assault of a mentally disabled man.
The girl’s mother approached the Police Superintendent Eddie Jackson with screenshots of the attack and he, absolutely horrified, immediately ordered an investigation. The daughter was found Tuesday morning four blocks from her home. She was returned to her mother in ‘good’ condition.
The suspects in that case — Jordan Hill, 18, Tesfaye Cooper, 18, Brittany Covington, 18, and Tanishia Covington, 24 – were charged with hate crime and battery for allegedly torturing the white man for as long as 48 hours, while shouting racial and anti-Donald Trump slurs.
“Here’s what’s even more disturbing, more than the fact that they did this, there were so many people that saw it and didn’t pick up the phone to dial 911,” Johnson told WGN-TV. “That’s not right. It’s just not right.”
Police finally learned of the attack after the girl’s mother approached Superintendent Eddie Johnson late Monday afternoon and showed him screenshots of the alleged assault, spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Johnson was leaving a news conference in the Lawndale neighborhood on the city’s West Side.