According to police, the victim is a special-needs person who is an acquaintance of one of the suspects. He was reported missing from a suburb after he met with the suspects.
“Apparently, they met out in the suburbs,” said Chicago Police Cmdr. Kevin Duffin. “These subjects then stole a van out in the suburbs and then brought him into Chicago.”
The group then went to an apartment on Chicago’s West Side were a young woman begins live-streaming on Facebook,
In the video, the white victim is shown to be duct-taped and assaulted by a couple of African American men. His clothes are cut, he’s slapped, kicked, and his hair is cut with a knife until his scalp bleeds.
The suspects can be seen laughing, drinking and eating snacks during the assault, and can be heard yelling, “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!”
Police would later find the victim wandering the neighborhood in an obvious state of trauma. He was taken to the hospital to treat his injuries and is now back home with his parents.
After police were made aware of the video, they took two adult males and two adult females into custody. No word on what charges will be filed, but community activist Andrew Holmes is calling this a hate crime.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson called the incident “sickening” during news conference. “It’s 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 in a lifetime, but it still amazes me how you still see things that you just shouldn’t.”
Supposedly, the video has been removed from Facebook and I doubt the news will play the video in its entirety… but I have the full video which you can watch below.
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