The hideous crime occurred in Chicago as four African-Americans — 2 males, and 2 females — tortured a white mentally disabled man.
All four of the attackers were taken into custody. The most disturbing fact is that the torture was live-streamed onto Facebook.
The Young African-American woman recorded the video, live, showing everyone that they were holding the white man as a hostage.
The victim was kicked and hit, they made him drink from the toilet and then part of his scalp was removed.
Throughout the whole video, the African-American attackers were cursing the newly President-elect Donald Trump and made statements about white people.
At one point, one of the attackers held a knife to the victim’s throat, forcing him to curse Donald Trump, all the white people and to tell to camera — “I love blacks”.
Police Superintendent Johnson was shocked by this crime: “It’s sickening. You know it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that,” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson added.
The victim was held hostage for two days by three teenagers, Jordan Hill, Brittany Covington and Tesfaye Cooper, all 18, and Tanishia Covington 24.
He managed to escape after his kidnappers were distracted by a nearby resident who called the police because of the noise. He was found wandering the streets in shorts in cold weather. Immediately police officers checked on him and when they heard what he went through, they reacted.
The victim, who has difficulty in communication was taken to the hospital where he was given medical treatment and then discharged.
“It’s quite a possibility that this is a kidnapping and that’s certainly one of the charges we’ll be seeking if it turns out to be that. But, he’s traumatized by the incident and it’s tough to communicate with him at this point,” said Chicago Police Commander Kevin Duffin.
President Obama described this incident as a despicable hate crime: “What we have seen as surfacing, I think, are a lot of problems that have been there a long time. Whether it’s tension between police and communities or hate crimes of the despicable sort that have just now recently surfaced on Facebook.”