Chicago Torture Video- Suspects Charged with Hate Crimes
Chicago Torture: Live streaming on Facebook of the torture of a white special needs teen by 4 black persons yesterday sparked outrage on Social Media. The police have charged all 4 suspects with a hate crime, and several other offenses. The victim had been reported missing from a Chicago suburb.
According to police, the victim met the group and they all went to the location in a stolen vehicle. Police ran across the victim after the incident when they saw him disoriented, and walking around in short even though it was cold outside.
Four people held the mentally disabled teen for anywhere from 24 to 48 hours as they cut his head, forced him to drink from a toilet, kicked him, shouted “F— white people!” and “F— Donald Trump!” and forced him to say that too.
A mentally disabled man was tortured by a group of four in Chicago, and the whole attack was live-streamed on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/n2TXPHcR8S
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 5, 2017
Regarding the disturbing video that surfaced on social media of a battery: Incident is under investigation/suspects are being questioned pic.twitter.com/GGi3qs9rGv
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 4, 2017
CPD press conference regarding disturbing live social media video depicting a battery ; victim was tied up https://t.co/jDrjfz4sJV
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 5, 2017
Four people, Jordan Hill, 18, Tesfaye Cooper, 18, Brittany Covington, 18, and Tanishia Covington, 24 are in custody after the incident. They are set to appear in court on Friday.
The victim has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
According to Fox News: Hill was charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, robbery, residential burglary; Cooper was charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and residential burglary; Brittany Covington was charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and residential burglary; Tanishia Covington was charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
“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 how you still see things that you just shouldn’t…I’m not going to say it shocked me, but it was sickening.” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson