This is honestly horrific.
Four people have been arrested for their alleged part in the kidnapping and beating of a man in Chicago, IL. What makes this particular bout of violence so shocking? Well the four culprits not only tied up and tortured their victim, but on Tuesday, they also broadcasted it on Facebook live too.
Ugh. In the 30 minutes of footage captured by one of the female suspects, a white man is seen bound and gagged while crouched down in fear. It’s believed all of the attackers are African American. Not to mention, the group kept yelling “F*ck Donald Trump” and “F*ck white people”, as they physically assaulted the unnamed victim.
We in NO WAY support the Trumpster, but violence is never the answer.
At one point during the live stream, the 18-year-old sufferer had his forehead cut with a knife. According to the Chicago Tribune, the victim was found wandering the streets on Tuesday during the late afternoon. To make matters worse, it’s said the group’s target was a mentally disabled man.
Apparently, the man went missing from his home and was attacked at a residence only a block away from where he was found. So scary.
Nonetheless, by Wednesday, the four perpetrators (two men and two women) were in police custody and awaiting charges. A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department has since revealed that the injured party was from a Chicago suburb and was “currently recovering from the incident.” Oh, we hope so!
Although, it is still unclear what exactly the gang will be charged with, as it’s reported the victim may’ve known one of the culprits and could’ve gotten into a vehicle with them willingly. Regardless, the group may be charged with a hate crime.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson noted in a statement:
“It’s sickening. It makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that. If you commit an act of violence in the city of Chicago, you will experience the full weight of the Chicago Police Department. Tonight, four individuals have felt the consequences of their actions.”
Be sure to take a peek at CNN’s coverage of the incident for yourself (below). **WARNING** violent material featured.