Four In Custody Over Torture of Man on Facebook Live

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Why are social media platforms deleting the video of 4 blacks viciously abusing a white special needs young man?  ISIS videos get played; cop killing videos are not deleted (remember Mr. Castile in MN dying in a front seat after being shot by a cop. Diamond Reynolds recorded it on Facebook LIVE).  Why delete the truth?  Deleting the video doesn’t delete the crime.  


Chicago police have taken four people into custody over a horrific Facebook live video that shows them kicking and torturing a young special needs white man.

The young man was gagged and bound, as the group hit him, kicked him, sliced his clothes with a knife, and cut his scalp.   

One member of the group, an African American girl streamed the whole incident on her Facebook account in a live video, under her name, Brittany Herring. The live video was posted to her account Tuesday afternoon.   

The attackers are heard yelling, “F**k Donald Trump, n*gger, f**k white people, boy!”



In this video, they force the victim to drink from a toilet:

Yet another…

The longest video (that social media outlets continues to remove) features the victim bound and gagged, enduring additional torture.  Full 27-minute video:

Chicago police posted that the incident is under investigation, and the suspects are being questioned. The suspects include two females and two males, all reportedly 18 years old.  Police say they are suspecting that this may be a kidnapping case, and that the victim may have been held for as long as 24-48 hours.

During a press conference Wednesday, police were asked if this was being considered a hate crime, since the individuals made comments about white people and Donald Trump.

Police responded that they are still “investigating” that.  

“Kids make stupid mistakes, I shouldn’t call them kids, they are legally adults, but they are young adults and they make stupid decisions,” said Commander Kevin Duffin. “That certainly will be part of whether or not we seek a hate crime, determine whether or not this is since or stupid ranting and raving.”

Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson said, “I think part of it is just stupidity. People ranting about something they think might make a headline. At this point we don’t have anything concrete to point (toward a hate crime) but we’ll keep investigating and let the facts guide us on how this concludes.”

Heavy reported:

While on patrol Officers observed a disoriented male walking 3400 W. Lexington on January 3, 2017 who was then transported to an area hospital for treatment. At 5:26 p.m. officers then responded to a battery at a residence on the 3300 block of W. Lexington where they discovered signs of a struggle and damage to the property and (were) able to link this evidence to the disoriented male. Officers later became aware of a social media video depicting a batter of an adult male which is believed to be the same individual. At this point CPD believes the video is credible and detectives are questioning persons of interest in the case. The victim, whom CPD believes is from a neighboring suburb, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

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