Investigations are currently taking place regarding a Facebook live video stream, which depicted a young disabled man being brutalized and tortured. According to Chicago police, there are currently four people in custody that are suspects in the crime.
The Chicago Police were made aware of the graphic video which depicts a mentally handicapped white man being severely tortured by African-American attackers. The assailants laugh throughout the video and express their apparent disgust towards white people in general.
The live footage was taken by a woman named Brittany Herring. In the video, the man is tied up with his mouth taped shut. Throughout the video, he is tortured by being beaten, cut, and berated.
At one point in the live feed, the main attacker begins to shout “Fuck Donald Trump nigga! Fuck white people, boy!” while kicking the young, disabled male. After one commenter states that they will be arrested for what they are doing, they laugh in response. Then, when a commenter tells them that their torture is not funny, they mock them and claim that their torture is funny.
Throughout Wednesday, more videos began to emerge of the brutal attack. One video specifically shows where the suspects threaten their victim with a knife and then beat him while he is tied up. In the background, the man begs them to stop hurting him. At the end of the video, one of the attackers claim they are going to “shank” the disabled white male.
Sadly, it doesn’t end there. Yet another video shows the suspects forcing the man to drink toilet water straight from the toilet.
The Chicago police officers that are investigating the attack have stated that they are considering hate crime charges for the “sickening” crime. In the same press conference they confirmed that the young, white victim was indeed mentally handicapped, and that he had finally been released from the hospital after receiving treatment. Unfortunately, according to the police, the man is now “extremely traumatized” due to the disturbing crime.