Four people have been taken into custody in Chicago after apparently kidnapping and brutalizing a man they claimed supports Donald Trump — all while stupidly streaming their violent crimes on Facebook Live.
“The victim, who has special needs, was a high-risk missing person from northwest suburban Crystal Lake, police say,” CBS reported.
In the 30-minute long footage, streamed live onto Facebook on Tuesday by a woman named Brittany Herring, the woman is seen laughing as the tied up and gagged man is having his sweatshirt cut from his body with a knife.
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The group, all of whom are black, can be heard repeatedly saying “F— DONALD TRUMP,” as they drink what appears to be alcohol and repeatedly assault the unidentified man, who is white. They continuously mock and torment him throughout the ordeal.
They are seen cutting the man’s scalp, kicking him, choking him, and hitting him as the deranged woman laughs. Their victim is repeatedly kicked and hit, his scalp is cut, all while he is tied up with his mouth taped shut.
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
The police found the man walking around disoriented and transported him to a local hospital. Officers subsequently responded to a battery at the location, and tied the signs of struggle at the scene to the disoriented male. It was not until later that the police learned of the video of the horrific crime.
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
The sick individuals fit the classic textbook definition of terrorists, “the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.” There is plenty of violence, and their profanity-laced ranting about Trump certainly seems to cover the political aspect.
There is no mention of terrorism or it being a hate crime in the local news reports, and no charges have yet been filed against the depraved criminals. The department reportedly became aware of the video on Tuesday afternoon.
Many have taken to social media to express their hopes that the Chicago Police Department is spending some time digging into the harshest possible charges for these monsters to face.
“Remember kids: Speech the Left hates is violence. Violence the Left likes is speech,” a wise Twitter user noted of the so-called tolerant and loving left.
The man is reportedly safe from his captors, and being treated in a local hospital, Fox 32 reported on Wednesday.