Soon after Donald Trump’s presidential victory, a group of four African Americans kidnapped a white, mentally disabled man and tortured him as they yelled “F*ck Trump!”, “F*ck white people!”
Then even posted the assault on Facebook Live.
According to Fox 32 Chicago:
Chicago police were made aware of the video Tuesday afternoon. A young African American woman streamed the video live on Facebook showing at least four people holding the young white man hostage.
“The video is reprehensible,” said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
“It’s sickening. You know it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that,” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson added.
Throughout the video, the victim is repeatedly kicked and hit, his scalp is cut, all while he is tied up with his mouth taped shut.
At one point, the victim is held at knife point and told to curse President-elect Donald Trump. The group also forces the victim to drink water from a toilet…
…On Tuesday afternoon, police officers spotted the victim walking on a street on the West Side wearing shorts, Guglielmi said. Because it was unusual to see a man in shorts in the cold weather, the officers stopped to talk to the man, who appeared disoriented, and he was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Now, if you had to guess what these individuals would receive as punishment for this crime…a hate crime…what do you think it would be?
Kidnapping a mentally handicapped man, aggravated assault, holding him hostage…all because of his race.
AND YOU RECORD IT FOR FACEBOOK LIVE.
10 years? 20 years? 30 years?
How about probation?
Not kidding. It makes me sick to my stomach.
According to Fox News:
A Chicago woman involved in the beating of a mentally disabled man that was broadcast on Facebook Live pled guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years probation.
Brittany Covington, 19, entered her plea in a case that received national attention because it involved an 18-year-old disabled white man and four blacks who taunted him with profanities against white people and President Trump. Covington narrated the video of her and three others torturing the man…
…Covington has been behind bars since January when the video, which she narrated, surfaced. Her three co-defendants remain in custody and their cases are pending.
In exchange for pleading guilty to committing a hate crime, aggravated battery and intimidation, prosecutors dropped a kidnapping charge and others.
The judge ordered Covington to not use social media for four years. She also must perform 200 hours of community service.
Soooo….let me get this straight.
You can kidnap, torture, and taunt, post it on Facebook Live, and your only real punishment is that the judge takes Facebook away from you?
It’s like a six-year-old who gets her television or iPad taken away.
You commit a hate crime and admit to it and you get off?
Now, of course, if the victim were black, and the offenders were white, it would likely be a very different story.
If the perpetrators were white…and only received probation…there would likely be riots to follow.
But, apparently, this case is a horse of a different color.
White, handicapped lives matter.