On Wednesday, video surfaced of a Chicago disabled man tied up and beaten on Facebook Live. The abuse was racially and politically charged. Here is the video.
Chicago Disabled Man Tied Up and Beaten
This was a very troubling video. “Fuck Donald Trump” and “Fuck white people” are both said during the video. Police officers, who see all types of things in the line of work, were very troubled by this video.
“It makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that,” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said. “I’ve been a cop for 28 years and I’ve seen things that you shouldn’t see. It still amazes me how you still see things that you just shouldn’t.”
“I’m not going to say it shocked me, but it was sickening.”
The woman in the video posted it to her Facebook account. Soon after police were notified. When authorities found the 18 year old victim, he was wearing just shorts, despite the cold weather. He appeared to be very disoriented.
In the video, the suspect is seen being hit and kicked and there was a cut in his scalp. He was also forced to drink water from the toilet. The people in the video are heard saying they want the video to go viral.
This is being investigated as a hate crime and it is very obvious that it is just that.