This isn’t a hoax. But don’t expect to see any FBI/DOJ investigators looking into this.
Four people are in custody after a live-streamed video of a duct-taped man appearing to be tortured.
Police say the man victimized in the broadcast is a special-needs person who had been reported missing from a suburb.
In the video, believed to be from Tuesday, the victim’s clothes were cut, he was peppered with cigarette ashes, and then his hair cut with a knife until his scalp bled. Several people can be seen laughing and eating as the attack is going on.
“It’s sickening,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters Wednesday evening at a news conference. “It’s makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that. I’ve been a cop for 28 years, and I’ve seen things that you shouldn’t see in a lifetime, but 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 incident took place Tuesday in an apartment on the 3400 block of West Lexington on Chicago’s West Side, police said. Officers found the victim wandering the neighborhood in an obvious state of trauma, and it was later that authorities drew the connection with the disturbing Facebook video.
“You hear the narrative that police are backing down and not doing their jobs. This is a perfect example of them doing their jobs,” Johnson said.
Four people — two adult males and two adult females — are now in custody, and criminal charges are expected. Three are from Chicago, and a fourth was from northwest suburban Carpentersville.
“He is an acquaintance of one of these subjects,” Chicago Police Cmdr. Kevin Duffin said of the victim. “Apparently, they met out in the suburbs. These subjects then stole a van out in the suburbs and then brought him into Chicago.”
The victim was treated and released from the hospital, police said. He is with his parents.
An investigation continues.
Completely missing from this article is any mention of race. The victim is white. The people abusing him are black. The article also neglects to mention that the attackers can be heard saying things like “Fuck Donald Trump” and “Fuck white people.”
Now imagine if four rednecks in Alabama kidnapped, tied up and tortured a special-needs black man while saying “Fuck Obama” and “Fuck black people” and posted it all on Facebook.
This case will quickly go down the media’s memory hole because it doesn’t fit the narrative. And don’t be surprised to see the professional racial grievance mongers blame this on Donald Trump.