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Chicago Torture: Hate Crime charges filed, as some liberal media try to make story about Trump

Chicago Torture: Hate Crime charges filed, as some liberal media try to make story about Trump

Racially motivated black-on-white crime is the topic that dare not speak its name in liberal media circles.

Last night we reported the breaking story of a horrific live-streamed video of four black teens in Chicago torturing a white special needs youth while taunting him, Black Chicago teens torture special-needs boy, yell “F*** Donald Trump! F*** white people!”

Today more horrible details were revealed by police, including the existence of a second video showing the perps forcing the victim to drink from the toilet. CBS Chicago reports:

A day after Chicago police said they were questioning four people about a “sickening” video showing the torture of a mentally disabled teen, a second video has surfaced showing the suspects forcing the young man to drink out of a toilet….

In the first 30-minute video, which apparently was posted live on Facebook on Tuesday, the victim is backed into a corner, his mouth duct-taped shut. 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 during the attack, in addition to making disparaging remarks about President-elect Donald Trump and using racially charged language. At one point, while the victim is backed into a corner, someone is heard shouting “F*** Donald Trump. F*** white people.”

Thursday morning, Chicago police confirmed they are investigating a second video, which surfaced on Twitter, and appears to show the suspects grabbing the victim’s head, shoving it into a toilet, and forcing him to drink.

Someone can be heard yelling “Drink that s*** right f***ing now. … Drink the toilet water, b****! Say f*** Trump! Say f*** Trump!”

This afternoon the perps were charged with various crimes. There was media speculation that this might not be a hate crime (see more below), but hate crimes charges were filed this afternoon, Four Charged With Hate Crime For Videotaped Torture Of Teen

Two men and two women have been charged with a hate crime, after allegedly kidnapping an 18-year-old mentally challenged man, torturing him for up to two days, and posting videos of the torture online.

Jordan Hill, 18; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; Brittany Covington, 18; and Tanishia Covington, 24, have been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery, and hate crime, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Hill also was charged with robbery and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hill, Cooper, and Brittany Covington also were charged with residential burglary.

Hill is from Carpentersville. The other three suspects are from Chicago. All four were scheduled to appear for bond hearings Friday afternoon.

Police have said the 18-year-old victimized in the videos is a northwest suburban resident with special needs who had been reported missing. The four suspects are black. The victim is white.

In the first 30-minute video, which apparently was posted live on Facebook on Tuesday, the victim is backed into a corner, his mouth duct-taped shut. 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 during the attack, in addition to making disparaging remarks about President-elect Donald Trump and using racially charged language. At one point, while the victim is backed into a corner, someone is heard shouting “F*** Donald Trump. F*** white people.”

The reaction from liberals and leftist has been an abomination. There were multiple high profile attempts to deny this was a hate crime. The Daily Caller reported on one such instance, Crazy CNN Panelist Blames TRUMP For Kidnapped, Tortured White Man — ‘That Is Not A Hate Crime’:

During a panel discussion on CNN Wednesday night, Symone Sanders blamed an unlikely source for the kidnapping of a white, Chicago man who was mentally disabled.

For some reason, Sanders accused Donald Trump for forcing the four black assailants to torture their victim and record it, all while screaming, “fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!”

Shaun King followed another emerging thread of rejection, claiming that the biggest issue was that the hashtag for the incident was #BLMkidnapping, and that Black Lives Matter should not be implicated:

Others on Twitter tried to support the perps as HeatStreet documented, ‘Sick of These White Men Crying RACIST’: Radicals Defend Black Teens Held in Facebook Torture Case.

But by far the most depraved mainstream media reaction was by Callum Borchers writing in WaPo, where he tried to misdirect reaction to this horrible racist crime into an attempt by Trump supporters to justify their own racism, Pro-Trump narratives converge in one awful attack streamed on Facebook:

If you believe discrimination against white people is rampant, that Donald Trump supporters face persecution, that Chicago is a war zone, and the media is dishonest, then your entire worldview is likely to be confirmed by one awful story….

The cruel act captured on video is, in fact, receiving extensive media coverage — and universal condemnation — on CNN and elsewhere. But some conservatives are not satisfied by the response….

The message in conservative media is clear: Reverse discrimination — particularly against white Trump voters — is a big problem that the liberals in the media refuse to acknowledge. Oh, and by the way, Chicago (the part inhabited mostly by black people, anyway) is a super-dangerous place, just like Trump said….

The worldview of many Trump voters might not be supported by data. But now they can find support in one awful video out of Chicago.

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The media believes that to recover its squandered credibility it must delegiitimize Trump.

Unfortunately for them, doing so–as in this case–only erodes trust further. And when you strip away the expensive suits, buildings, sets, impressive mastheads and the rest, trust is that these clowns ever had.

It’s gone now and they have no idea about how to restore it.

    JOHN B in reply to (((Boogs))). | January 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    If it wasn’t for sites like Legal Insurrection, this would never have made it past the first day’s news. It would simply fade away like so many other assaults.

    And someone must have reminded the police chief that Trump was coming in two weeks, so he decided he better do something after his initial inane comments. If Obama was going to be around 4 more years, the handicapped boy would have been dead and just another statistic.

As I’ve often counseled, it is wise to let due process…process.

You generally won’t get instant gratification out of the criminal LEGAL system (it is NOT a “criminal justice” system), but you will OCCASIONALLY get a result you want…given a little bit of time.

As here. So far…

    sidebar in reply to Ragspierre. | January 6, 2017 at 6:56 am

    I appreciate your reference to the word legal as opposed to justice. Many extra-judicial factors go into to the charging, prosecution and conclusion of a criminal case.

    It matters who you are — and who represents you. How well I remember misdemeanor arraignments of upper middle class defendants where the Court basically said after no more than 4 minutes of listening – “You look like a respectable person. Dismissed, Call the next case”.

One awful video out of Chicago … If that’s all it was then there would be no issue but that not all it is … What is the knock out game … Polar bear hunting … What was beat whitey night … 90% of interracial violence between blacks and whites is black on white … And the type of violence is is far far more damaging when it’s black on white And far more likely to result in death or serious injury… And Chicago is a war zone

Feral, black thugs, one of Chicago’s exports. Since this is Al-Chicagi’s ‘second home’ this whole matter will be swept under the rug. Wouldn’t want to be the prosecutor on this trial.

Hate-crime laws in general are a disastrous concept; blatant assaults on some of the fundamental principles of the American experiment.

So, how to get rid of them? Progressives love them, as a way to stick it to whitey, and heterosexual people, and churchgoers, and etc.

They need some really bad PR. If a high-profile trial makes it clear that hate-enhancement laws can bite the cosseted classes as well as everyone else, maybe their glamor will fade.

To do this, these savages in this particular case have to be absolutely pounded. I have no great confidence that Illinois will be willing and able to do it.

The new Justice Dept. may have to trot out that “Federal civil rights violation” stuff and go after them that way, if the State funks out. Unfortunately, those laws are also disastrous.

    gibbie in reply to tom swift. | January 6, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Sadly, unable to upvote more than once.

    DINORightMarie in reply to tom swift. | January 7, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I like your optimism.

    However, I am reminded of the “Stand Your Ground” laws and the Trayvon case, and how the left was almost successful in having them be repealed – even though they came into being, at least partly, because of heinous crimes against blacks in the South (or so I read), as well as the ability for people to defend themselves in the event they are threatened with “grave bodily harm” – historically foundational in Western law. This allowed blacks to defend themselves when someone tried to assault them, e.g. a lynching situation. Andrew Branca (and Prof. Jacobson) wrote on this extensively at the time. 🙂

    The left always manages to pivot, then attack in a different direction, to deflect, or to simply deny reality and push on full steam ahead with no facts, no evidence, no rhyme or reason. They also project, knowing full well they are guilty of the very thing they decry.

    However, as an optimist, I hope you are right, that these “hate crime laws” will be repealed.

While one might not want to always judge a book by its cover, after a few years in law enforcement you will learn that many criminals are self identifying.

Profiling? Of course. That is how experience works and to ignore it would be both ridiculous and dangerous to the cop or a citizen on the street.

I truly feel sorry for the honest everyday black people that go about their days just like everyone else because this is one more piece of the “Experience” puzzle that we all assemble in our brains that will impact them and their children. Every incident that we take note of is stored into zones in our memory to be retrieved when an event comes up that involves that stored data. In this case, it will be millions of people, all races, that will have stored this and when three or four black teens are approaching or nearby in a challenging situation like a flash mob at a mall, this horrible data will resurface. This is called experience but the PC crowd calls it profiling. Only a programmed robot does not learn from experience and to not use experienced gained is truly a sign of stupidity. However, we all know what will come next. If anyone uses this terrible event as an excuse to profile black teens, they will immediately be labeled racists. It is a circular firing squad.

    Pessimist in reply to inspectorudy. | January 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Yours are thoughtful comments that if adopted as read will only make sadder the eventual realization that this sort of offense has become regular, unsurprising, even expected. Mr. Holder’s conversation on race notwithstanding, here is our new normal.
    How is it stereotypes are so misleading again?

    Remember: For every young black thug who commits a racist assault, there are a thousand blacks in his/her neighborhood who incite that violence with their hatred of white people, Asian people, Jews, and so on.

    As for “racial profiling”, John Derbyshire’s “The Talk” makes more than a tiny bit of sense.

    …and when somebody calls me a racist, I now just reply “f*** you” or worse.

“Not Evil, Bad Home Training” — Don Lemon

I just LOVE CNN! It’s the network that does the best job in surmounting the tremendous technical difficulties in transmitting trans-dimensional news from Bizarro World.

A violent crime committed by four individuals. The reconstitution of institutional racism under [class] diversity has been a setback for reconciliation.

The worst of all, from low-life Jimmy Obama:

White House: Too Early to Tell if Chicago Beating was a Hate Crime

Where are the demonstrations? I’ve missed the race baiters, hustling and prepping for shakedowns. What’s wrong? NARRATIVE!! It doesn’t fit.

    scaulen in reply to Romey. | January 5, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I’m trying to get a riot started at Bass Pro Shops with a stop at several Dunkin Donuts along the way. But the timing will be critical as I’m making dinner for the boys, finishing up the chores since my wife works nights, then I have to go over homework and supervise teeth brushing. So I may have to reschedule the riot for the weekend, that’s if we don’t have any sports or household repairs. Geez how the heck does the BLM get so many people together for their riots? It’s like they have plenty of free time or something.

    pst314 in reply to Romey. | January 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Note that the victim was white and the Black Lives Matter fascists get very angry of you say “all lives matter”. Very angry.

Here are some of my questions:
1. When does Facebook take responsibility for allowing this horrific act to shown live?
2. Since the person who was beaten up disabled, where is the lobby for the disabled?
3. If Obama had sons, would they look like these thugs?
4. Where is the “Love Trumps Hate” crowd?
5. Would Facebook be liable in any way for allowing this beating?
6. Will this cause those evil white voters who have labeled as racist, sexist, etc. come out in droves and vote for Republicans in 2018?
7. Finally, did Donald Trump just win re-election even though he has not been sworn in yet?

    Pessimist in reply to natdj. | January 5, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    At number three, I think it moved.

    inspectorudy in reply to natdj. | January 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I am not a FB person but if it weren’t for FB these four subhumans would still be at large. But this episode also shows you who likes and uses FB and who live for their 15 minutes of fame

Callum Borchers is a sissy

The Washington Compost is so desperate for subscribers they offered me a year subscription for $29.95. After this it’ll probably be free!

Henry Hawkins | January 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm

What does it say about these animals that they posted video on both Facebook and Twitter, their faces in full view? Do they live within a bubble that told them they’d be socially rewarded rather than criminally prosecuted for this heinous act? Did they not see they’d provided evidence of their criminal acts?

… suspects made “stupid decisions.”

Does this mean that Lee Harvey Oswald made “stupid decisions” ?
… and those ISIL videos of beheadings were “stupid decisions” ?

    Anonamom in reply to Neo. | January 6, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Well, I don’t know about Lee Harvey Oswald, but I’m pretty sure that I remember being told by my betters that the ISIS beheadings were caused by the lack of good jobs in the region. Was Lee Harvey Oswald unemployed?

    B__2 in reply to Neo. | January 6, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    It makes me wonder if the Chicago PD think that the ‘stupid decisions’ part of the crime was the recording and live streaming without disguising the video and audio.

What would be nice is to give Zuckerberg the same treatment – streamed live, of course.

No different than conservatives linking this to BLM.

    gwsjr425 in reply to m1. | January 6, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    You’re a liar and not a good one at that. This is exactly what Black Lives Matter stands for. Its supporters lionize those who murder cops and white people. At their marches, they carry signs reading, “End White Supremacy” and chant while marching in the streets “Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”

    Your movement is driven by hatred of America and the values that make it THE destination of every person on the globe looking to advance themselves, their families and their communities.

    BLM and this associated violence is the manifestation of the democrat left’s never ending divisive platform. Pitting men against women, rich against poor, straight against gays, the faithful against the atheist and this all to glaring example….white against black.

    At this point you and your cancerous ideology need no recognition nor the courtesy of debate….you need to be laughed at.

      Trump supporters and whites are masters of hate crimes.Like the white firefighter who burned his own house. Didn’t even warn his family( they should have burned also). Wrote Fry em like bacon. Blaming BLM. Go to breitbart archive and see how Breitbart promoted a story about a white vet who collected $6000 from dopes after he said BLM vandalized his truck.

        Char Char Binks in reply to m1. | January 8, 2017 at 3:21 pm

        ONE white firefighter committed a fake hate crime compared to how many hijab hoaxes and black arsonists of black churches, how many innocent people assaulted for supporting Trump, or just looking like someone who does? Can’t you just be glad that Joseph Harvey is dead?

The reason that black people seem to be fine with the torture of a white teen is because. . . the majority of black people are fine with the torture of a white teen.

This is a reality so obvious that only very smart people could possibly miss it.

During the Milwaukee riots, they weren’t giving speeches to not riot; they were saying to bring the riot to the white neighborhood.

During the Charlotte riots, two black men punched a white photographer, knocking him out. They then carried the unconscious man to a bonfire in the middle of the road and tried to burn him alive. Not one of the dozens of black onlookers said a word against it. That photographer was saved from burning alive by three white people coming in to stop it. This was all captured on video.

    DINORightMarie in reply to ScottyCh. | January 7, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I hadn’t read about the Charlotte riots and the photographer. I will have to look that one up.

    If he was a journalist-photographer, I hope he learned that being a leftie – a blind, deaf, and dumb propaganda spreader (read: journalist) – doesn’t protect you when racist, rage-filled rioters want a sacrificial victim. Thankfully those people saved him.

    The “uniter-in-Chief” was, of course, the exact opposite, sowing these seeds of hate, encouraging lawlessness, fueling racial animosity, widening the racial divide.

    May our land be healed. So. Much. Hate.

      Char Char Binks in reply to DINORightMarie. | January 8, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Were you not paying attention, or do you just have short attention span? BTW, not all journalists, or even journalist-photographers, are lefties.