Yes, they kidnapped him. Yes they beat him. Yes, they shouted racist slurs at him. Yes, they forced him to say “F*ck Donald Trump” and “Fuck white people.” Yes, they did all this but the Chicago Police Department refuses to call it a hate crime.
A police official was asked if just making him say “F*ck Donald Trump” and “Fuck white people” would be a hate crime:
“That will certainly be part of whether or not we determine this a hate crime or whether or not this is stupid ranting and raving.”
If ignorance was a crime this police official would be serving a life sentence. Fortunately, New head of the DOJ, Jeffrey Sessions can bring federal charges against the four.
The two black men and women who kidnapped the white man have been arrested and charges will be filed within 48 hours. I assume they will be charged with saying “stupid ranting and raving.” and will be forced to do 23 minutes of community service. The arrest and conviction will be espunged from their record if they don’t kill anyone within the next 72 hours.
The victim, who was reportedly taken from his neighboring suburb and brought into Chicago by the suspects has his beating live-streamed on Facebook by one of the suspects, Brittaney Herring, police confirmed. The man was gagged, cut, and kicked by the suspects as they shouted slurs and him trapped in a corner.
When asked whether the incident would be investigated and prosecuted as a hate crime, police officials were hesitant to call the incident an act of hate against the man because he was white, has special needs and potentially a Trump supporter.
“We’re still investigating it and if the facts guide us to that, then we’ll certainly charge them appropriately,” Chicago Police Department Commander Kevin Duffin told the media during the press conference.