Four teens have been arrested after live streaming a video on Facebook showing them tie up and brutally attack a man while shouting ‘fuck white people.’
The disturbing live video on Facebook shows the victim sitting in the corner of a room with tape covering his mouth while his captives deliberately taunt and assault him.
At one stage, the man who is reported to have mental health challenges was held at knifepoint and told to say ‘fuck Donald Trump.’ He was also forced to drink toilet water before cutting his scalp.
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Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters that the suspects are expected to be charged and would face ‘the full weight of the Chicago police department.’
Video of a brutal act towards an adult male with mental health challenges made its way onto social media. The images in the video put on display the brazenness of the offenders who assaulted the victim and then broadcast it for the entire world to see.
Police also added the victim had been reported missing and was held against his will for up to 24 hours – possibly 48 hours before he was set free and found by patrol officers.
It’s undetermined whether it was a hate crime, but police said if their investigations lead them in that direction, the offenders will be charged accordingly.