Four Charged with Hate Crime in Chicago

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Charges have been filed against four people suspected of torturing a white mentally disabled man and recording the attack.

Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 28, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago are all expected to appear in bond court Friday, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

All four face charges of aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the state’s attorney’s office. Hill also faces charges of robbery, residential burglary and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Cooper and Brittany Covington are also charged with residential burglary.

Capt. Steven Sesso of the Harrison District said officers on patrol Tuesday near Homan and Lexington encountered the victim walking on the street.

“They saw clearly that this individual was in distress and he was in crisis. And they cared enough to do something about it.”

The victim, an 18-year-old man, is believed to have been held hostage and tortured in an apartment in the 3400 block of West Lexington on the West Side, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

The video is sickening:

Unsurprisingly, some liberals don’t consider this a hate crime:

Of course, it would have been a different matter if the perpetrators were white and the victim black.

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