A Facebook Live video (below) of an unidentified mentally disabled white man being tortured, reportedly in Chicago, has stirred outrage.
An unidentified black woman live streamed the disturbing video, which shows the white male bound and gagged while some black males yell: "F*** Trump!" and "F*** white people!" at him, notes WFLD.
The white man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was kicked and hit by his captors; he is seen bleeding from his head.
Four African-Americans, two males and two females, were taken into custody by police for questioning on Jan. 4, reports WBBM.
Chicago Police Cmdr. Kevin Duffin said the victim "is an acquaintance of one of these subjects," and added: "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 spotted in a neighborhood on the west side of Chicago on Jan. 3. Police took notice because the man was in shorts despite the frigid weather. The man was taken to a local hospital, and treated for his injuries. Police believe he was held hostage between 24 and 48 hours.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson called the incident "sickening" at a news conference on Jan. 4:
It’s sickening. It 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 has been branded the #BLMKidnapping on Twitter by people who blame Black Lives Matter, the media, and President Barack Obama:
I'm still waiting for Obama to say those 4 young adults could've been his children.
#BLM must be classified as a racist hate group and disavowed by the left. #BLMKidnapping.
Black mobs beating whites and terror attacks don't get speedy Obama press conferences, just cops shooting robbery suspects. #BLMKidnapping.
Hopefully the new AG Jeff Sessions will charge the #BLM scum with a hate crime. #BLMKidnapping.
If MSM had any shred of credibility left they would accurately report this brutal attack truthfully #doubtful #BLMKidnapping.
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