On Wednesday, video surfaced of a young white male being tortured inside of an apartment by a group of black teens verbally slamming Trump and “white people” as they committed heinous acts on the victim. Video of the incident, which is being labeled as the “BLM (Black Lives Matter) Kidnapping,” was broadcast live on Facebook from an 18-year-old woman’s account. That woman along with three other 18-year-olds are in custody by the Chicago police where the crime occurred.
The disturbing video shows an 18-year-old special needs man with his mouth taped shut and his body tied as the four captors brutal kick, punch, and cut the victim. The four individuals can be heard on the recording that they want the video to go viral as they continue to abuse the kidnapped man, making him drink toilet water and pulling him by a rope tied to his neck. As the victim is shown cowering in a corner, one of the suspects can be heard yelling “F*** white people!” and “F*** Donald Trump!” and go as far as holding the victim at knifepoint demanding that he also curse the President-elect.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters on Wednesday that the incident involved two male suspects and two female suspects, all of which were in custody. The kidnapped victim is believed to be a classmate of one of the suspects and was held in the apartment for at least 24 hours, possibly for 48 hours. Johnson also added that although the captors cursed Donald Trump, he does not believe the crime was politically motivated.
“I think some of it is just stupidity, people just ranting about something that they think might make a headline,” Johnson said. “I don’t think that at this point we have anything concrete to really point us in that direction, but we’ll keep investigating and we’ll let the facts guide us on how this concludes.”
Police in Chicago are expected to file charges against the four violent assailants by Thursday. On Thursday morning, authorities said that the crime was likely committed against the victim because of his special needs, not because of his race.