On Thursday, CNN host Don Lemon moderated a panel of four pundits who weighed in on the incident known as the “BLM Kidnapping” where four black teens taped themselves brutally torturing and assaulting a disabled white man. As the panelists were discussing their opinions of the horrific acts of violence and whether or not the police need to pursue charging the four with hate crimes, Don Lemon said he said he believes the teens’ actions were “not evil.”
Lemon asks one of the panelists, Matt Lewis, why or how on earth someone could treat another human being in such a way, regardless of whether or not they’re disabled.
“I mean, it’s man’s inhumanity to man,” Lewis said. “It’s brutality is what it is.”
“The fact that this was a vulnerable person that was probably duped into going along with them It appears it is someone who is mentally disabled, I think makes it even more sickening. But at the end of the day, you just try to wrap your head around evil. That’s what this is, it’s evil. It’s brutality. It’s man’s inhumanity to man.”
“I don’t think it’s evil,” Lemon responded. “I don’t think it’s evil.”
“I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training,” he continued.
“I have no idea who is raising these young people, because no one I know on earth who is 17-years-old or 70-years-old would ever think of treating another person like that,”Lemon said, then went on to ask where the teens’ parents were.
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. On Thursday, the Chicago police announced that the four individuals would be charged with a hate crime.