Chicago Police Hesitant To Call Videotaped Torture Of White Man A Hate Crime
Chicago law enforcement officials were reluctant to call the videotaped torture of a white man by black assailants a hate crime Wednesday night — even though the suspects repeatedly said “fuck white people” as they attacked their victim.
Video emerged Wednesday of an unidentified white man — bound and gagged — being beaten, cut and berated by four African-Americans. One assailant yelled “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!” as he kicked the man. Another video showed the suspects forcing the white male to drink toilet water as they laugh hysterically.
However, during a Wednesday press conference, police officials refused to speculate on a possible racial motive.
When asked by a reporter why the suspects made anti-white and anti-Trump comments and whether that justifies investigating the horrifying incident as a hate crime, Chicago Police Department Commander Kevin Duffin said, “Kids make stupid decisions — I shouldn’t call them kids, they’re legally adults. But they’re young adults and they make stupid decisions.”