Four people have been charged with hate crimes for the brutal beating of a mentally disabled man after video of the incident was broadcast on Facebook Live.
Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, Brittany Covington, and Tanishia Covington were arrested for the attack. Chicago Police say the victim, an 18-year-old, was tied up for about 5 hours during which time, the suspects allegedly beat him, made him drink toilet water, cut his hair and scalp while blasting him with racial slurs.
In response to the horrible incident, blogger Matt Walsh also brilliantly described:
“By now you have heard about the white, disabled teen who was kidnapped and tortured by a group of black sociopaths in Chicago. I’ve already written about the media’s double standard in covering this story, so right now I’d like to take the conversation deeper. I think there’s a point that needs to be made here, and I must warn you that it’s not a very politically correct one.
A lot of people on the right are clamoring for this to be labeled a hate crime. I agree, legally speaking, it clearly is a hate crime. But it’s not merely a hate crime. It’s worse. A lot of crimes are motivated by hate — one reason why the hate crime designation is absurd — but the worst crimes, like this one, are motivated by indifference.
Those black teens were laughing and having a great time as they scalped a special needs kid. They weren’t angry at him. They simply thought nothing of him. His degradation was a joke to them. The problem isn’t that the culprits feel hate here, but that they feel nothing. They have no conscience.
This is what really plagues the inner city. A bunch of kids with unformed consciences who commit violent felonies as a form of recreation. It’s a Lord of the Flies scenario. These youth have been abandoned by their parents, and without any moral guidance whatsoever, they descend into savagery.
So it’s not their “hatred” that disturbs me most. It’s their emptiness. Their missing moral compass. I believe this problem has reached a crisis level, and of course, like most societal problems, it stems from the collapse of the nuclear family.”