Hate Crime, Kidnapping Charges Filed Against Four Blacks In Facebook Live Torture Case

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Update 3: Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago; were each charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and residential burglary, according to the Cook County state's attorney. Hill was also charged with robbery and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

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Update 2: Here is CNN's Don Lemon explaining how this is not evil or racist...  “I don’t think it’s evil,” Lemon replied. “I don’t think it’s evil. I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training."  


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Update 1: Police have charged the four suspects with battery and hate crimes (though we note no specific allegation of race-related hate)...


The video was initially posted via Facebook Live under the account of someone named Brittany Herring and spread quickly via Twitter and under the hashtag #BLMKidnapping.

BLM is an apparent reference to the social justice group Black Lives Matter, which did not appear to have any connection to the video.


Police Cmdr. Kevin Duffin said that the suspects made "stupid decisions."

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As we detailed earlier, it appears Newt Gingrich was right in his outrage at the hypocrisy of the situation surrounding the kidnap and abuse of a mentally-ill white teen by four black assailants. Despite the suspects shouting "f*** Donald Trump" and "f*** white people" Chicago police said today that they do not believe the attack was motivated by race, more likely due to his "special needs."

As KAKE.com reports, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday morning that they believe the victim was targeted because he has "special needs," not because of his race.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said it’s also possible that the suspects were attempting to extort something from the victim’s family.


However, investigators are still considering whether the vile assault falls under hate crime laws and admitted there were “terrible racist statements” used.

Additionally, the grandmother of the young woman associated with the live video on Facebook of the beating says her granddaughter "had her ups and downs," but is "a good person." The grandmother says the video doesn't reflect the young woman she raised.

Newt Gingrich was furious, warning that the U.S. was "at the edge of a terrible period" after a Facebook Live video surfaced in which a disabled Chicago teen is seen being tortured amid chants of "f--- Donald Trump."

"If this had been done to an African-American by four whites, every liberal in the country would be outraged and there would be no question that it is a hate crime," Gingrich said in an interview on "Fox & Friends."


"We are right at the edge of a terrible period — which I know President-elect Donald Trump wants to avoid — of having a deep bitter division in the communities in a way that makes America very hard to govern."

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zorba THE GREEK's picture

It was just some kids having some fun. No harm, no foul. If Obama had two sons, they could very easily have been these two. After all, who is a bigger bigot than Obama. Let's just move on from this and get back to business, blaming white men for all the ills in the world. at least for the next 15 days. Obama is probably going to pardon these 4 on the 19th.

IndyPat's picture

I pray the faggot does just that.

NeedtoSecede's picture

I am sorry to be so repetitive in some of my comments here on ZH, but this is just one more bizarre example of just how fucking insane such a large part of the population has become. All predictable outcomes of a declining society but I am amazed at how truly bizarre things are getting.

Some great comments here today. Thanks ZHedgers for showing me there are pockets of sanity out there...

Jethro's picture

Funny, they didn't seem to be shouting "Fuck retarded people!"

navy62802's picture

But even if they did, this would still be a "hate crime" by the FBI's definition.

Chandos's picture

That would be like shouting «Fuck low-IQ niggers!!!»....kinda self-defeating, like scoring in your own goal....

south40_dreams's picture

Martial law for Shitcago......NOW

PTR's picture

The 2019 mayoral election should be interesting, to say the least.  Rahm won't have a president to cheerlead for him...

MsCreant's picture

I agree, someone needs to apprehend and arrest those dangerous cops NOW.

CRM114's picture

When a man with a badge lies, the badge does not make the lie true. The lie makes the badge worthless.

So It Goes's picture

"When a man with a badge lies, the badge does not make the lie true. The lie makes the badge worthless."

Thank you.


CRM114's picture

You're all very kind. I'm quite pleased with it myself.

The concept has a lot of echoes which go against everything the MSM promotes.

Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize just destroyed the reputation of the prize, not enhanced his reputation. The girl makes the dress look good, not the other way around. Etc.

SoDamnMad's picture

The next court defense will be, "Your honor, I didn't shoot him because he was a cop, I shot him because he was mentally challenged"

In Ze No's picture

Love it.  

You could say the same about the man at the anchor desk.

10mm's picture

Fuck Shitcago.

TeaClipper's picture

Cops to scared to label this what it is, a racist hate crime.

bardot63's picture

Or......cops are trying to piss Trump off so he'll send the 82nd Airborne into Chicago to clean out the rat's nests.  Johnson did that in '67....he sent the 82nd to Detroit to quell riots.  I was with the 82nd.  Ike sent the 101st to Little Rock.  Maybe all legal, maybe not, but a pissed off brand new prez might just do that.  Chicago cops let protesters stop Trump's Chicago campaign visit.  He owes them zilch.

Oh, and I agree.  Chicago cops are pukes.  To any Chicago cops checking in with ZH, you and your buddies are pieces of dog shit.  And everyone knows it.  We all know you pukes are cowards.

Blankenstein's picture

Actually it's the mayor, elected offficials and the top brass of the CPD that allow this shit to happen.  Put the blame where it belongs.  Rahm Emanuel who declared Chicago a sanctuary city. The city government is corrupt and absolute shit. 

Here's how the rank and file cops feel  about this



'Report: Chicago police were told to stand down to paid protestors at Trump rally'


"The Metropolitan Association of Police Board Director, Ray Violetto, tells Fox News that UIC Police Chief, Kevin Booker, issued unusual stand-down orders including instructions that officers not bring pepper spray or wear dark gloves to the Trump rally—items the union officers say are basic and necessary equipment in any type of crowd control."



TwelveOhOne's picture

"Put the blame where it belongs?"

Actually, it's those who took an oath, who are now dishonoring that oath.  Sure, corruption might be initiated above, but it won't work if it's not supported from below.

"Just following orders" hasn't been a valid defense for some time, now.  If they chose not to bring the tools they need for crowd control, to control a crowd -- that's on them, not on the orders handed down to them.

Not saying they'll necessarily answer to men for it, either.  But, they will answer for their actions.

True Blue's picture

Just imagine the fun if the Don carries through on his pledge to cut off Federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities; of which Shit-cow-go is one.

The election was so rewarding, I'm going long popcorn again.

IronSights on'um's picture

And I attacked them because they were good at basketball.

aliki's picture

so when they say "fuck white people"

that = fake kidnapping/assault/attemtped murder???

TwelveOhOne's picture

Also sounds like a sex crime as well.

buzzkillb's picture

Nothing about forcing someone to denounce the next President of the US after the kidnap and torture?

IndyPat's picture

Gotta hand it to the kid.
He took it better than McCain did.

Salsa Verde's picture

Build a wall around Chicago and offer armored car tours; $300 extra and you get to squeeze off 100 rounds on the roof mounted .50 cal.  Fuck that city.

chubbar's picture

OK, the 50 cal hyperbole aside (fyi, rounds that size cost about 4-$5 apiece), I really like the idea! I mean how fun would it be to take a completely safe tour through these shit holes just to witness how fucked up these neighborhoods are? Of course I'm sure they would start boobytrapping the route after a few tours. Probably would want to have a case of 40's to bribe with. I doubt it would look good having a bunch of white folks sipping drinks, hooting and hollering, watching these fucking retards hoe-de-doeing around the hood selling their fat asses to other hoodrats and shooting heroin. Would be exciting though, just like a tour through Falluja but not as safe.

Salsa Verde's picture

"Probably would want to have a case of 40's to bribe with."

Nah, vials of crack:  Takes up much less pack space and easier to bait crowds with.  Throw a vial in the middle of the street and laugh yourselves silly at the maelstrom that ensues.

TwelveOhOne's picture

+1 for pack space.  Crack wouldn't have been invented if cocaine hadn't been illegal.

IndyPat's picture

Get Snake Plisskin for a tour guide.

If he's still around. Heard he was dead.

navy62802's picture

The police chief is obviously wrong. He even proves he is wrong in his own statement that this attack was motivated by the kid's disability.

FBI definition of a hate crime (from fbi.gov): “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”

... and I'm totally ignoring the obvious racial aspect of the attack. Just showing that the chief can't even get is own argument correct.

ZH Snob's picture

I'm sure the Godfather will administer quick justice for all (that vote for him).

navy62802's picture

Seems they're actually charging them with a "hate crime."

SoDamnMad's picture

I'm sorry too that the chief of police of the City of Chicago can't read.  Generally FBI postings are used as the basis for many state and city statues.

Jim in MN's picture

So as long as criminals make sure to victimize disabled blacks or other minorities, it's not a Federal offense/hate crime.

Got it.  Thanks Obama/Rahm.

MsCreant's picture

I think I am beginning to understand the Shitcago problem. 

Special needs cops, all of em' on the short bus, eating doh-nuts. No wonder the populace is shooting each other. They are committing suicide out of pure, unabashed shame. (Though I am angry and joking, after a fashion, I'm kinda right).

No integrity, no role modeling (not from those fucking cops), no dignity. Nothing to live for. Why not live in the moment and enjoy the high stim orgy of fear and destruction as that once great modern city falls down around them, in heaps of corruption and despair.

Jim in MN's picture

I knew one good officer in Chicago back in the day.  His name was Officer Savage (of course).  A white guy, he 'invaded' our dorm room while we were drinking the remains of a keg the morning after a huge party.  We were a bit disconcerted to see him stroll in the door.  He asked us to tell him how to pronounce the names of classical composers, because he had met a physicist and was trying to date her.  Naturally we were forthcoming.

He had a whole massive sound system built into the trunk of his squad car from Radio Shack components.  Sometimes we'd see or hear him cruising the streets of the South Side....blasting Bach or Beethoven.

Good Times.  Even then, we'd sometimes watch the housing projects burning as the sun went down in the distance.  The smoke went so well with the hazy orange Midwest summer sunsets.  I had civil discussions with Blackstone Rangers (gangsters) occasionally at keg parties on the fringes of the ghetto.  Very up front about property crime vs. violent crime, when where how who etc.

Sigh.  Somehow we have to all forget our party labels, get involved, and rebuild all this shit from the ground up.  Again: if the shopkeepers and schoolteachers are OK, everyone is OK.  I don't care if it's Chicago, Caracas or Cairo. 


CRM114's picture

I have news for you. They've driven most of the good schoolteachers out of the system.

shovelhead's picture

Keep us posted on your rebuilding project.

It should provide some amusing anecdotes.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Your third paragraph reminds me a great deal of the "tears in rain" speech from Blade Runner: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

(I think it's the C-beams glittering part that resonates.)

IndyPat's picture

The attack ships burning off Orion is the bit that gets me misty.

MsCreant's picture

Sorry to insult your town.

The situation is not resolvable. Those kids are not redeemable, and that is the saddest thing of all to me.

29.5 hours's picture

<<they do not believe the attack was motivated by race, more likely due to his "special needs.">>

Oh, well, ok then...

1980XLS's picture

I thought  Retards were a "Protected Class"

Doesn't Obama have SS protection?

insanelysane's picture

The MSM didn't cover it but since Obama couldn't get reparations through Congress he did an Executive Order so that day was Minority Kidnap and Torture White Special Needs People Day.

CRM114's picture

Is that what he gave himself the medal for?

Skiprrrdog's picture

Oh... so instead of murdering, kidnapping lowlife niggers, they are lowlife PATRIOTIC niggers... got it...