Shocking moment Chicago teen gang – including two girls – ‘kidnap and torture’ special-needs man while streaming entire ordeal live on Facebook and screaming racist and anti-Trump remarks – Daily Mail:
Four people have been arrested after sickening footage of a young man allegedly being held hostage, beaten and tortured was streamed live on Facebook.
Two men and two women, believed to all be aged 18, were taken into custody by Chicago Police on Wednesday after authorities were made aware of the 30-minute social media video.
The footage shows four black people allegedly holding a white man with special needs hostage in an apartment on the 3400 block of West Lexington on Chicago’s West Side on Tuesday.
The videos are disturbing:
— John Binder 👽 (@JxhnBinder) January 5, 2017
Chicago Police say they will not charge culprits with a Hate Crime:
— tmlm (@tml103) January 5, 2017
Defining a Hate Crime
A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “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.” Hate itself is not a crime—and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties. These efforts serve as a backstop for investigations by state and local authorities, which handle the vast majority of hate crime cases throughout the country.
What Is A Hate Crime?
Hate crimes are acts of bigotry, and are committed because of the intended victim’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, creed, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (including HIV status), or national origin. Hate crimes not only harm the victim, but also the group in which the targeted member belongs. Hate crimes can only be charged when another crime such as battery, assault, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to vehicle or to real property, mob action, looting, disorderly conduct or harassment by telephone occurs and a specific hate motive is established. Hate Crime is a Class 4 felony. If a convicted hate crime offender receives a probationary sentence, the court may also impose community service hours. According to Illinois law, hate can be considered an aggravating factor and “accorded weight in favor of imposing a term of imprisonment or may be considered by the court as reason to impose a more severe sentence.”
What is the problem Chicago PD? The definition of Hate Crime is above for reference.
*Opinion* – American with Hispanic Descent. I have a white father and a Hispanic mother. This act disgusts me and the police not charging them immediately for a Hate Crime is disturbing.