Chicago police have charged four young black people, two women and two men with hate crime and several felonies. Police found that they had abducted and tortured a young white man for as many as 48 hours on Chicago's West Side. One of the suspects livestreamed the video to Facebook. They four suspects bound and gagged the cowering victim, and also repeatedly kicked and struck him. One of the suspects slashed the victim's head wth a sharp object. Police have described the victim as "mentally challenged." Police are now investigating the case.
Daily Caller columnist Matt Lewis agreed with Chicago's black police chief that the video is “sickening.” Lewis noted that the suspects chanted F*** white people” and “F** Donald Trump“ as an example of the problem of evil. “At the end of the day, you just try to wrap your head around evil,“ he said. “That’s what this is: it’s evil, it’s brutality, it’s man’s inhumanity to man.”
Lemon would not willing to go so far as to say that the incident itself is evil. “I don’t think it’s evil,” he said. “I don’t think it’s evil. I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training.” He added, “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,” he continued. “You wonder, at 18-years-old, where is your parent, where is your guardian?"
The grandmother of one of the suspects said that her granddaughter is essentially a "good person."