As reports are spreading online, and even on some mainstream news networks, of the brutal kidnapping and torture of a white “special needs” man in Chicago by 4 black teens, more people are calling for swift action on the part of President Obama to condemn this horrific act.
This wasn’t just a kidnapping, it was a racially motivated hate crime perpetrated by four 18-year-olds who cut the victims head, beat him repeatedly and even made him drink toilet water. In the video of the kidnapping, which was streamed live on Facebook for over 30 minutes, clearly shows the kidnappers yelling phrases such as “F*** Donald Trump, F*** white people, boy!”
YouTube has since removed the video but a working copy can still be viewed here.
Now, a petition has been started on Change.org to force President Obama to address this horrific act in his hometown of Chicago, as he has been quick to publicly comment on instances of police brutality against black individuals, often passing judgment and condemning the actions of the officers involved before an investigation as even taken place.
President Obama Should Speak Out About the Brutal Torture of a Special Needs Man by Chicago Thugs
A white disabled man was seen on live video Tuesday, January 3, 2017, being tied up, beaten and tortured by a group of Black people in Chicago. The attackers, among other acts, forced the victim to drink water out of a toilet bowl and cursed President-elect Trump. It is imperative for President Obama, as a Chicago native and the nation’s first Black president, to strongly speak out and denounce this attack and to take responsibility for the cesspool of hatred and violence his hometown has become during his presidency.
At this time the petition needs 99,993 signatures by February 3, 2017 to get a response from the White House, and although Donald Trump will be in office by then, it would send a message to other politicians in Washington that citizens will not stand idly by and watch innocent people be torture because of their race or political beliefs.
If you’d like to sign the petition you can do so at this link.