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While Conservatives are being investigated for FAKE hate crimes, liberals are ACTUALLY committing hate crimes.

Four Black Lives Matter supporters have been charged with aggravated kidnapping, a hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and residential burglary in Chicago after they kidnapped and tortured a disabled white Donald Trump supporter on Facebook Live.

Brittany Covington (18), Jordan Hill (18), Tanisha Covington (24), and Tesfaye Cooper (18) are set to appear in Central Bond Court on Friday afternoon.

Chicago Police became aware of the disturbing video on Tuesday afternoon, after it was posted to Brittany’s Facebook page.

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In the shocking 30 minute video, the four attackers are heard yelling “Fuck Donald Trump. Fuck white people” while assaulting the special needs man, forcing him to drink toilet water. It is being reported that the man was held hostage between 24-48 hours.

According to police, the special needs victim was reported missing by his family on Monday, after they did not hear from him since Saturday when they dropped him off at a McDonalds. Chicago police said the victim encountered one of the suspects on Monday and was driven to the city.

While holding the victim hostage, the four attackers sent text messages to his parents, telling them their son was being held captive.

Police say they found the victim walking down a street in freezing cold weather wearing only shorts. During the video, his clothing was sliced off with a knife by his attackers.

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While the motive for the attack is still unknown, police are investigating the attack as a hate crime. During the video, the attackers shouted racial slurs at the victim and ordered him to say he loves black people.

Facebook has released a statement in response to the graphic Facebook live video.

“We do not allow people to celebrate or glorify crimes on Facebook and have removed the original video for this reason. In many instances, though, when people share this type of content, they are doing so to condemn violence or raise awareness about it. In that case, the video would be allowed.”

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked whether President Obama had seen the video. Despite the fact that the video depicts nearly every criteria of a hate crime, Earnest would not call the attack a hate crime.

“They do demonstrate a level of depravity that is an outrage to a lot of Americans. I have not spoken to the president but I’m confident he would be angered by the images depicted.”

The investigation is ongoing.

“HATE CRIME, KIDNAPPING CHARGES FILED AGAINST 4 IN FACEBOOK LIVE TORTURE CASE”

ABC 7 Chicago, January 5, 2017

Four people were charged Thursday are charged in connection with the apparent torture of an 18-year-old man with special needs that was streamed live on Facebook. They each face several other charges.

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.

The video shows the victim being forced to drink toilet water, tied up, slashed, beaten and yelled at.

“Bro look. (Screaming). Get to the corner, put your hands against the wall, bro,” one of the attackers said.

The victim, who is from northwest suburban Crystal Lake, was reported missing from nearby Streamwood by his parents on Monday. Police said they had not heard from him since Saturday, when they dropped him off at the McDonald’s near Schaumburg and Barrington roads.

A manager told ABC7 Eyewitness News the young man often came to the restaurant to eat and would hang out until it was time for closing.

Chicago police said the victim encountered one of the suspects on Monday – apparently someone he’d met before – and he was driven into the city. They did not say which suspect that was.

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