2017 Chicago torture incident

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In January 2017, a mentally disabled white youth in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, was filmed being physically and verbally abused by four black individuals.wikipedia
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The incident was livestreamed on Facebook, making the incident a live streaming crime.

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The four suspects were arrested after the incident was livestreamed by one of the women on Facebook, and found guilty of hate crimes and other offenses.
Facebook Live was used by the perpetrators of the 2017 Chicago torture incident, wherein four black young adults kidnapped and tortured a mentally disabled white male.

Mental disorder

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In January 2017, a mentally disabled white youth in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, was filmed being physically and verbally abused by four black individuals.

Chicago

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In January 2017, a mentally disabled white youth in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, was filmed being physically and verbally abused by four black individuals.

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In January 2017, a mentally disabled white youth in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, was filmed being physically and verbally abused by four black individuals.

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The incident was livestreamed on Facebook, making the incident a live streaming crime. The four suspects were arrested after the incident was livestreamed by one of the women on Facebook, and found guilty of hate crimes and other offenses.

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The incident was livestreamed on Facebook, making the incident a live streaming crime.

McDonald's

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The victim met with an acquaintance from high school at a McDonald's on New Year's Eve, and on January 3 was found by a police officer to appear injured while walking with a suspect on a sidewalk. On December 31, 2016, the 18-year-old victim was dropped off at a McDonald's in suburban Streamwood, Illinois, by his parents.

Hate crime laws in the United States

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The four suspects were arrested after the incident was livestreamed by one of the women on Facebook, and found guilty of hate crimes and other offenses.

Streamwood, Illinois

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On December 31, 2016, the 18-year-old victim was dropped off at a McDonald's in suburban Streamwood, Illinois, by his parents.

Aurora, Illinois

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The victim knew one of the suspects before the incident had occurred as the two had attended the same school in Aurora, Illinois, and the victim had mistakenly thought that the two were friends.

West Side, Chicago

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The victim got into the van with the suspect, and they went to one of the suspect's friend's houses on the West Side of Chicago for a two-day visit.

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The attackers are heard shouting "Fuck Trump" and "Fuck white people" in the video.

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The attackers are heard shouting "Fuck Trump" and "Fuck white people" in the video.

Ransom

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One of the suspects contacted the victim's mother and demanded a $300 ransom for the victim's return.

Aggravation (law)

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Four suspects were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery, and hate crime.

Kidnapping

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Four suspects were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery, and hate crime.

False imprisonment

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Four suspects were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery, and hate crime.

Battery (crime)

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Four suspects were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery, and hate crime.

Hate crime

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Four suspects were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery, and hate crime.

Probation

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Covington was sentenced to four years of probation and 200 hours of community service.

Hashtag

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In its aftermath, the hashtag #BLMKidnapping was trending on Twitter, implying a connection with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

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In its aftermath, the hashtag #BLMKidnapping was trending on Twitter, implying a connection with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Black Lives Matter

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In its aftermath, the hashtag #BLMKidnapping was trending on Twitter, implying a connection with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Glenn Beck

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Some media pundits, such as Glenn Beck, suggested that the rhetoric of Black Lives Matter and its supporters had encouraged the attackers, while other commentators disputed this claim.