Four suspects have been charged with a hate #Crime for racial torture of a mentally-disabled teen. According to the New York Daily, Police have charged them, yet some of the officers claim the attack was disability motivated. The official charges include a hate crime. The four black teens allegedly kidnapped the teen and tortured him without motive. They held the teen for 24 hours, beating him and making him drink toilet water. As the recorded themselves torturing the teen, they yelled racial slurs. Also in the video, they appeared to be saying "f*ck Trump, f*ck white people," as they showed no mercy to the teen. Some claim this is nothing less than an act of #Terrorism.
Don Lemon hesitates to call the video 'evil'
Yesterday, as the story reached its peak, Don Lemon refused to call the video a hate video. Instead, he blamed the parents of the four suspects. According to Mediaite, he displayed a shameful attitude toward the situation. Many claim this is clearly a hate crime. The report goes on to say that Daily Caller columnist Matt Lewis called the video "sickening." Don Lemon pushed back and ridiculed the article as wrong. According to Lemon, we should not blame the suspects, but we should blame their parents.
Twitter is cheering over the charges being pushed as hate crime, condemns Lemon
Many users on Social Media showed relief as the charges got upgraded to a hate crime. Many condemn Lemon for saying: “I don’t think it’s evil. I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training.” Many are in awe at what they clearly see as #racism and bigotry. Also in the video, the suspect allegedly cut the teen and one can clearly see the panic and hurt in the boy's eyes.
Newt Gingrich furious
In a crime report by ZeroHedge, Newt Gingrich was quoted as saying "The US is at the edge of a terrible period" after a Facebook Live video surfaced in which a disabled Chicago teen is seen being tortured amid chants of "f*ck Donald Trump." The former House speaker went on to say: "If this had been done to an African-American by four whites, every liberal in the country would be outraged and there would be no question that it is a hate crime."
Despite all the outrage across the country, one of the suspect's grandmothers issued a statement. According to ZeroHedge, the grandmother of the woman filming the video said, "she had her ups and downs," but is "a good person." She goes on to state that the video does not reflect the girl she raised.