The kids appeared in front of Cook County Associate Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil who asked these young unfortunates "Where is your sense of decency?"
The disgusting and horrible video that appeared online showed a young, mentally disabled white man being beaten, threatened with a knife and taunted with racist profanities directed at white people and Donald Trump, the real racist, right?
The suspects who videoed the entire ordeal are black. They face charges including hate crimes and aggravated battery, but they are black. Liberals often believe that in cases like this, being black is a "Get out of Jail" card.
"I find each of you a danger to yourself and society," the judge said. She seemed confused that the suspects who hold jobs, attend school and live with grandparents could stand accused of attacking an 18-year-old young mentally disabled victim. In one case, the suspect cares for a brother in a wheelchair. She felt it impossible to allow people accused of such "terrible actions" to walk out of jail.
Prosecutors provided new details about the assault, detailing how one suspect demanded $300 from the victim's mother and that the beating started in a van and continued at a house.
The four black suspects are accused of forcing the victim to drink toilet water and kiss the floor. They also stuffed a sock into his mouth, taped his mouth shut and bound his hands with a belt.
The suspects: Brittany Covington and Tesfaye Cooper are from Chicago. Jordan Hill is from Carpentersville--all three are 18. Tanishia Covington is the 24-year-old sister of Brittany, and also lives in Chicago.
Jordan Hill was arrested in 2015 on allegations of armed robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle and residential burglary. But he's a good kid. The disposition of those arrests are not known by Chicago police.
Sweet Tanishia Covington was arrested in 2007 on attempted robbery and aggravated battery charges. She was also arrested on charges of battery and aggravated assault but those charges were dropped because she's a sweet kid.
The 18-year-old victim is from a Chicago suburb and is diagnosed with schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder (ADD).
Some conservatives have suggested the attack was somehow linked to Black Lives Matter, but there's no evidence to support that. It's probably related to abject depravity and racism.
Yes, Virginia, even black people can be racist.
The incident began New Year's Eve when the victim and Jordan Hill met at a McDonalds to begin what the victim and the victim's parents thought would be a sleepover, police said. Instead, Hill drove the victim around in a stolen van for several days, ending up at a home in Chicago where two of the other racists lived, Det. Commander Kevin Duffin said.
The victim told cops that what started as playful fighting, escalated. A neighbor downstairs heard noises and threatened to call police. The sweet suspects left the room and kicked in the neighbor's door, and the victim escaped.
A police officer spotted him, bloodied and disoriented, just wandering along the street. He had been reported missing by his parents.
The parents later received text messages "from persons claiming to be holding him captive," police said. Then while investigating the messages, the police discovered the Facebook video.
Hopefully, even BLM will back off on this case and allow the law to do its job.
Just don't hold your breath. The left is already trying to minimize what happened.