Four people were arrested this week for allegedly beating a mentally disabled man in Chicago after a 30-minute Facebook Live video streamed the intense attack as it was happening.
The video shows a man bound and gagged while his attackers kick and punch him, shouting “F--k Donald Trump” and “F--k white people,” People reported. Later, the assailants carve into his forehead with a knife.
The man appears to be white and his assailants appear to be black. Police said they are considering hate crime charges against the four suspects.
"It's sickening. It makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that,” said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. "I've been a cop for 28 years and I've seen things that you shouldn't see. It still amazes me how you still see things that you just shouldn't."
The 18-year-old victim had been reported missing by his parents earlier this week after they dropped him off at a McDonald’s. His parents began getting texts from a person “claiming to be holding him captive,” police said. As they looked into the texts, officers discovered the Facebook video.
The names of the accused attackers, who are all 18, have not been released, but the victim apparently knew one of the suspects.
The four suspects are still awaiting charges.