Target: Eddie Johnson, Chicago Police Superintendent
Goal: The four people accused of tying up and torturing a mentally disabled man for being white must face assault with intent to murder charges.
An 18-year-old, who police believe is mentally disabled, was tied up and tortured by four people who recorded the attack on Facebook Live. The 30-minute video shows the victim tied up with his mouth covered as his attackers laugh and shout racist comments like “f— white people!” They kick and punch the defenseless young man before slashing his forehead with a knife.
The victim was later found wandering the streets in a disoriented fashion, according to authorities. He was held for 24 hours as he has been left traumatized from the torture he endured at the hands of four people, at least one of whom, authorities say, he knew from school. The suspects, two men and two women, all 18 years old, could be charged with hate crimes and kidnapping, said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
It appears the victim was deliberately targeted, taken to a specific, private location, and rendered completely defenseless so the group could assault and use a deadly weapon on him. These acts are often considered “assault with intent to murder.” Please demand that they face assault with the intent to murder charges and receive the maximum penalty, if guilty.
Dear Mr. Johnson,
Four people reportedly attacked a mentally disabled 18-year-old boy and recorded it. The attackers are seen punching and kicking the victim, who’s tied up and defenseless on the floor, before using a knife to slash his forehead. Their disturbingly cruel laughs can be heard as they yell “f— white people!”
The victim appears to have been deliberately targeted, then rendered defenseless so the attackers could torture him with a deadly weapon. We’re calling on you to help end this growing trend of racially motivated attacks among young people, and use this case to set an example. Please consider bringing charges of assault with the intent to murder against the attackers.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Chicago Police Department