President Obama: ‘We Appear to Have Seen’ a Hate Crime Regarding Chicago Torture Video
— ABC News (@ABC) January 5, 2017
In an interview with ABC Chicago affiliate WLS, President Barack Obama commented on the disturbing case of four young black adults torturing a young mentally disabled white man and broadcasting it on Facebook Live. Besides beating and cutting the young man’s scalp, they shouted “f*ck Donald Trump! F*ck white people!”
Speaking about the race relations as a whole, Obama pivoted to the Chicago case, describing the “horrific hate crimes we appear to have seen,” referring to the video.
He then went on to say that “it’s terrible,” when asked by the reporter on his reaction. POTUS also stated that technology allows us to see “the terrible tool of racism.”
The four attackers were charged with hate crimes and other felonies today.
Watch the clip above, via ABC News.
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