Mentally disabled man's torture in Chicago shown on Facebook Live

  1. The beating and torture of a mentally disabled man was live-streamed on Facebook, with his assailants shouting anti-Donald Trump and racial obscenities during the attack, reports say.

    Police are now questioning four suspects, two men and two women, in connection with the beating of the white victim, the Chicago Tribune reports. The victim was a high-risk missing person from the suburb of Crystal Lake, according to CBS News.
    Mentally disabled man's torture in Chicago shown on Facebook Live; 4 in custody
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   heron
    Some have predicted the possibility of false flag attacks being used to justify suppression of Trump's political opponents. It's been done before ... by Putin in the 1999 elections, for one.

    We shall see.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    I couldn't watch it when it came on the news yesterday and still can't.

    I'm knee-deep in hospice stuff and it is just to hard to see anyone tortured.

    I hope they get the full wrath of our legal system come down on them.
  5. by   rnmaybe
    except all of the supposed Trump inspired attacks have been mostly lib democrats trying to make it look like Trump supporters. Nice try though.


    Quote from heron
    Some have predicted the possibility of false flag attacks being used to justify suppression of Trump's political opponents. It's been done before ... by Putin in the 1999 elections, for one.

    We shall see.
  6. by   elkpark
    Quote from rnmaybe
    except all of the supposed Trump inspired attacks have been mostly lib democrats trying to make it look like Trump supporters. Nice try though.
    What "all"??? Sources, please. I recall seeing articles linked here that said that nine supposed attacks had been shown to have been faked, out of hundreds that have been reported. Nice try, though.
  7. by   heron
    False flag or not, I agree with Spidey's mom - a disgusting act.

    It's unlikely that an investigation will actually uncover a political connection. It will be more telling to see whether and how the incident gets used as propaganda.

    ETA: one of the opinion pieces predicting false flag attacks as Trump takes office:
    A Dire Prediction for Trump's First 1 Days | Alternet

    The article details the events around Putin's election to Prime Minister in 1999.

    Yup ... it's the view from the left. We shall see if their predictions hold up any better than the ones about death panels and coming to take our guns.
    Last edit by heron on Jan 5
  8. by   ElvishDNP
    I mean, do you expect that anyone will condone this behavior?

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