CL Teen Tortured in Chicago — 143 Comments

  1. Chicago Sun-Times

    CPD: Attack on Mentally Disabled Man Posted on Social Media

    January 4, 2017

    by Frank Main & Sam Charles

    “The case’s executive officer, Capt. Steven Sesso of the Harrison District, said officers on patrol Tuesday near Homan and Lexington encountered the man.”

    “The victim, an 18-year-old man, is believed to have been held hostage and tortured in an apartment in the 3400 block of West Lexington on the West Side, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.”

    – The Harrison District is the 11th Police District in Chicago.

  2. Fox 32 Chicago

    4 in Custody After Mentally Disabled Man Tied Up, Tortured on Facebook Live

    by Lisa Chavarria

    January 4, 2017

    “Chicago investigators are questioning four African-Americans after a Facebook Live video shows a group of people torturing a white mentally disabled man while someone yelled “F*** Trump!” and “F*** white people!”

  3. NBC 5 Chicago

    4 Questioned After Teen Tortured on Facebook Live as Attackers Shout ‘F— Donald Trump’: Police

    – Police called the video a “brutal act” that was “broadcast for the entire world to see”

    by Trina Orlando

    “Chicago police are questioning persons of interest after a Facebook Live video surfaced showing a group of people beating and cutting a teen who appeared bound and gagged as they shouted “F— Donald Trump.”—-Donald-Trump-409709875.html

  4. USA Today

    Social Media Video Appears to Show Torture of Man in Chicago

    by Melanie Eversley

    contributing: Associated Press

    January 4, 2017

    “In the video, a male is seen slicing open the victims jacket sleeve and also fingering a bleeding wound on the top of his head.

    A woman in the video laughs at the activity during the video.”


    The URL is currently erroneously redirecting to another article.

    If that continues, just perform a Google search on “USA Today Social Media Video Appears to Show Torture of Man in Chicago”

  5. Daily Herald

    Police Say Torture of Disabled Man Was Posted on Social Media

    January 4, 2017

    by Chicago Sun-Times

    “Chicago police are questioning four black people suspected of torturing a white mentally disabled man on videotape while someone yelled expletives about President-elect Donald Trump and white people, a police spokesman confirmed Wednesday.”

  6. International Business Times

    Chicago Torture Video: Suburban Man Battered in West Side Apartment, Police Investigating

    by Mary Kreiter

    January 4, 2017

    “Police in northwest suburban Crystal Lake, 48 miles from Chicago, identified the victim as a special needs, high-risk missing person.

    He had traveled to suburban Carol Stream to meet a friend and wound up in a stolen car in which he was transported to Chicago’s West Side.”

  7. New York Post

    Special-needs Man Tortured While Attackers Stream it on Facebook

    by Jackie Salo and Chris Perez

    January 4, 2017

    – includes video

    “This isn’t the first time a white man has been attacked by a group of blacks who were seemingly upset over the election results.

    Just one day after Trump won, a video surfaced of a 50-year-old man being brutally assaulted on the West Side in the North Lawndale neighborhood, as onlookers called him out for ‘voting’ for the real estate mogul.”

  8. The other white man attacked by black women and black men incident referenced by the NY Post above occurred on November 10, 2016 at Roosevelt & Kedzie, which is just 8 blocks from this more incident which occurred at Lexington and Homan.

    Both locations are south of the I-290 / Eisenhower expressway.

    The incidents are at the convergence of the Homand Square, North Lawndale, & East Garfield Park neighborhoods of Chicago.

  9. YouTube is removing the videos so just to a search to see if any are remaining.

  10. The 1/2 hour video is creepy on a number of levels.

    You have to see it to believe it.

    The audacity & stupidity for 2 black female and 2 black male suspects to livestream themselves tormenting a white male victim is mind boggling.

  11. It’s good that the whole world gets to see the racism that is not often talked about.

    But how incredibly sad for the victim to have to endure it.

  12. Like I’ve been saying for years you’re going to need to buy more ammo

  13. I don’t think a gun would have helped this mentally handicapped individual nor do I think we need guns to be given to the mentally handicapped nor do you live on the west side or south side of Chicago so you don’t need to buy more ammo.

    This is a horrific tragedy perpetrated by youths who have little or no opportunity in a city that has largely abandoned them by a police force that has, for the last year, given the streets back to gangs after the Laquan McDonald video finally surfaced.

    (See 60 Minutes this Week)

    Chicago is a mess and more guns or more police are not the answer.

    I’m curious what other, more worldly users would present as viable solutions other than “more Guns.”

  14. Mark STOP already we see the news.

    Do you think we are stupid.

    This is clearly a hate crime when they spoke about white people.

    What is more appalling is the Top Cop in Chicago saying that he thought it was just a prank.

    They should be in jail now and have a few fellows there show them how it feels to be in that situation.

  15. Agree with voter!

    Mark certainly gets in the way of people sharing ideas.

    When I see him posting stats and going on and on I back away. How many others don’t comment anymore because of his antics?

    Stop being a machine, Mark.

    Give an opinion and let others bring their thoughts in.

    You are taking over.

    Get your own blog if you can’t stop spouting facts.

  16. Once again, the two incidents were 8 blocks from one another.

    November 10, 2016 – Roosevelt & Kedzie.

    January 2, 2017 – Lexington & Homan.

    The two incidents are 3 miles west of the UIC Pavilion arena, which is the location of the March 11, 2016 Donald Trump for President rally that was cancelled due to safety concerns after protests prompted by Democrat agitators.

    Democrat operatives bragged about shutting down the Trump rally in undercover videos made available through the Project Veritas Rigging the Election series.

  17. Those of us who have lived here most of our lives have been waiting decades for the Democrats in control to provide decent education, public safety, etc.

  18. Chicago Police Department Facebook

    January 4, 2017, 17 hours ago (approximately 6PM)

    “In regards to the below picture of the disturbing video that has surfaced on social media depicting a battery: The CPD would like to thank all those that sent videos to the Chicago Police departments social media team.

    In regards to this incident, It is under investigation and a summary of the incident is as follows;

    While on patrol Officers observes a disoriented male walking 3400 W. Lexington on January 3, 2017 who was then transported to an area hospital for treatment.

    At 5:26 p.m. officers then responded to a battery at a residence on the 3300 block of W. Lexington where they discovered signs of a struggle and damage to the property and where able to link this evidence to the disoriented male.

    Officers later became aware of a social media video depicting a battery of an adult male which is believed to be the same individual.

    At this point CPD believes the video is credible and detectives are questioning persons of interest in the case.

    The victim, whom CPD believes is from a neighboring suburb, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

    The investigation is ongoing.”

  19. The Chicago Police Department website currently has no information about this incident.

    As indicated above, the Chicago Police Department Twitter and Facebook accounts do have information about the incident.

  20. People are really stupid, Cal. How do you excuse parents that take a mentally handicapped eighteen year old to a different city and DROP HIM OFF!

    If their story is true – they are partially responsible for bad things happening.

    They are lucky their son is alive.

    In the current atmosphere we live in – who does that!!!

  21. WGN TV

    4 Arrested in Facebook Live Beating of Chicago-area Man With ‘Mental Health Challenges’

    January 4, 2017

    by CNN Wire, Gaynor Hall, Patrick Elwood, and Nancy Loo

    “Police in Streamwood say the victim’s parents dropped him off at a McDonald’s there on New Year’s Eve.

    His parents reported him missing after they didn’t hear from him again.

    Police also say the suspects stole a van in the suburbs and transported the victim into the city.”

    – includes 3:37 video

  22. Any comment yet from the great unifier
    Obama concerning this matter ?

    This did take place in his “home town” after all.

    Obama’s been setting the stage for an all out civil war
    for the past 8 years with his anti-police Marxist rhetoric,
    so we shouldn’t be surprised when it eventually comes to fruition.

    1.20.2017 can’t get here fast enough.

  23. Hey Folks, where is Rahm and Obama on this story.

    Silence Is Consent!!!

  24. Washington Post

    Chicago Police Say Charges Coming After Facebook Video Shows Torture of Disabled Man

    by Derek Hawkins and Mark Berman

    January 5, 2017

    “The shaky video shows a terrified young man in a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants crouching in a corner, his wrists and neck bound with orange bands, his mouth taped shut.”

  25. Mark commented 37 times posting links from outside sources.

    If I did that, I’d have my comment shifted to “awaiting moderation” status because Cal Skinner would say it’s plagiarism.

    But Mark?

    Free pass.

  26. Plagerism – the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.

  27. CBS 2 Chicago

    Second Torture Video Shows Teen Forced To Drink From Toilet

    January 5, 2017 at 10:36AM

    “A day after Chicago police said they were questioning four people about a ‘sickening’ video showing the torture of a mentally disabled teen, a second video has surfaced showing the suspects forcing the young man to drink out of a toilet.”

    – includes 2:38 video

  28. I’m with Moderate on this one.

    This is total bravo sierra that Mark overtakes this blog and ruins it for people that would like to have a conversation.

    I’m flummoxed.

    I’m appalled, Cal.

    When did Mark become your partner?

    Tell him to get his own site.

  29. And congrats to Moderate for actually spelling the word right; unlike Mark who is apparently clueless that he is an abhorrant bore when he floods Cal’s site like this.

  30. Keep posting Mark.

    People need to get it through their heads
    what a Democrat model of utopia Chicago is, and what
    the Dems want America to become.

  31. Spelling correction.

    Plagiarism – the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.

  32. CBS 2 Chicago

    Four Charged With Hate Crime for Videotaped Torture of Teen

    January 5, 2017 at 12:45PM

    “Jordan Hill, 18; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; Brittany Covington, 18; and Tanisha Covington, 24, have been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery, and hate crime, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.”

    “Hill is from Carpentersville.”

  33. NBC 5 Chicago

    Hate Crime, Kidnapping Charges Filed After Teen’s ‘Sickening’ Facebook Live Attack

    – The traumatized teenager was found walking on Chicago’s West Side, and led officers to where he was attacked.

    by Lauren Petty

    January 5, 2017

    “The suspects are black and the victim is white, and one of the suspects allegedly yelled profanities about white people and President-elect Donald Trump during the attack.”

  34. WGN TV

    4 Charged With Hate Crime, Kidnapping in Facebook Live Torture of Man With Special Needs

    January 5, 2017

    by Charles Hayes, Nancy Loo and Julian Crews

    “Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville, is charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, robbery, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and residential burglary.”


    Brittany Herring: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    January 4, 2017, updated to January 5 at 3:01 PM EST

    – includes mug shots of suspects.

    “Hill is from Carpentersville, Illinois, while Cooper and the Covingtons, who are sisters, are from Chicago.”

    “Herring, who also goes by the name Brittany Covington, was arrested in October on a larceny charge.”

  36. The Chicago Police Department press conference is delayed.

    MSNBC will broadcast it live.

  37. There are many times Mark’s post are put in moderation.

    I believe when one links to another source, this sometimes triggers the moderation part of the program I use.

  38. last article also by Jessica McBride.

    January 5, 2017 last update 3:07pm EST

  39. Oh my gosh people, where are the sympathies for this young man?

    All you are doing is posting and attacking each other here.

    It was cruel and disgusting for those 4 people to attack him like that and post it.

    I hope and pray he heals and recovers from this.

  40. Jgkm6?

    What are you talking about?

    Mark is the only one that is over the top, frothing at the mouth to post every single source he can find.

    Others are afraid to comment because of Mark’s vacuous multitudinous posts.

    They should be hanged.

    There is no sympathy for sub human behavior like this.

  41. Cindy is right on all counts.

    Mark is going to make people not want to be apart of this blog.

    Mark are you doing this on purpose to ruin Cals blog?

  42. Speaking in the Chicago Police Department press conference today, in order of appearance:

    – Superintendent Eddie Johnson

    – Chicago Area North Detectives Commander Kevin Duffin

    – 11th District (Harrison District) Officer Michael Donnelly

  43. Maybe some good will come of this horrific act and the subculture that is responsible for acts of pure racial hatred will take a good look at itself.

  44. ABC 7 News

    Hate Crime, Kidnapping Charges Filed Against 4 in Facebook Live Torture Case

    January 5, 2017

    (this story has been updated with new information and some previous information was deleted)

    “Police said they [parents] had not heard from him [victim] since Saturday [December 31, 2016], when they [parents] dropped him [victim] off at the McDonald’s near Schaumburg and Barrington roads to meet up for a sleepover with Hill [one of the four charged suspects].

    Police said the two [victim and Hill] were ‘acquaintances’ who met at a school in Aurora.

    [Hill is from Carpentersville.]

    – includes 2 minute video

  45. Northwest Herald

    Suspects in Abduction of Crystal Lake Man Face Hate Crime, Other Felony Charges

    January 5, 2017

    by Kevin Craver

    “The Carpentersville Police Department said in a statement that there is no information confirming that Hill is a resident.

    Likewise, the report filed with Streamwood police stated that Quadcomm, the dispatching agency for Carpentersville, confirmed that the address that Hill gave during a previous encounter with Streamwood police does not exist.”

  46. “Police said the two [victim and Hill] were ‘acquaintances’ who met at a school in Aurora.”

    “to meet up for a sleepover with Hill [one of the four charged suspects].”

    Proving once again that if you sleep with dogs you get fleas.

  47. Similarities of the two separate incidents involving black females and black males committing crimes against a white male:

    – Groups of blacks against a single white victim.

    – Black female suspects, white male victim.

    – stolen cars

    – videotaping

    – Derogatory comments about supporting Donald Trump for President of the United States.

    – Crimes committed in Chicago’s 11th Police District (Harrison District).

    The dates of the incidents were:

    November 10, 2016 – Roosevelt & Kedzie.

    January 2, 2017 – Lexington & Homan.

    The incidents were about 8 blocks from one another, south of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290).

  48. Go Fund Me

    Let’s Show the Chicago Victim Love


    “For those of you that have seen the horrific torture and trauma recently inflicted on a young man in Chicago, it is not something you will soon forget.

    The perpetrators have been apprehended and hopefully swift justice will be served.

    Bet let’s take an opportunity to show this young man and his family some financial support during this difficult time of recovery and let him know that there are many out there that are here for him.”

  49. Too many things about this story don’t line up.

    I’m not so sure any of this story is real.

    Think 911, Sandy Hook, Boston Bombing.

    Then go do real research into this.

    Something smells really bad on this one. (Especially the fact that Mark is totally promoting the main stream media story – as in over the top to the point of psychotic elaboration!)

  50. Daily Herald

    Carpentersville Teen, 3 Others Charged in Torture of Crystal Lake 18-year-old

    January 5, 2017

    by Elena Ferrarin

    “Family spokesman David Boyd and others held a press conference at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn after an 18-year-old man was assaulted in Chicago earlier this week.

    Boyd is the brother-in-law of the victim.”

    – The article contains video clips of the family spokesman speaking at the press conference.

  51. MARK!!!

    Quit smoking that crack pipe!

    You are helping them.

    They want you to be in fear and you are falling for ALL OF IT!

    It’s called crisis bonding.

    You are following their program perfectly.

    Stop it!!!!! (Unplug your teevee, too. It’s not helping you in the real world.)

    In the war that we are facing, you are on the losing side.

    Wake up!!!!!

  52. Wall Street Journal

    Cook County State’s Attorney Charges Four With Hate Crimes Related to Attack Posted on Facebook

    – Widely Shared Video Allegedly Seems to Show White Teenager Being Beaten While Onlookers Laugh and Insult Donald Trump

    by Shibani Mahtani and Deepa Seetharaman

    January 5, 2017 at 4:55 ET

    “Police in a news briefing Thursday announcing the charges said that the individuals also made the victim drink toilet water and cut a piece of his scalp off.”

    “Products such as Facebook Live and Twitter’s Periscope allow users to broadcast their whereabouts in real time.”

  53. NBC 5 Chicago

    Cheers in Courtroom as Judge Denies Bail in Facebook Live Beating

    no reporter listed.

    published January 6, 2017 at 11:41AM CST, updated 3 hours ago

    “The State’s Attorney also added an additional hate crime charge to all four of the accused, saying the charges were based on the victim’s race and mental disability.”

    “Tanishaia Covington is a mother of two.”

  54. Mark here are some stats for you on:
    1/05 at 1:24 a.m. you posted about this and so the following goes
    1:27 a.m. 10:27 1:05p.m.
    1:31 10:37 1:08
    1:38 11:01 1:15
    1:46 11:19 1:27
    1:50 11:26 1:34
    1:59 11:29 1:41
    2:26 11:35 20 more times but I am tired
    2:10 11:48
    2:19 11:58
    2:26 12:05 now we go to p.m
    2:39 12:24
    3:01 12:30
    3:12 12:35
    3:14 12:39
    3:37 then you must have slept 6 hours
    10:01 12:54
    10:18 12:58
    10:22 go top 1:00

    Now Mark starts AGAIN about this today 1/06 at 3:27 p.m. So see Mark you comment every couple of min. on the same thing, l.o.l. l.o.l.

  55. Northwest Herald

    ‘Where Was the Sense of Decency?’

    – Judge Orders 4 Defendants in Torture Case Held Without Bond

    January 6, 2017, last updated 5:59PM CST

    by Jeff Arnold

    caption under photo – “Assistant States Attorney Erin Antonietti speaks to the media Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 in Chicago after bond was denied for Tesfaye Cooper, 18, Brittany Covington, 18, Tanisha Covington, 24, all of Chicago and Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville in connection with the taunting and torturing a mentally ill Crystal Lake man and streaming it on Facebook Live.”

  56. Northwest Herald

    GoFundMe Page Taking Donations for Crystal Lake Teen in Chicago Attack

    January 6, 2017 at 4:21PM, updated at 6:55PM

    by Kevin Craver

    “The fundraising campaign, “Let’s Show the Chicago Victim Love,” had set a goal of $10,000 when it was created Thursday as news of the horrific crime against the man with mental health needs spread across the country.”

  57. Here”ssssssssssssss Mark going on day two
    1/o6 at 7:12 pm
    Can’t wait to see how many times Mark can post until the hearings and trial about the same thing

  58. Why does one read a post & comment on something they allegedly have no interest in.

    “We know Mark, we know, so don’t post every 2 min. about this.” – 6PM tonight.


    This is a very serious issue, involves abusing a disabled teenager, not to mention international headlines involving Crystal Lake.

    One can scan down this list, get a good summary of the events that took place, and click if they want more information.

  59. Why are you so completely engrossed in this?

    Do you not understand that you are adding to the war they are trying to foment?

    Stop it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are making eeveryone sick with you incessant posts.

    Why don’t you spend a little time in prayer for these people like so many others are doing instead of contributing to the wrong side?

  60. Daily Herald

    January 6, 2017, 7:19 PM

    No Bail in Torture Case: ‘Where is Your Sense of Decency?’ Judge Asks

    by Barbara Vitello

    “Accused in the case are Jordan Hill, 18, a former student at the Core Academy in Aurora and at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates who had recently moved from Streamwood to Chicago; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, a former Hoffman Estates High School Student; and sisters Brittany Covington, 18, and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago.”

  61. CORE Academy is non-public special education facility for Kindergarten through age 22 that is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and run by The Menta Group.

    The Menta Group has schools in Illinois and Arizona.

  62. EIGHTY-EIGHT posts from Mark so far.

    Do you think you have a problem?

    You are NOT listening to anything I say.

    Why should I listen to your garbage?

    You are like an addict with this.

    You have a problem with letting this “FAMOUS” thing go.

  63. WGN TV

    Prosecutors Detail Horrors of Torture; 4 Denied Bond in Facebook Live Attack

    posted January 6, 2017 at 5:40PM, updated at 5:42PM

    by WGN Web Desk and Mike Lowe

    – includes a 3:30 video containing an accounting of events with WGN reporter Mike Lowe, Assistant States Attorney Erin Antonietti, clips from the infamous Facebook Live video by the suspects, and community activist Andrew Holmes.

  64. Thomson Reuters Foundation News

    Four Ordered Held Without Bail Over Chicago Torture Shown on Facebook

    by Reuters

    January 7, 2017 00:22 GMT

    by Timothy Mclaughlin

    “By Jan. 2, the victim’s mother had grown concerned after not hearing from her son.

    She was able to contact Hill through social media and asked for her son to be returned.

    This angered Hill, assistant state’s attorney Erin Antonietti told members of the media outside the court on Friday.”

  65. Chicago Lawyer

    Two Offices: Lawyers Bring Similar Missions to Their Jobs

    January 7, 2017

    by Dustin J Seibert

    – story about the criminal courts process in Cook County that includes Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti.

    “It’s a reality found in the day-to-day work of the Cook County state’s atorney’s office and the Cook County public defender’s office – two signature pieces of the world’s largest unified court system.”

  66. BBC News

    Facebook Live Attack: Four Chicago Accused Denied Bail

    8 hours ago

    “Prosecutors told the court the beating started in a van and continued at a house, where the suspects allegedly forced the 18-year-old white victim, who suffers from schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder, to drink toilet water and kiss the floor.”

  67. Go Fund Me

    Let’s Show the Chicago Victim Love

    Update 4

    Posted by Razor Sheldon

    6 hours ago

    An excerpt follows:

    For those that have asked about sending cards in the mail, the family has established an official P.O. Box and cards can be sent to:

    P.O. Box 641
    Cary, Illinois 60013

    For those that want to send something but aren’t sure what, I have been told that his favorite sports team is the Chicago Bulls.

  68. CP?

    I think you may need to stop your cheering this fisco on.

    You have no idea the damage you might be doing.

  69. Marks constant, every 2 min. posting, doesn’t seem to go along with what Cal says his blog is about.

    Cal puts the news out and people write their opinions.

    This is not what Mark is doing.

    This could be seen as blog harassment with the time elements. .l.o.l.

  70. Mark is doing what nobody else has time or inclination to do:

    provide source-cited primary information on topics of relevance to local taxpayers.

    Each different post attracts a different sort of reader.

    Then Mark’s comments are seen by fresh eyes, eyes which might be willing to get in the fight for our survival (or at least stop unwittingly fighting against it).

    When the new reader encounters facts and figures for the first time it is of tremendous value:

    educating an indoctrinated or ill-advised reader, or spurring a new citizen to action.

    Mark, thank you for all you do, I hope you keep on, and hope you never get burned out.

  71. Regarding the Go Fund Me fundraiser’s comment that the victim’s favorite sports team is the Chicago Bulls along with the address for sympathy cards.

    Given that 2,909 people have funded the Go Fund Me account to date, the thought arises, will the victim have enough space to store all the Bulls items he receives…something to consider.

  72. Here are the charges from the above court filing:

    Bond Proffer

    Defendant Jordan Hill, 18 years old

    – Robbery, Class 2

    – Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (PSMV), Class 2

    – Aggravated Kidnapping / Ransom – Class x

    – Aggravated Kidnapping / Armed – Class X

    – Aggravated Unlawful Restraint – Class 3

    – Aggravated Battery / Deadly Weapon (DW) – Class 3

    – Hate Crime – Class 4


    Defendant Tesfaye Cooper, 18 years old

    Aggravated Kidnapping / Ransom – Class X

    Aggravated Kidnapping / Armed – Class X

    Aggravated Unlawful Restraint – Class 3

    Aggravated Battery / Deadly Weapon (DW) – Class 3

    Hate Crime – Class 4

    Residential Burglary – Class 1


    Defendant Tanishia Covington, 24 years old

    Aggravated Kidnapping / Ransom – Class X

    Aggravated Kidnapping / Armed – Class X

    Aggravated Unlawful Restraint – Class X

    Aggravated Battery / Deadly Weapon – Class 3

    Hate Crime – Class 4

    Residential Burglary – Class 1


    Defendant Brittany Covington, 18 years old

    Aggravated Kidnapping / Ransom – Class X

    Aggravated Kidnapping / Armed – Class X

    Aggravated Unlawful Restraint – Class 3

    Aggravated Battery / Deadly Weapon – Class 3

    Hate Crime – Class 4

    Residential Burglary – Class 1



    Male / White, 18 years old

  73. Chicago Tribune

    4 Ordered Held Without Bail in Alleged Hate Crime Attack Streamed Live on Facebook

    by Steve Schmadeke, William Lee, and Robert McCoppin

    January 6, 2017 at 8:50PM

    – includes 2:27 video of the Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti reading a prepared statement to the press.

    “Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti recounts events in an attack on a special needs teen that was broadcast on Facebook Live and led to hate crime charges being leveled against the suspects.

    (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune).”

  74. The Christian Science Monitor

    Behind Facebook Live Attack, Unseen Scourge of Crime Against Disabled

    – The attack on a mentally disabled man, streamed live on Facebook, points to the fact that disabled Americans are three times more likely to face violent crime.

    by Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

    January 5, 2017

    “Among all the categories of disability, those with cognitive disabilities experience the highest rates of violent crime.”

  75. Go Fund Me

    “Let’s Show the Chicago Victim Love” campaign

    Statistics to date:

    $179,400 contributions from 5,809 people in 11 days.

    35,000 Facebook shares.

    416 Facebook comments.

    In update 10 there’s a picture of some home made cards he received from children.

    Update 9 indicates the Chicago Bulls are providing a VIP experience.

  76. Zero Hedge

    Chicago Woman Who Filmed Brutal Kidnapping and Torture of Disabled Teen Sentenced to Community Service

    by Tyler Durden

    December 10, 2017

    “A 19 year old Chicago woman who live-streamed the racially charged kidnapping, torture and mutilation of a mentally disabled teen was given 200 hours of community service and four years of probation on Friday.

    Brittany Herring Covington – who went by “Herring” on Social Media before her arrest, and “Covington” in recent reports, avoided a possible 33 years in prison on multiple counts, including a hate crime, aggravated battery and aggravated kidnapping – a charge which was dropped along with several others as part of a plea agreement.””

  77. Chicago Tribune

    Woman Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime in Beating of Disabled Teen Live on Facebook

    by Megan Crepeau

    December 8, 2017

    “A Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation.

    Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January.

    Calling the incident ‘horrific,’ Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service.”


    Fox News

    Teen Charged in Beating Disabled Man, Broadcasting it on Facebook Live Gets Probation

    December 10, 2017

    by Kathleen Joyce

    “A Chicago woman involved in the beating of a mentally disabled man that was broadcast on Facebook Live pled guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years probation.

    Brittany Covington, 19, entered her plea in a case that received national attention because it involved an 18-year-old disabled white man and four blacks who taunted him with profanities against white people and President Trump.

    Covington narrated the video of her and three others torturing the man.”


    Chicago Daily Herald

    Woman Gets Probation in Beating of Teen Shown on Facebook Live

    December 8, 2017

    by Bob Susnjara

    “Authorities said the then-18-year-old Crystal Lake victim met up with Jordan Hill — formerly a student at Aurora’s Core Academy and Hoffman Estates’ Conant High School — on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2016, at a Schaumburg McDonald’s restaurant.

    Later, the teen called his parents for permission to spend the night at a friend’s home.”


    Northwest Herald

    Judge Sentences Woman to Probation for Livestream Beating of Crystal Lake Teen

    by Northwest Herald

    December 9, 2017

    “One of four people accused of beating a Crystal Lake teen and broadcasting it on Facebook Live was sentenced Friday to four years of probation.”

    “Covington – along with her sister, Tanishia Covington, 25, Jordan Hill, 19, and Tesfaye Cooper, 19 – was accused of torturing a mentally ill Crystal Lake teen in a Jan. 3 attack.”

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