Shocking video: Special needs man tortured live on Facebook
The brutal torture of a special-needs man was live-streamed to Facebook as he was bound and gagged in Chicago.
In the video, several people look on, laughing and eating, at an apartment during the Tuesday attack. The victim, who was viciously beaten, had been kidnapped, news station WBBM reported.
At least four of the victim's alleged captors were taken into custody on Wednesday after the footage began making the rounds on social media, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The footage shows the attackers cutting the victim's hair with a knife until his scalp bled and slashing his clothes. He was also repeatedly slapped and cigarette ashes were thrown at him.
"F-k Donald Trump, n-a, f-k white people!" one of the suspects can be heard telling the man in the video, which was live streaming for roughly 30 minutes.
"I should knock your a- the f-k out right now," he says. "Stand up, boy!"
"My sister said this is not funny, y'all," says the girl behind the camera, who can be seen puffing on a cigar and laughing as the mayhem unfolds.
"S-t, it's funny to me," one of the suspects replies. "Tell Donald Trump it's not funny."
In response to the man's wounds, one person can be heard saying, "Your s-t is leaking."
Another tells the man, "kiss the floor, b-h!" and "nobody can help you anymore."
The members of the group can also be heard repeatedly saying the word "gang," in reference to their street cred.
Later on in the video, someone urges the man to say, "I love black people."
No charges have been filed yet against the suspects and police are still questioning them, according to reports.
One local community activist in Chicago, Andrew Holmes, has chosen to label the incident a "hate crime," saying it fits within the law's basic parameters.
"In so many ways this was a hate crime because of what they said to him - saying he's with Trump," Holmes told the Sun-Times. "When you make a person say, 'I love black people,' that's a hate crime all the way."
Holmes said he ultimately hopes the video does not spark racial backlash.
"Let the chips fall where they may, and let the judicial system work," he added.
Police officials said the victim is believed to be a resident living in the northwest suburb of Crystal Lake.
According to police, the man, who has special needs, had been reported missing. He reportedly went to visit a friend and ended up in a stolen vehicle, which brought him to the Chicago apartment where the attack occurred.
It is unclear, though, how long he was held or when he was taken.
"The video is reprehensible," said Chicago Police spokesman, Anthony Guglielmi.
The man later spoke to detectives about the incident, but it's unclear what he told them. Cops said they had found him walking on a street on the West Side wearing shorts, and that he appeared disoriented.
The identities of the victim and suspects have not been released. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, but has since been discharged.
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.
"You voted Trump?" a person says in clip, before yelling: "Beat his a-!"
Four people were eventually arrested and charged in connection to the attack.