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The four people accused of torturing a white, mentally disabled man in an attack that was streamed to Facebook Live, drawing outrage across the nation, pleaded not guilty at their arraignment before a Cook County, Ill., judge, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Tanishia Covington, 24; Brittany Covington, 18; Jordan Hill, 18; and Tesfaye Cooper, 18, are all accused of holding the disabled man captive in a West Side apartment while threatening and cutting him with a knife and making him say, “I love black people.” A person in the video can be heard proclaiming, “Fuck Trump!”


Article Courtesy of the Chicago Sun Times and The Root

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Second Picture Courtesy of the Chicago Police Department and The Root

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