US judge refuses to let Facebook live torturers go

An American judge in the city of Chicago refuses to set free four African Americans accused of torturing a mentally disabled white boy as captured by a cell phone and released live via Facebook.

Cook County Circuit Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil was perplexed Friday over how the four could resort to such “terrible actions.”

The graphic video, which showed the beating and torturing of the18-year-old along with profanities against white people and US President-elect Donald Trump, was viewed millions of times.

“Where was your sense of decency?” asked the judge, refusing to let them post bail and leave jail.

The suspects have been identified as Brittany Covington and Tesfaye Cooper, both of Chicago, and Jordan Hill, of suburban Carpentersville, all with 18 years of age. A fourth suspect was identified as Covington’s 24-year-old sister, Tanishia Covington, also from Chicago.

One of the assailants captured the video and streamed it on Facebook live.

The four also…

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