View Full Version : No hate crime charges for teen in kidnapping/torture of white teen in Chicago

11-24-2017, 02:54 PM
In January, a brutal crime shocked the nation in the days before Donald Trump was inaugurated. Four black individuals abducted an 18-year-old mentally challenged white man, brutally tormenting him with punches, kicks, and taunts while slicing off hunks of his hair with a knife and tearing off his clothing. They broadcast their crime on Facebook. Perpetrators Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, Brittany Covington, and Tanishia Covington, shouted “F**k white people!” and “F**k Trump!” while they brutalized the sobbing young man. One of them cut a patch out of the victim’s scalp.

Before the attack, the victim thought of at least one of the assailants as a friend. The torture lasted for at least 30 minutes.

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An Individual Inmate Report for Tanishia L. Covington shows that the charges against her are for "Aggravated Kidnaping/Ransom." There is no mention of hate crimes.

Spero News also did a search at the same website for Jordan Hill, another teen involved in the assault. There were no hate crimes listed for him, either.


11-27-2017, 02:08 PM
I'm not a big fan of hate crime laws in violent crimes because the sentences for violent crimes should be sufficient. These perps should get 20+ years for what they did, if not more. Kidnapping and felonious assault should be treated as the serious crimes that they are. But if we are going to have them, the laws should be enforced against black perps who assault white people because they are white as much as they are when it's the other way around. The prosecutors should consider the victim's developmental disability as a possible reason for a hate crime if they think they can't sell a jury on race.