Obama publicly referred to a Facebook Live clip of four attackers assaulting an unidentified 18-year-old White disabled male as “despicable,” with the Cook County state’s attorney filing hate crimes charges against four African-American Chicago teens arrested for the crime, writes the news outlet:
“What we have seen as surfacing, I think, are a lot of problems that have been there a long time,” Obama told CBS2. “Whether it’s tensions between police and communities, hate crimes of the despicable sort that has just now recently surfaced on Facebook.”
The Facebook video has focused a spotlight on crime in Chicago in advance of Obama’s Tuesday return to his adopted hometown to deliver his farewell address at McCormick Place.
President Obama Says Attack On Chicago Mentally Disabled Man Is ‘Despicable’ was originally published on newsone.com