Liberals Say Chicago Thugs Torturing Handicapped Man Is “Not A Hate Crime”

A special-needs man was kidnapped, tied up, and tortured by four individuals from Chicago, but CNN’s Don Lemon wants you to know he doesn’t “think it’s evil.”

Police arrested four people (who happened to be black) after a Facebook Live video showed the handicapped man (who happened to be white) being kicked, punched, and threatened with a knife. The suspects can be heard yelling “F*** Donald Trump!” and “F*** white people!” as they attacked the helpless man.

During his show, one of Don Lemon’s guests, Daily Caller columnist Matt Lewis, called the attack an act of “evil.” He goes on to say that “it’s brutality, it’s man’s inhumanity to man.” Mr. Lemon refuses to call a spade a spade, and instead shifts the blame on the parents of the attackers.

Joining Lemon on the show was Democratic strategist Symone Sanders, who was quick to dismiss the idea that this was a hate crime, saying that “motive matters.”

“Was this for hate of Donald Trump, the president-elect, for things that he has said? Or was this for pure hate of white people? Because that matters… that is not a hate crime. Hate crimes are because of a person’s racial ethnicity, their religion, their gender, a disability, it is not your political leanings.”


Symone Sanders, like many liberals, doesn’t see people like this disabled man as a human being. Maybe if the man were a Hillary supporter she would be able to empathize, but because she doesn’t share the man’s “political leanings”, she seems to think the attackers shouldn’t be as severely punished.

Fortunately, there were some sane members on the panel with some stones, and called out these thugs for their horrific action, but Lemon still didn’t see things that way.

“I don’t think it’s evil,” Lemon said. “I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training.”

“Bad home training” should be limited to things like not doing laundry, or putting dishes in the wrong place. Torturing a handicapped person is not “bad home training.” It’s evil, but for some reason the left refuses to label this an act of hate.


Perhaps if the victim were an animal, liberals would call this a hate crime, but instead these “kids” are just misguided. Lemon wonders “at 18-years-old, where is your parent, where is your guardian?” At 18-years-old if you don’t know attacking a handicapped man is wrong, you are evil. There’s no other way to put it.

“I have no idea who is raising these young people,” the host goes on. “Because no one I know on earth who is 17-years-old or 70-years-old would ever think of treating another person like that.” Maybe that’s why Lemon can’t identify what evil looks like, he’s never seen it!

Well, for those of you out there wondering what makes someone a bad person, this is an excellent example. No decent human being would ever think something like this is okay, but Don Lemon, and other talking heads are willing to give them a pass. I wonder why that is…

We are never going to heal as a nation until we are willing to call out evil acts for what they are. You may hate Donald Trump, but that doesn’t make this crime any less heinous.

Of course, for those liberals out there, it’s always somebody else’s fault.