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Sunday, December 10, 2017

No Prison Time For Chicago Woman, After She Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime In The Beating Of A Disabled Teen On Facebook Live


From the Chicago Tribune:
A Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation. Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January. 
Calling the incident “horrific,” Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service. 
Hooks told Covington he could have imposed a prison sentence but added, “I’m not sure if I did that you’d be coming out any better.” 
Hooks said he hoped the strict terms of probation would put Covington on a more productive life path, but he warned she would face prison time if she violated any of the restrictions. 
“Do not mess this up,” Hooks told Covington, who stood quietly in a blue jail uniform with her hands clasped behind her back. 
The 19-year-old also pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and intimidation charges. 
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges, including kidnapping.
The victim, who prosecutors said has schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, was able to flee the building when the four co-defendants left the apartment to confront neighbors who had complained about the noise, prosecutors have said.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.

Here's a news report from back when the racist hate crime originally happened.
AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

Pharrell’s New Album “It Rains And They Shoot Black People”…

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