The day after the presidential election, a man in Chicago was beaten by a group of thugs and had his car stolen. Why was he a target? Because they assumed he voted for Donald Trump, of course.
As fifty-year-old David Wilcox was beaten, a woman recording the video can be heard saying “You voted Trump. You voted Trump,” then “don’t vote Trump!”Now, you know how most crimes are committed at night to reduce the number of potential eyewitnesses? These criminals were apparently unaware of that, and opted not only to commit a crime in broad daylight, but to record the entire thing and post it on social media.
That didn’t end too well. As the Chicago Sun Times reported: Four people have been charged in connection with a West Side carjacking last week that was caught on video, showing people heckling a man about voting for Donald Trump while he was beaten. About 12:45 p.m. on Nov. 9, officers responded to a battery in the 1100 block of South Kedzie, according to Chicago Police. The 50-year-old man told police he was beaten up after a traffic-related argument with three males and two females, police said.
One of the male suspects got in the man’s car and left the scene, police said. The man was dragged as he held onto the car’s window. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment and released.Julian Christian, 26, of the 2500 block of South 14th Avenue in Broadview; Dejuan Collins, 20, of the 9500 block of South Avalon; Rajane Lewis, 21, of the 7800 block of South Euclid; and a 17-year-old girl were each charged with a felony count of vehicular hijacking in connection with the incident, police said Friday.
The four were taken into custody Thursday, police said.Oddly enough, there wasn’t even any confirmation that Wilcox voted for Trump until he told the press that he did vote Trump, but there was no way his attackers would know.
Liberals are bemoaning a wave of non-existent hate crimes in the wake of Trump’s victory against the groups he’s supposedly marginalized, but the only video evidence we have of actual crimes is Trump supporters being attacked – even if they just “look” like Trump supporters.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]