Woman gets probation in Facebook hate-crime case

Remember this story?

Four people abusing a mentally disabled man and taunting him with racial insults because he they said he was a Trump supporter?

They were arrested on kidnapping and hate-crime charges. Probation?? That’s it? 

This is what happens when a story moves out of the news and Is quietly and lightly handled. This should never have been allowed to happen. 

“Brittany Covington, 19 made a plea deal with prosecutors and it makes her the first of the four to be released, though she will remain on probation for four years and is barred from contact with Cooper and Hill.

Brittany Covington narrated Facebook Live video of the others tormenting the 18-year-old white man in the West Side apartment she shared with her sister.

The victim, on video, was also was allegedly threatened with a knife. Someone told the victim, “kiss the floor, b—-!” and “nobody can help you anymore.” At one point, someone told the victim, “say ‘I love black people.’ ”

Remember the bacon story? Why is that guy in prison for 15 years and these people look like they are going to walk with a mere token punishment?


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