VIDEO: 2 Black Teens Beat and Taunt Elderly Man, Decide to Record It “Because It Was Funny”

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From The Conservative Tribune: A senior citizen who was beaten and brutalized by two African American teenagers was accosted on the subway in Chicago in December.

The incident happened on the CTA Blue Line train, and it was all filmed by a man who calls himself “A-T-L.” But that’s not the most scandalous thing.

According to “A-T-L,” he recorded the incident “because it was funny.”

The video was posted to Facebook by the man who recorded it, and it painted a disturbing picture.

The two teens began by slapping the man repeatedly in his seat, hard enough that it can be heard on the camera.
When the man tried to stick up for himself, another one of the teenage hooligans gets into it. In between hits on the elderly gentlemen, the two teens smiled into the camera and dance around.

“We didn’t do nothing. We got on the train and he was saying some racial slurs,” A-T-L told a Chicago news radio station. “I don’t know why they did what they did, I just recorded it because it was funny.”

The Chicago Transit Authority issued a statement that said, “Though this crime apparently was not reported, because neither CTA nor Chicago Police have a report of the incident, we are pulling additional video to share with police as part of a now-open investigation.

“We encourage members of the public who witness a crime to report it immediately, especially if they have evidence such as a video. Incidents like this are rare on the CTA.”

In addition, community activists have been handing out fliers at the station, urging people to report any tips they might have (H/T XTribune).

The idea that two African American teenagers would beat up a white man, and that a third black man would stand by recording and post the video to Facebook “because it was funny,” would be national news were the races reversed.

Tragically, Al Sharpton isn’t interested in all types of hate crimes — just the kind he can make money off of.

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