Saturday, January 28, 2017

Attorney Says Torture Video Suspects Misjudged

The Cook County public defender is asking the public not to be quick to judge the four young black people indicted for attacking and torturing a mentally disabled white man on a live Facebook video.  Amy Campanelli spoke after prosecutors announced grand jury indictments of the two young men and two women for the New Year's Eve attack.  Campanelli says the crime has been sensationalized and the four have been denounced before anything has been proven.  A judge banned cameras from the court and ordered courtroom artists not to draw the defendants' faces.

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