GoFundMe for Facebook Live beating victim raises over $130K – and counting
CHICAGO — An online effort to raise money for a mentally disabled man whose beating was broadcast live on Facebook in Chicago has brought in over $130,000.
The GoFundMe campaign called “Let’s show the Chicago victim love” had a goal of $10,000. As of Sunday the account has reached over $132,000.
Four black suspects are facing charges of battery, kidnapping and hate crimes in connection with the attack on the 18-year-old victim. The suspects — two men and two women — are black and the victim is white.
Authorities say the victim was tied up for several hours. Video footage shows the assailants taunting him with profanities against white people and President-elect Donald Trump.
A GoFundMe spokesman confirmed the victim’s family is working with the company on the campaign.