Chiraq rapper PBG Kemo took to IG to denounce the actions of PBG Hothead. Hothead, born Tesfaye Cooper, is one of four people accused of kidnapping and torturing an 18-year-old mentally disabled man on Facebook Live.
Kemo revealed Hothead is not even a member of Pooh Bear Gang, only a false flagger. Kemo took to social media to clear his squad’s name amid the shocking footage that has become national news.
“First and foremost, I wanna say I apologize to the young man that was hurt in the video,” he said. “I apologize to him and his family. I apologize they had go through that and see that painful ass video. PBG, that’s a family more than that’s a gang. Nobody from PBG would ever do something like that to somebody. We not no saints. Everybody know that. We do what we do, but that’s street s**t. Come on G, a Trump supporter? I wanna let y’all know the people who was in that, they not PBG. They had no affiliation with PBG, TFG, period.”
Cooper, 18; Jordan Jill, 18; Brittany Covington, 18; and Tanishia Covington, 24, have each been charged with a hate crime, felony aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, CNN reports.
Hill, Cooper and Covington also face charges of residential burglary. Hill also faces charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
The four suspects are shown in the shocking 30-minute video taunting and mutilating their victim who can be seen with duct tape around his mouth while cowering in a corner. The suspects laugh and shout “f**ck Donald Trump” and “f**k white people” as they beat him and cut his forehead with knife.
The suspects also make victim drink from a toilet bowl.
The victim was eventually let go and later taken to a local hospital after police discovered saw him walking in a disoriented state Wednesday. Police spoke with the victim and went to a nearby home where they discovered “signs of a struggle and damage to property,” WGN reports.
President Barack Obama called the crime “despicable.”
“What we have seen as surfacing, I think, are a lot of problems that have been there a long time,” said Obama told WBBM. “Whether it’s tensions between police and communities, hate crimes of the despicable sort that has just now recently surfaced on Facebook. The good news is that the next generation that’s coming behind us … have smarter, better, more thoughtful attitudes about race.”
The victim is reported to have known one of the suspects.
The four suspects have been denied bond.
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