Initially my response on FB (a rare public comment btw) was this:
No one has any idea how this terrifies me. It could easily happen to my son. Going after a disabled man, torturing him, abusing him and it's not a hate crime because he is disabled? Making pathetic excuses for harming someone who is disabled I hope the people who did this to this guy burn in hell. This makes me totally sick to my stomach.
"It’s hard to imagine how this is not politically or racially motivated given the remarks. Not to mention picking on a disabled person because they think they can."
That's right, the disabled don't count. They are there to allow abuse and not respond.
Disgusting - choosing to pick on someone who can't defend themselves but by God let's cut more services for these young adults. I will bet this kid thought he was with "friends". The disabled crave friendship and the abuse this guy endured is beyond any human understanding. Horrible horrible people that harmed him. Color/race doesn't matter. Picking on the "least of these" (it's in the Bible people. Could mean anything from poor people and those who need additional mental/physical help) Harming a person like this in our "enlightened modern society" is an unpardonable crime; by anyone. ANYONE.Chicago police chief needs to do his job and protect this disabled kid and other disabled like him from people like these abusers. End of.
The IL common practice of putting BD (behavior disordered) students in with people with medically diagnosed disabilities is really prevent and over common in the education community. My God how many times did it happen to our boy in school? Regularly. What comes to mind is when the boy was blamed but it was others at fault but because he is disabled it is automatically his fault. So putting this kid with other students who are more likely on the BD segment; well that is just an accident waiting to happen. (NO SHIT SHERLOCK it happened)
Don't like new people?
Don't trust others?
Don't step out of your box?
Don't, don't, don't............
HOW dare they act like a disabled person doesn't matter.
WHO do they think they are? Obviously they are so much better than a disabled person that they had to go after one to prove their superiority? WTF.
My son thought that new people got the third degree before? Damn he hasn't seen anything yet. Some new person comes around they better be ready for an application, reference requests and a background check.