The gruesome Facebook Live that turned into a misleading, racist hashtag

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A Facebook Live video of four young people beating a man, called “sickening” by police, has become the focus of a kidnapping case. So why’s the Black Lives Matter movement involved? 

It’s not, of course. But that didn’t stop a racist hashtag suggesting as much from trending.

On Tuesday, Chicago police arrested three 18-year-olds and a 24-year-old, including the woman who allegedly filmed and posted a 30-minute video on her Facebook account showing the kidnapping and torturing of a white man with an intellectual disability. The four accused attackers are black. On Thursday, the group was charged with a hate crime for the attack. Read more…

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