Graphic video of assault went viralComments (23)
By Philip Caulfield / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Tuesday, January 17 2012, 2:39 PM
Updated: Wednesday, January 18 2012, 9:00 AM
A sickening video showing a group of masked teens ruthlessly beating a 17-year-old boy in Chicago’s South Side has gone viral. Cops detained six teens for questioning on Tuesday.
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Raymond Palomino, 17, was charged as an adult with robbery and aggravated assault, both felonies.
Only one of the teens was identified. Seventeen-year-old Raymond Palomino — who appears to be the only one the video not wearing a ski mask — was charged as an adult with robbery and aggravated battery, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Two 16-year-olds and three 15-year-olds, which includes the girl, were charged as juveniles with robbery and aggravated battery. Their names were not released.
Windy City police said the beating happened in a snowy alley Sunday at around 4:00 p.m. in the working-class neighborhood of Bridgeport, on the city's South Side.
The 17-year-old victim, who is Asian, is a senior at Curie High School, the Tribune said, but hasn't been identified.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel described the video and its graphic crime as “not tolerable.”
“It does not represent what this city’s values are and the good people of this city,” he said during a press conference, according to NBC 5 in Chicago.
The graphic video captured the mob laughing maniacally as they mercilessly pummel and stomp the defenseless boy's head while heckling him with racial slurs.
"A random little kid. F--- his a-- up," one of the punks sneers, as another pounds the victim in the head with a Nike sneaker swiped from his own backpack.
At one point, the ringleader of the mob, dressed in a gray sweatshirt and black ski mask, stands the boy up and threatens to kill him.
"Am I speaking Chinese to you, n-----?" the ringleader screams.
Another boy — who appears to be Palomino — demands the victim's backpack.
When he refuses, the mob resumes the attack, tearing at his clothes and jacket, punching him in the face and slamming him on the ground.
Blood pours from the boy's nose and mouth as he begs to be let go.
Finally, after nearly four minutes, the boy manages to break free and runs away.
The video ends with his attackers pursuing him down the alley.
Cops don't believe the attack was racially motivated.
Along with the shoes, the gang took the teen's wallet and $180 in cash.
The teen was treated at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center for a split lip, bruises and cuts and later released, cops said.
Palomino was expected to appear in court on Wednesday, while the others were turned over to juvenile authorities.
helpless asian man attacked and jumped by 7 others behind school
tweet this video to @foxchicago and @Chicago_Police
names of the 7 posted below:
WESLEY WU - grey hoodie, main kid attacking the man, deleted facebook.
EASLEY WU - big puffy jackey with fur hood, blue striped adidas pants
RAYMOND PALOMINO - white guy with no mask