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Disturbing video shows Chicago man beaten as bystanders yell ‘Don’t vote Trump!’

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CHICAGO -- Chicago police are now reviewing shocking video from the city's West Side that shows several people pulling a man out of his car and attacking him.

The victim, identified as 49-year-old David Wilcox, told the Chicago Tribune that Wednesday's violence started with a minor car accident.

Wilcox said one of his attackers was driving a black sedan that scraped the side of his Pontiac Bonneville.

"I stopped and parked. And I asked if they had insurance, and the next thing that I knew they were beating the s--- out of me," Wilcox told the paper Thursday.

The video shows his attackers pummeling him as Wilcox falls to the ground and tries to cover his head. Bystanders can be heard shouting "Beat his ass," "You voted Trump" and "Don't vote Trump." One of the attackers gets into the driver seat of Wilcox's car. Wilcox tries to pull his attacker out of the car, but the man accelerates.

Wilcox said he grabbed onto the door frame and was dragged at high speed until he was forced to let go, leaving him with numerous scrapes on his legs.

Wilcox was taken to the hospital and is in good condition.

Chicago police are trying to identify the attackers. The car has not been recovered, according to WGN.

South Side Pastor Father Michael Pfleger posted a statement regarding the video on his  Facebook page calling it “unacceptable.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police.


  • riotsandbeatingforanyonewhodisagrees

    Please explain to me how this is appropriate? Persecution for exercising you right to vote. Do they even know if this guy voted for Trump? I hope everyone in this video ends up behind bars where they belong.

  • Dave

    what a bunch of idiots…..if that would of happened here in Wi ….would of been pop pop …pop pop…pop pop…..and a lot of soft singin and flower bringin…..

  • Huh !

    And you wonder why white people have problems relating to a black person…. Have you seen a group of white people bashing a black person for supporting Hillary ?

    • Andron

      HUH! I completely agree that this behavior is unacceptable and that the perpetrators should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. There are two issues that concern me. 1. this will most certainly result in Martial Law which would give the government more control of us and our freedom as Americans. This is no good for ANYONE. 2. Your statement that black people wonder why is is hard for whites to relate to us is a very sad statement. You sir/ma’am are lumping all blacks into one idiots behavior and that is unfair. It is this type of mentality that sparks anger in people of ALL color. Furthermore, I don’t waste my time wondering if or why anybody relates to me because I could care less. As long as me, my family, my friends and YOU stay safe and protected, happy and healthy, then life is great! Take good care of yourself and your family.

      • Mike

        Well said Andron. I agree with both points. I am white and by far do not think this way. There are “good” and “bad” and everything in between in all categories. I am an advocate for relating to only one because there is only one and that would be human beings.

  • dave

    Glad this story has been plastered all over the national media….yeah right. Think it would be a bigger story had some white people attacked a black person, or Trump supporters had beat up a Clinton supporter? Cities would be on fire and the media and lefties would be justifying it. The double standards and corrupt media are hilarious!

  • deletedagain

    This is clearly a hate crime but the broken justice system won’t see it that way. Lets hope Trump can change that.

  • Mr

    I voted for Trump. I wish these p@$$ies would try something with me for voting republican. This is where their demoncrat leaders have gottin them.

    • Yahya

      You get articles all the time about blacks attacking a white person. (black on white crime). However I do agree that this behavior is unacceptable and lame. I voted Clinton. But it doesn’t mean I am going to destroy things or hurt people. Also I am still friends with people who voted Trump. Stop this kind of foolishness. People have a right to vote as they please.

  • tres

    Can you imagine if it was white people jumping a old black man for voting for Obama ? Obama would be tracking them down and that would be the only thing on the news for the next month . Racist Hate crime!! But black people beating up on white old man oh he had it coming and you have to find the story . These thugs are scared the might not get there food stamps are government cell phone anymore! Try that on a young white guy and don’t out number them 2 are 3 to 1 tough guys . They are nothing but cowards

  • Andron

    I told my wife yesterday that if I saw ANYONE being brutalized as a result of this current situation that I would step up and protect them as much as within my power to do so. There is nothing wrong with loving your own kind. It just makes sense. Once you learn to love yourself, it will most certainly transcend and permeate into other cultures. The one thing that we can invest in that doesn’t cost a dime but would bring us great reward with interest is love.

  • John

    This is a hate crime. I’m sick and tired of seeing attacks on Trump supporters being written off at mere “Assaults”.
    These people are viciously attacking someone not only for voting for Trump (Which is their right guaranteed to them by the constitution) but also for being white. This attack in particular had bi-standards yelling “He’s one of those white boys who voted Trump!”.
    David Wilcox didn’t even fight back, this poor many was jumped, and I’m pretty sure they deliberately crashed into him to begin with. He didn’t provoke them. He didn’t have Trump stickers on his car. He was merely minding his own business when he was attacked.
    I’ve seen reports after reports of attacks like this. Even one in my state of Utah which almost never has stuff like this happen. All these attacks aren’t considered hate crimes because 9/10 times the victim is white.

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