By now, most readers of this blog know that four Chicagoans were arrested yesterday for the live-streamed kidnapping and torture of a mentally-disabled man.
They hog-tied him, put duct tape over his mouth, forced him to drink toilet water, cut his clothes off, cut off some of his hair (or cut him in the head), flicked ashes at him, made him denounce Donald Trump and white people in general (of all things), all the while live streaming much of the festivities - as they drank and took puffs of cheap ghetto cigars - to their Facebook friends.
Two of them were women - Brittany Covington, 18 (Brittany Herring on Facebook) and Tanisha Covington, 26. Indeed, it was Brittany who put the video on her Facebook page. As far as I can tell from what the police have said, the women didn't merely "go along with it" but may have been instigators. Or perhaps at the least, the men - one of whom was a "friend" of the victim - may have turned a private "play-fight" into a serious crime in order to impress the women.
There are many ironies and developing controversies about the case. One of them is that Facebook is on record as claiming that the torture video did not violate their "community standards."
Brittany Herring's Facebook page is still up.
This is surreal for a number of reasons. Among other things, people have flooded into the comments boxes of her last ten or so posts denouncing her and her associates. And little Facebook arguments have erupted within the boxes about race and crime in America, etc.
You can also check out her "friends," virtually all of whom seem to be narcissistic young people who "communicate" exclusively in black slang. Some of them have put up the kidnapping story on their own pages, a few defending their friend or focusing their ire on the Chicago police who allegedly beat a confession or something out of her - a strange accusation given the fact that she literally live-streamed her own virtual "confession" as she was committing the crime.
Then there's Ms. Herring/Covington, who appears to be in the two-new-profiles-a-month club. Most of them are of her in slutty/selfie-fashion poses, two are of (I think) her 2-year-old niece and a few include her boyfriend (who was recently arrested for another crime).
After the Paris terrorist attacks she put the French flag over one of her slutty poses.
In jail you can't update your profile picture. I assume that bothers her.
Think of the following as an homage to community standards.