- A Chicago woman who
live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental
disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to
four years of probation.
Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January.
Hooks told Covington he could have imposed a prison sentence but added, “I’m not sure if I did that you’d be coming out any better.”
Hooks said he hoped the strict terms of probation would put Covington on a more productive life path, but he warned she would face prison time if she violated any of the restrictions.
“Do not mess this up,” Hooks told Covington, who stood quietly in a blue jail uniform with her hands clasped behind her back.
- (A) the obvious one - cooperation - which we see no evidence of;
- (B) it's Judge Hooks, and he's been told to sentence the "least culpable" criminal to probation to gauge the reaction of the electorate and how damaging this might be to Rahm or Kimmie or any other Chicago pol who are pandering to the "community" once again, giving them carte blanche to "express" themselves in a manner ....we can't even finish this bullshit.