Four black people were charged with hate crimes in Chicago in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled white man being tortured.

FOX's Jeff Monosso reports:

Chicago police say the 18-year-old victim was singled out because he was white or because he had special needs, then tortured for hours Tuesday.

Kicked, choked and slashed with the four black suspects two women and two men, using racist profanities against white people and streaming the abuse live on Facebook:

(Johnson) "The actions in that video are reprehensible, that along with racism, have absolutely no place in the city of Chicago or anywhere else, for that matter, against anyone."

Police superintendent Eddie Johnson says the victim escaped after a neighbor called police. He's being treated at a hospital in addition to hate crime charges.

The suspects face kidnapping assault and other charges and decades if convicted in jail.

In Chicago, Jeff Monosso, FOX News.

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The suspects -- Jordan Hill, 18, Tesfaye Cooper, 18, Brittany Covington, 18, and Tanishia Covington, 24 -- were set to appear in Central Bond Court on Friday afternoon.

Warning, graphic video: Man tortured in Facebook live post