This week, as a Chicago native, the euphoria of the Bears continuing their resurgence on the field with a win over the Detroit Lions yesterday is being dampened by this video from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). On the video, a young man knocks out an elderly man as others laugh and cheer.
While a woman is seen kneeling over the victim, the video shows friends laughing and boasting “he knocked his ass out.” It is truly scary to see such inhumanity and cruelty. These are young people who clearly have lost every ounce of decency in their lives and enjoy watching the suffering of others. Just when I develop hope for our species, I see a video like this and fall into a deep depression.
Fortunately, the video does capture the face of the attacker and the faces of some of his cohorts. We may be able to see some justice if the police work the case. Normally, this type of case would be dismissed as a minor incident, but if bloggers spread the word and show the video, the police may feel more pressure to work the case and find the culprits.