This young man was stripped of his clothes, whipped with a belt and humiliated in the middle of a street in Newark, New Jersey. His attacker said he did this because the young man’s father allegedly owed him 20 dollars, or about 15 euros. This scene caused outrage among Newark’s residents, and prompted the police to take swift action.
The attacker (on the right) orders the victim to strip.
A video of the scene was watched more than 40,000 times on YouTube before the site took it down due to its shocking nature. FRANCE 24 decided to publish only screen grabs from the video.
However, the video allowed the police to find and arrest the assailant, a 22-year-old drug trafficker who had been released from prison just a few days prior to the attack. The person filming, who can be heard laughing throughout the video, and a third accomplice have also been arrested. According to the police, the three are affiliated with gangs.
Once naked, the young man is whipped with a belt.
The victim says that neither he nor his father knew any of his attackers personally.