Justice for Aaron

I saw this video and … let me put it this way. This is beyond disgusting.

From what I understand about the whole situation…

I’m going to re-paste the pertinent information from this Tumblr page search.

Published on Aug 14, 2014 Aaron Hill is a disabled boy in Okeechobee (Fla.) who was lured out of his home by a girl claiming to want to go on a date. Once to the location she chose, he was ambushed by Andrew Wheeler and a gang of at least 8 other people. Andrew beat him senseless, held a knife to his throat, And told him he was going to shoot and kill him. This was filmed the whole time, but currently this is the only video I can get a hold of. The video was on Andrew’s facebook and he went around bragging about his crime. He was arrested, but only charged with minor assault and no charges or arrests are being made on the others involved. Some of the others involved have family in the Okeechobee police department and also DCF. One of the parents even destroyed evidence to protect their guilty little brat. So now the Okeechobee Police Department are trying to bury this story because some of the kids have ties to the department. We’re asking everyone to spread this around that we want justice for Aaron, that if anyone has a copy of the video please take it to the media. We need all media outlets to know this is a cover up and we will not accept it. Please download and spread this video. We’re using the hashtag JusticeForAaron. PLEASE, if you have it, PLEASE make a copy and take it to all media, ALL MEDIA, not just Okeechobee I’m talking surrounding counties. This is extremely important. Aaron and his mother are getting death threats and they deserve justice … Please, signal boost the HELL out of this. #JusticeForAaron”

The video was removed from YouTube, but this copy comes from a support page on Facebook. I’m warning you now. The language in this clip is vulgar and explicit, as is the violence. It’s definitely not safe for work.

Absolutely disgusting.

Here’s proof, right there in the video. An autistic kid is lured into a trap… and then get the crap beaten out of him, for no other reason than it just happens. For forty-six seconds, Aaron Hill gets kicked, punched, pummeled, cursed at, threatened, yanked around by his hair, while other kids are cheering and filming the entire event. There’s probably more footage, but this is the only portion currently available.

And why did this all take place? Because some bullies CAN? Because this is some sort of a thrill? That people can watch this and film this and humiliate this poor young man… for what? Thrills and jollies? So that they can have a trophy of the time they assaulted and beat up an autistic teenager?

Here’s more on the story from television station WPBF in West Palm Beach, Florida.

This is beyond reprehensible. And yeah, it’s easy to say that the perpetrators of this should be subjected to the same beatings that they inflicted on poor Aaron. An eye for an eye, a black eye for a black eye.

It’s tough to say that we can be better than this. This young man was someone’s son. He was someone’s brother, someone’s friend.

He should never have been someone’s punching bag. Ever.

UPDATE: Andrew Wheeler, the person seen hitting and kicking Aaron Hill in the video, has been arrested and charged with felony child abuse, a third-degree felony in the State of Florida. This source from WPBF in Florida. Also arrested was Evadean Lydecker, the woman who bought alcohol for the house party.