NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Authorities in Newark spoke at a news conference Wednesday and discussed the investigation into a video that showed the whipping of a naked man, allegedly because of his father’s debt.
A furious Mayor Cory Booker said “this is not who we are” in reference to the video. Booker called the incident “disturbing and disgusting,” adding that it pointed to the “subculture of violence we have to address.”READ MORE: Michelle Go's Death At Times Square Station Ratchets Up Pressure On NYC To End Subway Crime
“Degradation in a way and a form that is shocking,” said Booker. “We do not tolerate this viciousness.”