This story has not made my local news yet, so hat tip to Rachel’s Tavern for bringing this to my attention. An African American woman who was potentially lured to the home in which she was held captive by a man on the internet, was beaten, raped, stabbed repeatedly, and forced to eat animal feces and drink from the toilet for a period of one week. During her captivity she was told by one of two white women involved in the case that the reason for her torture was that she was black. Both white women involved in the case also involved their children, one son and one daughter, there are also several white men involved. The entire town has spoken out against the crime. You can read more here.
The number of torture and abduction of women and female youth by couples has seemingly increased of late. If you have access to statistics on this type of crime please let us know and leave a link here. Race crimes, as noted on my post about the Southern Poverty Law Statistics, have been on a steady rise since the start of the Bush administration.