A DePaul freshman heading home from school was brutally attacked for her iPhone.
The worst part? The 19-year-old woman says she was beaten as others just stood by and watched.
It was a brutal attack in broad daylight, and while the victim and her family are still coping with the physical and psychological toll, it's taken they are still coming to grips with the fact that two able bodied men were standing within ten feet of Jessica and did absolutely nothing to help her.
DePaul freshman brutally attacked on CTA train
It was just past 10 Thursday morning when DePaul University freshman Jessica Hughes was heading home from class on the Blue Line. The train had almost emptied out at the UIC Halsted stop when a man more than twice her size took a seat directly in front of her.
"All of a sudden he just turned around and pretends to crack his back and looks me right in the eye...and that's when I knew something was off...cause he looked at me for a good few seconds,” said Jessica Hughes.
For Jessica, the next few moments would be terrifying. The man demanded her iPhone and when she wouldn't hand it over, he and a woman began attacking her. They punched her repeatedly in the face, breaking her nose and even biting her hand. All the while, two men watched the attack from just a few feet away and did nothing to stop it.
"I called for help multiple times and they didn't come to my aid. They were just watching,” Jessica said.
For Jessica’s father, the anguish over his daughter's beating is matched only by his outrage towards the two bystanders who refused to come to Jessica’s aid.
"I feel shame for them...I feel that being men...being a father...I don't know if they're fathers…but your job is to protect your children…what if it was their child being beaten by a humongous man?” said father Richard Amador.
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Some are calling it a political purge.
Republicans in Chicago are used to being outnumbered by Democrats. But now, the party chairman claims local GOP ranks are riddled with Democrats in disguise. And in an unprecedented purge, he's moving to fire one-fourth of the city's elected Republican ward committeemen.
The Republican purge targets 13 ward committeemen who were all elected by the voters in last month's primary. Some are angrily fighting back. Chicago GOP Chairman Chris Cleveland is refusing to seat 13 of the newly-elected committeemen because he says almost all of them voted in a Democratic Party primary.
Cleveland calls them agents of Democratic boss Mike Madigan.
“He changed the law at the end of 2014 to make it so that the ward