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Vigilantes Beat Suspect in Girl's Rape - Is this OK?

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"He wants to rape babies? Kill him!" shouts bystander. Several men, including two teens, spotted Carrasquillo and confronted him, according to Philly.com. "Hey, yo! You raped this girl," one of the teens yelled at the suspect, 16-year old Kris Torres told the Inquirer. "No. I have a daughter myself," Carrasquillo said, according to Torres. Torres said the teens, including himself, started hitting Carrasquillo because they were convinced he was the guy. "We just pounded on him because we wanted him arrested," said Torres. Carrasquillo kept saying he didn't do it. He tried to get away but couldn't and then more and more people crowded around the teens, egging them on. "I was saying, 'He wants to rape babies? Kill him!'" said Linda Steeves who watched the mob scene from her front porch. "Everybody was applauding." Police pulled up to what they thought was a street fight and took him into custody and then to the hospital. Is vigilantes OK? Should we wait for police to do there job? Let's talk about Vigilantes justice tonight. If you can handle the truth...