For those who’ve missed the news in the last few months, the knockout game is a “game” where urban kids punch unsuspecting people in the head and try to knock them out with one blow. Or many.
You can peruse WorldStarHipHop for plenty of examples.
The perpetrators are almost exclusively of one ethnic background, while their victims are usually of a specific ethnic background, but they target a few different groups.
From the DOJ:
Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, has been charged with a federal hate crime related to a racially-motivated assault of a 79-year-old African American man, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels of the Civil Rights Division along with U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris of the FBI.
See, if you’ve missed the discussions of it in the news for the last few months, the ethnic background of the punchers is almost exclusively black. The ethnic background of the punched are typically white and/or Jewish, but have also included at least one noteworthy asian – a congresswoman. Also, frequently the targets are women.
This worthless sack of garbage just did the reverse for attention:
According to the complaint, Barrett comments in a video that “the plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?” The complaint further alleges Barrett claims he would not hit “defenseless people” just moments before punching the elderly man in the face. Barrett allegedly hit the man with such force that the man immediately fell to the ground. Barrett then laughed and said “knockout,” as he ran to his vehicle and fled, according to allegations. The complaint indicates the victim suffered two jaw fractures and was hospitalized for several days as a result of the attack.
This guy’s absolute garbage, but he’s also something else. He’s in it for the attention, like spree killers going for news media coverage.
He wanted to see if it would be nationally televised, because his attack would be one of the incredibly rare examples where colors were reversed.
Anyone paying attention knows the DOJ is biased and that they will prosecute only when it’s in ideological agreement with their beliefs. This dirtbag who punched a 79 year-old man did so because he figured he’d play on the DOJ for some fame.
It’s sickening on so many levels. First that some people are more equal than others and that there are “hate crimes” where the color or orientation of the victim means more than the act itself – so there is no equal justice. Second is that the Obama administration and Eric Holder’s DOJ is such a mockery of justice that they ignore waves of crimes and single another out. Third is that their very ideology means they only engage in prosecution that agrees with their worldview and that means some dirtbag like this would see assaulting an innocent old man as his key to fame. Fourth is that when that violence is ignored depending on who the perpetrators are and who the victims are it leaves both groups in turmoil and harms both communities – one community is victimized directly, the other is victimized by having criminals left unchecked in their midst.
The justice system is so screwed up under the social justice progressives that this slackjawed misanthrope knew everything he needed to do to make national news was to just commit a crime that gaves the racists at the DOJ something to hold up.
“It is unimaginable in this day and age that one could be drawn to violently attack another based on the color of their skin,” said Special Agent in Charge Morris. “We remind all citizens that we are protected under the law from such racially motivated attacks, and encourage everyone to report such crimes to the FBI.”
What a load of crap.
Hey FBI – here’s one to investigate – the victims even managed to fight back and subdue the attacker:
And just so this is crystal clear, there are plenty of folks of all races who recognize this kind of violence for what it is. There’s no shortage of good people out there saying what it is and calling for an end to it.
Just for two examples, the first is an impassioned, emotional call for an end to the knockout game, the second an assessment more on the practicality of it (with a bit of humor at the end).
Update: I realized I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention again and elaborate that there is black-on-black knockout game crime, but it’s another type of crime that goes ignored as it has notably become a prominent black-on-someone-else crime in the last couple years.
For the big government progressive at the DOJ, black-on-black knockout game crime is no more a concern than murders in Chicago are. Addressing crumbling families (like how Kentray Brown in the first video mentioned there must not be father figures to the kids going polar bear hunting or knocking out UPS drivers or teachers) would require addressing the progressive roots of the destruction of the black community through “help”, as well as the progressive cultural agenda that has utterly failed the black community (though progressives are happy with LBJ’s contemptuously racist promise he’d have black folks voting Democrat for 200 years).
Conservative types often don’t discuss it either because they don’t want to be perceived as racist or because it’s not going on in their neighborhood, or a combination of both.
As evidenced above, there are folks of all races who address that type of knockout game crime, but their voices may not be heard very loudly on a bigger stage. Their voices are those within a community, though, not of some disconnected talking head in the media nor of some politician in government.