Out of all the incidents of the so-called “knockout game” that have happened in recent months, the DOJ finally decides to jump in with hate-crime charges against a white suspect who broke the jaw of his elderly black victim in an attempt to knock him out:
WASHINGTON TIMES – Federal authorities said Thursday they have arrested and charged a Texas man in connection with the “knockout game,” accusing him of a hate crime for targeting a black man for a vicious street attack.
Most knockout victims that have appeared in news reports have been white, but the Justice Department said in this instance the victim was a 79-year-old black man, and stepped in with federal charges.
“Suspected crimes of this nature will simply not be tolerated,” said Kenneth Magidson, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Texas. “Evidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted with the assistance of all our partners to the fullest extent of the law.”
The Justice Department said it filed a criminal complaint against 27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett on Tuesday and arrested him on Thursday.
According to Justice officials, Mr. Barrett recorded himself on his cellphone attacking the 79-year-old man, laughing and saying “Knockout” as he runs away.
The 79-year-old man had his jaw broken in the Nov. 24 attack.
“The plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?” Mr. Barrett says in the video, according to the authorities.
Remember when Delbert Belton was killed by two black guys in Spokane Washington for no reason? I did a search on one of the suspects, Kenan Adams Kinard, and couldn’t find any DOJ press release announcing hate-crime charges being filed against him. Nothing.
I also did a search for any other hate-crime press releases regarding the knockout game…and nothing. How is that possible?
DNA INFO – A mother was sucker punched while crossing a Midwood street with her 7-year-old daughter in broad daylight, police said.
The 33-year-old mother was near the intersection of 12th Street and Elm Avenue in Midwood about 2:45 p.m. Saturday when a man approached her from behind, swung at the back of her head and knocked her to the ground, police said.
Nothing was reported stolen. The woman sustained minor injuries to her hands and knees, police said.
Police described the suspect as a man with short braids, about 5-foot-8 and weighing 180 pounds. He wore a black wool cap, green jacket, and dark jeans, officials said.
Notice how pathetic it is that the news publication will post a photo of a black man but won’t use the word ‘black’ or ‘African American’ in the police description.