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    Police: Examples Of Troubling ‘Knockout’ Game Popping Up All Over
    Recent Attacks Have Targeted Brooklyn Jews; 78-Year-Old Woman Latest Victim

    November 19, 2013 11:20 PM


    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A disturbing and brutal game among teens is also targeting other victims in other cities.

    Just last week, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported on a disturbing series of attack on Jews in Brooklyn. Now we’re find out New York City is not alone.

    Brutal video is coming in from various places, including Pittsburgh, where a teacher was attacked, and London, where a teen was hit from behind. On Tuesday afternoon, CBS 2 learned of another victim — a 78-year-old woman attacked a week ago Saturday in Midwood.

    It’s called the “knockout game.”

    The victim in Pittsburgh was 50-year-old James Addeslpurger. A 15-year-old was charged with assault.

    Back in September, 46-year-old Ralph Santiago of Hoboken, N.J., was killed after his head was slammed into an iron fence. The three arrested, who police said were captured on video, were just 13 and 14 years old.

    And in the latest incident in Midwood, the victim’s daughter said her mother was attacked in broad daylight by a young man who walked toward her, balled up his fist and hit her with all his might on the top of her head then ran off.

    The woman told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin her mother was loaded down with department store bags and a handbag, but there was no attempt to take anything; just to do harm.

    “She had her purse, she had bags from department stores. There was not even an attempt to take anything from her. It was just a wanton act to hurt another human being,” the victim’s daughter said.

    She said her mother did not go to the hospital and did not report it to police because she thought it was an isolated case, and she didn’t get a good look at the man’s face.

    The woman was amazed that anyone could perpetrate such a violent act.


    “How would you feel if this was happening to you or a member of your family?” she said, “If you don’t like it to happen to you or a member of your family, don’t do it to someone else.”

    What’s happened of late in Brooklyn is just a variation on a theme. Since October, there have been four attacks in Crown Heights.

    “It’s ‘knockout,’ and it happens to be a Jew in each and every case,” State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said.

    He expressed shock at the latest incident in Midwood.

    “People think it’s a fun thing to attack somebody – in this case, a person who’s 78 years old,” Hikind told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

    In the recent attacks in Brooklyn, a 20-year old Israeli man in a hooded jacket was attacked, and another man’s 12-year-old son was hit on his way to Hebrew school.

    At a community meeting between blacks and Jews in Crown Heights, an assistant police chief said there have been four such assaults since early October. So, more police have been deployed. Many present said young African-Americans need to be educated about such bias crimes.
    Why? Why do young blacks need to be specially educated about racial crimes? Surely they hear about racism virtually every day in school. There is a Federal holiday specifically for racial injustice. Their parent(s) must educate them often on racial issues. There is an entire month devoted to racial themes that is used as a teaching tool in all public schools (including predominantly black schools).

    Why are black children in need of special education on racial equality, racial empathy, or racial tolerance? All non-black children are given this education constantly.

    CBS
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

  • #2
    While it is apparently an issue of bias, it's also an issue of plain old meanness. It's just so odd to me.
    Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
    Robert Southwell, S.J.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
      Why? Why do young blacks need to be specially educated about racial crimes? Surely they hear about racism virtually every day in school. There is a Federal holiday specifically for racial injustice. Their parent(s) must educate them often on racial issues. There is an entire month devoted to racial themes that is used as a teaching tool in all public schools (including predominantly black schools).

      Why are black children in need of special education on racial equality, racial empathy, or racial tolerance? All non-black children are given this education constantly.

      CBS
      They can be educated that they CAN be perpetrators of a bias crime, that their skin is not protection.

      ~Dallas

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
        Why? Why do young blacks need to be specially educated about racial crimes? Surely they hear about racism virtually every day in school. There is a Federal holiday specifically for racial injustice. Their parent(s) must educate them often on racial issues. There is an entire month devoted to racial themes that is used as a teaching tool in all public schools (including predominantly black schools).

        Why are black children in need of special education on racial equality, racial empathy, or racial tolerance? All non-black children are given this education constantly.

        CBS
        Maybe a heightened sense of awareness would make some blacks realize they shouldn't act like those they criticize. I am starting to believe we live in a world full of monsters.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
          While it is apparently an issue of bias, it's also an issue of plain old meanness. It's just so odd to me.
          If they're specifically targeting Jewish people, then there has to be a reason for it. I wonder if this goes back to the myth that Jews supposedly make all the money? If *some* black people feel like they're being held down, then maybe some are blaming Jews for that.

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          • #6
            These fools cannot be educated, but for one way: shoot the motherfuckers in the face. At least one has come close. That is the ONLY thing that these animals carrying out these attacks will understand: an incredibly disproportionate response. Sad as it is, Connery's "Chicago way" is the only thing that these bastards will understand: "you send one of ours ("ours" in this case being otherwise law-abiding, minding-their-own-business citizens) to the hospital, we send one of yours (meaning violent thugs who literally attempt to beat someone unconscious for absolutely no reason other than shits and giggles) to the morgue."

            It is literally the only thing that these animals will understand or respect. That cannot be emphasized enough: someone hits you in the head, shoot that fucker in the face without batting an eye. Put four in their head if you have to, and start taking out their compatriots who are filming it. It is the ONLY thing that will stop them.
            Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
            No one will be denied:
            Big law suits and bathroom toots;
            We're all getting Dixie-fried.
            But somewhere Hank and Lefty
            Are rollin' in their graves
            While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Adam View Post
              These fools cannot be educated, but for one way: shoot the motherfuckers in the face. At least one has come close. That is the ONLY thing that these animals carrying out these attacks will understand: an incredibly disproportionate response. Sad as it is, Connery's "Chicago way" is the only thing that these bastards will understand: "you send one of ours ("ours" in this case being otherwise law-abiding, minding-their-own-business citizens) to the hospital, we send one of yours (meaning violent thugs who literally attempt to beat someone unconscious for absolutely no reason other than shits and giggles) to the morgue."

              It is literally the only thing that these animals will understand or respect. That cannot be emphasized enough: someone hits you in the head, shoot that fucker in the face without batting an eye. Put four in their head if you have to, and start taking out their compatriots who are filming it. It is the ONLY thing that will stop them.
              If that is done at the time of the crime, then fine. It's self-defense. If it's done for revenge, then we're literally running the risk of turning ourselves into them. Isn't this gang mentality? You take out my brother, I'll take out yours. It has to stop somewhere. I'm not saying you think like a gang member. I'm just saying we run the chance of turning ourselves into these thugs if we take that mentality too far.

              on edit: I don't think we can necessarily education those already participating in this violence, but I do think if we planted the seed early in younger kids that they might think twice as they get older.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lanie View Post
                Maybe a heightened sense of awareness would make some blacks realize they shouldn't act like those they criticize. I am starting to believe we live in a world full of monsters.
                Welcome to my world.
                "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lanie View Post
                  Maybe a heightened sense of awareness would make some blacks realize they shouldn't act like those they criticize. I am starting to believe we live in a world full of monsters.
                  You're just now realizing that?
                  "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

                  -John Locke

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by scott View Post
                    You're just now realizing that?
                    Not just now. I've been thinking for the longest time that I'm a racist against my own race (human race). It doesn't flip me out that some people are capable of severe cruelty. It flips me out that a huge chunk of them are capable of severe cruelty.

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                    • #11
                      Way to go, Mayor Nutter. Heckuva job.
                      Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                      No one will be denied:
                      Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                      We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                      But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                      Are rollin' in their graves
                      While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Adam View Post
                        Police told him they believe he was attacked by a group of six to eight men, ranging in age from 16 to 21.
                        I don't think Nutter fits the profile.
                        Enjoy.

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                        • #13
                          'There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.'


                          Oprah thinks that this will all sort itself out in a few years.

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