Thursday, December 26, 2013

US Dept. Of Justice FINALLY Charges Knockout Game Suspect With Hate Crime

But he just happens to be the only white man I have heard of who has committed this kind of attack.

What do you know?

The Washington Times reported:
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.
Meanwhile, dozens of black on white “knockout” attacks are completely ignored by this administration.


Unknown said...

The 'Just Us' Department.

Pastorius said...


"Dangerous" Non-violent Einsteinian Socialist said...

I knew you guys would come around! Many folks on the far left have been saying that forever! :) Feminists, traditionally mega-leftist, recently traded in their anti-police state ideology for a more traditional statist prosecution-friendly ideology. The Black Lives Matter and Antifa crowd see it as a kind of betrayal. Libs aren't very good at unification, as they are a disparate set of minority social identities. Conservatives "can go all" when and where "they go one" alot more effectively.

I am opposed to hate crimes. I mean both the crimes themselves, and to classifying them as something special with higher penalties for protected groups. I thought the libs were supposed to be all about equality? In their minds, they are balancing an already tilted system.

As Einstein said, "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Using discrimination to fix discrimination will lead to more butthurt feelings, and perpetuate the cycle of violence more than it will hinder it- in my opinion.