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This post was edited by robert237 at 2014-1-10 21:51

I don't know if picking up oranges along the side of the road constitutes a loss of morality among citizens
but a new game is sweaping the USA. It's called the 'knockout Game' and the object is to pick out a stranger
and see if you can knock them out with one punch to the face.
Which part of the world is losing morality... the east with picking up oranges spilled on the roadside
or the west there the latest past time of the youth is to see if you can knock a stranger out cold with
one punch to the face...
I don't know about you I'll put up with some missing oranges spilled on the roadside before I'd put up
with youth so callous and brutal they make a game out of injuring or possible killing some unfortunate
victim minding their own business.

This first story I heard about on the TV this week. It happened in an upscale part of silicon valley.
Other instances are happening from sea to shining sea.

A victim lying on the sidewalk
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A victim in the hospital
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Another victim lying in an alley
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Woman Sucker Punched In Possible ‘Knockout Game’ Attack In Upscale Los Gatos
January 8, 2014 12:22 AM
Betty Yu -- KPIX 5

LOS GATOS (KPIX 5) – Police are looking for a man suspected of sucker punching a mother outside a Los Gatos
dance studio Monday afternoon. Authorities said the attack could be related to a recent phenomenon known as
the “knockout game.”

“We heard a commotion like a thunk and a scream,” dance instructor Mariana Sorbal told KPIX 5.

The scream came from a woman outside the Dance Attack studio on the 14000 block of Blossom Hill Road.
According to Los Gatos / Monte Sereno Police, the woman fell to the ground after she was punched.
Her injuries were not life threatening and she was treated at the scene.

Witnesses said the suspect left the area on foot toward Harwood Road, police said.

The woman could be the latest victim of the so-called “knockout game,” where unsuspecting people are
knocked out at random with one punch, for the sheer thrill of it.

Police said a man in his 20s clocked the woman in the face. Sorbal said the victim just dropped off her
daughter at the studio.

“It was in the middle of the day. It wasn’t even dark yet, it was full of people. So obviously they’re
trying to look for attention,” Sorbal said. “It’s kind of scary, that someone thinks it’s a game to go
ahead and punch people.”

Police describe the suspect as an African-American adult in his early-to-mid 20s, standing 5’9” to 6’
tall with slender build and short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and
a white baseball cap backwards.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Los Gatos / Monte Sereno Police

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Brooklyn cops probe another possible 'knockout' after woman, 72, is punched
Mira Harpazi was walking on Vandalia Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. in East New York around noon when a
young man simply walked up to her and socked her in the face, sources said.
By Rocco Parascandola , Mark Morales AND Corinne Lestch / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Monday, November 25, 2013, 8:41 PM
Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 10:57 PM


Police are investigating another possible “Knockout Game” attack in Brooklyn after a 72-year-old Russian
woman was sucker-punched in the face on Monday, police sources said.

Mira Harpazi was making a trip to a pharmacy when a young man walked up to her around noon near the
intersection of Vandalia Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. in East New York and socked her in the mouth,
the sources said.

RELATED: 'KNOCKOUT' HIT-AND-RUNS TAKE HOLD IN NY

The suspect said nothing to Harpazi, who was coming from Starrett City, and did not make an attempt to
rob her, one law enforcement source told the Daily News. The suspect was described by the sources only
as a black man in his early 20s.

The victim, who is Jewish, was taken to Brookdale Hospital and listed in stable condition, police said.

Cops are probing the incident as a possible “Knockout Game” attack, the sources said. Players in the twisted
game select innocent passersby and assault them with a single punch, attempting to knock them unconscious.

The game, which often includes a video of the violence that is posted on social media, has stirred up
widespread frenzy. The NYPD has responded to recent reports of the random violence by beefing up police
presence in areas where attacks have occurred.

RELATED: COPS PROBE ATTACK ON MAN IN BROOKLYN

The possible incident on Monday follows a spate of similar attacks in the Midwood and Crown Heights sections
of Brooklyn. Last week, a 78-year-old woman told cops she was hit in the back of the head while walking
along E. 5th St. and Ave. L earlier this month.

Seven Orthodox Jews were also targeted in Crown Heights, and the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force has been
investigating the attacks.

Police arrested Amrit Marajh, 28, in connection with one of the brutal blows. He was charged on Saturday
with misdemeanor assault, menacing and harassment charges for punching Shmuel Perl in Brooklyn.
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'Knockout game' attack leads to hate crime charge
AP 8:39 a.m. EST December 27, 2013

HOUSTON (AP) — A white Houston-area man was arrested Thursday on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly
shooting video of himself sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a "knockout game"-style attack.

Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, made a brief appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy, who scheduled
a detention hearing for the Katy man on Friday.

According to prosecutors, the attack happened Nov. 24 in Katy, but it wasn't until 12 days later that
authorities connected the attack to the cellphone video of it.

Authorities learned of the case because Barrett allegedly showed the video on the night of the attack to
an off-duty arson investigator he had just met at a restaurant in nearby Folshear. According to the criminal
complaint, Barrett asked the off-duty investigator and the woman with the investigator if they knew about
the knockout game. He told them he played earlier that day, then showed them the video, prosecutors allege.

The investigator then flagged down a uniformed officer across the street and led him to Barrett.

The attack video doesn't show Barrett's face, but investigators matched his voice to the voice in the video
and the couple at the restaurant told investigators that Barrett was wearing the same shorts and shoes at
the person who shot the video.

According to prosecutors, the video shows Barrett approach the victim and ask, "How's it going, man?"
A "loud smack" is then heard, the victim falls to the ground, Barrett laughs and says, "Knockout." The
assailant then flees in his vehicle.

The victim lost three teeth and needed surgery to repair his jaw, which had been broken in two places.
He was hospitalized for more than four days, authorities said.

Investigators retrieved other videos from Barrett's phone, including some in which he uses racial epithets
and talks about trying to work up the courage to play the knockout game, the complaint states. In one,
Barrett says: "That plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?"

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson said Thursday that such crimes won't be tolerated.

"Evidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted with the assistance of all our
partners to the fullest extent of the law," Magidson said.

Barrett's attorney, George Parnham, said Barrett has bipolar disorder and has been prescribed heavy
medications to treat it. He said Barrett's family "feels horribly sympathetic" for the person who was attacked.

"When you start peeling back the layers of the onion and look at the mindset behind the action you soon
realize there's a mental issue," said Parnham, who added that he's trying to gather as much information
about Barrett's mental health as possible.

If convicted of the hate crime charge, Barrett could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and fined
up to $250,000.
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Nothing but thugs and cowards
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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F111 Post time: 2014-1-10 21:45
Nothing but thugs and cowards

And of course there are no thugs or cowards in Australia...
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robert237 Post time: 2014-1-11 13:52
And of course there are no thugs or cowards in Australia...

DANIEL Christie, the 18-year-old boy who was hit by a "coward punch" on New Year's Eve, has died in hospital today.
We have the cowards as well
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Americans are a violent breed.
The Chinese immigration department should be doubly focused when issuing visa to these thugs.
Better to limit the number to below 100 a year.  

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Gilbert_Ho Post time: 2014-1-10 23:06
Americans are a violent breed.
The Chinese immigration department should be doubly focused when issu ...

Violence is part of the indoctrination in America.
The sad fact that the Europeans stole North America from the native inhabitants through violence
is glorified time and time again during childhood. The common childhood game of 'cowboys and indians'
for example. The cowboys are always the 'good guys' and the indians are always the 'bad guys' in
the movies (a few odd exceptions aside). All the movies made for kids are this way.
It reinforces that whatever "America" wants, America should have, through violence if necessary.
Unfortunately they kids are never taught that "what America wants" is really what a few obscenely
rich owners and rulers of America want in order to become even more rich and powerful.
Their fighting for America in the military does nothing to benefit them other than a few benefits
that any citizen should be entitled to for doing the real work that built this nation.
The kids are indoctrinated to admire the obscenely rich parasites that are taking half of the resources
instead of recognizing them as totally unnecessary parasites.
The information age is changing all that. Obscenely rich capitalist parasites are a dying breed and
they can't be eliminated quickly enough.
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robert237 Post time: 2014-1-12 03:17
Violence is part of the indoctrination in America.
The sad fact that the Europeans stole North Ame ...

But why is that land so infused with violence, Robert?

Will history ever judge America as ever being civilized?

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