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check two 12-26-2013 11:10 PM

Knockout game attack leads to hate crime charge

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.

APOLLO STASH 12-26-2013 11:53 PM

can't wait til one of these fuckers tries some shit

IrOnMaN 12-27-2013 09:47 AM

This is crap. The two blacks kids who killed the Australian and all of the blacks who did the knockout game weren't called racists but this guy's a racist?

I guess being white can be a disadvantage in some cases.

Sideshow Bob 12-27-2013 12:14 PM

So Eric Holder and his biased, PC justice department waited until they found a white suspect to throw out the hate crime charge?

Yes lets just skip over the 12-15 instances where jewish males and white women were intentionally targeted. Seems legit.

check two 12-27-2013 12:27 PM

I think it was killbot that said the knockout thing is commonly known as polar bear hunting.

CEITEDMOFO 12-27-2013 05:28 PM


check two 12-27-2013 05:37 PM

You're late Husky Harris


Sideshow Bob 12-27-2013 05:38 PM

Conrad is a pretty dope name

Almost as dope as Cody

CharlesJones 12-28-2013 01:51 PM

This is sad that some retarded men are doing this. I heard a black guy talk about this at a store and he told the cashier guy that there's young black men in Washington DC that are knocking people out on the streets for no reason. My dad also told me about this because he said the local news has been talking about it and a couple of black guys were arrested about this because they killed a older black guy by knocking him out. It's really sad that ignorant black men and ignorant white men don't have nothing else better to do with their time than to do dumb shit. This is exactly why i don't have a lot of male friends especially black men because their ignorance pisses me off. It's hard enough being black already and when you do dumb shit like this, it just makes whites say i told you so that niggas ain't shit. But whites need to understand that some whites do dumb shit also. It's not just blacks who do dumb shit. So whites need to stop putting themselves on a pedestal and thinking that they're better than blacks because of their skin color.

Sky Blue Bally Kid 12-28-2013 08:18 PM

smh @ being 27 and playing this.

check two 01-04-2014 02:53 PM

Why would the hate crime charges be downgraded?

***Update: Sources say Baldwin was initially charged with hate crimes for targeting Jewish victims, but those charges were later downgraded.


A 35-year-old New York man has been charged with hate crimes in connection with seven "knockout" assaults, including attacks on two elderly woman and a mother walking with her daughter, police said Saturday.

Barry Baldwin, a Brooklyn resident, was charged with six counts of assault as a hate crime, six counts of aggravated harassment as a hate crime, and other crimes for a spate of attacks between November 9 and December 27 in predominantly Jewish sections of Brooklyn, police said.

On November 9, Baldwin allegedly punched a 78-year-old woman who was pushing a stroller -- apparently as part of the "knockout" assault game, where people try to knock a random stranger unconscious with a single blow. The victim was knocked to the ground.

On December 7, he allegedly struck again, punching a 20-year-old woman in the back of the head in Brooklyn.

Between December 21 and December 27, Baldwin allegedly assaulted five more woman, including a 33-year-old woman who was walking with her young daughter and another 78-year-old woman.

After the attack on the woman walking with her 7-year-old daughter in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, police released a sketch of the suspect. The mother was punched in the back of the head and knocked down, police said. She sustained minor injuries to her knees and hands. The suspect fled on foot.

Police keep close eye on reports of disturbing 'knocking' game

Baldwin was arrested December 29 by hate crimes detectives canvassing the neighborhoods where the previous attacks occurred, police said. He was charged after witnesses identified him in a police lineup.

At least nine suspected "knockout" attacks have been reported since October in New York, but police have said they see no evidence of a trend.

Authorities have reported similar incidents in New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri and Washington.

CharlesJones 01-04-2014 02:55 PM

This knockout game crap is really pathetic. This black faggot dude knocked out a old jewish lady and attacked some other women. I hope his bitch ass gets caught. Guys like this need to be shot and it's sad that there's so many retarded guys like this on the planet.

IrOnMaN 01-05-2014 06:57 PM

A nig attacks Jewish women, gets arrested and then the charges were "downgraded"? What a joke.

check two 02-24-2014 05:19 PM

--- Knock That White Boy Out’: Arrests Made After Mob Of Teens Attack Disabled Vet

Cleveland authorities have made several arrests following the mob beating of a disabled Army veteran by a group of teenagers.

Last Friday, the victim, Matthew Robinson, was surrounded by between six and eight teenagers while riding the RTA Healthline. Robinson told WOIO that he was attacked by the teens, then robbed of his possessions.

During the attack, the teens made several derogatory remarks about Robinson.

“What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker,’” he was quoted as saying about the incident. “They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”

This week, three suspects – Kenneth Matthews, Ronald Reid Williams and an unnamed 16-year-old girl – were arrested by Cleveland and RTA police. The latter filmed the attack with her cell phone, and was said to still have the video at the time of her apprehension.

Despite the arrests, concern remains as other attacks of a similar nature have happened in the area, most of which are said to have been perpetrated by other young culprits, according to WOIO.

Added Robinson of the danger, “Your mother or sister could be on the bus, and the same thing could happen to them.”


diggy 02-24-2014 11:36 PM


Originally Posted by IrOnMaN (Post 2422657)
A nig attacks Jewish women, gets arrested and then the charges were "downgraded"? What a joke.

A "nig"?


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