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10-day bloodbath for ‘nonexistent’ Knockout Game


10-day bloodbath for ‘nonexistent’ Knockout Game

Denial proves feeble defense against racially charged violence

Just when the Knockout Game is declared dead, a week of heightened bloodshed proves reports of its demise to be greatly exaggerated.

Five months after the New York Times said this spontaneous racial violence was an urban myth; four months after NPR admitted it happened once in a while but race had nothing to do with it; three months after CBS News said maybe it was happening after all; two months after a Philadelphia family court judge said racial violence exists because white people deserve it; and one month after CNN said the Knockout Game fad was over, victims and videos and witnesses and suspects just keep piling up.

Just in the last 10 days, there have been several reports, but many in the media still refuse to connect the dots and report the central organizing feature of the Knockout Game: The perpetrators are black. The victims are not.

News of the latest case surfaced last week from Florida. The lead sentence from WOKV-TV tells the story: “The ‘Knock Out’ game has officially come to Jacksonville.”

This time the victim was disabled. He was at a service station, supporting himself with a cane and filling his car with gas when Kevin Kejuan Johnson allegedly punched him in the face. Police arrested Johnson this week after identifying him from video and getting a “search warrant for his phone, which they say reveals multiple videos of juveniles walking up to unsuspecting individuals and punching them.”

The victim said Johnson was one of several black people at the attack.

The Knockout Game is pretty simple: Gather a group of black people. Find a white person. An Asian will do. Older is better. Then punch him or her in the face until he or she is knocked out, your arms are tired or the person dies. The game is often spontaneous, but never random.

Hundreds of examples of the Knockout Game are documented in “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”

On the day after St. Patrick’s Day in Riverhead, N.Y., home of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, an elderly woman with scoliosis was knocked to the ground while carrying an armful of groceries. The violence provoked fits of laughter from the attacker and his friends. Police are calling it the Knockout Game.

A few days before, 30 miles away in Brentwood, Long Island, police arrested three black people for the Knockout Game attack on an elderly Hispanic immigrant woman. Police say Qwatese Jarvis and his two friends allegedly pushed her to the ground, then punched and kicked her.

The woman has broken bones, and her sister says she is afraid to leave her house, has nightmares and cannot return to work.

At least one viewer of local TV news, Megan Rivera, did not like how some people said this violence was racial or was another example of the Knockout Game. She explained to Long Island Channel 12: “The New York Times already stated this is a myth perpetrated on the black youth community by white old racists,” she said. Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”

Last week in Hope, Ark., birthplace of Bill Clinton, a 13-year-old girl was “the victim of a Knockout Game” at a local middle school, said According to the news site, the 15-year-old suspect – in the presence of several other people – allegedly punched the girl in her face at school, knocking her to the ground, knocking her out. She suffered a fractured jaw, concussion and ligament damage.

Police arrested four black people when the next day they showed up at the home of the victim’s boyfriend, threatening him with violence too.

In downtown Darien, Conn., last week, a business man was walking to his office when a “dark-skinned man” crossed the street to ask him a question.

“The attacker then jumped him and punched him in the eye, knocking him to the ground and also injuring his right hand,” said the Darien Times.

Like police administrators in New York City, police in Darien are not calling this a Knockout Game because they say this kind of racial violence does not exist.

In Kansas City, two days after St. Patrick’s Day, “Two teens set out to videotape one of them sucker punching a man, and that man told police he was a victim of the notorious Knockout Game,” said KCTV 5 News. “Staff members said the same teen sucker-punched an older man in the same spot earlier that day.”

Police are looking for the second victim and say the attacks were probably not examples of the Knockout Game because they insist that type of thing does not happen there.

That is not what one Kansas City mother is telling KSHB news in the aftermath of the latest Knockout Game: “Sophia Washington said groups of teens have beaten up her children like this dozens of times. Recently, one group shot at her home.”

Kansas City is the site of regular and frequent black mob violence at the Country Club Plaza and more recently this week at the local zoo. Even so, one viewer of KCTV was indignant that anyone would comment that the attackers were black. And that it had happened before.

“Cut it out with already debunked lies of Faux News about a Knockout Game,” said one commenter on the station’s web site. “Sensationalism and fear mongering at its worst. I pity you racists and self-righteously clueless unfortunate souls. How about you report something uplifting and worthwhile?” Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”