We’ve All Been Sucker-Punched… by the Knockout Game Myth

Yes, the “Game” exists. But the media narrative around it is completely wrong.

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Unless you spent the whole month of November on vacation, you’ve probably been hearing about the “Knockout Game.” According to the news of the last few weeks, it’s a brand new game, spreading all over the country, in which young, African-American teenagers — sometimes alone, sometimes in groups — come up to innocent, unsuspecting people and try to knock them out with one punch.

This has been happening all over the place — including dozens of times right here in Philly — and no one in safe. But Barack Obama won’t condemn it. Neither will Al Sharpton.


Right?

In fact, the prevailing media narrative of the Knockout Game is starting to look completely wrong.

Yes, the Knockout Game exists. These assaults have happened, and we've seen video of them. But the many assumptions associated with the "Game" — that it's new, that it's a widespread phenomenon, that it's a major thing that's happening everywhere, and that it is always black-on-white — are overhyped if not completely false.

Anyone physically assaulting another person should be arrested and hauled off to jail for a long time, whether they're playing the "Game" or not. That should go without saying. Those who have been assaulted in this way have my deepest sympathies. If police wish to charge the assailants with a hate crime — as they have in a couple of instances in New York in which Orthodox Jews were allegedly targeted — that's certainly valid.

It also appears most people committing such assaults have been quickly caught; after all, criminals who videotape their crimes and upload them to social networks under their own names tend to not remain free for long.

But the media narrative of the Knockout Game sounds highly suspicious, and something's been off about it from the beginning. It reminds a lot me of "wilding" and "Satanic ritual abuse." It's something for local newscasts to hype up to scare their audiences — just another thing that just might kill you or your children when you leave the house tomorrow, along with bird flu and unsafe child car seats.

First of all, this "game" is not new. There have been reports of bored teenagers punching random people for years, by some accounts going back to the early 1990s. Nor is random assault a new phenomenon. And the implication that the only people who punch others in the head are black teenagers should come as news to anyone who's ever spent an afternoon in the upper deck at an Eagles game.

I don't buy that it's suddenly widespread, either. Philadelphia police sources told the Daily News in an article published Monday that there has been one — that's right, one — confirmed case of the Knockout Game in the city among recent assaults, a Fox Chase man. (The suspect in the high-profile Broad Street Puncher case, according to a SEPTA spokeswoman quoted by this website last week, was not participating in the "Game.")

The skepticism extends outside Philly. A New York Times piece about the game quoted several law enforcement officials in different cities — including New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, no liberal softie he — as questioning and trying to determine whether or not the "Knockout Game" is an urban myth. And while Jersey City, N.J., has been on dozens of lists of cities where Knockout Game assaults have taken place, that city's police spokesman told the Times that there have been no such incidents reported there.

What we're seeing is, every time there's a mugging or violent assault anywhere, it's attributed in media coverage to the Knockout Game, even when the connection is not confirmed — every single assault is now suddenly a "possible knockout."

That Daily News story also quoted police as saying that the city of Philadelphia, this year, has seen 5,000 aggravated assaults that haven't involved guns. So if one or ten or 20 of those 5,000 have been the Knockout Game, I'm thinking this story has been somewhat overhyped, in relation to the city's overall crime problem.

Then there's the tale of Beulah Montgomery, a 60-year-old woman who pulled a gun and shot and killed a pair of Knockout Game assailants, in a story that got tons of play in social media. Too bad the story was a complete fabrication. 

Of course, there's another, rather ugly side to this. Go and read the comments of just about every news article published online about the Knockout Game in the last few weeks, and you'll notice a pattern emerging. It generally goes:  Racial slur, racial slur, complaint that the media is ignoring the story, racial slur, violent gun-toting revenge fantasy, racial slur, complaint that the article downplayed the race of the suspects, concern trolling about absentee fathers, racial slur and "Where is Obama?"

In the last few years, there's been a concerted effort, in some of the less savory corners of right-wing media, to create a certain impression: That black-on-white violence is skyrocketing to out of control levels, and that white people should all be very, very afraid  Sites like the Drudge Report and World Net Daily have hyped virtually every instance of such violence, always with the implication (or more than the implication) that Obama is president, and why won't he stop it?

First of all, if there's any data to show that black-on-white violent crime has spiked in recent years, locally or nationally, it has yet to be released from any reputable source. Overall crime statistics, in fact, have been trending downward for two decades. There's absolutely no data to speak of showing that any such race-based explosion of violence has taken place- it's nothing but argument by anecdote.

As for Obama, he's the president of the United States. His job description does not include supervision and discipline of all black people. The actions of black street criminals reflect on him only in the minds of pure, unreconstructed racists.

Remember all those predictions about "race riots" after the George Zimmerman verdict, the ones that never came to pass? There's clearly a large audience that wants to hear that "the black kids are running wild," regardless of whether or not it's true.

As for Al Sharpton refusing to condemn the attacks? He condemned the attacks, strongly. The New York Post responded by ripping him for not calling for marches against them. 

In the city of Philadelphia this year, there have been around 300 cases of murder and, as stated above, 5,000 assaults. There has been one confirmed case of the Knockout Game and, at most, a couple of dozen unconfirmed ones. Why in the world the Knockout Game has gotten more media attention than the murders is completely unfathomable.

Will we still be talking about the Knockout Game in two months, or six months? Probably not, even though chances are it will be happening as frequently (or infrequently) then as it is now.

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  • Kaz

    I saw that Beulah Montgomery story through a link posted on Reddit when I tried to search for it and one of the first comments on the top said something about the kids who did it have ‘lazy’ parents on ‘welfare’ ‘smoking newports’ while watching ‘Jerry Springer’. The first response called out how no description was given for the parents of the kids, but it didn’t stop others from applauding and agreeing with that original comment.

    • MiamiNice57

      at least they weren’t smoking crack. In Florida white grandparents smoke weed and send 4 YO boys high to daycare.

  • tony_k

    not quite “argument by anecdote”. Inconvenient fact: according to the Obama Administration’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, from 1980 to 2008 the black homicide rate (34.4 per 100k) is nearly EIGHT TIMES the white rate (4.5 per 100k).

    • Dan

      This is true. But most of the violence is black on black. the sad thing is that few in the black community are willing to admit that this is as much cultural as it is economic. The first step to recovery is recognizing the problem. but there is an unfortunate and seemingly impermeable cloud of denial. Meanwhile, if anything your stats dismiss the notion of rampant hate crimes, as blacks are mostly killing each other and not random whites – though the propensity of random black on white attacks is greater. It is generally more a result that blacks have a more violent culture in general than whites. These are indisputable facts. As a liberal, it is sad to me that liberals cannot admit this in public.

  • Lord_Steven_Regal

    It’s odd how random attacks on complete strangers (that in some cases have led to death) are finally starting to get the media attention they rightly deserve, and suddenly, and simultaneously, numerous media outlets are trying their best to say these attacks, or at least their prevalence, is all a myth. It’s almost like these media outlets got a marching order from above to stamp out the fire before the American public sees the flames.

    • colonelkilgore

      Only because it’s blacks attacking whites. If the game were white men attacking blacks the coverage would be the same as Trayvon Martin

      • JofreyRice

        If only white men could get back to attacking blacks in PEACE! DAMN LIBRUL MEDIA!

        • NiceTry

          Are you kidding me? If this was whites attacking blacks like this there would be riots…

          • Ali dM

            A black man is three times more likely to be killed by a white than vice versa. Do you see any riots? Shut up.

          • Jordan

            The moon is 3 times as likely to generate as much energy as the sun. See, I can make up stupid ignorant non-sense too. A black man is NOT three times more likely to be killed by a white man. Everyone forget about the race of these issues. People keep clinging to racism all over this stupid country. Black people kill more black people than anyone else. White people kill while people. Black people kill white people. White people kill black people. They are all killers and it doesn’t matter what color they are… they should all be treated the same. My opinion.

          • Ali dM

            Sorry, but my numbers ARE correct. White supremacists (such as the New Century Foundation that published the article you just linked to) are just trying to scare white people into believing they are at a serious risk of being victimized by black people. But it’s bogus. Here are the real facts:

            In 2010, 704 whites were killed by blacks. As a percentage of the white population in 2010 (196.8 million) that’s a whopping 3.6 ten-thousandths of one percent (0.00036) of the white population who were killed by a black person that year. This comes out to about 1 white person out of every 277,000 who were killed by a black person in 2010. So, any given white person had a 1/277,000 chance of being killed by a black person in 2010. Clearly a HUGE risk and very good reason to be scared of all black people:P

            Here’s the problem: any given black person is far more likely to be interracially murdered by a white person than that. 413 blacks were killed by whites in 2010, and as a percentage of the black population in 2010 (42 million) that was 1 one-thousandths of a percent (0.001) of the black population. This equates to about 1 black person out of every 100,000 who were killed by a white person in 2010.

            In other words, although interracial homicides are incredibly rare in either direction, any given black person in the United States is about 2.8 times more likely to be killed by a white person than any given white person is to be murdered by a black person.

            Check the FBI stats and do the math yourself if you don’t believe me.

          • Heath Smith

            There were 14,043 homicides. Your data is as flawed as is your entire argument. Do the math if you don’t believe me.

          • Heath Smith

            Blacks committed 6,216, Whites 4,423, Hispanics 1,357, Unknown 4,251, Asian 193, American Indian 99. You do not have to be a math major to see that blacks are clearly over represented when it comes to homicides. Please quit spewing your non-sense and deceptions. Thanks you.

          • Heath Smith

            For more REAL information, see the article titled “Murder in America” by the Wall Street Journal. It is so easy that even a caveman can do it.

          • Ali dM

            My calculations yield exactly the same percent using the WSJ data.

            The reason for the different numbers that you and I are coming up with is that we’re getting our data from different sources. I agree with you that the WSJ database is more accurate. However some conservatives have a problem with the WSJ in general, so I find that things usually just go more smoothly if I use the FBI stats (which people tend to argue with less). However the *ratio* remains the same.

            If you look at the WSJ numbers carefully though, you’ll see that my point is proven exactly the same with their numbers:

            In 2010, there were 704 whites killed by blacks. As a percentage of the white population in 2010 (196.8 million) was a (“massive”) 3.6 ten-thousandths of one percent (0.00036) of all whites who were killed by a black person that year. This comes out to about 1 white person out of every 277,000 who were killed by a black person in 2010. (Think about whether that sounds like such a huge risk, please — a risk large enough to justify a generalized fear of being interracially murdered by a black person).

            Again, here’s the problem: any given black person is far more likely to be interracially murdered by a white person than that. 413 blacks killed by whites, as a percentage of the black population in 2010 (42 million) was 1 one-thousandths of a percent (0.001) of all blacks who were killed by a white person that year. This equates to about 1 black person out of every 100,000 who were killed by a white person in 2010.

            Again — in other words, although interracial homicides are incredibly rare in either direction, any given black person in the United States is about 2.8 times more likely to be killed by a white person than any given white person is to be murdered by a black person.

            Let me know if you’re still active and you’d like to discuss this further.

            *Sorry for the late response. I guess I had trouble getting the wifi to work in my “cave”;)

          • Ali dM

            You are using the Wall Street Journal database which I agree is more accurate:) Please see below (at the very bottom of this thread) to see the same calculations for the WSJ statistics as I did for the FBI statistics. Although the WSJ stats list more homicides overall, the ratios are still the same. So again, using either data set, any given black person is approximately 2.8 times more likely to be killed by a white person than vice versa.

            Respond to me here or there if you’d like; I’d love to continue the conversation despite my belated reply:)

          • Ali dM

            Racism is still a huge problem in America. Pretending there is no racism any more is just the favored new form of expressing anti-black prejudice… Just check any of these comment boards.

          • http://www.foxnews.com/ Jeffersonian527

            Whites by majority have proven by pulling the lever for a Black President not once but twice….Racist do not do this, however racist do vote 90+% of their population based on race alone as we have seen the last two elections. White intellect has moved far from the 50′s as race goes.

          • BrokenTengu99 .

            Amen .

          • Daniel

            Ali dM, you’re absolutely insane. You’re simply making that up out of whole cloth. That is not even close to the truth!
            “Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa”
            http://www.examiner.com/article/federal-statistics-of-black-on-white-violence-with-links-and-mathematical-extrapolation-formulas

          • Ali dM

            Sorry but it’s true. Check the FBI stats. In 2010 there were 704 whites killed by blacks in America. As a percentage of the white population in 2010 (196.8 million) that was a whopping 3.6 ten-thousandths of one percent (0.00036) chance of being killed by a black person that year. This comes out to about 1 white person out of every 277,000 who were killed by a black person in 2010. Quite the risk, that. Clearly sufficient to justify a generalized fear of being interracially murdered by a black person…

            Oh, except, here’s the problem: any given black person is far more likely to be interracially murdered by a white person than that. 413 blacks killed by whites, as a percentage of the black population in 2010 (42 million) was 1 one-thousandths of a percent (0.001) of all blacks
            who were killed by a white person that year. This equates to about 1 black person out of every 100,000 who were killed by a white person in 2010.

            In other words, although interracial homicides are incredibly rare in either direction, any given black person in the United States is about 2.8 times more likely to be killed by a white person than any given white person is to be murdered by a black person.

          • Ali dM

            Sorry, but my numbers ARE correct. White supremacists (such as the New Century Foundation that published the article you just linked to) are just trying to scare white people into believing they are at a serious risk of being victimized by black people. But it’s bogus. Here are the real facts:

            In 2010, 704 whites were killed by blacks. As a percentage of the white population in 2010 (196.8 million) that’s a whopping 3.6 ten-thousandths of one percent (0.00036) of the white population who were killed by a black person that year. This comes out to about 1 white person out of every 277,000 who were killed by a black person in 2010. So, any given white person had a 1/277,000 chance of being killed by a black person in 2010. Clearly a HUGE risk and very good reason to be scared of all black people:P

            Here’s the problem: any given black person is far more
            likely to be interracially murdered by a white person than that. 413 blacks were killed by whites in 2010, and as a percentage of the black population in 2010 (42 million) that was 1 one-thousandths of a percent (0.001) of the black population. This equates to about 1 black person out of every 100,000 who were killed by a white person in 2010.

            In other words, although interracial homicides are incredibly rare in either direction, any given black person in the United States is about 2.8 times more likely to be killed by a white person than any given white person is to be murdered by a black person.

            Check the FBI stats and do the math yourself if you don’t believe me.

          • Bartholomew

            Statistics as they say are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive but what they conceal is vital. With a cursory view of the statistics one can immediately notice as a percentage of race which group has higher propensity to murder the other race. With the African Americans constituting close to 1/5th of the population of White Americans they managed to murder nearly 300 more whites, then whites did Afr. Amer. This is what is vitally obscured with your above methodology calculations. Lets assume for simplicity that were one perpetrator per homicide. Therefore using your figures, 704 whites murdered by 704 Afr. Amer. That works out to be 704 Afr. Amer divided by the approx. 40 million Afr. Amer. which works out to 0.0000176 or 1 Afr. Amer. interracial murderer against white Amer. out of every 56,818 Afr. Amer. While 413 Afr. Amer. murdered by 413 White Amer out of roughly 200 million white Amer. which works out to 0.000002065 or 1 White Amer. interracial murderer against Afr. Amer. out of every 484,261.5 white Americans. Now take 484,261.5 divided by 56,818 and you get a factor of 8.5 likelihood that a Black. American as a % of their race will commit interracial homicide against White American vs the other way around. Interesting huh?

          • JerryS111

            Nice math but that disregards the fact that blacks meet five times more whites than whites do blacks on a daily basis. Even if black people were just killing people at random (not targeted by race) and at the *exact* same rate as white killers, their rates of interracial violence would be much higher. Post again if you’re still active; I’d love to discuss this further.

          • Heath Smith

            There were 14,043 homicides in the U.S. Your source data is as flawed as is your entire argument.

          • Leretseh

            “413 blacks were killed by whites in 2010″
            @Ali dM:: REALLY? Give us a web site that lists some of these black victims. I’ve been to numerous sites showing white victims – thousands of them – of black violence. However, no web site cataloging ALL those black victims of white violence you speak of. Where are these black victims of white violence?! Don;t give be FBI garbage stats.

          • JerryS111

            In my experience, there doesn’t seem to be as much of a grudge culture about it in the black community — that’s probably why there are less websites.

            Here are a couple individual stories though. They’re rarely covered by the mainstream media, which is probably why you haven’t heard of them:/

            http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/08/06/mississippi.hate.crime/
            http://www.cbsnews.com/news/darius-simmons-murder-john-henry-spooner-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-in-death-of-wis-teen-neighbor/
            http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/09/justice/mississippi-manslaughter-plea/

            Are you suggesting that the FBI is fabricating their racial crime statistics? Because these rates haven’t changed much in the past decade or so. Multiple administrations (including the Republicans) would have had to be in on it. I’m curious if you actually believe this.

          • Ali dM

            Nobody is denying that the crime rate is higher in certain majority-black communities. The point is that black people are not out there targeting whites. And also, what about the fact that you’re six times more likely to get killed by a white guy than a black man? You’re so freaked out and obsessed by this minute possibility of being victimized by a black person that you’re completely ignoring the fact that you have way more to fear from whites. Wheres the outcry on that? That’s one reason why people look at arguments like the one you’re making and say it’s racist. If I was to make my life revolve around the fear of getting killed by a dishwashing machine and not care about the likelihood of car accidents people would think I’m pretty weird and obsessed with/irrationally prejudiced against dishwashing machines. It’s the same thing looking at you freaking out about the possibility of being victimized by a black guy. It doesn’t make sense and it’s just politicians and white supremacists trying to manipulate you for their own benefit. Wake up.

          • BrokenTengu99 .

            And how many more times likely is a white to attack / rape / kill another white ? Same stats . You should be moreworried about someone who looks just like you .

    • JofreyRice

      What are you talking about? The media is fanning flames, if anything. They’re covering up about as well as Rihanna does. No one is saying the attacks, or even the game, is a myth. The argument is that it’s not the nationwide crimewave some segments of the media are portraying it as.

      What kind of media attention do they “rightly deserve” over all other random, senseless crime in this country, anyway? Statistically, the amount of the “knockout game” crimes pale in comparison to what the FBI classifies as hate crimes against Muslims. Do hate crimes only matter if the victim looks like oneself?

      • Lord_Steven_Regal

        ‘Do hate crimes only matter if the victim looks like oneself?”

        You’ll have to ask the black community. There is a far higher percentage of white people who speak out against white racism directed at blacks than there is the percent of black people speaking out against black racim, in this case attacks, directed at whites. It’s black people that seem to rally in unison when one of their own is perceived to be attacked whereas white people don’t speak up in unison nearly to that degree. So if you want to change the dynamic of people being more vocal about their own being attacked while caring less about others being attacked, then address that question to black leaders.

        And, yes, the media has traditionally covered-up the extent of black-on-white “random” batteries so as not to raise alarm. People that live in cities know that these batteries have been commonplace for decades. That’s why these knockout attacks are not a new trend because they are neither new nor are they necessarily trending upward. People just think that because, after years of not covering these attacks, the mainstream media had their hand forced by the internet and the wave of videos and self-reports of such attacks now being accessible to all.

        • Ali dM

          You have no stats for this it is just your own made-up delusions. It’s kind of sad what some people are able to convince themselves:(

          • Lord_Steven_Regal

            Ali, I’m not sure how to break this to you, but they don’t keep stats on that sort of thing. Instead, you look at your life experiences, you look at every article you’ve read, and you detect patterns. It’s you who is deluding himself if you honestly do not see the pattern of black people being much more outspoken and activist than other races when a member of their own race is perceived to be the victim of racism. It’s you who has deceived himself if you cannot recognize and admit this obvious pattern.

          • Ali dM

            The problem with your argument is that you take anything you believe and then automatically consider it fact. Was the Earth flat in 329 B.C. because the Europeans believed it so and all available evidence pointed to that? No. Does Harry Potter exist because my cousin believes he does and all evidence available to her points to that? No. Are Holly Madison’s breasts real because Hugh Hefner believes it so and all evidence available to him points to that? No. If it was acceptable to base all of your beliefs purely on your own uninformed opinion, there would be no need for science and we would still be attempting to practice witchcraft and sorcery like we did in the Dark Ages. I realize the Christian Right endorses that ideology but for the rest of the world, if you want to claim something as objectively “true” then you have to provide facts and data to support it. Otherwise, I give those “facts” exactly the same amount of credence as my cousin’s claims that her dinosaurs and My Little Ponies come to life every night and deliberately frame her by knocking down the cookie jar and strewing cookie crumbs all over her sheets.

          • jeez035

            Now THATS how you play this game.

          • Ali dM

            For example, here is an objective fact for you: you are six times more likely to be killed by a white person than you are to be killed by a black person. Given that, can you please explain the logic of why you are focusing on black on white crime as opposed to white on white crime? It seems a bit illogical to me.

          • jeez035

            Youre actually right. White people do not speak out about crimes that have been committed towards the by blacks. Instead, they make laws such as stop and frisk, jim crow, the black tax, segregation to name a few that criminalize all black behavior. I didnt need to do any detective work to figure that out.

          • Lord_Steven_Regal

            Most of what you just listed created societies that were to be separate but equal. The unequal resulted because the two groups have unequal society building talent levels. That’s why their is a vast difference between the standard of living in Europe and the standard of living in Africa and the Carribean, and between white areas and black areas wherever those may be. This has always been the case. This will always be the case.

            As far as laws imposed against a whole group of people today, I think that you’ll see that the only such laws are affirmative action laws aimed at whites in an attempt to level a playing field which will never be level due to the aforementioned differences between the races.

          • MiamiNice57

            The reasons there are the differences in “cast” especially in the Caribbean is because the Europeans decimated indigenous population, took their lands, and enslaved them.

            Take for instance what happened to the North American Indian population. The Europeans (Pilgrims) took all the land they wanted from all the Native American tribes and placed them on reservations.

            Of course if anybody is attacked and their way of living is taken from them they are going to be second class citizens.

            Did you know that by 2025 75% of the worlds population will be biracial. Are you scared now?

          • http://www.foxnews.com/ Jeffersonian527

            Professor, you are right in theory. You neglected to mention the only peace long term you will ever see in the USA with regards to race will be a split of three regions, One Whites living with Whites only at their own choosing, two Blacks living with Blacks at their own choosing, and third a melting pot blend where all live at their own choosing within each others culture. Then there would be peace among the races.

          • Ali dM

            This social Darwinist theory would be quite comical in its absurdity were there not so many serious consequences of people actually believing it to be true.

            If you’re still checking this thread, please enumerate these supposed “unequal society-building levels” and we’ll go through them one-by-one to explain why this theory is built upon misinformation as opposed to fact.

            Anyone else who reads this message is more than welcome to list their ideas as well. There is simply no evidence whatsoever to back up what “Guest” is saying — while there *is* a wealth of evidence that contradicts it.

  • ctb

    Interesting that this column is almost word for word as one that appeared in Slate. Is there some kind of talking points central for liberal commentators. Bottom line:
    white victim – black perpetrator = no pattern here. It happened to you personally; move on. Don’t talk about it. Black victim – white perpetrator (ala T. Martin) = all whites are racists out to get the black community, panic, fear, something must be done.

    • http://blog.philadelphiarealestate.com/ Sandy Smith

      Just having noticed I replied to the wrong thread, I retract the reply I made here just a few minutes ago.

  • colonelkilgore

    Liberal media desperate to absolve blacks once again. So the “knockout game” and black crime must be dismissed, while we got a year of over the top coverage of Trayvon Martin, which “proved” wide spread racism.

    • LookAtThisIdiot

      It certainly did prove racism, but certainly not in the way that you white-flag flying neo-confederate limp dicks think it did.

      • Brian

        Black-on-white rapes are about 30,000 a year; white-on-black rapes are fewer than 10 a year. But by all means, let’s hear more about St. Skittles.

        • blackalaureate

          what does rape have to do with this discussion?

          • Gnash

            what do you have to do with this discussion? Go away nig

          • Goog

            nig nig nig nig nig

        • MiamiNice57

          Are you including white middle aged pedophiles in the mix?
          I know you aren’t. As for your 30K victims where did you get your stats Law and order SVU?

          • Brian

            No. The US Department of Justice. Go to table 42, rape stats.

            http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvus05.pdf

          • MiamiNice57

            Last I tried to get any stats it was the doj.gov not the bjs.gov.

            But since you all think this is racist here are some real stats for you all.

            In 2012, race was reported for 5,331 known hate crime
            offenders. Of these offenders:

            54.6 percent were white.

            23.3 percent were black.

            8.8 percent were groups made up of individuals of various races (multiple
            races, group).

            0.9 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander.

            0.9 percent were American Indian/Alaskan Native.

            11.5 percent were unknown. (Based on Table 9.)

          • http://www.foxnews.com/ Jeffersonian527

            And your stat’s from an AG that see’s nothing wrong with black panthers standing at a voting station with baton’s threatening
            Crackers…..Leave or I bust your head “Cracker ass” Of course you can use his stat’s………….WAKE UP maybe the gene pool skipped you and saved your children

          • MiamiNice57

            You’re soo off base here. For the record you’re most likely a troll. As such a dose of reality is needed. Living in the past, a 2008 issue of one polling station and the charges of one individual was dropped.

            I am soo glad we are in the last throws of what we call the USA democracy. I live in Florida I know well about voter intimidation, voter fraud, hanging chads, rigged elections, misplaced or missing absentee ballots, good ole boy networks, “cracker” misbehavior, KKK parades and many other miss deeds of my (our) vote.

            Elected officials do more voter intimidation with their gerrymandering of districts than all supposed voter suppression attempts WORLD-WIDE. Moreover, college students must now go back home to their precincts to cast votes. Courtesy of our Republican friends. Now that’s vote suppression. While a kid of the same age in any base world-wide can cast an absentee ballot.

            We are on the same path as ancient Rome.

            I’m a prepper can’t wait! I’ll have you all for lunch.

        • decreator

          I love how people just make shit up. People like you are the worst part of the problem in this country. So eager to create more dissent, knowing your fellow idiots will believe anything, you just make things up to get your ridiculous point out there. Please stick to facts and reality

          • Brian

            http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvus05.pdf

            Table 42. Is that real enough for you?

          • MiamiNice57

            Your table (website) does not exist. The tables for 2012 only go to 24. Also there is no breakdown by race. Only by concentration of population (i.e. suburban, Metro, 1mil+, -100k etc.) Not nice to try to finagle MiamiNice57. I have friends in the NSA.

          • Brian

            Page 55 out of 144. I’m looking at it right now.

          • jeez035

            Dude….
            Rape/Sexual assults/a
            Black on white says 0.0%

          • RumpleForeskin

            Fail.

        • Ali dM

          I don’t want to minimize the trauma of rape or the problem that it poses in the United States. However, you are not quoting the data correctly. If you look at the actual government survey, the 30,000 number is actually “rape and sexual assault”. Of the 77,852 people surveyed, 56 people reported “rape and sexual assault”. According to America’s largest anti-sexual assault organization (RAINN — Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) only 7.5% of sexual assaults are rapes and OF THOSE only 6.7% are between whites and blacks. So out of the 56 sample cases, statistically speaking only 4 were rape and of those none were interracial. There were ten or fewer rapes b on w rapes and ten or fewer b on b rapes as well — note the asterix that denotes ten or fewer sample cases next to both of those categories as well. This means that the sample cases are low enough that they are not accurate estimates for statistical conclusions. The actual national rates for those numbers could be based on any number from zero to ten — it’s simply impossible to say with so few cases. So no, technically speaking, there’s no disparity. (And it should go without saying that a white women has far more to fear from white men as she is FIFTEEN times more likely to be raped by a white man than a black man).

          • Heath Smith

            Half of all multiple-offender rape/sexual assault victimizations (49.4%) were committed by Whites, 29.5% by Blacks, 15.5% by mixed races, and 5.7% by other races than White or Black. Rates were not provided to allow for comparisons among the races.

            There are nearly 6 times more whites (72.4%) than blacks (12.6%). Such a tiny fraction of the population when you consider that black males are only 6.3% of the population. Subtracting out the children and the elderly, you end up with an even smaller number that manages to represent nearly 30% of all rapists.

            Are blacks clearly over represented when it comes to murder, rape, and crime in general? Absolutely. Are most people pushing a narrative and living in denial? Absolutely.

        • http://www.foxnews.com/ Jeffersonian527

          Bright Brian, do a little research on unfettered policing of blacks in South Africa and see what they are capable of without the fear of police…..It’s almost un believable

          • Brian

            South Africa is the rape capital of the world, has 6x the USA murder rate, and 1/7 of the country has HIV. The former Health Minister under Mbeki told people to cure AIDS by eating beetroot and garlic and drinking beer. Food production is down since Mandela, life expectancy too. This is your shining example?

      • NiceTry

        Yea that Trayvon was the only racist one with his cracker comment.

        • jeez035

          Everyone look at this comment. This is how you win a debate.
          When they begin writing emotionally trivial comments like this, that means you’ve backed them into a corner and they have no facts to get out of it.

          Dont get into an emotionally heated debated with them. Just hit them with facts, back them into a corner with logical questions and they’ll turn into a troll and start spewing hateful comments that have nothing to do with the subject right on cue.

        • MiamiNice57

          He was from south florida, this happened in flori-duh we have an over abundance of “crackers”

    • JofreyRice

      how about desperate to not let a handful of vicious and deplorable attacks be sensationalized and over-reported to the point where once again, all young black men are portrayed as vicious animals? You know, the kind of deeply ingrained social perception that gets kids like Trayvon shot by creeps like Zimmerman?

      The “knockout game crime wave” is the latest fear boner tenting the slacks of cranky old whites. Where are the numbers to prove this is some widespread epidemic of attacks?

      • Brian

        You know, the kind of deeply ingrained social perception that gets kids like Trayvon shot by creeps like Zimmerman?
        ==
        Trayvon’s knockdown and punching of GZ may have a tiny bit to do with it as well. Also the fact that there had been eight break-ins in the area, all by black male suspects, which led to GZ’s suspicion in the first place. Perhaps if all those other incidents had been done by little old Korean ladies, GZ wouldn’t have profiled TM to begin with. But I get it– the black man is a perpetual innocent victim of THE MAN. How large of a reparations check do you want? Let me get out my checkbook and pen.

        • JennOfArk

          You can skip the reparations if you can just drag yourself into an understanding that it’s not ok to stalk unarmed teenagers with a gun just because they’re black. As for “GZ”, I believe subsequent events have already proven that he’s exactly the type of mentally unstable individual with hair-trigger anger issues that you DON’T want walking around with a gun. I’ll also note that you seem pretty firmly fixed to the idea that “GZ” had a right to “stand his ground” while Trayvon Martin did not. Why is that? “GZ” was the one following Trayvon – didn’t Trayvon have the right to defend himself? Which is how “GZ” ended up getting knocked down and punched.

          • Kizmet Paradigm

            You dont get to call self defense when your the one committing a brutal assault. Trayvon Martin was in the gated community for one day and he was already assaulting the neighborhood watch guy? What an angel! Based on his twitter and facebook posting he loved to fight and had gotten in a fight before he brutally attacked GZ. He took a swing on a busdriver had been suspended for school numerous times the latest for ten days. He was looking to buy a gun with his friend and had pics of it on his phone. Busted with a bag of jewelry and burglary tool! GZ profiled him correctly! Trayvon was already on the path to death or prison.

          • Brian

            GZ was right to be suspicious of TM, because of the profile of the recent burglaries…not simply because TM is black but also because all the burglars were black too…But yes, GZ should have just watched from a distance and talked to the police instead of confronting TM, but he chose to escalate because of his personality ‘issues’. Still, all he did was go up to TM and question him– he didn’t physically attack TM at that point. There was nothing for TM to ‘stand his ground’ or defend himself against! What, if someone asks me what I’m doing I have to beat them? TM was also a young angry hothead, who chose to escalate and knock GZ down and punch him. That is why GZ fired the gun. BOTH of them had a part in escalating the situation when they didn’t have to. They BOTH were aggressive and stupid.

            Furthermore, the level of indignation from blacks about this ‘white’ Zimmerman is _ridiculous_. A black person is under far greater threat of violence from LarQuavious than from Bubba. For every case of w-on-b violence (which is automatically assumed to be racially motivated), there are MANY cases of b-on-w violence…which is chalked up to ‘bored teens’, who are doing something ‘random’ and ‘senseless’. Whites are killed all the time by blacks and it barely even makes the news, and we don’t threaten to riot. But when one precious little black angel gets dusted, it’s on the news for a f****-ing YEAR? RIDICULOUS.

          • suebrowcounty

            As a side note, Treyvon Martin could have went to his dad’s house, His bff testified he doubled back to go after GZ. GZ was in the neighborhood he lived in for years. TM was visiting his Dad where his Dad lived with his GF. TM had No real established ties to that community what so ever. And he was sent to his Dads for behavior issues. TM tried to knock out an armed man. Big mistake.

        • jeez035

          About as large as the check was given to whites during reconstruction so that they could purchase farm land. Not to mention the government subsidies (welfare) given to them year after year to keep that land.

      • suebrowcounty

        And yet it was ok to label all white ccw permit carriers as racist intolerant nutjobs. You can’t have it both ways. A black kid was killed. That was terrible. waves and waves of media coverage all channels all stations. Some stations even edited the 911 tapes to make Zimmerman look like he was targeting the black kid with false edited words. ok that’s all said and done and now several frail old ( you call them cranky, are you stereotyping them) unsuspecting white people and Hassidic Jews are assaulted and some killed with the knockout game. Not one kid, several old people. Where is the coverage? And there are no facebook pics of the old white victims flipping the bird, smoking week and posing with firearms and yet Treyvon Martin seems to be the media’s truest victim? Explain that to me please. Explain why frail old white people killed and videotaped for fun is not as deserving of media attention and scrutiny of a Treyvon Martin?

  • Timmy

    The knockout game is recieving so much attention because it’s random. In the case of murders, the FBI reported in 2011 that 11% of murders were totally random. In the case of this knockout “game”, they are always random. To put your logic to it, why do serial killers get so much attention? They account for less than 0.1% of all murders in a year. Why then? Because they are random. Also, I’m guessing but lets go with at least half of the murders in Philly are drug related. One drug addict killing another or a drug dealer killing another. Quite honestly, society doesn’t care as much about that than a average Joe getting knocked out for no reason. Just my thoughts.

  • MiamiNice57

    Seems the KKK is in full swing….or is it the GOP either way its the far right just like the Nazi’s.

    Have you not noticed that your comrade Zimmerman has been in trouble for violence against women, old folks and children several times since his acquittal???

    Must be the glare from the whiteness of your sheets that keep you all from seeing the truth.

    • Lord_Steven_Regal

      So concerned American citizens are KKK members for simply wanting the American media to report honestly about interracial crime? Sir or madame, it appears that you’re projecting your own racism onto others who have a far greater sense of integrity and honesty than yourself.

      • MiamiNice57

        Your high road is deceitful.

        This is not interracial crime. You are distorting the reality of the situation.

        A number (few) young people white, black, Latino (less than 6 individuals to date) do not constitute a “racial, interracial crime.

        Charles Manson, Adolf Hitler tried this argument, it didn’t get either one of them very far or the results they wanted.

        As to my integrity I meet and exceed your integrity and honesty any day of the week.

        I am not the one distorting the truth.

        Like I said poor Zimmerman he was maligned until the truth started to pour out. Same with OJ, Beretta and the rest of the slime balls that portray to be one thing and are another. Sociopaths!!!!

        So if the shoe/sheet fits wear it buddy.

        • Houston64

          First pull your head out of your arse and dig deeper. This ‘game’ is NOT evenly distributed.

        • Brian

          6 individuals is what Silver will cop to. This has been going on for years. And maybe you’ve already forgotten about the elderly WW2 vet killed by bored black teens for no reason? Perhaps you didn’t hear about the Australian baseball player shot down for by bored teens for no reason?

          • blackalaureate

            oh i get it. so your point is that black people are scary. got it.

          • Brian

            My point is that stereotypes exist for a valid reason. Young black men are 3% of the US population yet commit almost half of all murders. The black overall murder rate is about 8x the white rate, per capita. Sorry if these are ‘racist hate facts’, yet they are facts nevertheless. This business about women clutching their purses when a black guy gets on the elevator, or people locking their car doors– happens for a reason. Deal with it.

          • blackalaureate

            stereotypes exist for a reason. well thank goodness you brought that to light.

          • Ali dM

            Brian, whites at the same socioeconomic levels/living conditions have exactly the same crime rate as blacks. So yes saying that blacks are somehow worse than whites is indeed racist. Clutching a purse when a black guy gets in an elevator is ridiculous. I’m a petite young blonde woman and I’ve lived alone in majority-black housing in the US for a year and alone in all or majority black housing in sub-Saharan Africa for three years and I’ve never had a problem with black people. Ever. You’re just being manipulated by white supremacists and the politicians who benefit from their fear-mongering.

          • Brian

            I’m not being manipulate by anyone. I have read the relevant statistical literature on this.

            whites at the same socioeconomic levels/living conditions have exactly the same crime rate as blacks.
            ===
            Utter nonsense. Do you think that men and women at the same SES level also have the same crime rate? Men make more money and yet go to prison 10x as often. How about the fact that black NFL players get arrested 10x as often as white NFL players (all millionaires)? You ought to get your facts straight.

          • MiamiNice57

            Well then what about Adam Lanza, or the Aurora incident? Should this be included as well. I think so. Sociopaths psychopaths will prey on whoever whatever is in their path. Instead of instilling fear, hate and distrust we should recognize that evil exists in the world and only by remaining human will we overcome these sad and adverse incidents. The kid that decked both these women is obviously intellectually challenged. Maybe autistic like Lanza or mental retardation (sorry if politically incorrect phrase), either way the kid is not mentally well.

          • Brian

            Every group has its nutballs, sure. But the proportions are not even close to the same. There are some female criminals, but there are 10x as many men in prison as women. People notice these things, and act accordingly. Who would you rather have standing behind you when you’re getting cash from an ATM? A guy named Bob or a guy named LarQuavious? I’m not trying to ‘instill fear, hate and distrust’– I just recognize reality for how it is, instead of pretending not to notice facts.

          • MiamiNice57

            I don’t care who stands behind me at an ATM I am an equal opportunity shooter.

            4 the record women get tougher sentences then men for the same crime “Elaine Wulrnos”.

            I agree it’s not proportional, there are more white sociopaths and psychopaths on the streets that should be in prison.

          • Ali dM

            The likelihood of you being assaulted by any particular individual is so low that it’s not statistically significant what race that person is. Race is not a scientifically or statistically sound way to predict individual behavior…

          • Brian

            I’m not concerned about being assaulted by a particular individual. I’m concerned about all ill effects caused, including assault, on aggregate. There is a direct correlation, for example, between the percentage of a town’s population that is black, and its crime rate. Or school test scores. Or scores of other things. I would advise you not to consider a career that involves math.

          • Ali dM

            Brian, black people also have much higher rates of poverty and worse living conditions than white Americans on average. If you compare whites and blacks at the same socioeconomic levels/living conditions then your disparity disappears. That’s true at any socioeconomic level from dirt poor to Oprah. Whites and blacks behave exactly the same if they’re put in the same situation. Give up the white supremacy bunk already… That’s all it is.

          • Brian

            If you compare whites and blacks at the same socioeconomic levels/living conditions then your disparity disappears.
            ===
            No, it absolutely doesn’t. Not with crime, not with SAT scores…the list goes on.

    • Brian

      Zim is not white.

      • MiamiNice57

        No shit sherlock! He is hispanic white, or latino white.

  • bgal4

    Nice, quick and intense effort by the lying media to silence victims of black on white violence. Ugly pathos.

    • LookAtThisIdiot

      Go back to Stormfront, Cleetus.

      • bgal4

        what a stupid response, I have never visited that site, nor would I take advice from a hostile moron.
        however on this subject I am quite informed.

        • stackinpackin

          do u look like Barack and Moochelle, then????? ummmmmm!!!!

          • bgal4

            another ignorant remark.

            I have been a victim idiot and a successful community organizer against this violence and youth violence in general.

          • Ali dM

            Given your expertise, I suppose you know you’re statistically more likely to get hit by a meteorite than become a victim of the “knockout game”?

          • bgal4

            Hardly. In 2002 on behalf of 40 plus victims of black group violence on lone white male at Berkeley High School we contacted the OCR who sent us to the DOJ CRS,the same org that assisted the Martins in Sanford Fl. One of the key politician locally shut the community process down. In 2005 on behalf of dozens of victims and some brutal incidents we tried again. Mind you we just wanted to discuss the violence and define in based on victims experiences. I know dozens of victims including my kids, 2000, 2005 and myself 2009. I know some offenders personally and have discussed the pathos of this censored hate violence. I wrote about this violence in our local papers 2002/03, and was used as a resource to victims families by principal, school cops and other community members familiar with the official cover-up of this incidents.

          • JerryS111

            Very interesting, although it seems fairly unrealistic to be honest. Could you please send a link to these pages? Thanks.

          • bgal4

            contact Carol Russo US DOJ community relations services west coast division, she will recall our efforts to stop the violence.

          • JerryS111

            1) The example you gave is a) hearsay and b) says nothing about the race of the victim or the offender.
            2) Out of 30+ posts on the link you posted, only two posts claimed the school’s violence problem was racially motivated. Both were hearsay.
            3) The first ‘race’ post claimed five (not forty) white kids had been jumped. The poster claimed the assaults were racially motivated but presented no evidence or even reasons why she thought that might be.
            4) The second ‘race’ post said nothing about numbers.
            5) What evidence do you have that this is an example of the ‘Knockout Game’?
            6) What evidence do you have that this is an example of racially motivated hate crime? (As opposed to, say, a typical example of random violence at a fairly violent school — which BHS is)?

          • bgal4

            all incidents were black perpetrators, it is not PC to identify race, duh, as I said that link was for a small sample of parent postings and was provided to show you the notification from the principal, school board director and Mayor linked to my leadership in anti-violence initiatives.

            no offense, but this ends here, I owe you nothing, and I am too busy with real life to argue on the internet. The total of incidents exceed 40, that was the number of families organized for a possible class action suit, I suggested the DOJ CRS would be a better first step.

          • JerryS111

            So because the race wasn’t listed in any of the incidents, you’re automatically assuming that it had to be black? Did ever occur to you that it could be that yes, perhaps they were black, OR whoever noted the incident didn’t bother to note that the offender was white because it’s a majority-white school or s/he just didn’t think it was important to note the race of the offender for whatever reason? You’re assuming something based on what you seem to want to be true, not something that you have any objective evidence for.

            If you want to take this any further with someone/a group that is not fundamentally racist or willing to be bowled over by what seems to be your and your compatriots apparent racism (I only say that because thus far you have not provided any objective evidence that the cause of the problem is what you say it is, nor have you indicated that you have any such evidence), then you’re going to have to answer the questions I listed above in order to prove to them that the problem that you’re talking about (the motivations, not the crimes themselves) is in fact *real*. That’s going to be a very difficult thing to do if you don’t have independently verifiable numbers/statistics and data (the ones I mentioned in my previous post) to back you up.

            I suggest you try and do some research into those questions, both to gather the data you should need to go through with a plan like this, and also to double-check yourself that your seemingly as-yet-untested hypothesis is actually correct. I’m not saying that you’re right or your wrong but that your theory is as yet unproven and until you do some work to figure out if it’s objectively correct, you ARE going to have a lot of people calling you (and your similarly-minded colleagues) racist. Do yourself a favor and figure out for sure if you’re right NOW before you get even more involved in it.

            Honestly, from an outside perspective, it doesn’t look like what you’re talking about is actually going on:/ If it did I would be telling you to go get those punks, regardless of whether they were black, white, Hispanic, Asian or Azerbaijani. It certainly sounds like the school has a (non-racialized) crime problem though, and it also sounds like you’re the kind of determined and resourceful person who would really be able to help them out with that, even if it turns out to be unrelated to race.

          • bgal4

            wrong, I was privy to the data, as the chair of the mandated Safety Committee, SB 187 CA and as the PTA parent advocate who assisted parents with complaints against the district.

            you are hopelessly dogmatic.

            I will not respond again.

          • Guest

            1. contact DOJ Community Consultant:
            Carol Russo – Community Relations Service
            she will recall the effort to stop the violence

            2.http://parents.berkeley.edu/recommend/schools/BHS/violence.html#0401

            To the BHS parent who thinks that the violence issue at Berkeley High needs to be put into perspective, consider this:

            About ten days ago, my son entered the second floor H building hallway and saw the passageway “blocked” by twelve boys. Realizing that he could not pass through them, he walked casually up to two boys whom he
            did know who were standing close to the group of twelve. He said hello to one of the two boys, talked for a minute or two, and then stood with both of them, since he felt “safer” with them than alone.
            Suddenly, he told me, the larger group got excited and a boy about 6’2″ raised his hand high in the air. Then, without warning, the boy
            with the arm raised turned 90 degrees to the boy my son had been talking to, and swiftly, powerfully, smashed his fist into the boy’s jaw. My son said that he could hear this boy’s jaw crack as he fell to the ground. The larger group of boys stood over him as he lay on the floor, laughed at him, called him names and then walked away. The boy got up, his nose bleeding, and walked down the hallway in a daze. A teacher came along who helped him.

            A week later when my son saw the boy who had been hit, the boy asked my son if he knew who hit him and why. The group who did it could not be identified.

            None of the hallways at Berkeley High are safe. The violence is random and perpetrators go unpunished. There are thugs who go to school every day to prey on unsuspecting “targets” who don’t know who hit them or
            why. Most students don’t report being robbed, mugged or threatened because they are afraid. And they have reason to be.

            Let’s put this into perspective, BHS parent, and others who think because their kid hasn’t been victimized, that the safety issue has been overblown. Last year it was fires; this year it is unwarranted assaults. Berkeley High School IS unsafe. I tell people who ask me about Berkeley High that this safety issue is not rumor. It’s real. And it needs to be addressed. NOW.
            Another Berkeley Parent

          • JerryS111

            Why de-tag yourself from this post? In any case:

            1) The example you gave is a) hearsay and b) says nothing about the race of the victim or the offender.
            2) Out of 30+ posts on the link you posted, only two posts claimed the school’s violence problem was racially motivated. Both were hearsay.
            3) The first ‘race’ post claimed five (not forty) white kids had been jumped. The poster claimed the assaults were racially motivated but presented no evidence or even reasons why she thought that might be.
            4) The second ‘race’ post said nothing about numbers.
            5) What evidence do you have that this is an example of the ‘Knockout Game’?
            6) What evidence do you have that this is an example of racially motivated hate crime?

    • Ali dM

      FFS people. At least eight of the ten alleged NYC attacks have occurred in ONE specific localized 2 square mile section of Brooklyn that has a long history of local race-based violence (Hasidic Jews vs. [Black] West Indians) going all the way back to the 1960s and includes multiple devastating race riots. (Crown Heights).

      “Knockout” is just a new look for an OLD and CONTAINED localized problem with a long history of being local and STAYING LOCAL and it is not a city-wide trend that you need to be worrying about.

      And it’s certainly not a sign of imminent racial Armageddon.

      Let’s all calm down a bit shall we…

      • bgal4

        “Let’s all calm down a bit shall we…”

        How about let the victims tell their story. First we are targeted by hateful blacks then we are silenced by officials pandering to dumb whites and angry blacks lacking the moral and ethical courage to address reality.

        Resentment, entitlement, PC and white guilt are at the core of this violence.

        Try lecturing the thugs, not us victims.

  • capurafarol

    Stephen Silver, you are an idiot!! And you “report” for a living. What are you threatened by? Where were the riots after the Zimmerman trial? You obviously weren’t in Oakland, where protesters broke windows, vandalized a police car and started street fires; or in Los Angeles, where people splintered off two peaceful protests to smash windows, set fires, attack pedestrians, and assault police with rocks and bottles. Then about 50 teenagers took the subway to Hollywood to rob pedestrians; 12 were arrested. Individual attacks were reported in Mississippi, Milwaukee and Baltimore, where black people were accused of assaulting two white people and a Hispanic in Martin’s name. Seattle saw multiple protests turn to vandalism and damaged property. Countless assaults took place nation wide with comments following, “This is for Trayvon” including the death of a young Hispanic male in Texas. Was that not enough “running wild” for you to think it was serious? Why are people worried that Obama or the Whitehouse won’t do anything or even comment on these occurrences? Because the man lost our trust a long time ago when he proved he couldn’t take care of or protect the citizens of this country, until he condemned a Hispanic male for shooting a black kid in self defense. He supposedly studied law. Guess that’s why he wouldn’t make a great lawyer or President for that matter.

    • MiamiNice57

      Yawn… it’s nice fiction. Just remember if you repeat it ten times you’ll believe it.

    • blackalaureate

      the majority of the 5-10 people out of a crowd of about 100 (a whopping 100) who smashed a couple of things in oakland were white hipsters who have been living in town for 4 years tops. don’t try to make it look like the zimmerman trial unleashed black angry people of oakland on the streets, because it wasn’t like that at all.

  • GE

    So you didn’t feel like mentioning the ACTUAL instance of a knockout game shooting? http://www.wilx.com/news/featured/headlines/Dangerous-Game—Point-em-Out-Knock-em-Out-231443411.html This “game” might not be real, but the attacks are. Who cares whether its a game or a rise in attacks? Apparently the media.

  • paul h

    The Stephen, I think you are in the wrong business. You should be writing children’s stories.

  • Rob Kowalski

    This argument is poor and doesn’t deserve a retort. African American youths are attacking unsuspecting victims in New York City. Only one reported instance involved an Arab perpetrator. Just because it isn’t happening at a higher rate in your city doesn’t mean it isn’t a problem in ours. A 72 year old Russian woman was assaulted last night in East New York as another example of the violence and its continuation. Assault on defenseless citizens does happen but not like this. This is depraving in the sense, that the perps use social media to glorify their attacks. It is disgusting and the targets are overwhelmingly Caucasian. You can’t be indifferent to racism becoming a factor.

    • Ali dM

      If a black kid (or a white kid for that matter) went out with a blindfold on and started randomly punching people, his victims would be overwhelmingly caucasian by chance because of our country’s population differences. I don’t see why people are interpreting this as anti-white. If five out of six victims are white, it’s still just random violence. There haven’t even been six documented cases of knockout, if it supposedly even is a real thing. I don’t really see how people can logically say this is some sort of epidemic of racist black youths. It simply doesn’t stand up to rational evaluation.

      • Rob Kowalski

        There has been 10 knockout game incidents in NYC since the title has been introduced. A 76 year old Russian woman a couple days ago was the latest. The incidents are happening in both black and white demographic areas, but the end result is overwhelmingly white victims. They are far from racist youths, but they are not targeting their own race and with the City’s diversity, you can not feasibly tell me that they had no other unsuspecting victim to punch with another hue of skin. I’m not afraid of African Americans in NYC nor should I be. I work and hang out with all races, cloths, and religions. They can be as peaceful as any other racial demographic, but if I see a group of black youths in a group, I am going to keep my eyes open. People won’t give a hoot until people start dying and it isn’t hard to form a pattern on which group is being targeted based on previous attacks.

        • Ali dM

          10 victims in a year. The population of NYC is 8.3 million. That means that even if all the alleged incidences are indeed the knock out game, that you have a 1/833,700 chance of being the next victim. You’re three times more likely to be hit by a meteorite. Unless you’re running around with a trash can lid over your head to ward off the much higher risk of a meteorite ‘attack’, I think you’re being a bit hypocritical and paranoid.

          • Rob Kowalski

            10 victims between October and November. Just because there is 8.3 million people in the city doesn’t mean people shouldn’t be cognizant of a potential violent situation that could kill them. I would rather a news report spread awareness about the situation than put the kabash on it because the reported threats aren’t up to par with your assessment of a trend existing. Calling me hypocritical and paranoid does not wipe out the existence of these attacks nor does it give me any reason to stop being a little extra careful and much more aware of those around me. I live in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. I am more than aware of what it is like to live in an area of violence due to paucity and disenfranchised individuals, which is for another topic. I see no problem with realizing that this could happen to me and I can’t understand why anyone would disagree with the fact that the reported incidents are overwhelmingly white individuals being attacked by African American youths. This doesn’t mean go on a witchhunt, but awareness should be made available. We have had 2 meetings regarding this situation in our community within the last 3 months and African Americans, Caucasians, and Arabs in my community are concerned with the rise in the attacks among other violence. I respect your opinion, but I live here and safety is inportant for my family and those in my community. Don’t play it down just because it isn’t affecting your area.

        • Ali dM

          Rob, at least eight of the ten NYC attacks have occurred in specific localized 2 square mile section of Brooklyn that has a history of local race-based violence (Hasidic Jews vs. [Black] West Indians) going back to the 1960s that includes multiple race riots. (Crown Heights). “Knockout” is not a city-wide trend that you need to be worrying about.

    • jeez035

      “African American youths are attacking unsuspecting victims in New York City.”

      Wheres the proof?

      “A 72 year old Russian woman was assaulted last night in East New York as another example of the violence and its continuation.”

      Again. Where it is the proof that its systemic a trend? Or even linked to a national game?

      • Rob Kowalski

        I apologize. I will have a delay since I am working. I will provide links. Also it’s not a national epidemic, it’s something that has became consistent in the City and the worry is that it will become more common in other heavily populated areas. The random acts of violence are random in terms of timing and area in which they occur, but that is where the variables start to go thin. Again, I will provide links from local news reports in the 5 boroughs when I get off work. This isn’t race baiting, this is recognizing who the victims of the situation are and drawing conclusions.

  • colonelkilgore

    Can you imagine the over the top media coverage if this was white men attacking black people?

    • blackalaureate

      white people already do that. they actually kill the people they attack.

      • Lord_Steven_Regal

        Yet the black-on-white murder rate is exponentially greater than the white-on-black murder rate per FBI crime statistics.

        • blackalaureate

          it depends on what is reported as murder, who is doing the murdering, and who is doing the reporting.

          • Brian

            You’re going to wriggle out of an 8 to 1 ratio disparity that easily.

          • blackalaureate

            i didn’t create the system, bud. that’s just how it is.

        • jeez035

          Show proof or it doesnt exist.
          Actually.
          We already debunked that.
          See above.

          • Lord_Steven_Regal

            It’s pretty easy to look at the black community’s reaction over Trayvon Martin and the alleged Duke lacrosse rapers, and see that the level of black outrage far exceeds the level of black outrage over the myriad of race-based Knockout Attacks perpetrated by blacks against whites.

            It’s pretty obvious to see that at unite gatherings to condemn racism against black there are far more whites present than the inverse at rallies to condemn racism against whites (which, coincidentally, almost never happen because racism against whites isn’t taken as seriously in America.)

            Feel free to deny the above as you’ve been doing. You just make yourself look intellectually dishonest.

    • D C

      Yeah, the media ignores those stories.

    • RumpleForeskin

      Dude, you sound lost and angry. I’d like it if you’d go commit some white on white violence on yourself.

  • Friend of Marco

    Back in 1992, my friend was walking down the street in Philly, right around 25th and Lombard, and a teenager came up and just punched him right across the jaw. My friend crumpled to the ground, totally dazed. When he reported it to the police, they told him it was a game the kids play called, “One Punch” where they try to knock you down with one punch.

    Nothing new, it seems.

  • Houston64

    Jewish Bubble Boy

  • Jon Clem

    It’s not a myth. This game has been around years.

    This Black American is outraged by this game.

    • Cox
      • alex drum

        so i watched 30 seconds… no one besides a total moron who has way too much time is going to watch this idiot for an hour. here is my question. say there was a game called the shoot people game. the game consisted of someone daring their buddy to go shoot someone… thats it. that game would still exist regardless of random gun crime. in my theoretical world was the “shoot people game” played? YES. therefore it does fucking exist, random crime DOES NOT CHANGE THAT FACT.

    • MiamiNice57

      Thank you for your input, seems to me you should forward this to the ministers in your community so they can get the word out.

      Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not leaders they are media hounding technocrats that will use any means necessary to further their interests and greed. I have zero respect for them, I put them in the same category as Ted Cruz, Romney and Marco Rubio. They are all sociopaths. None of these five men should ever be allowed to be president.

  • zephyrus1216

    My father said this was happening when he was a kid…in 40′s…in the Philippines. The is not new and certainly not isolated to black teenagers and white victims. It’s all just fear mongering.

  • andrewsu

    I live in the Pacific Northwest and black on white and black on Asian mob attacks have been rampant for almost a decade. Several people have been killed and several dozen seriously, sometimes permanently harmed. Before the media called it flash mobs, now you call it the knock out game. Call it what it is- black lynch mobs.

  • johndoak

    Thanks. Good to know the deaths of all those people that occurred as a result of the knockout game were a “myth.” Their families will be very relieved that they are really alive.

  • johndoak

    Were the videos of the knockouts, many of which were fatal, faked? Were they part of the “myth.” Were the perpetrators and victims in the videos paid actors or something?

    • Cox

      Old videos and people just randomly punching people,maybe?

      • alex drum

        yep because all the recent crime reports are also “old and random”.

        • blackalaureate

          “crime reports” are issued by police departments – not media outlets. it’s called being a critical thinker.

          • alex drum

            yea no shit. once the crime reports are issued via a police department that media can see it. its called being a critical thinker.

          • blackalaureate

            then where are the crime reports? have you seen them? i haven’t. post links.

          • alex drum

            your lack of knoledge and research is not my problem. fuck off. do it yourself.

          • Ali dM

            Facts, my friend. Remember your supposed love of them.

          • alex drum

            1 not your friend. 2 they exist, look that shit up. 3 i’m not here to educate stupid people. 4 I do love facts… evidently you have a love hate thing going on.

          • blackalaureate

            knowledge has a “w” in it. and off has two “f’s.” lol

          • alex drum

            Yep I missed the w on accident haha but what the fuck are you talking about with off you retard? I put to fs in it haha. Ps it would be fs and not f’s (that would be “f is” or stating possession) next time you try to correct someone make sure you know proper grammar yourself retard! you make me laugh!

          • blackalaureate

            nice try, but no. you must have been drunk-posting.

            by the way, the word “two” has a w in it.

            and i wasn’t posting about grammar. i was making remarks about your spelling. there is a difference.

          • alex drum

            When you correct someone and fuck up yourself it makes you look silly, you are trying to make a distinction between spelling and grammar… yes I cant spell very well but at least I have proper grammar, that grammar also carries over to how I speak… Something I’m sure you are abysmal at! Why must I have been drunk posting? You say shit that makes no sense! PS I couldn’t give a fuck what you were posting about, I was posting about grammar. Another thing, you have obviously lost all real debatable points because you are grasping at straws and talking about something that has no relevance to the conversation at all, that thing being spelling. This is the internet, I am not checking my spelling.

          • blackalaureate

            lol, i am not the one who “fucked up” at all. i just found it ironic that you claimed i was lacking in “knoledge” regarding nonexistent links to information you don’t have, when you were unable to spell words in your message to me.

            the use of “proper grammar” is nothing to be excited about, if you are a native english speaker. it comes with the territory of communicating in the language. by the way – it’s a sign of improper grammar to end a sentence with a preposition.

            regarding the crime reports i first asked about…you don’t have access to them, and never did. in fact, no layperson does, in the case of these “knockout games.” lmao.

          • alex drum

            You are probably a native ebonics speaker, i’m sure english is a second language for you lmfao!!! Police reports are made available to to public FACT! I’m not going to do your research for you. If you want to be ignorant and disagree with many prominent black people as well as… really everyone with a sound mind that is well informed, fine. If you want to be ignorant, be my guest. You are so ignorant on when reports are released and when they are not, you know nothing about the fact, you know nothing about laws, you know nothing about this subject at all! I bet you also think Oj really didn’t kill those people also… you really are fucking retarded!

          • blackalaureate

            yes, i am a “native ebonics” speaker. yes, standard american english is a second language. and spanish is a third language.

            my point has already been proven about these reports you claim to exist. you have no links, no quotes, no nothing.

            sorry, you simply haven’t proven your argument here, based on lack of evidence. you lose.

          • James stephen

            You ready to die??????

          • blackalaureate

            maybe you’re just a bad typist. you misspelled “knowledge” and “off.” in this latest post, you forgot that the word “two” has a w in it.

            i am correcting your spelling, not your grammar. there is a difference.

            now in case you feel like lying again, i included a screenshot of the post. lol

          • James stephen

            I’m coming to rape you. Get a gun you will need it

          • James stephen

            I can’t wait for you too get shot. I’m coming for you. Stupid fucking nigger

    • blackalaureate

      all of the 3 videos are old and the cases have already gone through court.

      • johndoak

        All 1000 thug knockouts (that we know of) are “myths”? Yeah, right. Ha Ha Ha.

        • blackalaureate

          where is there proof of 1000 “knockouts?” do you have access to 1000 police reports, or a police summary?

          • johndoak

            Start counting all the hospital beds and graves. We’ll wait. It may take awhile. One, two, three, …. LOL. POW!
            You are suffering from acute denialism.

          • blackalaureate

            i haven’t “denied” anything. i’m merely asking for the data and the recorded evidence that proves what you said. where does the “1,000″ figure come from?

          • johndoak

            Not bothering with that or convincing you that water is wet or the sun is bright.
            Wanna know about the knockout game? Just check with that old guy in NYC or the old guy in Boston.
            Oh wait, it’s too late … both are, uh, dead.

          • blackalaureate

            i don’t care about what al sharpton says. he’s nobody to me.

            i will ask you again…where does the “1,000″ figure come from?

            did you just make that up?

          • johndoak

            The documentation is widely available on the Internet. By the way, while you were posting, about three or four more of these “mythical” knockouts (criminal assaults) happened. You know, the ones that, according to the lamestream media, are imaginary.

          • blackalaureate

            john, i am not disputing that people get randomly assaulted. i’m asking you a simple question that you keep dodging.

            where does this “1,000″ number come from? i have not seen that cited anywhere but in this comment section from an anonymous commenter (that would be you).

            post a link as to the “1,000″ knockouts. i did a search and did not see any figure cited by police that was near that amount for this type of assault.

          • johndoak

            Reverend Al and Mayor Nutter have already acknowledged the national physical assault epidemic. I’ll have them send the memo to you and the guy who wrote this foolish article.

          • blackalaureate

            i don’t care what al sharpton says. he’s nobody to me. they can send whatever memo they want – who cares.

            you’re unable to back up the figure you quoted because it doesn’t exist.

          • johndoak

            Your beef is with leaders Reverend Al and Mayor Nutter, not me.

          • blackalaureate

            are you saying they are the ones who gave the 1,000 figure? post a link that proves it.

    • D C

      People get assaulted every day.

  • tom

    Al Sharpton can help put a stop to the knockout game by showing a picture of the dead Trayvon and telling people:

    “This is what happens when you lose the knockout game.”

  • Sam Oranger

    Another left wing reality denier. White liberals are always going our of their way to cover up black crime, especially black on white crime. Maybe white liberals should volunteer to be a knockout victim and see if they get the nonsense in their brains knocked out.

    • blackalaureate

      yes, a cover up. lol

      • alex drum

        again…. your contribution is huge! thank god you commented! the conversation would be totally lost without your dumb ass!

        • blackalaureate

          you want so badly for me to leave the thread, which only means i should continue to make commentary.

          • alex drum

            no… what i said doesn’t mean that. that is just your dumbass misinterpreting things again.

          • blackalaureate

            it’s called reverse psychology dear.

          • alex drum

            no its not. reverse psychology is if i wanted you to stay and I said go away. thats not what happened. you truly are the dumbest thing your mother ever shit out.

          • Ali dM

            Rude troll.

          • alex drum

            Rude? Maybe. Fact? Definitely.

          • Ali dM

            Says the guy who’s been dodging quoting any study or source for the past week.

          • alex drum

            says the guy who has not quoted any study or source either you fucking tard. find me a city state and or report that is from the state of NY that says there have been no black on white crime in reference to non gun crimes. do it. I fucking dare you. if you want to spend years on your life… go ahead… there are plenty of articles supporting my side. it honestly takes a quick search. even influential black people have come out and spoke against this. like i really dont know why you total morons are in such denial. people in government, many forms of law, police… almost anyone department ever that has to deal with crimes have come out and spoke out on this trend. LOOK UP THE INFLUENTIAL BLACK PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT HOW THIS NEEDS TO STOP, OBVIOUSLY YOU WONT LISTEN TO ANYTHING I SAY.

      • Sam Oranger

        You’re people should stop attacking my people

        • blackalaureate

          i assure you that the blackalaureate family has never met yours, dear. i don’t know where you live or what your name is.

          people who confuse “your” and “you’re” get the side-eye.

          • Sam Oranger

            My name is Sam Oranger as is my title, duh.

          • blackalaureate

            no way i could know that you are using your birth given name online, dear.

  • http://www.foxnews.com/ Jeffersonian527

    Time for billboards

    • jason biggs

      I have seen wemon being punched closed fist by BLACK teens, if there is a God I pray that a few of these Animals get shot and killed! This is human debris doing this !

      • http://www.foxnews.com/ Jeffersonian527

        Not sure if I agree with a death sentence, but a good water-boarding along with a stretch in solitary, and then a send off to boot camp might do it. Until the society changes these young breeds will just keep coming until people start standing up for themselves.

  • Dan

    Once again, Philly mag (and the mainstream media) winds up perpetually petrified suburbanites and then does their own backlash to the made up “trend.” This was all in about 4 days, not exactly record time for philly mag. But close. For all those that are too afraid to step into CC because of this “widespread” violence – awesome! We are already getting 1 cheesecake factory to accommodate you scared little pansies we don’t need anymore.

    • Brian

      Fascinating how you attribute (white) people’s well-deserved Negro Fatigue to cowardice, rather than disgust at constant crime and dysfunction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerel.johnson1 lib1

    Ever since the Zimmerman verdict conservative media organizations have searched all over the net for stories involving black on white crime. Fact is, most crime is intra-racial and you’re much more likely to be victimized by someone of your own “race” than another “race.” White on white crime is as real as black on black crime. However, the media barely covers it. For a great example, look at the riots in Orange County this past summer.

    As for the neo-cons and subtle racists on this page, you’re not fooling anyone. Yes black on white crime, does exist, but not in the massive numbers as some of you claim. Your paranoia and fear will only hurt you.

    • Brian

      30,000 b-on-w rapes a year. ~10 w-on-b rapes a year. Seems like a fairly wide disparity.

      • blackalaureate

        you have a fixation with rape. why? have you been raped before?

        • alex drum

          shut the fuck up unless you actually have something to contribute.

          • blackalaureate

            ok, because you said so.

          • Ali dM

            Rude.

          • alex drum

            Pointless.

          • Ali dM

            Thank you for admitting as much.

          • alex drum

            admitting your comment was pointless? your welcome.

        • Brian

          Quoting a relevant statistic constitutes a ‘fixation’?

          • blackalaureate

            quoting a “relevant statistic” out of context repeatedly constitutes a fixation.

            have you been raped before, brian?

          • Brian

            No. Seems like you have a fixation with this too.

          • blackalaureate

            since you haven’t been raped before, please explain your preoccupation with quoting rape statistics in a conversation that has nothing to do with sexual assault.

          • Brian

            I thought that would have been apparent from the post I was responding to, but…
            ==
            Fact is, most crime is intra-racial and you’re much more likely to be victimized by someone of your own “race” than another “race.”…Yes black on white crime, does exist, but not in the massive numbers as some of you claim. Your paranoia and fear will only hurt you.
            ==
            The claim is that most crime is intraracial, which it is, but with the implication that focusing on interracial crime is a small matter and something people only focus on to be paranoid, which is not true. B-on-W vs. W-on-B rape is a good example of the huge difference in direction of crimes. I could show something similar for robbery or murder but I happen to know the numbers for sex assault offhand.

          • blackalaureate

            sexual assault and the knockout game are wholly different types of assault that happen in different ways. the racial disparities cannot be compared. sexual assault often happens between friends, family members, or acquaintances. the “knockout game,” which is physical assault, happens randomly. there is no way you can predict the race of the perp and the victim by drawing a parallel between the two types of assault because they arise in completely different ways.

            the reason why it was stated that most crime is intraracial is because people perpetrate their crimes within their own immediate social spheres. more often than not, people are racially segregated in their schools, homes, and places of work.

            regarding sexual assault, however, friends, dates, romantic partners, and acquaintances are more likely to consist of a BM-WF relationship than a BF-WM relationship (just when considering cross-racial socialization). this has been proven several times over in studies of interracial dating and online dating. this is the reason why the data table you have referred to seems not to show few BF-WM sexual assaults. black women and white men, by and large, simply aren’t in close proximity to each other, compared with other interracial couplings.

            in the days of slavery, BF-WM sexual assaults were RAMPANT. why? proximity within spheres, and opportunity.

            while the statistics you’ve quoted show outcomes, the causes and explanations for these outcomes are NOT in the data.

            therefore, your fixation on rape statistics leaves a lot to be desired in this current discussion about knockout games.

      • Ali dM

        I don’t want to minimize the trauma of rape or the problem that it poses in the United States. However, you are not quoting the data correctly. If you look at the actual government survey, the 30,000 number is actually “rape and sexual assault”. Of the 77,852 people surveyed, 56 people reported “rape and sexual assault”. According to America’s largest anti-sexual assault organization (RAINN — Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) only 7.5% of sexual assaults are rapes and OF THOSE only 6.7% are between whites and blacks. So out of the 56 sample cases, statistically speaking only 4 were rape and of those none were interracial. There were ten or fewer rapes b on w rapes and ten or fewer b on b rapes as well — note the asterix that denotes ten or fewer sample cases next to both of those categories as well. This means that the sample cases are low enough that they are not accurate estimates for statistical conclusions. The actual national for those numbers could be based on any number from zero to ten — it’s simply impossible to say with so few cases. So no, technically speaking, there’s no disparity. (And it should go without saying that a white women has far more to fear from white men as she is FIFTEEN times more likely to be raped by a white man than a black man).

  • Brian

    you’ll notice a pattern emerging. It generally goes: Racial slur,
    racial slur, complaint that the media is ignoring the story, racial
    slur, violent gun-toting revenge fantasy, racial slur, complaint that
    the article downplayed the race of the suspects, concern trolling about
    absentee fathers, racial slur and “Where is Obama?”
    ===
    I’m glad Silver is above the fray and not playing any predicable role in this. Oh wait…

    I wonder if he’s considered the possibility that this emerging pattern of response exists for good reasons. Like perhaps the concern trolling about absentee fathers has something to do with a near-certainty that the perps have absentee fathers?

    • D C

      Amazing how well you called that.

  • johndoak

    This level of denial is beyond comical. It’s sociopathic. Videos, killings, and this guy says it’s a “myth”?

  • Nancy

    Gotta love blacks. They punch you in the face and then deny they did it.

    • Jim Gallagher

      They punch with love.

  • MiamiNice57

    You know why this is not happening in Florida or Texas…? Because we have concealed weapons permits.

    I for one can’t wait for some punk-arsed wanna be gangster walk up to me and try to deck me. That will be fun!!! By the way I’m a middle aged female that’s been shooting since I was 6. I also reload (5 different cals) and build AR’s.

    Sociopaths psychopaths will prey on whoever whatever is in their path. Instead of instilling fear, hate and distrust we should recognize that evil exists in the world and only by remaining human will we overcome these sad and adverse incidents.

    The kid that decked both these women is obviously intellectually challenged. Maybe autistic like Lanza or mental retardation (sorry if politically incorrect phrase), either way the kid is not mentally well.

  • MiamiNice57

    For the record, I rather know whats going on in the world with our troops than some white haters trying to start a race riot in good old Philly.

    • Guest

      Once again we see the blame taken off of the perpetrators and put on white people.

  • MiamiNice57

    Oh how I long for the good ole days when all we heard was it’s a yellow, orange or red alert day.

  • MiamiNice57

    Yep, the black people have it out for the whit; you all got it backwards.

    In 2012, race was reported for 5,331 known hate crime
    offenders. Of these offenders:

    54.6 percent were white.

    23.3 percent were black.

    8.8 percent were groups made up of individuals of various races (multiple
    races, group).

    0.9 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander.0.9 percent were American Indian/Alaskan Native.11.5 percent were unknown. (Based on Table 9.)

    • Lord_Steven_Regal

      You’re not very good at math, are you? White people make up 70% of the population so 55% of hate crime convictions by whites shows that they commit less hate crimes per their percentage of the population. Meanwhile, blacks make up 12% of the population, but 23% of hate crime convictions shows that blacks are grossly over represented in hate crime convictions.

      And that’s only convictions. Anyone who follows the news (and is honest) knows that officials go out of their way to label black-on-white crime as “just bored kids” or “a burglary gone wrong” — even if the black criminal yells racial epithets at his victim. This same leeway is almost never given to white-on-black crime. That’s why interracial crime statistics for violent crimes like murder, rape, and battery are more telling of which way the racial animus and crime is flowing. Those statistics make it even more evident that blacks are more racist and more criminal than whites.

      • MiamiNice57

        Actually I’m very good in math that is why your slicing and dicing of the statistics is not accurate.

        • Robert Vaughn

          Calling someone a cracker is not offensive. Calling someone a ni$$er is a hate crime.

          • AnotherBrian

            Both are derogatory. Ergo, both are offensive.

          • MiamiNice57

            They even have restaurants named “Cracker” in that way.

            It’s called Cracker Barrel and has an older gentleman in a rocking chair next to a barrel. I’d upload the logo but don’t have a dog in this fight.

        • Jim Gallagher

          No, you got owned, big time.

          • MiamiNice57

            Your ignorance of math/statistics is exactly why the US is 26th in the global math standing.

    • Jim Gallagher

      I notice you didn’t list HISPANIC. Why didn’t you? Because all violent Hispanic crime is lumped in with WHITE crime therefore you have to cut the white numbers in half, if not a LOT more.Therefore white “hate crimes” are more in the 20 percentile range equalling BLACKS amount of hate crimes even though all of blacks crimes are committed by 6% of the 12% black population.

      • MiamiNice57

        “8.8 percent were groups made up of individuals of various races (multiple races, group)”.

        Hispanics are from Hispaniola? If one is Hispanic you are NOT considered white. For than matter it is broken down even further to “Latino”

        White is just that only white Caucasians, not mixed. Latinos/hispanics are mixed.

        You are so messed up, I hope you are not full blooded American, because your ignorance is appalling.

  • blackalaureate

    it’s another media scare, nothing more.

    just like flash mobs in liquor stores, wilding, and kids throwing bricks off of highway overpasses.

    white people need a boogeyman.

    • Lord_Steven_Regal

      Please. Black people will forever yell about the evil white boogeyman to try to explain away why they have a higher criminal rate and lower success rate than all other races. Why be accountable when you can blame the white boogeyman?

      • blackalaureate

        i guess it’s equally yoked, then, steven.

        • You already know

          White people need a boogeyman? and Nigs need class keep living in deplorable conditions and be proud of it, Waste of space

          • blackalaureate

            riiight. i take people who use epithets seriously.

    • Jim Gallagher

      We don’t need the knockout game to know the violent history of young, black thugs.

      • blackalaureate

        if you didn’t need it, we wouldnt be commenting here.

  • Cuppa

    But, but sweeps week! They need their ratings by means necessary.

  • caesar hernandez

    I propose a new game called Othello. Two large fellows pick out a pack of evenly distributed black and white young teenagers and proceed to knock them all out. Whomever has the most landing face-down wins.

    • blackalaureate

      violence is a wonderful solution.

  • MystiKasT

    This is no myth, when I went to school at Drexel, we were often attacked by young black males and we were called ‘crackers and honkeys’ and they would come up to one of us from behind and try and knock us out with one punch and say ‘F you cracker’ and laugh and walk away. Only blacks did this to us.

    • blackalaureate

      did you report it to the police?

      • The man known as…

        so the cops can file it under bullshit and not follow up?

        • blackalaureate

          lol. i want to know if mystikast reported this dastardly deed to the cops.

  • The Man Known As…

    Could you imagine the shit storm if White Kids began punching older black women?? WHEW!!!
    And yeah it’s a myth all the people getting punched in the head on Vine/Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Tumblr/Youtube are all actors

  • The Man Known As…

    Just instate Zero Tolerance if you commit any crime it is punishable by death, No reason to allow drug dealers on the streets, No reason to let Pedophiles walk the streets. Would make the world a much happier place. What is the point of Prison? Watch shows like hard time or worst/toughest prisons, Why are we letting this happen? I could care less about race or religion just get people to act naturally. If you rape a woman why should you only face community service because you never committed a crime before?

  • MFG

    I am sorry, but this article is completely misses the most obvious facts:

    1) The reason why the “Game” story is so popular is not “unfathomable,” its plain and simple. Its because someone is gaining pleasure and positive recognition for physically harming some random person. Its the same reason why serial killer stories are so popular, even though you are way more likely to die by getting hit by a car. The murders you are talking about were most likely not random, and not done to satisfy some sick guy’s blood lust.

    2) You are concerned because of racial slurs in the comments section of these stories?!?! The comment “pattern” you described is prevalent on almost every site that allows comments. Its called trolling. Look it up.

    3) What happened to the race riots that were predicted? Some of them did happen, and that really sucks. I am happy that most protests were peaceful, but race riots did happen, which only hurts the image of the minority communities. I think the drudge report is garbage, so I would have loved only peaceful protests to put that crap publication in its place.

    4) “every single assault is now suddenly a possible knockout.” HUH??? You are complaining that the news coverage is non existent for the 5000 Philly assaults in one breath, and then stating that every single assault has become a “possible knockout” in another breath. What are you talking about?!?!

    There are more bad arguments made in this article, but I am running out of patience. You do make some good points, such as certain media outlets have needlessly turned this story into a race issue by demanding black leaders condemn these actions. Unfortunately, any good points mentioned were completely overshadowed by your poor choice of examples and arguments. This article made me angry for all the wrong reasons.

  • Jane Yavis

    The Sucker Punch of which you speak happens to be the Bread and Butter of Stepford Driven, Assigned Topic Conservative Talk Radio.

    Facts be Damned, nothing entices their non-working middle of the day base more than that classic “Meaningful Dialogue” regarding Race. Pepper in a little Al Sharpton, Rev Wright, Obama and attacks on a legitimate Media that reports facts, and WALLLLAAAAHHHH it starts at Dawn and ends Midnight.

    • John_Marmalade

      “Starts at Dawn and Ends Midnight”

      WALLLLAAAAHHHH, I can see how you might find that not to your liking.

      If they were a sincere Sword of Truth like yourself, they’d start at dawn and never turn the thing off!

  • johndoak

    We suspect some of the victims of the knockout game might disagree with this article insisting they are a “myth.” The problem is many of the victims reportedly have broken jaws or are dead. Oh well.

    • Ali dM

      Random crime is nothing new. Right wingers using tragedy for their own political means is nothing new. Right wingers crying that it’s the beginning of a black-lead apocalypse is nothing new. Another day another tastelessly self-serving myth by racist paranoid scaredy-cats. Yawn.

  • Meat_Slinger

    I was a victim in 1989. I was ata bus stop in downtown Dallas, around 9:00 in the morning, having worked a double and very tired. 18 years old… Two school-skipping little baboons approached me and tried it. It didn’t work and I fought back. Three grown 30-something men jumped in. I carry the scars on my face to this day. It is real, it is racist, and it will stop because now we carry guns and WILL use them.

    • Ali dM

      Maybe you deserved it for calling them baboons.

      • alex drum

        Rude.

        • Ali dM

          :)

          • alex drum

            NO

  • Goat

    Way to blame right wing media. You are delusional and have lost the ability to be rational due to your hyper-partisan mind set. Weak article. I’m sure you think the tea party is just racist too. No way those guys just want smaller government.

    • Ali dM

      Riiiiight. Because calling the president a witch-doctor and taxpayers “n….ers” is totally not racist.

  • suebrowcounty

    AL Sharpton just acknowledged it is happening and it is racist on a huff post article. I guess it took several Hassidic Jews to be Victims before anyone dare acknowledge that this is taking place.

    • Jim Gallagher

      A black woman was attacked, or so she said. There was no video of her attack.

  • Rashad Johnson

    Funny how the Chef from NYC got little to no attention for his unwittingly participation in “The Game ” on Thanksgiving Eve I guess that just didn’t happen either huh?

  • Rashad Johnson

    The severe injuries do not come from the punch, these victims are having their faces rearranged by the pavement .The charges should be nothing less than attempted murder and felonious assault as an adult to deter these heinous acts.

  • Kunte Kinte

    Al Sharpton is blaming the “school to prison pipeline”.

  • ebony&ivory

    well what are “we” to expect? AFTERALL… even the fist is . . . TA DA, WHITE!!!!!!
    EVIL sobs!!!

  • Ali dM

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Ali dM

    I’m going to get my teenage sister and all her little blonde friends to go around punching people in the face so people start associating violence with Taylor Swift lookalikes instead of black people. It’s an irrational fear that people have held on to for centuries; nothing else will work; racists are just too stupid.

    • alex drum

      Jw do you live anywhere near the Detroit metro area?

      • Ali dM

        Why do you want to pre-order? We deliver anywhere.

        • alex drum

          No its just obvious you know nothing about the violence that comes from a city that is 80-90% black. its not irrational if its a fact.

    • Guest

      Yes, because blonde girls and whites have been arch enemies ever since we whites stole them from their Barbie doll house, enslaved them, etc…retard.

      • Ali dM

        Don’t worry about it; the logic is over your head. Just know that you are falling directly into my trap…. Mwa ha ha…

  • Daniel

    This “game” is definitely not new. It’s been under reported by the news media because any crime perpetrated by a black male is, by modern journalistic definition, not news. It only started coming to light with a Jewish victim and a White perpetrator. But group assaults of Whites by Black teens is certainly nothing new. The only new thing about it is the burgeoning public awareness. That, of course, means it’s time for the postmodern counter-assault on reality by Leftists and Black Nationalist apologists.

    • Ali dM

      Oh really. Care to back that up with some stats or are you just expecting us to take your word for it?

    • Guest

      Wrong, the jewish attack, that got the media rolling, was by a Middle Eastern man, not a WHITE man. He looks, he SOUNDS and he has the name of a Middle Eastern man. Stop blaming whitey when you have no facts.

  • dave4848

    Does this writer actually read the articles he links to? Or does he scan the comments for content?

    “There’s an element to who wants to see this through the lens of race,” he said. “The kids in Jersey probably set off racial alarms.”

    Police officials in Syracuse said the city had seen two such attacks this year, each fatal, and they were on the lookout for more. The police said that at least one of the assailants said he was playing the Knockout Game.

    “I think it’s very real,” Sgt. Tom Connellan said. “As opposed to a motive for assault, be it anger or robbery, this is strictly for a game.”

  • Ali dM

    FFS people. At least eight of the ten alleged NYC attacks have occurred in ONE specific localized 2 square mile section of Brooklyn that has a long history of local race-based violence (Hasidic Jews vs. [Black] West Indians) going all the way back to the 1960s and includes multiple devastating race riots. (Crown Heights).

    “Knockout” is just a new look for an OLD and CONTAINED localized problem with a long history of being local and STAYING LOCAL and it is not a city-wide trend that you need to be worrying about.

    And it’s certainly not a sign of imminent racial Armageddon.

    Let’s all calm down a bit shall we…

  • Jenny Bk234

    black commit 90% of interacial violence.
    dont include hispanics and whites only commit 4%.

  • Steven

    Google infamous black male sucker punch…and you can see how misinformed the author of this article is. Black males are the ONLY sucker puncher…and their favorite, if not exclusive targets, are white people (men, women children).

    • JerryS111

      This seems a little illogical. I can pull up many youtube videos of white people sucker-punching each other (which would indicate that it’s *white* people who enjoy sucker-punching white people;) ). And here is a video of a white guy sucker-punching a black guy (*right* after the white guy said he wouldn’t fight the black guy):

      So what is your new theory now that that one has been disproven? And would you mind citing a specific example of a black person sucker-punching a white child? I’m not trying to be obnoxious I’m just curious — I’d never heard of that before.

  • bgal4

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/02/06/teen-gets-10-years-for-fatal-punch/

    Colton Gleason’s family does NOT get justice. Judge gives a light sentence to Smithers who admitted attacking Colson unprovoked 10 years for murder by knock out game, racist teen gets slap on the hand for murdering white teen.

  • JONEsy

    I miss the days when the only way to express your opinion about a story was to write an intelligent, well thought out reponse

  • Exton

    Here is a basic fact: The FBI statistics show young blacks committed
    more crime on a per-capita basis than any other group in the country. At
    least some prominent blacks acknowledged the “knockout game” poses a
    problem rather than accusing conservative media of fomenting racial
    fear.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/4/harper-knockout-game-not-a-myth-to-liberal-sharpto/#ixzz33VZnYQUu

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