CLEVELAND, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) - Cleveland authorities have made several arrests following the mob beating of a disabled Army veteran by a group of teenagers.
Last Friday [Feb. 7, 2014], the victim, Matthew Robinson, was surrounded by between six and eight teenagers while riding the RTA Healthline. Robinson told WOIO that he was attacked by the teens, then robbed of his possessions.
During the attack, the teens made several derogatory remarks about Robinson.
“What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker,’” he was quoted as saying about the incident. “They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”
This week, three suspects – Kenneth Matthews, Ronald Reid Williams and an unnamed 16-year-old girl – were arrested by Cleveland and RTA police. The latter filmed the attack with her cell phone, and was said to still have the video at the time of her apprehension. [...]
Rubbing salt into old wounds and inciting racial violence. But hey! Let’s call it art! Fox40:
Students got an eyeful walking on the campus of Sacramento State University earlier in December. Two males dangling from a tree with nooses around their necks, portraying a time that many African Americans wish they could forget lynchings, all because of the color of their skin.
“Wish they could forget”? That would mean she and others like her would have to cut up their advantageous ‘blame whitey’/race cards. But seriously, they do not want to forget BECAUSE they live and breathe to remind whites about it every single second of every single day. This white chick has NEVER lynched anyone. Capisce?
An African American woman, Christina Edwards a senior at the university defended her project.
The purpose of this performance was to bring to light social injustices and the issue of inequality that impacts me and my community as a whole, Edwards said.
Edwards says she chose to illustrate this time in history by using race reversal, in an effort to shine new light on an old but standing matter. And says she followed all campus procedures.
The university doesn’t see it that way, however. University President Alexander Gonzalez released this statement saying, in part:
The university did not approve the display, and I want to assure everyone that I am working to address the multiple issues raised by this incident.
If Christina was the least bit fair minded she would hang a couple muslims from a tree too. Or if that would be a controversial bridge to far even for the bold artiste Christina. Perhaps in the spirit of keeping it real her next project could be a couple of lynched white dudes sporting Democrat Party t-shirts and KKK hoods.
(Daily Mail) –A sandwich shop owner endured eight hours of questioning by police and had his computer seized for three weeks â€“ after making tasteless Nelson Mandela jokes on the internet.
Neil Phillips, who runs Crumbs in Rugeley, Staffordshire, says he was also finger-printed and DNA-swabbed after officers received complaints about what he insists were harmless gags.
In one online post, the 44-year-old wrote: ‘My PC takes so long to shut down Iâ€™ve decided to call it Nelson Mandela.’
…… Mr Phillips was arrested at his home on September 10 and was taken to a police station where he was quizzed about the postings on the Rugeley Soap Box website.
He said: ‘It was an awful experience. I was fingerprinted, they took DNA and my computer’.
‘It was a couple of jokes, Bernard Manning type.
‘There was no hatred.
‘You can question the taste, but theyâ€™re not hateful. I told the police they got plenty of “likes”. What happened to freedom of speech?
‘I think they over-reacted massively. Those jokes are “out there”, anyway.
‘When they took my computer, I thought, “what the hell are they looking for?” To be questioned would have been over the top, never mind arrested.’
‘They are jokes that I cut-and-pasted,’ insisted Mr Phillips. ‘I didnâ€™t make them up and I didnâ€™t put them on a public site.
‘You have to sign-up and join. Itâ€™s turning into the thought police â€“ you canâ€™t do this, you canâ€™t do that.
…… Liberal Democrat Councillor Tim Jones was so incensed by the one-liners, aired at a time when Mandela was critically ill, that he made an official complaint. [...]
I’m curious as to how many left-wing politicians who shared tasteless, hateful Margaret Thatcher diatribes both in public and in private went through the same ordeal. My guess would be –next to none.
What of the left-wing extremists who attended the â€œThatcherâ€™s Deadâ€ street party? Which eventually turned into a violent riot, ….but of course.
This pithy comment left on the Daily Mail article sums it up quite nicely. Perspective; it has garnered over 3,000 up votes, while the down votes are currently under 200.
(mahatmacoatmabag) In the UK , ruled by the Bolsheviks in Brussels, being a White Englishman is now a crime. Unless we worship Political Correctness & Multiculturalism as the highest human ideals we are considered racialists & persecuted
Bigoted full grown punks of Indian origin are now getting into da vicious ‘game’.
(NY Daily News) –The suspect in the brazen punching of a Jewish man in Brooklyn callously boasted he could â€œknock outâ€ his victim â€” but his lawyer claimed Saturday that the alleged attack has nothing to do with the brutal game that has the city on edge.
Amrit Marajh, 28, had just left a bar on McDonald Ave. on Friday [Nov. 22, 2013] with four friends and was talking about boxing when the knockout game came up, police sources said.
“You can’t do that”, one member of the group said as they came upon Shmuel Perl, 24, according to a source.
Marajh allegedly said, Yes I can, I’ll do it to this guy right now before punching Perl in the face, leaving him bruised.
This had nothing to do with the knockout game, said his attorney, James Kirshner.
A 24-year-old Jewish man was pummeled in Borough Park on Friday and cops are trying to figure out if it was a hate crime, another vile example of the knockout game or both.
Police charged Amrit Marajh, 28, with punching Shmuel Perl around 2:45 a.m. on 18th Ave.
Marajh faces charges of third-degree assault, assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment as a hate crime. Three other men allegedly with Marajh at the time of the attack were taken into custody but released, police said. He was awaiting arraignment Saturday afternoon.
Perl was wearing a yarmulke. At least one of the men in the group yelled an anti-Semitic slur, cops said.
“I was able to hear them speaking loudly about this knockout game,” Perl said in a YouTube interview with the Orthodox magazine Dee Voch. “The group surrounded me. As I tried to get away, one stepped toward me and with a closed fist hit me in the face.”
As he stumbled away from the suspect, he and his pals yucked it up, Perl said.[...]
NBC New York gives a racial description of the victim but not of the perp:
The 24-year-old victim, who is white and Jewish, said he overheard the people who attacked him talking about the knockout game before they punched him in the face on 18th Avenue in Boro Park.
Marajh Amrit, 28, has been charged with two counts of a hate crime and third-degree assault, police said.
Insight into the racial identities of knockout victims and the usual suspects from the Epoch Times:
A number of assaults in Brooklyn, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., have drawn attention in recent weeks that authorities say may be inspired by the violent game. The object is to target unsuspecting pedestrians with the intention of knocking them out with one punch.
Police have said some of the attacks are being investigated as hate crimes; victims tend to be white or Jewish, and in New York City, the suspects have all been black.
Information on an attorney for Amrit was not immediately available.
The Times of India reports that the attacker Amrit Marjh is of Indian descent:
NEW YORK: A 28-year-old Indian-origin man has been arrested in the US on hate crime charges after he allegedly assaulted a Jewish man as part of so-called “knock-out attacks.”
One of 3 of Marjh’s (unnamed) accessories to the crime who has since been released (source CBS New York):
(Philly Mag) –SEPTA spokesperson Gerri Williams tells me that SEPTA police are interviewing â€œa person of interestâ€ regarding the recent attack on a female Temple med student at the Erie station on the Broad Street Line, allegedly committed by the same person who attacked a woman at Broad and Arch streets on Monday. That woman snapped the above photo of her assailant immediately after he punched her.
As for whether this is an example of the Knockout Game in Philadelphia, Williams says she thinks not. We don’t believe this was a situation of somebody playing the Knockout Game, she says. The person we’re questioning appears to have some mental issues. Because clearly the people who are playing the Knockout Game don’t have mental issues, right?
Williams would not release the name or age of the person being questioned.
(Philly Mag) –So is this evidence of the Knockout Game in Philadelphia? Like the Knockout Game, the attacks come from out of nowhere and seemingly have no real purpose. Like the Knockout Game or at least the incidents of it that have been widely publicized in the media this week the perpetrator is African American and the victims are white. But who knows?
Paging Obama! Paging Eric Holder! Paging Oprah! Paging Sharpton! And all miscreant race arsonist scum et all!
(KMOV) A 23-year-old Metro East college student said she was viciously punched in the face along a south St Louis sidewalk Monday [Nov. 18, 2013].
Police say the woman was ambushed and deliberately knocked to the ground in what officers say may be a game called Knockout.
All the student knows is that it happened as she walked along Arsenal at Brannon early Monday morning, trying to get to a waiting vehicle. She and her boyfriend were giving a friend a ride from a local bar.
The woman, who wanted to conceal her identity, said she suffered a double fracture of the bone under her left eye and will need surgery.
She told News 4′s Matt Sczesny she was hit as she moved through a large crowd on the sidewalk.
I dropped immediately to the ground and screaming and crying and everybody just scattered, she said.[...]
The thugs pummeled the store owner victim’s face with their skateboards until it caved in, all because he dared to ask that they pay for SODAS! Why didn’t they just leave on their skateboards? They could have easily gotten away. But nooooo! They chose VIOLENCE!
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) A pack of skateboarders savagely attacked a Lower East Side store owner when he confronted them about shoplifting, police said.
As CBS 2′s Tracee Carrasco reported, surveillance video shows the four suspects with skateboards bombarding the Eastern Supermarket last Friday [Nov. 8, 2013].
They were allegedly stealing sodas out of a cooler. After Zhen Dan Guo followed them outside to demand they pay, a scuffle broke out. The suspects then used their skateboards as weapons.
Guo’s son, Linbin, shared photos with Carrasco of his father’s injuries after he was badly beaten, but the images were too graphic to be shown.
The bone, it cracked in his nose,Lin Bin said as he described one of the injuries seen in the pictures.
Doctors said Guo will need four titanium plates inserted in his face and worry the attack may have left him blind in one eye. He is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery Saturday.
Anyone with information in regards to this crime can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Knockout attacks have been reported in several states around the country and now investigators believe three people have been attacked in our area.
Police in Lower Merion are investigating two attacks in the area, and Philadelphia detectives are investigating an attack in Northeast Philadelphia. …… Mark Cumberland is a victim of a Knockout assault.
Someone asked me for a cigarette and by the time I got my hands out my pocket I was getting hit by four kids.
He says, It was hard seeing and I’m still having trouble breathing and swallowing.
Lower Merion Police say suspects Samuel Hayles and Markus January were arrested on October 29th,just moments after they allegedly ambushed and beat a 63-year-old man who was walking his dog.
Lt. Frank Higgins of the Lower Merion Police says, he punched him right in the mouth and knocked him to the ground. The victim began to scream and yell for someone to call the police.
An elderly man was also attacked when he was mowing his lawn outside of his home.
The suspect in that attack is still on the loose.
Bruce Myer, a neighbor of the elderly victim says, a kid came up to him and just punching him in the mouth. He ended up laying the street with his lawnmower.
The only apparent motive in these attacks, as in all Knockout attacks, is to inflict injury on a random victim.
Myer says, The kid did it on a dare. He said give me five dollars and I’ll knock that guy out.
It’s very sad that before you used to walk on the street with no worries whatsoever, neighbor Al Ciavijo said.
The elderly victim is now using a cane and a walker to get around. He has had to undergo multiple medical procedures.
That suspect is still on the loose, as are the suspects in the Northeast Philadelphia attack.
UPDATE: One of knockout attack victim Mark Cumberland’s assailants has been arrested. Police are on the lookout for a second suspect.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Police have arrested a 15-year-old and are searching for a second suspect in connection with a knockout attack in Northeast Philadelphia earlier this month.
Investigators say a 15-year-old male has been arrested and they are searching for a second suspect for their roles in an attack outside a pizza shop in Fox Chase on November 11th.
The 15-year-old has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Criminal Conspiracy and related charges. His name is not being released because he is a juvenile.
In another case in Lower Merion, an elderly man was also attacked when he was mowing his lawn outside of his home. The suspect in that attack is still on the loose.[...]
MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (WABC) — The search is on for a group of teenagers behind a series of random attacks on strangers across Brooklyn, and police believe it is part of a disturbing trend making the rounds online.
It’s called the Knockout game, in which innocent people are randomly sucker-punched in the head.
The latest attack, on an elderly woman in Midwood, comes after eight similar attacks on Jewish people in Crown Heights.
Now, that 78-year-old woman is terrified, her daughter told Eyewitness News.
“She was carrying a purse that was in full view and many bags, nothing was taken,” the victim’s daughter, Rita, said. “This was purely a wanton incident, someone wanted to inflict pain onto someone else, no other purpose.”
The incident happened on Saturday, November 9 , as the woman walked down her street, but she was too afraid to immediately report the attack. State Assemblyman Dov Hikind convinced her to go to police after authorities released shocking video of a 20-year-old Orthodox Jewish man randomly punched by a group of youngsters in Crown Heights last week.
The Hate Crimes Taskforce is now looking for suspects in as many as eight similar attacks.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to any arrests in connection with these incidents.
Just when I thought the Not-So-Reverend Jesse “Hymie Town” Jackson had finally slithered into the deep grass to stay, he raises his ugly head spitting duplicitous, double-dealing racist venom.
(Campus Reform) –Deceased Republican President Ronald Reagan sought to to permanently ban African Americans from playing college and professional football in the South with white people, civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. alleged in a speech at Furman University on Wednesday evening.
In the same speech he also alleged that the modern Tea Party was born from efforts to sustain segregation.
Goldwater and Reagan had they been successful, it would have been illegal for blacks and whites to play together on a Saturday afternoon, he said.
[Jesse Jackson] repeatedly calling the United States south â€œthe land of the free, the home of genocide, and suggested that the modern day Tea Party was born from efforts to maintain “the walls” of slavery and segregation.
The Union, those in the Confederacy sought to maintain the walls [of slavery and segregation of races] and secede from the country, the shots fired at Fort Sumter, the beginning of the Tea Party, the ‘Fort Sumter’ Tea Party, who sought to secede from the union, set their own government, their own currency, sought to ally with France and Britain, to form their own country, he said. [..]