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Knock Out: If races were reversed, this would be a national news story – VIDEO

June 30, 2016

A shocking video shows a 16-year-old launching an apparently unprovoked attack on a 12-year-old boy while wearing brass knuckles in what could be another example of the infamous “knockout game.”

Mainstream Obama worshipping Media glossing over ‘The Knock Out Game’

November 29, 2013

New York City police authorities are investigating a series of unprovoked physical attacks in public places on people who are Jewish, in the form of what is called “the knockout game.”

The way the game is played, one of a number of young blacks decides to show that he can knock down some stranger on the streets, preferably with one punch, as they pass by. Often some other member of the group records the event, so that a video of that “achievement” is put on the Internet, to be celebrated.

The New York authorities describe a recent series of such attacks and, because Jews have been singled out in these attacks, are considering prosecuting these assaults as “hate crimes.”

Many aspects of these crimes are extremely painful to think about, including the fact that responsible authorities in New York seem to have been caught by surprise, even though this “knockout game” has been played for years by young black gangs in other cities and other states, against people besides Jews – the victims being either whites in general or people of Asian ancestry.

Attacks of this sort have been rampant in St. Louis. But they have also occurred in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and elsewhere. In Illinois the game has often been called “Polar Bear Hunting” by the young thugs, presumably because the targets are white.

The main reason for many people’s surprise is that the mainstream media have usually suppressed news about the “knockout game” or about other and larger forms of similar orchestrated racial violence in dozens of cities in every region of the country. Sometimes the attacks are reported, but only as isolated attacks by unspecified “teens” or “young people” against unspecified victims, without any reference to the racial makeup of the attackers or the victims – and with no mention of racial epithets by the young hoodlums exulting in their own “achievement.”

‘Knock Out Game’ not dare reported on by most mainstream Media

November 28, 2013

With news of the violent “knock out game” appearing in cities from coast to coast, the author of the 2012 book White Girl Bleed A Lot may seem quite prescient to some.
In 2012 author Colin Flaherty published his book chronicling the “epidemic of black mob violence” and was immediately labeled a racist for his central thesis that racial violence is growing in the United States despite the claims that violent crime statistics have fallen in recent decades.
Flaherty’s book declares that, “Racial violence is exploding across the country. Cops deny it. Newspapers do too. Thank God for YouTube.”
“Racial violence is back,” the book begins, “In hundreds of episodes across the country since 2010, groups of black people are roaming the streets of America intimidating, stalking, vandalizing, stealing, shooting, stabbing, raping, and killing. But the local media and public officials are largely silent about the problem.”
This sort of rhetoric is, of course, quite incendiary in this day of political correctness. A soon as the book came out Flaherty was attacked as a racist. His facts were challenged as over generalizations and his conclusions called unsupportable.
Only weeks after Flaherty’s book came out, Salon.com insinuated that the American right was filled with racists and the book proved that conservatives have “suddenly became very, very frightened of black people.”
All that finger pointing and name calling, however, may seem unfair with news exploding all across the country that gangs of black youth are indulging the “knock out game” in cities all over–even as the media is reticent to identify the racial aspect of the mounting crime wave.
But just this month the “knock out game” has been all throughout the news. ABC News reported that the game has appeared in “several states.” CBS said that it appears to be “spreading.” The Today Show reports that “cases are piling up, and police are on high alert.” Even CNN notes that police are alarmed.
With the news of this crime wave embroiling America, Breitbart News spoke to author Colin Flaherty to see what he thought of the sort of incidents that seem to speak so loudly to the thesis in his book.
The first point Flaherty had was to warn that “the knock out game is just a small manifestation of the larger thing of black on black violence and black on white violence.”
“The statistics vastly understate the amount of racial violence going on,” he said.

Some Mainstream Media finally dare report on ‘The Knockout Game’

November 23, 2013

If no one else, WND, the New York Post, and now Fox News have started paying serious attention to an urban pastime known as “the knockout game” or occasionally as “polar bear hunting,” a phenomenon that has caused at least seven deaths and countless serious injuries.
The “polar bear” refers to the invariably white or at least non-black victim of a hunt by a young black male, usually one of a pack of the same. The hunters tend to prey on those who seem vulnerable. This includes old people, women, children, and, most often, clueless male liberals– like the Pittsburgh teacher seen in this video — who have trained themselves not to “profile” young black men even when they approach with malice in their eyes.
White urbanites remain clueless because the mainstream media have chosen not to clue them in. Even when local TV stations cover the incidents, as in the Pittsburgh assault above, they are careful to avoid even hinting at a racial motive.
Said former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg, “The white liberals in the media at places that aren’t covering this are saying, ‘You know what? We don’t want to give any ammo to those white racist conservatives out there (because they equate conservatism with racism anyway), so let’s just make believe this isn’t happening.’ How despicable.”
The media’s collective failure to acknowledge the pervasiveness of the knockout game enabled them to turn would-be knockout king Trayvon Martin into a martyr and his victim, George Zimmerman, into a racist vigilante.
If he had not had an audience, Trayvon Martin would likely have made it back safely to the townhouse where he was staying in Sanford, Florida, that rainy night in February 2012. The knockout game is played for glory. Martin’s audience consisted of one person, the sassy, defiant, plus-sized Rachel Jeantel who talked to Martin by phone throughout the encounter.
The story Jeantel was coached to tell at the trial and in the depositions that preceded it had little contact with reality. In addition to lying about her age and her hospitalization, both of which she was called on, Jeantel told some other obvious mistruths that the defense did not bother countering.

To account for a missing half hour of Martin’s time, during which he was likely either smoking marijuana or scoping out the homes in the neighborhood, Jeantel had Martin finding shelter from the rain in “the, um, mail thing.” In her initial interview with Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, however, she said Martin sought relief from the rain “under the shade” of another apartment. In fact, Zimmerman spotted Martin before he approached the community mail shed.
Jeantel also insisted that Martin put his hood up because it started raining. In fact, Martin had the hood up in the store and when he left it. Despite the obvious inconsistencies, the State used Jeantel’s corrupted testimony in charging Zimmerman with murder.
There is no reason to believe anything Jeantel said about the confrontation between Martin and Zimmerman save for her spectacularly uncoached recollection of how Martin first described Zimmerman, namely as a “creepy ass cracker.”
“He told me the man was looking at him,” she added, “so I had to think it might have been a rapist. Might have been a rapist.” When defense attorney Don West asked Jeantel whether she thought “creepy-ass cracker” was racist, Jeantel explained that the phrase meant that Trayvon viewed Zimmerman as a “pervert.”
The Urban Dictionary defines “ass-cracker” as “one who engages in anal sex.” It seems likely that Jeantel meant the homophobic “creepy ass-cracker” and not the racist “creepy-ass cracker.” In an interview after the trial with Piers Morgan, Jeantel clarified that since Martin was himself not a homosexual, Zimmerman’s actions worried him. “For every boy or every man who’s not that kind of way,” she said, “seeing a grown man following them, would they be creeped out?”
In sum, Martin saw Zimmerman not as the hulking vigilante the media did but as a vulnerable, possibly gay white man nearly half-a-foot smaller than he. As for Martin, although the media chose not to let the public know, he was an aspiring mixed martial artist who had recently been disciplined both at home and at school for starting fights.
Martin had four minutes to run less than a hundred yards to his townhouse. When he saw Zimmerman exit his truck, he set upon another strategy. There is no reason to believe that Jeantel tried to discourage him. In fact, she could never quite remember how it was that the final confrontation went down. Although the State chose to believe Jeantel, on this point, on all points, Zimmerman’s testimony was much more credible.

Black websites silent about race-based violence

September 13, 2013

(Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.) Videos linked or embedded may contain foul language and violence.

‘Knock Out Game’ and the conspicuous silence of the Media

August 31, 2013

The knockout game involves “unprovoked attacks on innocent bystanders,” according to police who have had to deal with it. A retired officer explained, “Normally it was a group of black males, one of which would strike him as hard as he could in the face, attempting to knock him out with one punch,” says retired Sgt. Don Pizzo. The victims are typically not robbed, but simply punched with no provocation. Such attacks have been reported in Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, and New Jersey.