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December 2, 2013

There is an article in today's edition with the headlines stating an attempted robbery by three men....

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Capricorn1

Dec-02-13 5:45 AM

Although this "game" ha been around for decades, in this age of political correctness, many cities including New York are shying away from admitting this game for what it is. It is refreshing to see black leaders and journalist speaking out against it and admitting it exists.

"If someone talked about knocking out blacks, we would not be silent,” MSNBC commentator Al Sharpton noted this weekend.

"This is not a game. You can seriously injure or possibly kill someone,” Philadelphia Mayor Nutter said, addressing both black teenagers and their parents.

“We can’t blame the ‘Knockout Game’ on racism,” writes Michael Cottman on BlackAmericaWeb****. “This has nothing to do with racial profiling. It has nothing to do with Republicans or the Tea Party. It has nothing to do with white supremacists. It has nothing to do with ‘stand your ground’ laws. This is about an evil that has taken hold of some of our young black men, our sons, our children, and we are fighting for the

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Capricorn1

Dec-02-13 5:49 AM

Got cut off.... "This is about an evil that has taken hold of some of our young black men, our sons, our children, and we are fighting for their souls. … Black America needs to take ownership of this problem – and figure it out – before it’s too late.”

While Mr. Cottman refuses to address this problem as racism, he does at least admit that it is a growing trend among young black men.

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MrShaman

Dec-02-13 6:21 AM

"That is not the description of a robbery, that is the description of the "game" called knockout that is slowly moving around the country and the media is reluctant to address it for what it is." - Thomas Knerr

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I'm assuming you've already contacted police with such inside-info, regarding this assault.

How DID you manage to convince police it was the result o' (the newly-found) "conservative" psychic-abilities...rather-than direct-participation??

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MrShaman

Dec-02-13 6:26 AM

"Although this "game" ha been around for decades, in this age of political correctness, many cities including New York are shying away from admitting this game for what it is. It is refreshing to see black leaders and journalist speaking out against it and admitting it exists." - Capricorn1

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I'm sure you "forgot" to mention your opinion has "nothing, to do, with race."

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Capricorn1

Dec-02-13 6:32 AM

I'm sure you "forgot" to mention your opinion has "nothing, to do, with race." -Shaman

My opinion centers around the facts being reported and the facts being ignored because of political correctness. Even Al Sharpton can't ignore it for what it is, but of course it doesn't surprise me that you do. Oh and btw, the knockout game is also referred to as "polar bear hunting".

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CaveFelem

Dec-02-13 6:38 AM

MrShaman, I am one person, at least, who does not consider race when addressing this issue.

Playing the "knockout game" is a cowardly, stupid thing to do. Oh sure, it takes tons of courage to sneak up on an unsuspecting person and punch them so hard they're rendered unconscious. Wait until they do this to someone who is taking blood thinning meds, and that person dies from a brain bleed.

So, there's one more thing to worry about as we're walking around living our lives - that some cowardly lowlife will sneak up behind us and knock us out. Lovely.

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ArtFold

Dec-02-13 8:01 AM

When I first read that news item in the S-G a week ago it seemed mighty odd to me that it was characterized as an "attempted robbery". The person was punched in the head and not one of the three people attempted to take anything? Sounds like an attempt at the "knockout" game to me. I also wonder, since it was observed that there WERE three people, why was no description of ANY of the attackers given?

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spike2

Dec-02-13 8:05 AM

I don't think we have enough of the details to know what the impetus was for this assault. All details are never released pending a preliminary hearing and trial. Conversely the "knockout game" is not a joke. Those who are known to participate in this crime should not receive any plea agreement and any available enhancements should be applied.

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MrShaman

Dec-02-13 8:15 AM

"I'm sure you "forgot" to mention your opinion has "nothing, to do, with race." -Shaman

My opinion centers around the facts being reported and the facts being ignored because of political correctness." - Capricorn1

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Yeah...I've been reading those "facts", as well.

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"You'd never know from any of this that perpetrators of these crimes are getting arrested, sometimes on hate-crime charges, which should have a salutary effect on the phenomenon. But to admit this would foul up the intended impression of America besieged by unchecked ***** ferocity under the leadership of the Kenyan Pretender. Ooga Booga is sort of a hit-and-run thing itself; its practitioners come out to strike when the news cycle is right, and as soon as it loses its currency they retreat and go back to scribbling about Benghazi and whatnot until the next opportunity presents itself."

See:

With "Knockout Game" Back in Fashion, Rightbloggers Revive the Ol

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MrShaman

Dec-02-13 8:15 AM

See:

With "Knockout Game" Back in Fashion, Rightbloggers Revive the Old Ooga Booga

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CMReeder

Dec-02-13 8:22 AM

The calling of this act as a game is disgusting. It should be called what it is an assault.

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MrShaman

Dec-02-13 8:25 AM

MrShaman, I am one person, at least, who does not consider race when addressing this issue.

Playing the "knockout game" is a cowardly, stupid thing to do. Oh sure, it takes tons of courage to sneak up on an unsuspecting person and punch them so hard they're rendered unconscious." - CaveFelem

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Agreed!!! I remember this "tactic" being implemented, (back) when it was still called sucker-punching...usually committed outside bars...and most-often (at least, the ones I'd observed) were White-on-White.

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Capricorn1

Dec-02-13 9:45 AM

Chuck, I agree it is assault.

Shaman, please don't turn this into some right wing conspiracy. You can choose to ignore the facts if you want. You usually do. You can quote all the Village Voice articles you want. It is what it is.

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underwood

Dec-02-13 10:07 AM

What it is is an indication of just how far some of society has removed itself from society’s norms and moral traditions. And it makes no difference what the ethnicity of the perpetrators is.

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Capricorn1

Dec-02-13 11:07 AM

Phil, the problem I have is just as Al Sheraton pointed out, if this would be white on black attacks, the media and city officials would not be so silent about this trend that is spreading. A lot of people are afraid to call it what it is because of political correctness. That's why it was refreshing to hear black leaders step up. I wonder why the AG isn't stepping up and demanding investigations. Some of the young black men that have been interviewed after being apprehended claim that this is the way they are gaining street cred, by targeting unsuspecting white people. Black leadership is acting responsibly by getting out in front of this and not turning a blind eye in fear of political correctness.

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BornHere

Dec-02-13 12:24 PM

I just watched a couple of video's on this game called "Knockout", it made me sick. These teenagers think it is "Macho" to hit someone who is defenseless, where I come from these teenagers would be called "Punks". I'm curious as to what will happen when they try this on the wrong person and they end up being shot. Who will be blamed then.

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Shulski

Dec-02-13 4:46 PM

Be afraid lower class colored kids might hit you next. We should put them in uniform and send them to fight our wars if they're so violent

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Shulski

Dec-02-13 4:48 PM

Your screen name is "born here"? Does that make you special? There were about 250+ million of us born here.

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BornHere

Dec-02-13 5:31 PM

BornHere is not my screen name, it is the name I was given by my elders when I was born, I am Northern Arapaho and my people were here long before your ancestors ever arrived, YOU FOOL.

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Capricorn1

Dec-02-13 5:56 PM

Be afraid lower class colored kids might hit you next. We should put them in uniform and send them to fight our wars if they're so violent -Shulski

Gee, I don't know what I would have done if you hadn't shared such an intelligent comment. It's keeps pace with your usual pointless thoughts on these boards.

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BornHere

Dec-02-13 6:21 PM

I would like to apologize to the regular posters on here for my rudeness, I normally do not react that way.

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Capricorn1

Dec-02-13 6:27 PM

No sweat Bornhere, sometimes it just can't be helped.

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BornHere

Dec-02-13 8:06 PM

Thanks Cap, have a good night.

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Shulski

Dec-02-13 8:42 PM

Sorry I don't subscribe to your politically correct be born here.*****liberal.

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Shulski

Dec-02-13 8:46 PM

Well sorry Cap you don't understand sarcasm, irony or satire. I like pisssing you ppl off it's funny.

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