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Man in ‘knockout game’ faces federal hate crime

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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013 4:30 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities said a 27-year-old suburban Houston man hoping to gain national exposure by knocking out an unsuspecting bystander was charged with a federal hate crime.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that Conrad Alvin Barrett on Nov. 24 struck a 79-year-old man, breaking his jaw and hospitalizing him for several days.

They said Barrett, a Katy resident, targeted the victim because he’s black.

Barrett allegedly laughed after knocking the man to the ground and then fled to his vehicle.

Barrett used his cell phone to record the attack and showed it to others. Prosecutors say by playing the “knockout game” Barrett was hoping his video would be nationally televised.

He’s scheduled to make an initial court appearance Thursday. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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2 comments:

  • nulisecundus posted at 12:03 pm on Fri, Dec 27, 2013.

    nulisecundus Posts: 87

    I guess the knockouts in New Jersey by blacks against whites is not a hate crime.
    because sharptonn and Jackson say so!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • ChristopherCalumny posted at 7:45 am on Fri, Dec 27, 2013.

    ChristopherCalumny Posts: 1

    I saw this article posted on Google News. Once I saw 'federal hate crime' and 'knockout game' I INSTANTLY KNEW:
    1. Since assailant was caught, he had to be WHITE.
    2. Victim was BLACK, assailant was WHITE.
    3. Article would publish assailant with middle name included to make him immediately sound guilty of something
    ------>Wasn't disappointed! [wink][wink][wink]

     

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