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On November 24, Conrad Alvin Barrett, of Katy, Texas, recorded himself on his cellphone attacking a 79-year-old black man.  In the video you could see Barett running away and saying “knockout”. He also told of his plans in the video.

“The plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?” Mr. Barrett says in the video, according to the authorities. Well congratulations to Barrett, he is  now the proud owner of a  federal hate crime charge.

The U.S. attorney handling the case says video of the attack shows just how brutal it was. The 79-year-old victim’s attorney, O’Neil Williams, doesn’t want his identity revealed because he still fears for his safety.

“He’s frail. There would be no mistaking that you were about to attack an old man,” Williams said.

The victim had two fractures to his jaw and spent more than four days in the hospital and he’s still recovering.

“This suspect used race as a criteria for picking out who he was going to attack,” Williams said.

In his defense, Barrett’s attorney, George Parnham, says his client has severe mental health issues, that he’s bi-polar and on heavy medication. “There’s no question that that entered into these particular type of actions. That’s not an excuse, that’s just real,” Parnham said.

Not everyone is happy to see a white man receive the first federal charge in the “knockout” game. Because you know, it’s only blacks doing it against white people. According to  The Washington Times, “Most knockout victims that have appeared in news reports have been white but the Justice Department said in this instance the victim was a 79-year-old black man, and stepped in with federal charges.”

White people are not happy:

 

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  • Anthony

    Racists want to feel like victims so much, they do not even think. This fool specifically said he wanted to hit a black man and see if he could end up on TV. That is why he is being prosecuted with a hate crime. I know of black youth in Missouri who are doing time for murder as a result of the knockout game, but they did go around announcing their motivation for their stupidity like Conrad Barrett.

  • WhatIThink

    The fact is that there are many more cases of assaults like this against homeless and other folks, including black folks than any cases of black teens playing the “knockout” game, which is a myth. It is simply assault.

  • Gabrielle

    If you actually pay attention to the news, you’d see that these kids(mostly black) attack people of all ages and races, not just white. Whatever the case, this “game” needs to be stopped.

  • Naan

    I’ve seen video of blacks knocking out blacks, so I don’t understand how people can conclude it is a game that targets everyone but Blacks. Their logic is “it is a black person committing the crime so it must be hate and a ‘trend'” MUCH LIKE other stories that try to label something as “racial hate” when Blacks are the victims. But organizations like Fox News are willing to use the illogical reasoning when it works in their agenda.

  • BeanBean

    Boohooo, buckets of white victim tears. Racist always want to play the victim. A hate crime is a hate crime, simply put! Twitter is full of trolls.