Sowell: A Very Dangerous Game

Thomas Sowell
Big Government
20 Nov 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…

…Some in the media, as well as in politics, may think that they are trying to avoid provoking a race war by ignoring or playing down these attacks. But the way to prevent a race war is by stopping these attacks, not trying to sanitize them.

If these attacks continue, and continue to grow, more and more people are going to know about them, regardless of the media or the politicians. Responsible people of all races need to support a crackdown on these attacks, which can provoke a white backlash that can escalate into a race war. But political expediency leads in the opposite direction…


Read the complete article at Big Government.



Update:   The Knockout Game: How to Avoid It

…I can see where one might feel that this is a serious threat and deadly force may be needed, but I fear the legal system may not agree with this notion. Trying to prove the disparity of force, and/or threat of imminent death/severe bodily harm may be more difficult than imagined.

Because of this, I feel compelled to share with you all some tips from my experience as security personnel to help yourself not become a target—for “Knockout” or other crimes, such as mugging or robbery. These tips are not foolproof means to discourage a would-be-attacker, but they will certainly give you an advantage…



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