By Mark Sappenfield 5 hours ago With coverage of 'knockout game' attacks growing, so is prosecution of the attacks under federal and local hate-crime laws. Friday's arrest is the second in Jewish Brooklyn in six weeks. For the second time in six weeks, New York City police have arrested a man in Brooklyn
and charged him with assault as a hate crime in connection with the "knockout game."
The arrest comes as a spate of attacks have focused national attention on the knockout game, in which an assailant tries to knock out an unsuspecting bystander with one punch. The attacks have stirred controversy over whether the game is part of a growing trend or whether national media coverage and social media have inflated isolated incidents.
Moreover, the Obama administration raised eyebrows when the US Justice Department on Dec. 26 charged a white man
with a federal hate crime for attacking a black man as part of a knockout game, though the vast majority of recorded knockout assaults have been by black men against whites.
In the case announced by New York police Friday, Brooklyn resident Barry Baldwin, who is black, was arrested in connection with seven knockout game attacks. The assaults occurred from Nov. 9 to Dec. 27 in predominately Jewish sections of Brooklyn. All the alleged victims were women, including an elderly woman pushing a stroller and a mother walking with her daughter. http://news.yahoo.com/39-knockout-game-39-hate-crime-second-brooklyn-213330640.html
There's something you don't see. A Black person charged with hate? I wonder if Holder and Obama will get involved to help him out.