White man films self playing ‘Knockout,’ charged with hate crime

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A Texas man who filmed himself knocking out a 79-year-old black man has been charged with one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, appeared in court today for the crime, believed to be a “Knockout” assault. Knockout is a violent game in which the assailant aims to “knock out an unsuspecting victim with one blow.

Until this point, the violent game has primarily been covered from the perspective of black teens attacking innocent whites.

Open Letter to ‘Affluenza’ supporters: ‘Please Excuse Davontaye, he suffers from ‘Povertenza’

In response to a judge’s verdict that a 16-year-old teen who killed four people while driving drunk suffered from “Affluenza,” author J.A.M. has presented an alternative point of view.

Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation due to suffering from “Affluenza,” meaning that since his family is so rich, he was “unable to know right from wrong.”