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.