December 27, 2013
The Department of Justice has charged a Katy, Texas man who participated in the “knockout game” with a federal hate crime.
On Thursday, federal officials announced that they arrested and charged 27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett — a white man — with a federal racially-motivated hate crime for attempting to knock out an unsuspecting 79-year-old African American man with a single punch.
“Suspected crimes of this nature will simply not be tolerated,” said U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson in a statement. “Evidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted with the assistance of all our partners to the fullest extent of the law.”
Nearly all “knockout game” attacks have featured black attackers targeting white or Jewish victims.
This article was posted: Friday, December 27, 2013 at 6:22 am