According to one of the black teens who participated in a violent attack on a homeless man, it was all fun and games — as in the “knock out game.”
While the Black Lives Matter movement bemoans self-perceived claims of racial profiling and brutality at the hands of police, in many parts of the country it’s the lone white man who need fear reprisal for little more than the color of his skin.
Andre Richards, 19, one of three teenagers who beat a white Louisville, Ky., homeless man in June, told investigators they were playing “KO” or the “knock out game,” according to WHAS-TV.
The knock out game typically involves young blacks trying to knock unconscious unsuspecting victims, usually white, with a single blow.
The “game” was popular for some time on social media, but appeared to have subsided, even as liberal news outlets persisted in saying it was a myth all along.
“Explain to me what the point of it is, this KO game,” a detective asked. “To prove how tough you are? Do ya’ll get something out of it?”
“Nah, it’s just a game,” Richards replied. “[There is] one point. You go to sleep. It’s called KO.”
WHAS-TV reported on the attack:
Security surveillance from a nearby business captured the attack on camera. The disturbing video shows three teens ruthlessly assaulting the unnamed man as he lies helplessly on the ground. The surveillance shows the teens scramble scramble as two cars approach the scene.
One of the drivers got out of his vehicle and called 911. He told the 911 operator, “There’s a homeless man here. Three individuals just ran off. It looks like they beat him to hell.”
Richards, who is charged with first degree assault, appeared in court this week. His accomplishes were also arrested, but their names are not being released because they are minors.