A Very Dangerous Game: The Knockout Game and Polar Bear Hunting

New York City police authorities are investigating a series of unprovoked physical attacks in public places on people who are Jewish, in the form of what is called “the knockout game.”

The way the game is played, one of a number of young blacks decides to show that he can knock down some stranger on the streets, preferably with one punch, as they pass by. Often some other member of the group records the event, so that a video of that “achievement” is put on the Internet, to be celebrated.

The New York authorities describe a recent series of such attacks and, because Jews have been singled out in these attacks, are considering prosecuting these assaults as “hate crimes.”

Many aspects of these crimes are extremely painful to think about, including the fact that responsible authorities in New York seem to have been caught by surprise, even though this “knockout game” has been played for years by young black gangs in other cities and other states, against people besides Jews — the victims being either whites in general or people of Asian ancestry.

Attacks of this sort have been rampant in St. Louis. But they have also occurred in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and elsewhere. In Illinois the game has often been called “Polar Bear Hunting” by the young thugs, presumably because the targets are white.

The main reason for many people’s surprise is that the mainstream media have usually suppressed news about the “knockout game” or about other and larger forms of similar orchestrated racial violence in dozens of cities in every region of the country. Sometimes the attacks are reported, but only as isolated attacks by unspecified “teens” or “young people” against unspecified victims, without any reference to the racial makeup of the attackers or the victims — and with no mention of racial epithets by the young hoodlums exulting in their own “achievement.”

Despite such pious phrases as “troubled youths,” the attackers are often in a merry, festive mood. In a sustained mass attack in Milwaukee, going far beyond the dimensions of a passing “knockout game,” the attackers were laughing and eating chips, as if it were a picnic. One of them observed casually, “white girl bleed a lot.”

That phrase — “White Girl Bleed A Lot” — is also the title of a book by Colin Flaherty, which documents both the racial attacks across the nation and the media attempts to cover them up, as well as the local political and police officials who try to say that race had nothing to do with these attacks.

Chapter 2 of the 2013 edition is titled, “The Knockout Game, St. Louis Style.” So this is nothing new, however new it may be to some in New York, thanks to the media’s political correctness.

Nor is this game just a passing prank. People have been beaten unconscious, both in this game and in the wider orchestrated racial attacks. Some of these victims have been permanently disabled and some have died from their injuries.

But most of the media see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. In such an atmosphere, the evil not only persists but grows.

Some in the media, as well as in politics, may think that they are trying to avoid provoking a race war by ignoring or playing down these attacks. But the way to prevent a race war is by stopping these attacks, not trying to sanitize them.

If these attacks continue, and continue to grow, more and more people are going to know about them, regardless of the media or the politicians.

Responsible people of all races need to support a crackdown on these attacks, which can provoke a white backlash that can escalate into a race war. But political expediency leads in the opposite direction.

What is politically expedient is to do what Attorney General Eric Holder is doing — launch campaigns against schools that discipline a “disproportionate” number of black male students. New York City’s newly elected liberal mayor is expected to put a stop to police “stop and frisk” policies that have reduced the murder rate to one-fourth of what it was under liberal mayors of the past.

Apparently political correctness trumps human lives.

Providing cover for hoodlums is a disservice to everybody, including members of every race, and even the hoodlums themselves. Better that they should be suppressed and punished now, rather than continue on a path that is likely to lead to prison, or even to the execution chamber.

  • http://www.anyaarisohn.com/ Anya Arisohn

    Thank you Mr. Sowell

  • Captnhook

    Stop treating them as juveniles.
    These savages need to be charged as adults, locked up and the key thrown away.

  • brick3d

    You people are fucking self righteous assholes.

    I, in no way condone this barbaric behavior from my community and, quite frankly, think individuals that participate in this ridiculous past time deserve any deadly repercussions that happen as a result. However, not too long ago, white people thought it was a “fun game” to lynch innocent black people for no apparent reason.

    So all of you pretentious jackasses that complain about racism should learn to evaluate your own shitty races before judging others. The actions of a few does not define the many.

  • writeby

    Racism is rooted in collectivism, that is, assigning to all who bear like physical features the same qualities.

    Precisely what you just did. Precisely what these “lynching cracker blacks” are doing.

    So what’s the diff between you, them and the southern white slaver holders when it comes to collectively judging individuals based solely on their race.

    You need to learn to be color blind–beginning with yourself.

  • uR brick3d

    First off, you are speculating and making unfounded presumptions on what I previously posted so I am now going to lump you into the category of “pretentious assholes” that I did define earlier. I also assumed the addition of “the actions of the few do not define the many” would make it obvious I do not think all white people are the same.

    I did not collectively group all whites together. I CLEARLY stated “self righteous assholes” and “pretentious jackasses” as the collective whites (and any race for that matter) that I wanted to address. I have had friends of various races and have also dated a few women of other races so it is obvious to me not to group everyone together. I also did not use the word “cracker” so no need to quote that. I do not even say “n–ga” because of its negative connotations.

    The differences between rednecks and I are immensely vast but the most significant is intellect. I do not judge people on factors that they can not affect, such as race or features. I do however RUTHLESSLY discriminate against people who have to freedom to pursue knowledge and understanding but still prefer to bask in ignorance, stupidity, and blind subservience.

    I do not believe in being “color blind” because only a fool would doubt an obvious trait of a person. And being human, I understand that I will always be flawed with prejudices. How you choose to act on those prejudices is another story.

    Ridiculous fits the events so I see no validity in not using it. However, I have an certain respect for death that allows me to talk about it in a way that is odd to normal people. If it makes you feel better, substitute with the word “heinous.”

    I choose to be profane because I know my target audience is of sub par intelligence. They relate to profanity and quite honestly it amuses me.

  • uR brick3d

    It seems as though I went off on a little rant lol. My apologies, I did not realize I had typed so much. I am not one to delete a written idea either though, so I will leave it unabridged.

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  • Nobody

    You should try saying skin color instead of race. We are all of the human – race. We have different levels of pigmentation in our skin and slightly distinguishable features among skin colors due to our ancestors living at different elevations and getting different levels of sun. We are all the same race, though.

    Other than that, you are right. People are not to be grouped together based on any number of factors that make them *appear* similar. Appearances are deceptive. Perceptions in general are very deceptive.

  • Nobody

    I say cracka and nig*a all the time. I do not attribute the words to any one skin color, though. More like whatever I feel like saying at the time. For example: “That white nig*a knocked that asian nig*a out at the gas station last night.”


    “That cracka Kwame shoulda seen it comin. That bit*h karma always catches up with you.”

    I do not discriminate with my profanity.

    Political correctness is in fact a big issue that perpetuates what a previous poster called collectivism.

    And I don’t care what no b*tch n*g*a things about it either.

  • writeby

    LOL You sound exactly like the rationalizing racist whites that surrounded me as I grew up in the 50s.

    “Hey, some of my best friends are ‘colored.'”

  • writeby


  • writeby

    Perceptions are infallible and automatic. What you intend is “perspectives”–which are driven by ideas, which themselves are quite deceptive.

  • Nobody

    Now you are being petty but I will play:

    Your perceptions are driven by your perspective which most base on their experiences. Therefore, it is your perceptions that are tricking you. Your perspective has to find a base in concepts instead of perceptions. Your perceptions are not automatic if you free your mind and they are far from infallible. For instance:

    Someone might perceive a black person wearing a hoodie to be a threat. That persons perceptions are tricking them. Their perceptions have a base in their perspective. They were correct to perceive the person to be black, and also wearing a hoodie, but their perceptions tricked them when they considered that to be a threat. It is still a perceived threat to them, and not a perspective threat. Their perspective guides their perceptions instead of concepts.

    People have to learn to base their thoughts on concepts instead of perceptions or their existence itself becomes deceptive. Otherwise, they might believe the lie that is “I think therefore I am.”

  • writeby

    Last reply. Perceptions are automatic, the retention of sense data, also automatic. From such data concepts are formed. Sense data and perceptions are the base of all human knowledge.

    Perspective is the interpretation of sense data & perceptions and the *application* of concepts. The interpretation can be guided by a) reason (a combination of logic & experience); or by b) emotion.

    Thus: “Someone might [interpret] a black person wearing a hoodie to be a threat.” If 4 out of 10 assaults in a given area have been committed by young blacks wearing hoodies, one would rightly be wary of such when walking late at night along a city street.

    Just as one might be wary of approaching a guy tatted up with the Stars & Bars, sitting in a pickup with a shot gun in the rack behind him and playing loudly on his radio _Sweet Home, Alabama_ as he throws back a Bud.

    Wary might mean (if one is tasked with security of the area) querying either guy; it would not mean, however, assaulting either.

    And you’re right. It’s “I am, so I’d better think.”

  • Nobody

    “From where else would concepts come? Divine revelation?”

    Stop basing your thoughts on your perceptions and do away with your false perspective. You have to die to the world. Base your thoughts and perspective purely on God-given concepts. Do not base them on what you perceive in Satan’s world. It is not easy but it is the only path to righteousness. I have been working on it for a long time. Prayer helps a lot. I’m still bad, though.

  • writeby

    Ah, that explains everything.

    “The primacy of consciousness religious metaphysics of Neo-Platonic Idealism (evasion), the religious epistemology of faith (emotionalism) and the ego hating Judeo-Christian ethics of self-sacrifice (rationalization) make possible the irrational politics of a supernaturalist totalitarian socialism.” (moi)

    (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)
    If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.

    (Deuteronomy 13: 13)
    Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known; 14Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you; 15Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.


    Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 156
    If it can be proven that someone has given the money of Israelites to the Goyim, a way must be found after prudent consideration to wipe him off the face of the earth.

    Choshen Ha’mishpat 425:50
    Everyone who sheds the blood of the impious [non-Jews] is as acceptable to God as he who offers a sacrifice to God.


    (Quran 8:12)
    “I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”

    Quran (9:5)
    “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”

    “I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth.” –Thomas Jefferson

  • uR brick3d

    Well I guess you stopped reading before I went on to write, “And being human, I understand that I will always be flawed with prejudices. How you choose to act on those prejudices is another story.”

  • uR brick3d

    Lol. Amusing/awesome read.

  • uR brick3d

    Both of you make valid arguments and remind me of the joy of educated debate. However, religion, to me, is false. I usually do not involve myself in such discussions as I see it as a mute argument.

    I do believe humans have three ruling perceptions that guide their perspectives of the world: that of their physical being, mental being, and their spirituality. Through striving to reach harmony in all three aspects, I believe we achieve our greatest possible self.

    And while I do not agree with the logic of religion, to the recovering drug addict that has regained control of his physical and mental beings through gained spirituality, I will not judge so long as the favor is returned.

  • Jane Yavis

    Wait a minute – I am a victim of Talk Radio in Philadelphia, they have been talking about these crimes insisting they are black vs white racially motivated crimes. Now come to find out in Philadelphia, the “alleged” assailants are white. And of course Colin was on to re-confirm the world he sees,,,,,,not necassarily correct,,,,but it’s what talk radio promotes, thrives on and lives by.

  • Jane Yavis

    Here we go again

  • RalphEaton2011

    Concealed carry would go a long way to settling down interpersonal misbehavior, after a week or two of chaos.

  • crazyottojr

    Your rants sure sound intelligent. Do you wear pants around your ankles as well.

  • Bobby

    It’s “moot” not “mute”.

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