San Antonio Man Victim of Knock-Out Game, Media Mum on Race of Attackers
The attackers screamed, “Get the white boy.” : The media’s quiet about their race. :
A man who was attacked after leaving a bar on the Northwest Side early Friday might have been a victim of the knockout game.
Cody Robinson, 30, said he had just arrived at his car after leaving the EspaÃ±a Bar de Tapas, at 5638 W. Hausman Road, around 2 a.m. when an unidentified man punched him in the face and shouted “knockout.”
The knockout game is a random act of violence in which an assailant attempts to knock out a person with one punch. According to the Associated Press, the game has resulted in serious injuries, even death, nationally.
Robinson’s attack didn’t stop after the punch. He said at least four men surrounded and repeatedly stomped on him.
San Antonio Police, however, refused to call Robinson a knockout game victim because of what he told officers at the scene.
According to a police report, Robinson said he left the bar while a large fight was going on outside. As he walked through the fight to get to his car, a man questioned him. After a brief exchange, the report said, Robinson told officers approximately eight men jumped him.
Jack Gribbon, owner of EspaÃ±a Bar de Tapas, contradicted the police report, saying a large fight near the restaurant never occurred that night.
“There was no fight. It was an assault,” he said.
Gribbon said Robinson was followed to his car, which was parked in a field near the bar, then beaten by several men.
That’s the official state media report. : Here’s what the victim said in the comments section:
Yes they were all black.
It was literally minutes later that I was trying to get in my car after talking to the first group that the attack started. When I tried to get in my car I heard “get the white boy” and when I turned around I got hit and fell.
That’s when I heard “KNOCK OUT”. That’s when they started trying to go through my clothes to steal everything. When they noticed I wasn’t completely unconscious, that’s when they said “stomp him. stomp that white boy” and they tried their hardest to knock me completely unconscious.
I try and try to think about what they wanted from me, it’s like they wanted more then my wallet and my phone. I think they had originally planned on knocking me out cold in the first hit, throwing me in their SUV and taking me to my house to rob it. It’s the only logical reason I can think of that they wanted me completely knocked out, besides that they were playing that game.
If this were a color negative, it would be a hate crime. : But since it’s black on white crime, the media’s writing a different narrative.
Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers
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