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Homeless woman attacked in Sylvan Lake: Memorial Day beating similar to 'knockout game' (Michigan)
WDIV-TV ^ | May 29, 2014 | Priya Mann

Posted on 06/01/2014 4:14:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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SYLVAN LAKE, Mich. - A homeless woman walking along a road in Sylvan Lake was suddenly and brutally attacked after dark on Memorial Day.

Police say the 53-year-old woman was walking in a secluded area near Telegraph Road and James K. Boulevard when two men approached her from behind. She said one man knocked her down and continued beating her while the other man stood by and watched.

Sylvan Lake police Sgt. Eric Zuehlk described the beating.

"He pulled her to her feet with his left hand, beat her repeatedly with his right hand. After the assault, he just dropped her and they continued to walk back up onto Telegraph," Zuehlk said.

The attack was similar to what has come to be called the knockout game, in which an attacker approaches an unsuspecting person and sucker punches them.

Sgt. Zuehlk said this case was different.

"It's very similar to the knockout game that everybody's been hearing about lately, with the exception that this particular attack was multiple punches, it was not one punch," Zuehlk said.

The stunned and injured victim took two days to walk to a hospital. As soon as she got there, staff called police.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attack or has any information that can help police in their investigation is asked call Sgt. Eric Zuelk at the Sylvan Lake Police Department at -248-682-1440 ext. 303


TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: crime; knockoutgame; michigan
The police just don't want to call something a "knockout game" attack, do they? Wonder what the suspects look like?
1 posted on 06/01/2014 4:14:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Google shows Sylvan Lake to be 34 minutes from Detroit.

So not too far outside the combat zone of Detroit.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 4:17:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At some point these attacks are going to become just murders.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 4:19:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I think there is more to this story. This isn't exactly the ghetto.

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4 posted on 06/01/2014 4:20:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
At some point these attacks are going to become just murders.

Haven't some people already died form these attacks?

5 posted on 06/01/2014 4:26:03 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two days to walk to the hospital? The good citizens of Detroit couldn’t see something was wrong and help?

Were the perps young Irish boys?


6 posted on 06/01/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When those targeted by this assault begin to fight back with full force, the ‘hooded ones’ will ask why they are being profiled. Eventually, the tables will turn on the guilty parties. Perhaps one way to fight this trend is to up the reward money for info that leads to a knockout thug being fingered, if not arrested. This is resetting the clock on race relations backwards at least by 50 years.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 4:30:41 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The attack was similar to what has come to be called the knockout game, in which an attacker of color approaches an unsuspecting white, Asian or Hispanic person and sucker punches them.

A few words added for accuracy.

8 posted on 06/01/2014 4:35:45 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Mark17

I think so, but not that many in relation to the number of attacks.


9 posted on 06/01/2014 4:36:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: pallis

The “good citizens of Detroit” is almost an oxymoron.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 4:36:27 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Timothy McNerney, White football player for Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA was beaten to death in an attack a year and a half ago.

The DA just accepted a plea bargain of 3rd degree murder and robbery from 3 of the black males involved. They could be sentenced to as little as 6 yrs but may do 20- 40.

Still light for murder. They had the evidence to convict them for 2nd degree which is life no parole.

11 posted on 06/01/2014 4:37:00 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: pallis

Probably German since Sylvan Lake is 94.5% white.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 4:37:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I think so, but not that many in relation to the number of attacks.

Well, your first observation is probably true. The law of diminishing returns will come into play. They will not get as much of a thrill that they did in the past, so the next step, is murder.

13 posted on 06/01/2014 4:45:35 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

From what I have read this “game” started in 1992. In 1995 the rapper, LL Cool J, wrote a song called, “Mama Said Knock You Out.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vimZj8HW0Kg


14 posted on 06/01/2014 4:53:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: cripplecreek

Cripple, how come you have a picture of a torn up American flag with your post?


15 posted on 06/01/2014 4:54:04 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: F15Eagle; cripplecreek; Hot Tabasco

Sylvan Lake is a nice quiet middle class town near the more wealthy areas of Oakland County, but it borders the battle zone called Pontiac. The stretch of Telegraph Road she was walking on was just outside Pontiac city limits.

If I’m not mistaken, Pontiac doesn’t even have a police department any more. It’s not unusual to run into vagrants and hoodlums in and near Pontiac.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That’s not true.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 5:02:04 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: patriot08; cripplecreek

I think what looks like “tatters” are actually stars representing islands in Lake Michigan between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.

Does that sound right, CC?


18 posted on 06/01/2014 5:02:52 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Jack Hydrazine
From what I have read this “game” started in 1992. In 1995 the rapper, LL Cool J, wrote a song called, “Mama Said Knock You Out.”

Interesting. I did not know it went that far back. But then again, I think whites have been getting killed for a long time. Maybe it is just the name it is called, that has only been around for that amount of time.

19 posted on 06/01/2014 5:02:59 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

That song is not about the knockout “game”. Good grief.

“Mama Said Knock You Out” is a number-one hit single by LL Cool J from his album of the same name. The song famously begins with the line “Don’t call it a comeback/I’ve been here for years.” Before “Mama Said Knock You Out” was released, many people felt that LL Cool J’s career was waning; his grandmother, who still believed in his talent, told him to “knock out” all his critics...

LL Cool J said in his autobiography that the idea for the song came from a discussion with his grandmother. He had said to his grandmother that he felt that he couldn’t survive as a rapper now that gangsta rap was popular and he was being dissed by several up-and-coming rappers. She responded, “Oh baby, just knock them out!”[3] At the end of the video, his grandmother says “Todd! Todd! Get upstairs and take out that garbage”.

Source: Wikipedia


20 posted on 06/01/2014 5:09:10 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mark17
Here's an attack that lead to a death. From a few weeks ago in NYC.

Man, 68, Dies After East Village Sidewalk Beating: NYPD

21 posted on 06/01/2014 5:10:59 PM PDT by csvset
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To: trisham

I never pay attention to rap anyway. To me it is crap, but thanks for researching it. The bottom line is, I think this will get worse before it gets better.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 5:15:28 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: pallis; SWAMPSNIPER; lee martell
The good citizens of Detroit couldn’t see something was wrong and help?

The “good citizens of Detroit” is almost an oxymoron.

When those targeted by this assault

Got news for you homies, that ain't even near Detroit and in that neck of the woods, it's unlikely even YOU could afford to live there..........

Given the hood and the fact that they were walkin' and not drive-by thuggin', it likely the perps were, wait for it, wait for it....here it comes Mikey, "kids suffering from affluenza".

That's right homies, ain't no Detroit ghetto blacks out der, only rich kids...............

23 posted on 06/01/2014 5:16:50 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Mark17

It does seem to be getting worse.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 5:19:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Pontiac ditched some 500 city employees including most police. Police went to the county who cover Pontiac now. Other city services were privatized.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 5:19:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: csvset

Thanks. I remember it now.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 5:36:56 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: trisham

That’s what I have read!

From the Wall Street Journal...

Violent ‘knockout game’ a national phenomenon
http://online.wsj.com/article/APa2d6bf76647e475a9d4576667abf4dda.html

An editorial in the St. Louis paper in 2011 likened the game to behavior described in “A Clockwork Orange.”

In 1992, police in Cambridge, Mass., said three drunken teenagers decided to play “knockout” and randomly targeted an MIT student, according to news reports. After the student was knocked to the ground, a 16-year-old stabbed the victim to death as he tried to get up.

The defendant in that case, Shon McHugh, was sentenced as a juvenile to 20 years in prison.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 5:43:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: trisham

You have remember that songs can have double meanings.

It might just be a co-incidence that the song was written three years after it started.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 5:44:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Sorry, I’m not buying it.


29 posted on 06/01/2014 5:45:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Buy whatever you want.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 5:46:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thank you so much.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 5:47:15 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Having stayed there for some years, I can attest to the accuracy of your statement. It’s one of those places that make you or break you.


32 posted on 06/01/2014 5:53:09 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s just evil. A lot of people are going to be entering through the wide gate.


33 posted on 06/01/2014 6:56:30 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought last summer would be when things got out of hand and instead of the knockout “game” being perpetrated on just one or two defenseless people at a time it would become outright riots.

Didn’t happen. Guess they are getting too much free chit to riot.


34 posted on 06/01/2014 10:00:33 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Larry Lucido

Do you think Sylvan Lake would be a safe place to relocate then? How sad that Pontiac has become so awful. What about Pontiac Lake? I grew up waterskiing there as a child.


35 posted on 06/02/2014 12:21:55 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Larry Lucido

Your assessment of that part of Sylvan Lake is bang on the money. My sister and her boyfriend lived there before relocating to Royal Oak—they are without a doubt the two trashiest people I know personally. Actually her boyfriend very recently relocated from Royal Oak to Jackson Pen, where he’ll be a guest of the state for 19 months to four years. Lovely couple.


36 posted on 06/02/2014 6:57:43 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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