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Queens man breaks leg in Harlem attack, claims to be victim of the 'knockout game'
The New York Daily News ^ | December 15, 2013 | Barry Paddock and Thomas Tracy

Posted on 12/15/2013 3:08:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A Queens man broke his leg Thursday in a horrific, unprovoked daytime attack similar to a “knockout game” strike, the Daily News has learned.

Clifford Wong, 52, was leaving his job at a New York Lottery office in Harlem and was nearing his car on W. 126th St. near Lenox Ave. at about 2:30 p.m. when he saw a group of black teens watching him.

“Something didn’t feel right so I crossed the street,” he said. “I took a few steps and in an instant one guy was in front of me.”

“Where do you think you’re going?” the suspect — believed to be about 15 — asked before he and several of his pals started lobbing haymakers at him.

“Basically they were trying to aim at my face,” said Wong in an interview at Harlem Hospital Saturday. “I had my hands up, but they hit my nose.”

The goons pummeled Wong until he fell to the ground and then ran off.

Paramedics rushed Wong to Harlem Hospital with cuts, scrapes and multiple leg fractures he sustained in the fall.

“I was on the ground when the ambulance came,” Wong recalled. “They tried to get me off the ground and that’s when I realized there were some big problems with my knee.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: blackrage; blacks; crime; diversity; harlem; knockoutgame; newyork; newyorkcity; queens
Then they got in their horse-drawn wagon and went back to the quilting bee.
1 posted on 12/15/2013 3:08:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2 posted on 12/15/2013 3:10:26 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think one or two Bernie Goetz responses might put a halt to this fun pastime.
3 posted on 12/15/2013 3:12:41 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t this read “His leg was broken” and NOT “he broke his leg?”


4 posted on 12/15/2013 3:13:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
... a group of black teens watching him ... “Something didn’t feel right so I crossed the street,”

Recall when Obama said, rather critically of his maternal grandmother, the one who basically raised him, that she did essentially the same thing for essentially the same reason?
5 posted on 12/15/2013 3:13:51 PM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I love that!

(but there is a typo in there)


6 posted on 12/15/2013 3:14:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly. This makes it sound like he was the attacker.


7 posted on 12/15/2013 3:14:51 PM PST by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The headline and story is read almost as if they believe it to be a hoax.


8 posted on 12/15/2013 3:15:34 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elections have consequences. New Yorkers brought this on themselves. I bet the vic voted for Obama.


9 posted on 12/15/2013 3:15:38 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: BenLurkin

Only if he had something to do with breaking his leg, but if those quilting bee youths had anything to do with it, it’s probably more accurate to say that his leg was broken.


10 posted on 12/15/2013 3:18:06 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: BenLurkin

It was poorly written. It took more effort to understand what was being written than necessary.


11 posted on 12/15/2013 3:20:26 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Bogey78O

Of course! He identified his assailants as black! That can’t be tolerated!


12 posted on 12/15/2013 3:22:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t be true because the LSM won’t cover it.


13 posted on 12/15/2013 3:23:44 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is first time that I’ve seen a “mainstream” outlet in the US - in the first story, right off the bat - acknowledged in print the race of the perpetrators of a knockout attack. So I guess that’s progress, journalistically.

A more substantially form of progress will occur when those who aren’t rich enough to have bodyguards or who aren’t friends of Bloomberg/de Blasio enjoy the right to bear arms in New York City, and are thus able to effectively respond to, and deter future, knockout attacks.


14 posted on 12/15/2013 3:23:49 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What they did to him was so wong.


15 posted on 12/15/2013 3:24:17 PM PST by struggle
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly! What an insult.

Compare it to describing a woman who was raped, as having raped herself.

His leg was broken as a result of a brutal physical attack.

Mustn’t build up too much animus against the people doing this...

Makes my blood boil.


16 posted on 12/15/2013 3:24:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Then they got in their horse-drawn wagon and went back to the quilting bee.

LOL, you're sharp today.

17 posted on 12/15/2013 3:25:19 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: BenLurkin
Well, we can't all be accompished spellers.


18 posted on 12/15/2013 3:25:27 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: struggle
What they did to him was so wong.

He was in the wong place at the wong time.

19 posted on 12/15/2013 3:26:24 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Black people wonder why whites look at them funny when meeting them on the street.

Here’s why Leroy


20 posted on 12/15/2013 3:32:43 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...when he saw a group of black teens watching him.

(So he put his hand on the handle of his sheath knife.)

“Something didn’t feel right so I crossed the street,” he said. “I took a few steps and in an instant one guy was in front of me.”

“Where do you think you’re going?” the suspect — believed to be about 15 — asked...

(”I’m taking my knife to be sharpened”, he said, as he pulled it and pointed it at the yoot.)

“Have a nice day, sir”, said the yoot, as he ran back to his group.


21 posted on 12/15/2013 3:33:07 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Racism: Just in Case
22 posted on 12/15/2013 3:36:46 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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“Have a nice day, sir”, said the yoot, as he ran back to his group.

In reality, he would have retreated while shouting "Eff you, mothereffer", while dialing 911 to inform the police that a knife-wielding ch!nk tried to mug him. And the guy would have spent tens of thousands of dollars defending himself in court, since in NYC, carrying a knife with more than a 2-inch blade is illegal. An NYC acquaintance (who's now deceased from the usual old age maladies) once pulled a gun on a knife-wielding mugger, who reported him to the cops. Net result was he spent the night in jail and incurred tens of thousands in legal expenses staying out of prison.

23 posted on 12/15/2013 3:50:06 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: BenLurkin

Well it was his fault. He should just let them have their fun and moved on.


24 posted on 12/15/2013 3:52:21 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: livius

It’s never a Brotha’s fault!


25 posted on 12/15/2013 3:55:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the guy thought Santa Claus was Black and decided to try and emulate him!


26 posted on 12/15/2013 3:57:24 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From the article:

He said he was at a loss to figure out how he could have protected himself from something so random.

“I wish I had the answer,” he said.

“Maybe Police Commissioner Kelly will have the answer for me. We all want to be safe.”

He actually wonders how he could have protected himself. Need I make a suggestion...or is something so far removed from his experience?

27 posted on 12/15/2013 4:02:21 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

Look at the comments at the site, they have the answer.


28 posted on 12/15/2013 4:06:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: DoughtyOne

The way in which the article was written, one can almost detect some reluctance on the part of the author.. I’m wondering if they were given the assignment and purposely made it ambiguous.. jus sayin..


29 posted on 12/15/2013 4:07:27 PM PST by carlo3b (“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad,” Henry Kissinger)
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To: carlo3b

I couldn’t write that the way the person did. I couldn’t be the editor and let it go through. It would be hard for me to see that being done unintentionally for whatever reason. These people know the meaning of words. They are crafty. I don’t think think they do this sort of thing by accident.


30 posted on 12/15/2013 4:26:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Agreed.. Bast@rds..


31 posted on 12/15/2013 5:02:03 PM PST by carlo3b (“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad,” Henry Kissinger)
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126th and Lenox......It is safer in Afghanistan. And the new New York mayor has said the police may no longer do aggressive, sensible, proactive police work. More to come....


32 posted on 12/15/2013 5:02:13 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: BenLurkin

LOL! Yes I saw that, “accompished”. Hey maybe he was just mocking Saint Trayvon. “Yo! I accompished sticking my finger up yo!”


33 posted on 12/15/2013 5:04:40 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Nice spin in that headline. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


34 posted on 12/15/2013 5:13:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: BenLurkin; All
Shouldn’t this read “His leg was broken” and NOT “he broke his leg?”

Those two statements, taken by themselves, are interchangeable. If you want to say that his leg was broken as the result of an unprovoked assault on him, you should be more specific and add more to the sentence or headline so that the reader knows exactly what you mean.

35 posted on 12/15/2013 5:33:12 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Zhang Fei

How much would multiple leg fractures, etc. cost him in the hospital?

That’s the thing about gun tyranny places. Since citizens aren’t supposed to be armed, criminals can run roughshod.

Would $10k be worth not getting killed by such thugs?


36 posted on 12/15/2013 5:36:43 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

If it’s a simple fracture, and didn’t require operating room time/staff & overnite, probably $1-2k.

If there’s an operation or new knee and extended stay, many thousands.


37 posted on 12/15/2013 5:44:26 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I’m a not very-savvy Aussie, the way I read that headline is, some fella fell down and broke his leg and tried to blame some youts for knocking him down.
That headline would work a treat if the victim was found guilty of attempting insurance fraud.


38 posted on 12/15/2013 5:53:50 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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