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5th Beating Reported In LoDo On New Year’s Day (Denver)
CBS Denver ^ | January 8, 2014 | CBS4

Posted on 01/09/2014 8:18:01 AM PST by dsc

Another victim in what could be a string of random attacks on New Year’s Eve in LoDo has come forward, making it a total of five beatings that police are investigating.

The random attacks have been happening near 16th and Blake and 20th and Market. The incidents could be part a violent game called the “Knockout Game” where a person is sucker punched for no reason.

Now another man has come forward claiming he was beaten early New Year’s Day.

After seeing the reports about the beatings on CBS4, Kevin Wagley came forward because he believes he is a victim of the “Knock Out Game.”

The victims from LoDo say they were approached by complete strangers, had no altercations that would lead up to a situation, and that they were random attacks.

Wagley said he was tying his shoe with his leg propped up on a planter when someone clocked him in the face and ran off.

“They didn’t rob me, they literally just hit me in the face and took off running,” said Wagley. “It’s just shocking. I never thought the knock out game would reach Denver.”

Wagley said he was attacked at 2:30 a.m. New Year’s Day. He was outside his hotel at 19th and Champa tying his shoe when he was punched. His attackers ran away.

Police say at least four people were assaulted in three separate attacks. One occurred at 16th Street and Blake Street and two between Larimer and Market streets on 20th.

Police won’t confirm if the assaults are being considered the “Knock Out Game” but they are concerned about the similarities. Officers are looking for surveillance video from businesses near where the attacks happened so they can identify the suspects.

Wagley just wants them caught, “Man up…turn yourself in…be a better human being.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: blackracism; knockoutgame; polarbearhunting; provocation; racism
This cannot be allowed to continue. Arm yourself today, if you haven't already. Travel in groups, and maintain situational awareness.
1 posted on 01/09/2014 8:18:01 AM PST by dsc
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To: dsc

Media must feel that they’re up against the wall with the whole “could be” business in that article.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 8:19:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: dsc

Solution: pack heat.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 8:19:44 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: dsc
ran·dom (rndm)
adj.
1. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective: random movements.

A cluster of events at a particular location by definition is not random. The use of random when discussing knock out game events is another example of liberals using New Speak to fuzz up truth.

4 posted on 01/09/2014 8:25:11 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: dsc

“Man up…turn yourself in…be a better human being.”

you can’t expect animals to be civilized.

Hmmm, race wasn’t mentioned...guess it’s not important.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 8:25:24 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: dsc

Another failure by Chickenpooper.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 8:25:44 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: dsc

Just about a year ago
I decided to head downtown
Seekin´ some suds and vittles
But that wasn’t all I found
Thing got bad, things got worse
I guess you will know the tune
Oh Lord, beaten in LoDo again


7 posted on 01/09/2014 8:26:43 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: dsc
"I never thought the knock out game would reach Denver."

This guy needs re-education.

8 posted on 01/09/2014 8:26:46 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: dsc

But, but, but...

Diversity is our strength!

Isn’t it?


9 posted on 01/09/2014 8:32:07 AM PST by Tigerized (So. Are YOU better off than you were 5 years ago?)
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To: dsc

This brings up an interesting question. Suppose it’s 11:00 at night on a fairly empty city street and two people are approaching you. YOu don’t know if they just want to ask for directons or a light for their cigarette or whether they want to play the knockout game. What do you do? Tell them “that’s close enough” when there are still three feet away? Run? Make an obvious show of putting your hand insdie your coat where a pistol may be? How would you deal with it?


10 posted on 01/09/2014 8:37:59 AM PST by circlecity
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To: dsc

Random (according to PC dictionary) “When a Black person commits a violent crime motivated by hatred.”
Hate Crime (according to PC dictionary) “When a White person says anything or does anything.”


11 posted on 01/09/2014 8:42:19 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: dsc

12 posted on 01/09/2014 8:54:21 AM PST by Signalman
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To: circlecity

“This brings up an interesting question. Suppose it’s 11:00 at night on a fairly empty city street and two people are approaching you.”

What kind of people? A priest and a rabbi? Teenage white girls? Bums? Or young black males whose clothing, piercings, body language, and facial expressions scream, “I’m a violent scumbag”?

“What do you do? Tell them “that’s close enough” when there are still three feet away?”

Three? Try twelve.

“Run?”

If possible I might alter my course to open our CPA (closest point of approach). If they then alter their course to close our CPA, the gun is coming out.

“Make an obvious show of putting your hand insdie your coat where a pistol may be?”

Never that. Never threaten. Either do, or don’t do.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 8:58:33 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: circlecity

I’d deal with it by never in a million years being on an empty city street at 11pm. But that’s just me.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 9:00:30 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: dsc

LoDo?


15 posted on 01/09/2014 9:00:50 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Tigerized

“Diversity is our strength! Isn’t it?”

I was walking into the VA hospital as some bureaucrats were setting up a “diversity display.” As I walked past, I said to them, “Diversity is where nations go to die.”

I was hoping the woman would fall off her ladder, but I guess she was truly paralyzed.

At first they had not a single picture of a white person anywere in the display. A couple of days later they had one picture of a white woman. Maybe somebody complained.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 9:04:36 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Signalman

Great graphic.

Did you do that?


17 posted on 01/09/2014 9:05:29 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: workerbee
"I’d deal with it by never in a million years being on an empty city street at 11pm. But that’s just me."

I don't generally do this either but walking back to my car after attending a ballgame has taken me on some city streets that didn't have very many people on them. Same could happen leaving a concert or other type activity.

18 posted on 01/09/2014 9:06:07 AM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

I know, and your question is a good one, I was just being snarky, sorry. Sometimes it’s either that or the angry ranting would never stop.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 9:07:36 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: dsc

Good response. Thanks.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 9:08:14 AM PST by circlecity
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To: workerbee

“LoDo?”

Had to look it up myself. Apparently it’s cutsie-pie speak for “lower downtown.” Last time I was there, about four years ago, I found it advisable to take my knife from my pocket and give a thug “the look.”

I was driving trucks, so no gun.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 9:08:59 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Boogieman

“Oh Lord, beaten in LoDo again”

Oy.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 9:12:02 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: circlecity

The better part of self defense is avoiding situations where it becomes necessary...Having said that...

A public setting like a city street favors the predator, and makes this a difficult situation for his potential prey...

The predator can decide if conditions favor him and his plan or not...If not, the predator can just move on...”Hey, I’m just walking here!”...

Put some space between yourself and them...Seek groups of people, duck into a bar, or enter an open business...If nothing is open...

Change directions, cross the street; if they move to intercept, their intentions are now known...

You could warn: “That’s close enough...What do you want?” Draw attention to the situation if others are around...

Don’t worry about making a scene...Better thought crazy than be hospitalized or dead...Fists and feet are lethal weapons...

Once you see or perceive a threat, do not allow them to close distance with you, and definitely not within arms reach...

Making a show of unzipping or blading your body may discourage, but only you can decide in the moment if you should run, or will need to draw and point in at the threat...

Hopefully, you do not go about unarmed, and especially after dark in deserted areas?

Get some firearms training and carry...


23 posted on 01/09/2014 9:17:02 AM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: elteemike

Hopefully, you do not go about unarmed, and especially after dark in deserted areas? Get some firearms training and carry...


24 posted on 01/09/2014 9:25:04 AM PST by circlecity
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To: elteemike

Hopefully, you do not go about unarmed, and especially after dark in deserted areas? Get some firearms training and carry...


25 posted on 01/09/2014 9:25:42 AM PST by circlecity
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To: dsc

I was a Denver firefighter for 35 years...

You are correct about the term LODO being cutsie-poo urban progressive-speak for lower downtown...

What is now “LODO” was a skid row area until redevelopment began about 30 years ago...

It’s now higher end shops, bars, restaurants and apartment/condo, mixed occupancy area favored by the urban chic and hipster set...

Sales tax/cash generator for the city of Denver, so the powers that be hush-hush the trouble that brews there...

Can be a fun area during the day, but also problematic after dark, after ball games, weekends, any time or where alcohol fueled crowds congregate...


26 posted on 01/09/2014 9:26:28 AM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: circlecity

Always and everywhere I can legally carry...

Any place my gun is not welcome does not get my business...

The only place I voluntarily did not carry in the last year is when I accompanied a family member to court...Otherwise, constant companion...

They wanna play Knockout? I’ll play Glockout...


27 posted on 01/09/2014 9:30:17 AM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: circlecity
"Hopefully, you do not go about unarmed, and especially after dark in deserted areas? Get some firearms training and carry..."

Usually I am armed and I try to maintain situational awareness. Further, I don't go walking through dark alleys late a night. But, as noted above, I do like to go to pro basketball games and usually park 5 or 6 blocks away from the stadium. When walking back to the car, after getting about three block from the stadium the streets are pretty sparse. They are lit well enough but would still make a good ambush spot for hit and run bad guys. I think your suggestions were excellent and are exactly what I had always figured I would do in that situation. Crossing the street I consider the best idea and you're right that you shouldn't worry about hurting anyone's feelings by doing so.

28 posted on 01/09/2014 9:30:56 AM PST by circlecity
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To: dsc
We know the attackers are all Black, from other reports from this day and time. We suspect that all of the victims are White.

How is this "random"? It's racial hate-crime and ethnic intimidation in it's most basic form. The DOJ has shown its contempt for White Americans by its failure to take up this epidemic of black-on-white crime.

The media are co-conspirators by continuing to report these as "random".

Alternate lead:

The coordinated national crime wave of unprovoked and savage black on white attacks, often on the elderly, came to Denver early this year. In a string of beatings on New Years Eve whites were attacked by roaving Black mobs.

29 posted on 01/09/2014 9:39:09 AM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: basil; txhurl

I heard about one incident of ‘knock out game’ in Lakeway the past week.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 10:01:07 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I can’t imagine that that is true—but I will ask my cop friend.

I’m armed at all times——

If I find out anything, I’ll let you know.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 10:21:01 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: dsc
I've got some neuropathy in the feet (type II).
I think, I'll start carrying a hardwood cane (crook style :) .
I have training in MA w/stickfighting..10± years.
"I swear..I was here and he just tripped, officer."

32 posted on 01/09/2014 10:43:15 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: dsc

“This cannot be allowed to continue. “

Oh yes it can. Holder says it isn’t happening.


33 posted on 01/09/2014 10:44:27 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Da Coyote
Honest question:

If I am packing, am sucker-punched, and shoot the perp as they are running away, will I be Zimmermanned?

34 posted on 01/09/2014 10:48:25 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: dsc

i drove a long haul truck for 30 years,always had a gun.had to use a couple of times.retired in 92 guess it’s a lot different now.


35 posted on 01/09/2014 11:05:34 AM PST by old gringo
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To: basil

Actually, it was Westlake Hills, not Lakeway. It was on KLBJ this morning. Heard about it on their station just after lunch today again.


36 posted on 01/09/2014 11:14:59 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: circlecity

Some of those things you mentioned would work

As a rule I do not approach strangers...nor let them get close to me. I get quite agitated close to strangers...and they tend to back off


37 posted on 01/09/2014 11:30:42 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I stopped by the police station and they told me it wasn’t true. They didn’t mention Westlake Hills, though.


38 posted on 01/09/2014 12:03:25 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Arrowhead1952

We’ve got to get Cornyn removed—he’s gone on the dark side of the 2A.......


39 posted on 01/09/2014 1:30:22 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: dblshot
The English language is rich in words, but most writers lack the vocabulary to know how to express a thought properly.

Here, the reader is invited to make "unjustified" synonymous with "random." I am 100% certain the attack was not "random," not even if there was only one, and not a cluster of them. The attacker chose the victim with deliberation, judging size, skin color, and perceived strength.

Then you get to the legal threshold for affixing a label, like "hate crime" or "racially motivated." If the attacked refuses to attack a black skinned person, and chooses victims at least in part based on skin color, that is not enough to label the attack "racially motivated," as a matter of law. So, readers get all sorts of "no sign this was racially motivated," even when the attackers NEVER select a person of like skin color.

Word games played by idiots.

40 posted on 01/09/2014 1:36:57 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: basil

I made sure that Westlake was the correct location at noon. It has not been reported on any network news yet.


41 posted on 01/09/2014 1:38:18 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: basil

That will go over well with Texans - not.


42 posted on 01/09/2014 1:39:51 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

There’s a good chance you will be in trouble if you shoot someone in the back.


43 posted on 01/09/2014 2:11:30 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
-- If I am packing, am sucker-punched, and shoot the perp as they are running away, will I be Zimmermanned? --

Yeah, with the difference being that you will lose and be found guilty. The threat has to be ongoing, or forthcoming, and a running away person poses no threat.

44 posted on 01/09/2014 2:11:59 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt
I figured as much...

Therefore, either stop them before they get to me, or survive the attack, run them down, and return the favor.
If the instigator can't handle me and his bro's try to jump in and "rescue" him, then use the equalizer...

45 posted on 01/10/2014 10:16:17 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
-- Therefore, either stop them before they get to me, or survive the attack, run them down, and return the favor. --

You have a right to use appropriate force in self defense, and the jury gets to decide 1) if the force was appropriate, and 2) if it was reasonable to perceive the threat you claim to have felt.

If you give chase in order to mete out revenge, you will probably be found guilty. Which of you is the instigator can turn on a dime, and giving chase makes you an instigator for what follows.

Either don't be an instigator/escalator, or don't get caught, or accept the legal penalty.

46 posted on 01/10/2014 11:22:40 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

I totally understand... (I’ll try not to get caught...)


47 posted on 01/10/2014 12:14:23 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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