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Sketch Released of Suspect Who Punched Los Gatos Woman, May Be Part of 'Knockout Game'
NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Jan 10, 2014

Posted on 01/11/2014 4:53:57 PM PST by nickcarraway

Police are turning to the public to find the man who punched a woman as she was dropping her daughter off at dance practice in Los Gatos on Monday.

Police released a sketch Friday of the suspect.

They said he was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a backwards white baseball cap when he attacked the woman for no apparent reason.

There is speculation the attack could be part of a disturbing prank called the "Knockout Game," where random people are attacked while someone else videotapes it.

Witnesses said the victim was injured but refused to go to the hospital.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: assault; blackrage; california; crime; losgatos
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1 posted on 01/11/2014 4:53:57 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It shouldn’t be too hard to find such an ugly anklebiter.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 4:56:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

Justin Bieber?


3 posted on 01/11/2014 4:57:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow, yeah. That really, uh, narrows it down.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 5:00:12 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: nickcarraway

I guess the race of the guy does not trump his T-shirt color or his hat’s color to make an identification!


5 posted on 01/11/2014 5:05:39 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: nickcarraway

The charge should be attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, or some similar felony, and the thugs should go to prison for at least 30 years for this sort of crime. I figure a 50 y/o violent moron is a whole lot less dangerous to decent people than a 20 y/o violent moron, even if 30 years of reflecting on how it wasn’t worth it doesn’t do the trick.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 5:05:56 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: nickcarraway

She looks kind of like a pirate to me.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 5:06:13 PM PST by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: skeeter

In the bay area battery is a prank.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 5:06:45 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: nickcarraway

“White” African-American?


9 posted on 01/11/2014 5:07:20 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: nickcarraway
There is speculation the attack could be part of a disturbing prank called the "Knockout Game," where random people are attacked while someone else videotapes it.

Note to biased media: Only in your distorted world would such a thing be considered a 'prank.' People have died from this, and even if they don't, it is nothing less than assault. Unprovoked, but premeditated, assault. Normally, pranks have some sort of humor to them.

10 posted on 01/11/2014 5:08:12 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: skeeter
Apparently this studio is at the eastern edge of Los Gatos, almost all the way to Camden on Blossom Hill. Even so, it is typical of liberal Silicon Valley that the perp did his deed in broad daylight and people apparently just stood there in shock. Nobody went after him.
11 posted on 01/11/2014 5:10:32 PM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He be actin’ white.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 5:11:33 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: nickcarraway

             

13 posted on 01/11/2014 5:13:37 PM PST by tomkat (it ain't just a catchy bumper sticker)
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To: martin_fierro

SVPing, please?

Round up the usual suspects.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 5:14:38 PM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks more like Vanilla Ice to me


15 posted on 01/11/2014 5:15:30 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nickcarraway

That is the most egregious use of the word “Prank” I have ever seen.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 5:15:42 PM PST by Temujinshordes
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To: coloradan

The media doesn’t consider those who died from the “Knockout Game” to be a crime, meanwhile, a stupid bridge in New Jersey gets shut down and the media wants murder charges to be filed against Christie, gotta love media hypocrisy


17 posted on 01/11/2014 5:16:42 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ps
The article was posted yesterday, and no comments are shown below it ? lol

More likely that comments were disabled by the dhimmi cowards in charge of the station.

18 posted on 01/11/2014 5:17:38 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Carry_Okie
Police described the man as an african american - probably one of the half dozen that live in LG.

Doesn't look much like one in the sketch...

19 posted on 01/11/2014 5:17:42 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I dunno...


21 posted on 01/11/2014 5:20:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

Somebody “bustin’ a cap” on his ass would be a pretty funny “prank” too.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 5:22:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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23 posted on 01/11/2014 5:24:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: skeeter
Doesn't look much like one in the sketch...

The sketch looks Mexican or Filipino.

24 posted on 01/11/2014 5:27:24 PM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: nickcarraway

I love how sketch artists sometimes sign their work like it’s a collectible.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 5:28:19 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: nickcarraway

In Australia it would appear they refer to these cases as “Coward Punch” cases.

I think we shoud do the same.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/new-years-eve-coward-punch-victim-daniel-christie-dies-but-his-family-do-not-want-his-death-to-be-in-vain-as-they-call-for-change/story-fni0cx12-1226799602482


26 posted on 01/11/2014 5:32:46 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: nickcarraway
"PRANK"?
27 posted on 01/11/2014 5:37:02 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Temujinshordes

Prank, as an ambush shooting murder is a ‘surprise prank’, not at all. Little by little, the cops are beginning to admit this is a big problem that won’t go away on it’s own.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 5:38:05 PM PST by lee martell
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To: skeeter

What would a pencil sketch look like of a black person
would it show color or shading?


29 posted on 01/11/2014 5:43:02 PM PST by funfan
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To: nickcarraway

That picture doesn’t look at all like an African American. Did they purposely make a sketch that does not look like the suspect?


30 posted on 01/11/2014 5:49:25 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: funfan

There are typically other characteristics besides color that would make a black person look different from a white. But shading is probably necessary if the drawing is to look like the person it is describing.


31 posted on 01/11/2014 5:51:21 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Carry_Okie
Los Gatos...liberal Silicon Valley...Nobody went after him.

And nobody used Google Glasses to record the act? Is Google, Apple, etc., applying SOTA AI SW to not record SOB crime?

e. e. cummings, art where thou?

32 posted on 01/11/2014 5:54:17 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: coloradan

Might change if the guy who wrote this got ‘pranked’.


33 posted on 01/11/2014 6:07:56 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Calvin Locke
Is Google, Apple, etc., applying SOTA AI SW to not record SOB crime?

Is that a Rhett Oracle question?

I can see reason for that. Call it advanced marketing. One has to create the need to sell the preventative. To know that a pending act was likely to be criminill one would need the biometric files rather handy. Jest think, one's the display on one's Glasses would highlight the perps within the field of view. Subscription income to come!

Methinks the NSA has the raws and they'll probably be for sale to the highest Treasury bond holder. So as opposed to an SOB, wouldn't that be an EOB (Ellison)? If it worked and the "victim" was ready, hopefully it would be an EOF!

34 posted on 01/11/2014 6:26:35 PM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: bboop
e. e. cummings, art where thou?

Would that be Cummings to our senses?

35 posted on 01/11/2014 6:27:23 PM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: Calvin Locke; bboop
Oops, #35 was for Calvin Locke.

I guess I bboop blooped.

36 posted on 01/11/2014 6:52:00 PM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL!!!


37 posted on 01/11/2014 7:10:44 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: nickcarraway

Me heap sure it is paleface with an attitude.


38 posted on 01/11/2014 7:10:58 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nickcarraway

The word “prank” makes it sound like all these attacks are just High School Seniors having a little fun.

In fact, they are felon drop-out criminal ghetto rats who commit hate crimes for the fun of it. Crackas are not amused.


39 posted on 01/11/2014 7:21:24 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: nickcarraway

If the MSM can’t be more descriptive, they could at least tell us what color foundation the suspect would wear. Ivory, Fair, Medium, Dark.


40 posted on 01/11/2014 7:25:57 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: nickcarraway
disturbing prank called the "Knockout Game,"

Time for the press to start calling it what it really is. A vicious crime, not a prank and certainly not a game.

41 posted on 01/11/2014 9:23:55 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Carry_Okie
Apparently this studio is at the eastern edge of Los Gatos, almost all the way to Camden on Blossom Hill. Even so, it is typical of liberal Silicon Valley that the perp did his deed in broad daylight and people apparently just stood there in shock. Nobody went after him.

While the rural counties of CA can be "may issue", as a practical matter the entire SF Bay Area is "no issue". The guy is young, and clearly able to fight. Why would any unarmed citizen put themselves in danger by "going after" him.

And, even more pertinent is the question of what does a citizen who catches him do? If we beat him up, we have assaulted him and will be jailed for years. If we follow him, we will end up in a crappy neighborhood where his homies will assault us for just being there.

If I had been allowed to carry while I lived there and had seen the incident, I would have followed him to at least get the license of his car. But, with no protection, he would have made an easy target of an old white man.

The woman was obviously in no further danger from the perp, and anyone who "went after him" as you suggest would have just brought legal trouble on himself.

42 posted on 01/11/2014 9:24:28 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: CurlyDave
The woman was obviously in no further danger from the perp, and anyone who "went after him" as you suggest would have just brought legal trouble on himself.

They could have "gone after him" long enough to get a cell-phone photograph. Post it anonymously, notify the police, and get the victim to identify it. It's not that hard.

43 posted on 01/11/2014 9:27:10 PM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: yarddog
That picture doesn’t look at all like an African American. Did they purposely make a sketch that does not look like the suspect?

Is that a trick question? Of course they did! It happened in the SF Bay Area!

44 posted on 01/11/2014 10:11:19 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Carry_Okie
They could have "gone after him" long enough to get a cell-phone photograph...

Go ahead, show us how it is done!

You get in your car and chase down someone who has a minute or two lead at the start, fire up your cell phone, and take a recognizable picture of the driver of another vehicle, while he is still moving. If you don't get pulled over for using the cell phone while driving, you will find that a picture clear enough to identify someone else in a different car is not as easy as you think.

And, the challenge I lay down is far easier than the challenge a good samaritan at the scene would face. There the perp would be actively trying to evade his pursuer, spoil any potential picture, and probably trying to run the following vehicle off the road.

Lay off the hero complex and live to fight another day.

I don't like the knockout game any more than you. But, I am not going to do anything stupid to catch one guy. And, I am not going to try to convince anyone else to take legally dubious action. Be aware of your surroundings, be prepared to win an altercation, but avoid confrontation if at all possible. OTOH, put pressure on law enforcement and news media to publicize this problem.

45 posted on 01/11/2014 10:39:29 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: CurlyDave
You get in your car and chase down someone who has a minute or two lead at the start, fire up your cell phone, and take a recognizable picture of the driver of another vehicle,

The perp was on foot when the witlesses saw him.

Be aware of your surroundings, be prepared to win an altercation, but avoid confrontation if at all possible. OTOH, put pressure on law enforcement and news media to publicize this problem.

That's how we got this budding police state. For the first hundred years of this country's history, for the most part, citizens were law enforcement. Then, when the citizens were unwilling to take risks, they hired police. Now that the police have unionized, THEY are unwilling to take risks as a matter of "officer safety" (while collecting outrageous pensions for "hazard pay").

As it is, police and agency enforcers comprise a two million man standing army in this country, of unionized government employees. Most all they are good for is to come take the report, that is, unless one hurts a cop. The last time that happened around here there were 19 cars slow chasing the perp for a half an hour. When they rammed his car, they came out to shoot him dead, still in his car and not having fired a shot. There were hundreds of rounds flying all over that residential neighborhood. I know this from people who witnessed it from across the street.

This has to change. Citizens need to be armed to deter these crimes and armed with cameras to document them. Cops need body cameras on them too. I'm tired of this crap. And don't tell me that's impossible in California. While the Marxists in the legislature are passing more disastrous laws, the courts are sending them the other way. If the rulings in Chicago are any indication, we should see some real changes fairly soon.

Time will tell.

46 posted on 01/11/2014 11:23:34 PM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: skeeter

Doubtful he lives in Los Gatos. Probably “commuted” in.


47 posted on 01/12/2014 12:02:56 AM PST by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: BenLurkin

That one is always funny.


48 posted on 01/12/2014 12:13:25 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Looks like a White Hispanic guy who got a nose transplant from a black guy.


49 posted on 01/12/2014 3:28:45 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: skeeter

Police should get a dump from the nearest cell tower, paying particular attention to probably the only Obamaphone registered.


50 posted on 01/12/2014 9:42:40 AM PST by Reeses
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