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Attack Victims May Have Been Targets Of 'Point 'Em Out, Knock 'Em Out'
WTAE ^ | March 27, 2012

Posted on 03/27/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

PITTSBURGH -- An attack in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood earlier this month may have been the result of a violent game known as "Point 'Em Out, Knock 'Em Out," in which attackers identify random targets and attempt to knock them out.

The attacks are usually recorded and sometimes posted to the Internet.

Just after midnight on March 17, police said as many as nine men and one woman targeted University of Pittsburgh students sitting on a wall on Dithridge Street.

The attack left a 19-year-old student with a concussion, a fractured sternum and a partially collapsed lung.

Police said a female videotaped the beating and could be heard yelling, "Kick him again."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: attack

1 posted on 03/27/2012 6:47:32 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

AKA “Knockout King.”


2 posted on 03/27/2012 6:48:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Anybody remember “Bum Fights”?


3 posted on 03/27/2012 6:50:00 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Let me guess, the perps are Amish.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 6:52:45 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Watch the video and see the descriptions of some of the attackers:

5-6” 130 pounds
5-11” 150 pounds

Some have made the point that the Florida teen (Tayvon) that was shot was too small (6-0 to 6-3”) 160+ pounds to attack anyone.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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so im from pittsburgh, i saw this story locally, and ive read about it in the papers....how can you have nine people doing random attacks...no description of the perps at all??

really??

wonder why.....


6 posted on 03/27/2012 6:53:30 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Most nights I get out of town before 7:00 PM. Downtown isn't as scary as the populated outskirts. There are some really bad actors. I've also noticed that shootings seem to be increasing.
7 posted on 03/27/2012 6:53:50 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I guess they didn't learn anything from Treyvon. If you ‘Point ‘Em Out, Knock ‘Em Out’ the wrong person you might end up on the losing end of a different game ‘Dodge the lead projectile’
8 posted on 03/27/2012 6:54:54 AM PDT by apillar
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not a word about what “minority” these scumbags belong to. Something tells me they are not crackers.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 6:56:52 AM PDT by soycd
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Any wonder that people are arming themselves. The predators are moving out of their self generated jungle. Lock and load.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 6:57:47 AM PDT by JayAr36
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think certain groups are being thought of as weak. Perps will keep pushing and will be surprised when the inevitable happens.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 6:58:17 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Closing line of article: In some cases, the "Point 'Em Out, Knock 'Em Out" game has turned deadly.
Game? A "game" that sometimes results in death? What ever happened to midnight basketball?

This is not a game, it is a crime. Sheesh!

12 posted on 03/27/2012 6:58:52 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54
This is not a game, it is a crime

It's only a "crime" because it's being defined by the white man's legal system that way, crackuh.

13 posted on 03/27/2012 7:00:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Tunehead54

Fast and furious didn’t have the effect that they wanted. What if they start arming holder’s people?

Never let a crisis go to waste.


14 posted on 03/27/2012 7:01:12 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: JRios1968
Let me guess, the perps are Amish.

They look like Obama's son, if he had one.

15 posted on 03/27/2012 7:01:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: listenhillary
I think certain groups are being thought of as weak. Perps will keep pushing and will be surprised when the inevitable happens.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.....

16 posted on 03/27/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I bet it was racial. Time for white people to riot?

lol


17 posted on 03/27/2012 7:04:59 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If they come after me they’re going to get a surprise!


18 posted on 03/27/2012 7:06:56 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: JayAr36

Yeah, went to home defcon 2 last week with all the rhetoric about the Martin thing...defcon 2, load all magazines.

Today off to range to brush up on some skills...point shooting and off hand shooting.

A band of perps attacking my home are known here as moving targets.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 7:07:24 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I guess that’s what TM (no copyright infringement) was doing with Zimmerman - playing the “knockout game” by continuously banging Zimmerman’s head against the concrete. How’d that work out for ya then, obama’s son?


20 posted on 03/27/2012 7:10:00 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

At about :50 in the video, 3 descriptions of perps are given: 2 whites, 1 black (of 9 males and 1 female).


21 posted on 03/27/2012 7:11:22 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: soycd
Not a word about what “minority” these scumbags belong to. Something tells me they are not crackers.

Right.. we won't know what "minority" they're from until they go room temp after catching a leaden projectile through the face. Then, we'll hear it ad nauseum.

22 posted on 03/27/2012 7:15:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: soycd

For those here too lazy or stupid to watch the video before spouting off:

The report has text descriptions of 2 white males and 1 black male in the video.

One black on black attack is shown.

Plus unrelated months old video of a subway knockout black on black that was posted here months ago.

One gets the impression WTAE is going way out of their way to cover up who is seriously hurting people enough to hospitalize them..

“Well, I am the mother of one of the college students attacked, and yes they mention a group of boys and one girl attacked a group of innocent college kids.

The girl they mention was filming the entire attack. They took no money just some clothing and a watch.

There was no confrontation that provoked this attack.

It appears to be some sort of sick gang initiation It happened Friday evening and not in the middle of the night.

The attackers were both white and black.”

Evidently there are droopy pants scumbag “wiggas” involved here.

Gut them open first, from belly to chive, as they are beyond useless and have no excuse for acting like feral thugs.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/group-attacks-pitt-students-oakland-1-victim-used-/nLZwS/


23 posted on 03/27/2012 7:32:54 AM PDT by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: Perseverando

What about the other seven who aren’t described?


24 posted on 03/27/2012 7:37:00 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: listenhillary
>"What if they start arming holder’s people?"

Then there'll be a lot less of Holders peeps producing Co2.

25 posted on 03/27/2012 7:42:10 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: Glenn

I carry sufficient rounds to dose each of the six with two and still not need to reload.


26 posted on 03/27/2012 7:49:35 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No doubt they are picking on university campii to minimize the odds that their chosen victim is armed


27 posted on 03/27/2012 7:49:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: apillar
I guess they didn't learn anything from Treyvon. If you ‘Point ‘Em Out, Knock ‘Em Out’ the wrong person you might end up on the losing end of a different game ‘Dodge the lead projectile’

That's why they targeted university students. You don't qualify for CCW until 21, and even if an older student has CCW, possession of a firearm on university premises is prohibited.

28 posted on 03/27/2012 7:49:57 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

1. Shall we assume the attackers are people who would look like Obama’s sons?

2. That the press doesn’t care because the story won’t gin up the black vote - FOR liberal elites? ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFOmUXR080 )

3. That poverty pimps and race baiters won’t swarm the area looking for guilty white liberals to shake down.

4. That President Bush will NOT call the victim or the victims family...

5. That the MSM will NOT run front page ‘outrage’ stories/


29 posted on 03/27/2012 7:55:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“The one punched me in the left eye,” one student said. “(I was) completely unprepared, and I was kind of stunned on the ground.”

“There was a bunch of guys around him, like from a gang,” another student said. “They just started coming after me, hitting me and bashing my head off the car.”

One of the victims suffered a concussion, saying the attackers used his head as a human cannonball to bash cars and side mirrors.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/group-attacks-pitt-students-oakland-1-victim-used-/nLZwS/


30 posted on 03/27/2012 7:57:17 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m going out on a limb here to predict that these were more of 0bama0’s ostensible “sons”.


31 posted on 03/27/2012 8:13:21 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The student, whose watch was stolen, initially didn’t report the incident to police because he was afraid, but came forward at the urging of his parents.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/03/23/2-pitt-students-beaten-by-group-of-assailants/


32 posted on 03/27/2012 8:13:59 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This sort of thing doesn’t happen in Arizona, for some reason. Oh, yeah, because the perps would be stood up on planks in front of the dry goods store.

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/photos-outlaws/DaltonsDead-500.jpg


33 posted on 03/27/2012 8:15:08 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Hillary Clinton)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Where the Revs Sharptoon and Jesse Jackoff????????


34 posted on 03/27/2012 8:16:45 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Mouton
point shooting

Applegate fan, huh?

35 posted on 03/27/2012 8:17:14 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: raygunfan
There are a lot of Pittsburgh area youth who have interracial friendships because it is trendy and fashionable.

Unfortunately, some of these "friendships" don't turn out so well.

There are also Pittsburgh area adults who have interracial friendships because we have something in common and enjoy the company. I confess to being in that category.

Unfortunately, there are others whose commonality is being criminal, soulless hoodlums. That's what I think we saw on display on Dithridge Avenue on this particular Friday evening.

36 posted on 03/27/2012 8:19:01 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: icwhatudo

Hmmmm! Maybe a good place for Zimmerman to hide out.


37 posted on 03/27/2012 8:28:04 AM PDT by rktman
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To: listenhillary

Then it won’t be the Knockout game anymore. It will be the Random Assassination Game.

People all over the nation see these videos because of the internet. Is it any wonder that people have an immediate negative response when seeing TIH (Thugs In Hoodies)?

This is part of the reason so many more people are arming themselves and carrying.

But these chuckleheads haven’t got the memo yet. Trayvon Martin did, much to his shortlived dismay.


38 posted on 03/27/2012 8:33:33 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBBP Mob Justice!)
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To: wolficatZ

Contrary to your assumption, for some of us video doesn’t make it through our proxy.

Beyond that, video takes too much time. It can’t be easily skimmed, whereas text can.


39 posted on 03/27/2012 8:34:47 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Mouton

Also I encourage shooters to practice shooting from a on your back prone position because if caught unaware, this in most likely where you will wind up. At least do some drawing and dry fire drills.

Remember, if you go down, it will be Riverdance-Urban Remix on you. Plan accordingly.


40 posted on 03/27/2012 8:44:32 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBBP Mob Justice!)
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To: Mouton

“Yeah, went to home defcon 2 last week “

That is good for the home, but while outside in the yard, or walking around the hood I always carry an extremely sharp easily deployed blade large enough to make someone think twice about mischief.

Kid (smartassed teen)at the bus stop 6 months ago “You ever been shot?” To which I responded “You ever been stabbed?” He shut up and walked away.

More range time sounds good though. :)


41 posted on 03/27/2012 8:48:36 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Time for a new game. .45 for the knocker


42 posted on 03/27/2012 9:07:08 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

>No doubt they are picking on university campii to minimize the odds that their chosen victim is armed

Well actually the University of Pittsburgh is a rather different campus environment. It’s plopped in the middle of a city neighborhood with campus buildings interspersed with private buildings and businesses. While the students themselves are unlikely to be carrying, plenty of others in the area might be.

On the downside, other than the local shopkeeps, everyone there will likely be either Pitt or CMU students, staff or faculty all of which are not permitted guns on campus.

I do go back there every year, and PA is kind enough to offer reciprocity on CCW.


43 posted on 03/27/2012 9:31:49 AM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: Mouton

Picking up a Glock soon then it is off to the range. Don’t want to have to waste a shell.


44 posted on 03/27/2012 9:49:52 AM PDT by JayAr36
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To: JayAr36

I reccommend the Glock 22 or 23, chambered for 40 S&W. But if you shoot the 40 cal and don’t like the recoil, with a $100 barrel change (available from Wolf) you can shoot 9mm and with hollow points in 124 or 147 gr the hit is powerful but the recoil is markedly reduced.


45 posted on 03/27/2012 9:57:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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