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Wednesday
Jan222014

Prosecutorial Discretion is a major cause of Racial Inequality in the criminal justice system

From [HERE] At every step of the criminal process, there is evidence that African Americans are not treated as well as whites - both as victims of crime and as criminal defendants. n10 And because prosecutors play such a dominant and commanding role in the criminal justice system through [*17] the exercise of broad, unchecked discretion, their role in the complexities of racial inequality in the criminal process is inextricable and profound. n11

In this article, I examine prosecutorial discretion - a major cause of racial inequality in the criminal justice system. I argue that prosecutorial discretion may instead be used to construct effective solutions to racial injustice. n12 Prosecutors, more than any other officials [*18] in the system, have the power, discretion, and responsibility to remedy the discriminatory treatment of African Americans in the criminal justice process. Through the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, prosecutors make decisions that not only often predetermine the outcome of criminal cases, but also contribute to the discriminatory treatment of African Americans as both criminal defendants and victims of crime. I suggest that this discretion, which is almost always exercised in private, gives prosecutors more power than any other criminal justice officials, n13 with practically no corresponding accountability to the public they serve. n14 Thus, I maintain that prosecutors, through their overall duty to pursue justice, have the responsibility to use their discretion to help eradicate the discriminatory treatment of African Americans in the criminal justice system. [MORE]

Wednesday
Jan222014

If you are on a Street Named after MLK - you're probably in the Hood


From [HERE] A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

The urban decay along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Louis can be found in other major American cities, from Houston and Milwaukee to the nation’s capital.

“It’s a national problem,” said Melvin White, a 46-year-old postal worker in St. Louis and founder of a 3-year-old nonprofit group that is trying to restore King’s legacy on asphalt. “Dr. King would be turning over in his grave.” 

The system of white supremacy never closes. It operates 24/7, worldwide. [MORE]  

Derek Alderman, a University of Tennessee geography professor who began researching streets named for King in the 1990s says that there are many streets named after King that are not deep in the hood. [MORE] How many? 

Nearly three decades into the observance of Monday’s federal holiday, the continuing decline of the most visible symbols of King’s work has White and others calling for a renewed commitment to the more than 900 streets nationwide named in the Atlanta native’s honor. (here is a list). The effort centers in St. Louis, where the small nonprofit is working to reclaim MLK roadways as a source of pride and inspiration, not disappointment over a dream derailed. [MORE]

Wednesday
Jan222014

“Why did they kill my brother?” [Racism]. Durham Still Doing Nothing in Police Killing of Surrendering Honduran Man  

Black on Black Violence in Service of White Domination. Above, Father Bill McIntyre of Immaculate Conception Church leads victims of white supremacy in a prayer to Jesus at a vigil for Jose Ocampo in August 2013. [MORE]

From [HERE] It has been nearly six months since Durham police shot and killed a Honduran man suspected in a non-fatal stabbing. A state medical examiner’s report confirmed Tuesday what a death certificate said last summer: Jose Adan Cruz Ocampo was shot four times and died from a gunshot wound to the top of his head.

But other questions remain. The officer who fired the fatal shot July 27, R.S. Mbuthia, who apparently is also non-white, remains on administrative leave with pay, a police spokeswoman said last week. A State Bureau of Investigation report has yet to be released. 

Four shots

According to the autopsy report, the fatal bullet entered Ocampo's head in the top rear area, traveled “sharply downwards” and exited through his neck. The report confirms earlier statements that Ocampo, 33, was also struck in the chest, abdomen and left wrist.

Police have said little since Chief Jose Lopez told The Herald-Sun soon afterward that Ocampo was shot in the chest when he failed to heed instructions to put his hands in the air and drop a knife.

The description didn’t jibe with witnesses who told the NCCU clinic’s investigator that Ocampo was trying to hand the knife, hilt or handle side out, to officers when he was shot.

Manny Ocampo said his brother would not have understood the officers’ instructions. “No entiende nada deingles (He didn’t understand any English),” Ocampo said.

The family wants an explanation, he continued. “Why did they kill my brother?”

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Tuesday
Jan212014

The Sound of the Harvey Police: "Come Here!" “You touch the phone, I will shoot the shit out of you!” “Yeah, I shot the dog (and the Black man) What the f**k you gonna do about it?”

From [HERE] and [HERE] The city of Harvey is currently facing two lawsuits from a December incident in which officers shot a Black man in the leg without cause, shot and killed a Black witness’s puppy, and threatened a witness. Harvey, a far south suburb of Chicago, has a median income and home value of about half the statewide median. 

Paul Manning claims officers in a squad car followed him as he walked down a street on December 30. As described in the lawsuit, the officers stopped their car and told Manning to “come here”; Manning, however, who was unarmed and had done nothing wrong, kept walking.

(Apparently, there was no legal basis for the stop - no reasonable articulable suspicion that criminal activity was going on and that Manning was involved in it. And Manning obviously did not voluntarily consent to the police stop.) 

As he kept walking away from the squad car, Manning slipped and fell. When he tried to get up, one of the officers shot Manning in the back of the leg. After Manning fell yet again, the officers fired still more shots at him. While Manning was lying on the ground, one of the officers stood on the man’s back and handcuffed him.

(Police also had no legal basis to forcibly prevent him from leaving after he fell down. It seems then that the violent stop was unconstitutional (as the 4th Amendment is applied to white people that is) and a use of excessive force. To the extent that you might be dealing with a racist police officer, attempt to comply with orders. In face to face confrontations with police, white supremacy is your reality. Nevertheless, avoid incriminating yourself and resist participating in your own oppression bw.) 

A nearby witness tried to record the incident on his cell phone. The officer, however, grabbed the witness’s cell phone and threw it while, as Manning describes in the lawsuit, saying, “You touch the phone, I will shoot the shit out of you.”

Meanwhile, Karnischa Miller heard gunshots and opened the back door to witness, as she claims, “a young man, Paul Manning, lying on the ground after having been shot. He was screaming and asking for an ambulance.”

Powerless Class. What's the remedy? 

Her 14-week puppy Nemo ran out through the open door. An officer yelled to Miller’s boyfriend to come get the dog, but as LeShon Wright advanced to follow the order, an officer raised his gun towards Wright and the dog.

Wright stopped in his tracks, but the dog kept walking towards the officer. Although Nemo “did not growl, bark, or act aggressively in any way”, the officer shot the puppy.

The city of Harvey has admitted that the officers shot Miller’s dog. Miller claims that the officer’s response was, “Yeah, I shot the dog. What the fuck you gonna do about it?”

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Tuesday
Jan212014

Grand Jury to Decide whether it was Reasonable for a White Charlotte Cop to Gun Down an Unarmed Black Man Seeking Assistance after Car Accident

The Perils of Asking White People for Help in a White Supremacy System [MORE]. Expect Racism. From [HERE] A grand jury will decide Tuesday whether the criminal case against a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer for an on-duty shooting of an unarmed Black man will go to trial.

Officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the Sept. 14 shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell. If indicted Tuesday, Kerrick could go before a judge and jury as soon as this year. If convicted of the felony, he faces between three and 11 years behind bars.

Kerrick was arrested about 14 hours after he shot the unarmed Black man 10 times in a brief and violent confrontation on Reedy Creek Road. Ferrell had wrecked his car and apparently was seeking help; Kerrick was responding to a 911 call from a nearby resident frightened by a late-night stranger at her door.

The odds are against Kerrick on Tuesday. Grand juries work behind closed doors and typically consider hundreds of cases. Most lead to indictments. (ha! this white writer is thinking about Black on Black crime or Black on white crime and definitely not white on black crime- certainly not involving alleged criminality of white police officers and black male victims. But we know better - expect racism -bw). 

A 15 second video, shot from a camera inside one of the police cars at the scene, is in the hands of the Attorney General’s Office, which is prosecuting the case. Despite calls from Ferrell’s family and various media outlets, the video has not been shown to the public, and the opposing sides in the Kerrick case debate what it reveals.

After watching the video on the day of Ferrell’s death, Police Chief Rodney Monroe and his top commanders decided to file charges against one of their own. CMPD investigations into police shootings normally take weeks. This one took hours, and the speed of Kerrick’s arrest caught many of his fellow officers as well as police groups around the country off guard.

An attorney for the Ferrell family, which filed a civil lawsuit against Kerrick and police last week, described the shooting as “cold-blooded murder” by a “rogue cop.”

While the video remains sealed under a judge’s order, many of the other details of the case have become familiar. Kerrick is a former animal-control officer who had three years of CMPD experience. Ferrell was a former Florida A&M football player who had moved to Charlotte a year earlier to be with his fiancee and raise money to enroll at Johnson C. Smith University. 

On the night of the incident Ferrell had gathered at a Hickory Tavern restaurant with a group of friends. Afterward, he offered a co-worker from Dillard’s department store a ride home to the Bradfield Farm community northeast of Charlotte. (Tests show that Ferrell was not drunk.)

But as he left the neighborhood, he ran off the road and wrecked his 1999 Toyota Camry. Unable to open the doors, Ferrell kicked his way free through the rear window, then walked a quarter of a mile to the nearest home. Investigators later found his cellphone in the car.

When he reached the nearby house, police said, he knocked on the door. The white woman inside called 911. Kerrick and fellow officers Thornell Little and Adam Neal drove to the neighborhood. Police say that as the three patrolmen got out of their cars, Ferrell ran toward them.

Ferrell’s mother and brother say that since Ferrell comes from a family of law officers, it would have been natural for him to run up to the police for help.

Monroe said the officers ordered  Ferrell to stop and get on the ground. Seconds later, when he didn’t, Little fired his taser but missed. Ferrell continued to run, police said. Officer Kerrick fired 12 times with his Smith&Wesson .40-caliber, semi-automatic pistol. Most of the shots came when the two men were only a few feet apart, police said. The other officers apparently never even drew their guns. 

Monroe says the video shows that his officer used excessive force. Ferrell was clearly unarmed, the chief told the Observer a few days after the shooting. He said it didn’t matter whether Ferrell ignored the officers’ commands. “It can’t automatically result in use of deadly force,” Monroe said.

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Monday
Jan202014

In Honor of MLK Day, Sarah Palin Demeans Black People: Obama is 'the Real Racist'

From [HERE] and [HERE] Today, racist suspect, Sarah Palin used the occasion of Martin Luther King Day to demand that President Obama — at long last — stop being so racist.

Believing racism/white supremacy to be a [survival] game she told the first Black President to stop playing a "race card." Palin posted from her Facebook bunker of doom,

Happy MLK, Jr. Day!

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card.

Racism is one of the most powerful motivating forces in the universe. No doubt, "both" political parties will use Palin's comments to motivate their votaries.  

Anon explains that in a White over Black systemblacks cannot be racist toward whites.

"Of course, all people can be hateful or prejudiced. Those terms describe individual behaviors, not systematic power. Racism is the COLLECTIVE behaviors of a group. A white individual within a system of racism/white supremacy has the implicit or explicit support of that system IF they choose to practice racism.

above angry white man Glenn Beck says he is "tired" of this and that. Who gives a fuck? 

If a poor man robs a rich man at gunpoint that doesn’t mean the poor man is more powerful (economically and politically) than the rich man. The poor man is an individual who committed a crime of opportunity. There are no powerful institutions or systems that support his right to rob the rich man, but there are institutions and systems that allow the rich man to rob the poor man - which is why he doesn’t need a gun to do it.

A black person who mistreats a white person doesn’t mean black people are more powerful (economically and politically) than white people. Never confuse the actions of a black individual (or a group of black individuals) that mistreats someone white as proof that black racism exists. Their “power” is limited ONLY to what they can do as individuals. There are NO black institutions or systems that support, defend, or finance the right of blacks to mistreat whites.

There are NO black individuals or black organizations that have the power to strip whites of their collective right to live where they want, work where they want, get an education wherever they want, or control what white people do collectively in ANY area of human activity. There are NO black institutions that are more powerful than white institutions. Therefore, blacks do not have the COLLECTIVE POWER to diminish the quality of life for the white collective. [MORE]

Monday
Jan202014

MLK and Imaginary Freedom: Chains, Plantations, Segregation, No Longer Necessary ['Our Condition is Getting Worse']

Above Black revolutionary thinker, Naim Akbar.

Above, Dr. Welsing: 'King wasn't a Dreamer. He was willing to give his life in pursuit of justice.' 

Monday
Jan202014

[white people love to say 'nigger'] Madonna calls her son a nigger then apologizes ['nigger does not define who we are; it defines what is being done to us'] 

From [HERE] Madonna stuck her foot in her mouth when she called her son Rocco Ritchie (in photo) the N-word on Instagram. "No one messes with Dirty Soap!" she captioned a photo of her 13-year-old son during a boxing workout Friday. "Mama said knock you out! #disnigga"

Now the 55-year-old "Justify My Love" singer is apologizing for her choice of words. "I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram," she said in a statement Saturday to E! News. "It was not meant as a racial slur ... I am not a racist."

Above unnamed Pet Negro shadowboxes non-whites on Fox (1/18/14), says racism does not exist. What do Black conservatives have to conserve? 

She added: "There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention ... it was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me." She almost immediately deleted the post when it began causing an uproar, according to Buzz Feed. However, her revised caption wasn't much better.

"Ok let me start this again," she wrote alongside the same image of Rocco. "#get off my d--k haters!"

In a white supremacy system all white people should be suspected of being racist. According to Anon

The Definition Of "Nigger" in a White Supremacy System:

1. "Nigger" is NOT a racial identity.

2. ALL non-white people are niggers  -  by default - in a system of white supremacy.

3."Nigger" is NOT a personality defect.

4."Nigger" is a political term that defines a social, economic, and political REALITY.

5. A nigger cannot decide who is a nigger and who is not.

6. All black people are niggers but all niggers are not black people.

7. All non-white people are niggers (in a system of white supremacy). 

8. There is no place on earth called "Nigger Land," therefore niggers are NOT born (niggers), they are CREATED.

9. White people cannot be niggers in a system of white supremacy.

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Saturday
Jan182014

Only about Oil? Photos depict U.S. Marines [all White] burning bodies of Iraqis [all non-white], posing for pictures with skeletons

Posing for Genocide: Released photo shows a white Marine squatting next to a skull to pose for the camera. His U.S. military uniform is clear, on his face he wears a wide grin and he is pointing his gun at the skeleton. In their relations with non-whites, by and large, whites function as psychopaths. [MORE]

From [HERE] Two pictures show a Marine pouring gasoline on the enemy remains, another two images show the Iraqi soldiers going up in flames while a fifth picture captures the charred bodies --Pentagon launches 'probe.' Shocking images depicting U.S. soldiers burning the bodies of what appear to be Iraqi insurgents, have emerged today. The explosive photographs, reportedly taken in Fallujah in 2004, have already sparked a Marine Corps investigation. Two pictures show a Marine pouring what looks like gasoline on the remains of enemy soldiers and another two images appear to show the remains go up in flames. Two more capture the horrifically charred bodies.

 

Thursday
Jan092014

'In order for this system to work, We have to feel most free and independent when we are most enslaved, in fact we have to take our enslavement as the ultimate sign of freedom'

From [HERE]

"Your freedom is the superbal expression of slavery – the freedom of slaves

You are free to speak as long as no one listens

Free to explain as long as no one understands

Free to sing and dance as long as you entertain

those who would have you sing and dance

on a tightrope above an open grave

Free to think as long as you think feelings

Free to love as long as it is your tormentors

and not yourself that you love

Free to assemble as long as you gather together

to screw each other

Free to engage in self-defense as long as it is truth

and not reality against which you defend yourself

Free to kiss as long as you kiss the ass of the one

who offends you

You have the right to a fair trial before a jury of

your peers as long as you are a criminal

You are free to spend your money as you like

as long as you like to spend it

with those who spitefully use you

who use it to finance your execution

and to bury you in your store-bought finest"

 - Dr. Amos Wilson

Wednesday
Jan082014

White Supremacy Worldwide: White Jury Justifies White Police killing of Unarmed, Surrendering Black Man that sparked UK riots in 2011

What is White Collective Power? When white police officers ambush an unarmed, surrendering Black man and their fellow officers, the police chief, internal affairs, the union, jurors, prosecutors and the white media support, defend, and finance the officers “right” to kill him. [MORE] and [MORE]

From [HERE] Despite being completely unarmed, 29-year-old Black man, Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by the police, a UK jury ruled by a majority of eight to two on Wednesday. The shooting of the Londoner in August 2011 provoked the worst riots in the country’s modern history. The jury was composed of seven men and three women - apparently they were all white.

With the same eight-to-two margin, the jury decided that Duggan had been weaponless when he was surrounded by the officers.  However, the majority in the jury concluded that the man “threw” the gun from a cab just before being stopped by the police.

Duggan was suspected of being a gang member, with officers stating that he collected a weapon in east London just before the incident happened.

He was shot twice after he got out of the taxi, with one bullet going through his arm and another delivering a lethal wound to the chest.  The gun became central to the inquest as it had been "found" several meters away from Duggan’s body, wrapped in a sock, with no fingerprints on it. How did the gun get there? 

Neither the gun nor the sock had any DNA or fingerprints from Duggan on it. Gun residue was also absent from the deceased, save for a speck in his back pocket which the jury was told was scientifically irrelevant. His fingerprints were on a shoebox found inside the cab in which it is believed the gun had been stored, and traces of the drug ecstasy were in his bloodstream.

A statement by Metropolitan police assistant commissioner, Mark Rowley, who is white, was barely heard due to a large crowd outside the court shouting: “Who killed Mark Duggan?” and “murderers.”

The Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP, Diane Abbott, said she was baffled by the jury's finding, which she said would raise a lot of questions in the local community.

Writing on Twitter, Abbott said: "If the Duggan jury believe that he did not have a gun in his hand when he was shot, how can they find it was a lawful killing? baffled."

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Racism Instead of Evidence: White Prosecutors and NYPD Forced Black Woman to Identify & Make Up Testimony Against Black Man (25 yrs to life)

From [HERE] For the second time in nearly 20 years, Joan Purser-Gennace took the witness stand in a Queens courtroom, but this time her testimony was starkly different: Much of what she testified to two decades ago — words that helped convict a Black man of a murder — was a lie, she said, spoon-fed to her by police detectives.

“Everything, it was provided to me from the police — the lies,” she said on Monday in State Supreme Court in Kew Gardens, at a hearing on behalf of Robert Jones, who is serving 25 years to life after he was convicted of the 1994 murder of Antoine Stone, a street preacher, in Far Rockaway, Queens.

Ms. Purser-Gennace said that although she told the police she could not properly identify the man, they proceeded to coach her with pictures, telling her whom to pick out of a lineup, and mapping out a script for her day in court.

“They said, ‘This is how I want you to say it,’ and it was a lie,” Ms. Purser-Gennace testified. In the audience, several of Mr. Jones’s family members burst into tears. [MORE]

Robert Jones was convicted of the shooting death of a Black street preacher in Queens, New York, two decades ago, but he is hopeful that Monday’s recantation from the star witness, who said she was forced to identify him, will help prove his innocence. He is serving 25 years to life. 

The New York Times reported that Joan Purser-Gennace said police detectives coerced her to identify Jones even though she couldn’t, going as far to visit her home nearly 10 times to persuade and coach her. 

The police and prosecutors responsible for Jones’ conviction came into question after Jones’ legal team filed a motion to vacate the verdict based on ineffective counsel, the recantation of two witnesses and the possibility that exculpatory information was not given to defense lawyers. A second witness who testified to seeing a man flee the scene on a bike matching Jones’ bike is expected to recant that testimony in the coming days.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

White People Create Evidence in So-called 'Crime Labs': no national regulations governing forensic analysts' credentials, and no uniform standards for the labs themselves.

From [HERE] The nation's crime labs are no strangers to scandal. Last year in Massachusetts, bogus testing by former chemist Annie Dookhan called into question tens of thousands of cases and led to the release of more than 300 people from the state's prisons.

There are currently no uniform standards or regulations for forensic labs. Congress could take up legislation this year to improve oversight, but critics are skeptical. [In a system of white supremacy they should be - it is intelligent to be this way. MORE]

Scrutinizing The Analysts

(scapegoat) Dookhan was sent to prison in November for falsifying drug tests, but many of the criminal cases affected by her misconduct are still in limbo.

"We're basically in this holding pattern where we keep waiting," says Boston defense attorney Todd Pomerleau, who represents about two dozen people convicted based on Dookhan's tests. "We've been waiting for the proverbial day in court."

When the scandal broke in August 2012, those incarcerated based on evidence Dookhan had tested did have a day in court. Many were identified immediately, and had their sentences stayed. More than 3,200 "drug lab" court hearings have been held.

Matt Segal, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, is looking at legal ways to try to get the state to deal with the affected cases more quickly.

"The state has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on this scandal, and what have we gotten for that expenditure? The answer is almost nothing," Segal says. "Certainly hasn't been justice; it hasn't been a better approach on the drug war." [doing nothing is the goal here] 

Prosecutors say they're waiting for a court ruling on how to deal with all of the affected cases, and an investigation into all lab operations.

Massachusetts has the nation's largest lab scandal, so defense attorneys there are now more likely to question forensic testing, says Pomerleau, and to scrutinize the analyst involved — especially because Dookhan was convicted of lying about her credentials.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

New Gallup Poll: The U.S. is the Greatest Threat to World Peace

From [HERE] Over 12 years into the so-called “Global War on Terror,” the United States appears to be striking terror into the hearts of the rest of the world.

In their annual End of Year survey, Win/Gallup International found that the United States is considered the number one “greatest threat to peace in the world today” by people across the globe.

The poll of 67,806 respondents from 65 countries found that the U.S. won this dubious distinction by a landslide, as revealed in the chart above.

The BBC explains that the U.S. was deemed a threat by geopolitical allies as well as foes, including a significant portion of U.S. society.

Predictable in some areas (the Middle East and North Africa) but less so in others. Eastern Europe’s 32% figure may be heavily influenced by Russia and Ukraine, but across most of Western Europe there are also lots of figures in the high teens.

In the Americas themselves, decades of US meddling have left an awkward legacy. Its neighbours, Mexico (37%) and Canada (17%), clearly have issues. Even 13% of Americans see their own country as a danger.

Friday
Dec272013

Psychopathic White Man "plays knockout game" [racism/white supremacy] with Elderly Black Man 

'In their relationship with Black people, Whites function as psychopaths and their behavior reflects an underlying biologically transmitted proclivity with roots deep in their evolutionary history. The psychopath is an individual who is constantly in conflict with other persons or groups. He is unable to experience guilt, is completely selfish and callous, and has a total disregard for the rights of others.' [MORE]

From [HERE] A racist suspect was arrested Thursday on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly shooting video of himself sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a "knockout game"-style attack. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, made a brief appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy, who scheduled a detention hearing for the Katy man on Friday.

According to the federal complaint, Barrett attacked the elderly man on Nov. 24 because of the man’s race and color in what Barrett called a “knockout.” According to prosecutors, the attack happened Nov. 24 in Katy, but it wasn't until 12 days later that authorities connected the attack to the cellphone video of it.

Authorities learned of the case because Barrett allegedly showed the video on the night of the attack to an off-duty arson investigator he had just met at a restaurant in nearby Folshear. According to the criminal complaint, Barrett asked the off-duty investigator and the woman with the investigator if they knew about the knockout game. He told them he played earlier that day, then showed them the video, prosecutors allege.

The investigator then flagged down a uniformed officer across the street and led him to Barrett. The attack video doesn't show Barrett's face, but investigators matched his voice to the voice in the video and the couple at the restaurant told investigators that Barrett was wearing the same shorts and shoes at the person who shot the video.

According to prosecutors, the video shows Barrett approach the victim and ask, "How's it going, man?" A "loud smack" is then heard, the victim falls to the ground, Barrett laughs and says, "Knockout." The assailant then flees in his vehicle. The Black victim lost three teeth and needed surgery to repair his jaw, which had been broken in two places. He was hospitalized for more than four days, authorities said.

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