You have to admire liberals for their ability to see fantasy where there is reality and reality where there is fantasy. An elementary school student is suspended after shooting an imaginary arrow or heaving a make-believe hand grenade, and the left-leaning media are silent. A spate of real — and real ugly — violent attacks perpetrated by blacks on mostly white victims arises, and commentators on the left insist it’s all an “urban legend” — this despite video evidence often amassed by the assailants.
The latest example of this mythical pursuit, known as Knockout, occurred in Peoria on Friday. Daniel Wilson, the make-believe victim, was walking home when he was blindsided by two imaginary attackers. ABC affiliate WHOI notes:
Luckily for Wilson, a nearby youth program officer, an ELITE officer, Bill Cannon, was able to identify the attackers.
The victim says he’s shocked at who they were.
‘I never thought in a million years that grade school [elementary school] students would try to knock me out,’ said Wilson.
With elementary school-age children now attempting to coldcock adults, we’ve come full circle. Now pre-pubescent students who are unfairly singled out by zero tolerance policies for having an imagination can vent their frustration by attempting to knock out adult strangers.
Said Cannon of this incident:
Those young men will be dealt with. The gentlemen did call the Peoria Police so there will be those consequences. I’m for sending a strong message to all students and that’s what an incident like this does — sends a message.
Howard Portnoy has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, and The George Espenlaub Show.
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