Brooklyn: Nine knockout game attacks since October: Police ‘see no evidence of a trend’

Brooklyn: Nine knockout game attacks since October: Police ‘see no evidence of a trend’

CNN reported on Christmas day that a 33-year-old woman was walking with her daughter, 7, in Brooklyn when she was punched in the back of the head for no apparent reason by a man she never met.

The assault occurred on Saturday, but the police sketch was not released until Tuesday.

The article reported the following sentence, with no sense of irony:

“At least nine suspected ‘knockout’ attacks have been reported since October in New York, but police have said they see no evidence of a trend.”

Officer David Hartman has no suspect in custody. But he wants the world to know,

“We have no reason to believe this is a hate crime.”

How is it possible that police in Brooklyn could possibly say that random attacks on strangers are not a sign of a trend?

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said that the “knockout game” stories have been “over-reported,” as discussed at the Huffington Post.

He blames Fox News.

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