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.
Renee is also a guest blogger for the Shire Blog.