Brooklyn man charged in seven ‘knockout’ attacks, five on Jewish women

Brooklyn man charged in seven ‘knockout’ attacks, five on Jewish women

Authorities in N.Y. revealed on Jan. 3 that 35-year-old Barry Baldwin of Brooklyn was arraigned on Monday in connection with assaulting five Jewish women in “knockout game” fashion.

According to The Daily News, Baldwin was originally charged with hate crimes because he targeted only Jewish victims.  The hate crime charges were later downgraded, with no explanation as to why the charges were downgraded.

The NYPD released a sketch of the knockout game suspect on Christmas Eve.

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