by Alan Kornman –
Mr. V. Pfeffer a Jewish survivor of Majdanek concentration camp in Poland described a “favorite sport of the SS men was to make a ‘boxing sack’ out of a Jew. This was done in the following way: Two Jews were stood up, one being forced to hold the other by the collar, and an SS man trained giving him a knock-out.”
Fast forward to 2013 and the Nazi SS Knockout Game is recycled and open for business. On November 24, 2013, Shmuel Pearl, an Orthodox Jew, was hit in the face by Amrit Marajh as part of the ‘Knockout Game’. Mr. Pearl testified he overheard his attacker talking about the game before the assault. Amrit Marajh was released on $750 bail which in and of itself is a travesty of justice.
On November 25 Police were investigating a 72 year old woman who was hit in the face while walking to a Brooklyn Jewish community center.
The majority of reported ‘Knockout Game’ attacks are black on white crimes. However, on November 26, 2013, the Caucasian Conrad Barrett, was charged with a hate crime by the US Department of Justice for punching a 79 year old black man in a ‘knockout game’ style attack.
From my sparring days I can tell you a solid punch to the face is no innocent game.
An unaware victim of a punch to the face or head while walking down the street is attempted murder. The punch itself can easily break the 7 fragile orbital bones surrounding the eye potentially sending bone fragments inside the eye socket causing permanent blindness or permanent disfiguration.
It doesn’t take much strength to break or dislocate the jawbone resulting in painful surgery and months of post operative care costing tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical and rehab bills.
Imagine standing upright with your hands tied behind your back and free falling onto a concrete surface. The potential damage and breakage of bones, shoulders, hips, skulls, and backs are not uncommon. Just for visual purposes, I want you go into your refrigerator and grab that melon that is about the same size as your head. With both hands hold the melon even with your head and drop it on your tile floor or outside on the concrete.
As the cowardly criminals are laughing about dropping you in one punch – your head is that melon free falling from 6 feet onto the concrete. The thud you hear when the melon hits ground is massive soft tissue damage and a guaranteed concussion. In many cases the trigeminal nerve trunks in the face are damaged resulting in a lifetime of unbearable pain with limited and costly surgical fixes.
These types of serious internal bodily injuries created from a punch to the head and subsequent fall onto hard concrete often results in long term physical ailments lasting years and decades after the attack. Victim’s injuries after the attack rarely if ever make the evening news.
Disruption of Life
In many cases, a victim of this ‘knockout game’ may be unable to work for weeks or months after the attack dealing with medical and rehabilitation issues. Imagine the financial stress heaped upon your family if you should suddenly lose your primary source of income for 2-3 months or more.
If the victim works in an office they will be lucky if they are not replaced because a fractured jaw alone impedes clear speech and every social aspect required in the normal course of the work day. Imagine how hard it would be to do your job if your jaw is wired shut.
There is also mental trauma that is more difficult to quantify. The criminals who engage in this ‘knockout game’ crime statistically prey on those who appear weak and unable to defend themselves. Now walking down the street becomes a stressful if not a terrifying proposition. A victims world view changes as they see every person on the street as a potential threat, life is not meant to be lived that way.
Strong Are Supposed To Protect The Weak
The only recourse our society has to combat pre-meditated attacks on innocent pedestrians is incarcerating these predators in prison for a very long time.
A punch to the head is attempted murder. If you doubt me, google ‘Knockout Game’ and watch the hundreds of videos.
I was outraged that Amrit Marajh was let out on only $750 bail after punching Shmuel Pearl for no other reason than trying to knock him out in one punch to the head. Now this piece of garbage Amrit Marajih is walking free but will be smarter and less likely to get himself busted again.
This ‘Knockout Game’ was practiced in the Nazi SS Concentration Camp guards and is being practiced again on the streets of New York City and across the country.
If ‘We The People’ do not demand our State and Federal Justice systems increase the sentencing for these types of ‘knockout game’ crimes it will have an incremental corrosive effect on our society.
Our Society functions by the rule of law and the fear of being thrown in jail. Once the criminals no longer fear law enforcement and the judicial system, it is a short slippery slope to chaos and civil unrest.
The mainstream media reports this ‘knockout game’ as a joke and not a very serious crime. I have proven beyond a shadow of doubt the serious consequences of taking an undefended punch to the head.
The predators who commit these premeditated violent attacks against complete strangers have one objective that has not been reported by the media.
The ultimate objective of the ‘knockout game‘ is to kill a man or woman with one punch. Charging these predators with attempted murder will quickly put an end to this vile practice whose roots are linked to the Nazi concentration death camps of world war 2.
Contributing Editor Family Security Matters