On Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Tuesday night, former New York City Police Department detective Bo Dietl explained why the “Knockout” game — an activity which involves sucker-punching an unsuspecting bystander with the goal of knocking them unconscious — is something the news media should be devoting more attention to, despite its racial aspects.
According to Dietl, the media has largely ignored the trend because it involves black-on-white crime.
“That was the Bloods and the Crips were involved with that,” Dietl said. “Also, there was — you had to go shoot somebody. But this thing, again, it’s being suppressed by the news media. The liberal news media doesn’t want to say exactly what it is. It’s gangs of black youths attacking whites. It’s called polar bear hunting. It’s called Jews being targeted. And that’s exactly what it is. It’s black-on-white crime. That’s racism.”
Dietl and criminal defense attorney Remi Spencer explained to host Sean Hannity how this so-called game is fueled by the internet and argued the media should give it more attention since it is a public safety issue.
DIETL: People have to protect themselves. The news media should let people know this is going on. You see a gang of young blacks, coming, here we go — all the anti-racial stuff comes out. You see a gang of kids walking away, be careful. Put your guard up. Let people know —
HANNITY: You’re saying that they’re targeting people that…
DIETL: For the color of their skin
HANNITY: … the color of their skin. Are they hitting children, too, as well as women?
DIETL: — women and men.
REMI SPENCER: And you know what? We’re not speculating —
DIETL: And young boys.
SPENCER: — here. We’re not guessing. They’re posting these things on Facebook, on Twitter and on YouTube! In one that I reviewed before coming on your show tonight, one of the black young men who did this, his caption was, “That white girl bleed a lot.” There has been a book published with that title, talking about this kind of knockout game. So we know that the evidence is there. And it’s up to law enforcement to prosecute them for this serious crime.
DIETL: Remember when we had the chain snatchers, and all that? What I’m afraid of — this thing’s getting its own life. Everybody thinks it’s, quote, a “game” and it’s cool and they post it on the Internet. You know what? People have to know what’s going on. The police department has to categorize it as what it is.
DIETL: It’s attacks by young black youths against Caucasians.
HANNITY: We have the ability to trace where every one of those videos was posted from. They ought to investigate every one of them.
DIETL: Absolutely. And the detectives — you know, I mean, these kids are really silly in the sense that they’re videotaping themselves.
HANNITY: They’re stupid.
DIETL: They’re stupid, but people have to be careful and be aware, and don’t be sucker-punched like that.