Feds Release Disturbing Footage Of “Knockout Game,” Shows Attack Was Unprovoked
Just last month, Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, of Houston TX. was charged with federal hate crimes for allegedly punching a 79-year-old black man in a “knockout game” attack, which is notoriously known for involving the attacker trying to “knockout” a victim with just one punch.
Barrett ended up breaking the elderly man’s jaw, who has been identified as Roy Coleman. Coleman was hospitalized for more than four days and also ended up losing three teeth, according to authorities.
On Friday (Nov. 20), Barrett was sentenced to 71 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for the unprovoked attack that occurred back in November 2013. And now, the feds have finally released the footage that Barrett filmed himself on his cellphone of the vicious attack.
In the footage, we hear Barrett pose the question: “If I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?” After spotting a person of African American descent (Coleman), he pulled over and got out of the car, approaching him to proceed with the premeditated attacked. He then asked Coleman how he’s doing and before Coleman was able to answer, Barrett swiftly punched him, causing him to fly backwards from the harsh blow. Barrett then walked away laughing saying, “knockout!”
In one clip, Barrett says that black people “haven’t fully experienced the blessing of evolution,” according to the New York Daily News.
Coleman’s daughter, Donna McNeal, spoke out for the first time since her father’s attack, telling local news station Click2Houston that attack not only affected him physically, as his speech has been impaired, but also emotionally, bringing back the pain of racism he endured in his younger years. “He’s 81. So you know it goes way back. Emotionally, I think he’s kinda, like, broken,” McNeal offered.
She also expressed sympathy for Barrett’s family. “My heart goes out to his parents because they are hurting just like we are. They’re hurting because they’ve lost a son and I’m hurting because I’ve lost half of my dad.”
In addition to his sentence of 71 months in prison, Barrett has been ordered to pay a $2,000 restitution fine by District Judge Gray Miller.