Monday, December 30, 2013

Knockout Game Gone Super Wild Resulting in Broken Ankle, Cracked Ribs, Knocked Out Tooth, Concussion

The Charllotesville Weekly reports:

A couple’s late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence.

Even though one of the victims, Jeanne Doucette, managed to take photos that appear to show the assailants as they kicked and pummeled her boyfriend Marc Adams to unconsciousness, Charlottesville Police still do not have any suspects. Doucette says there were other witnesses to the crime, which allegedly occurred just outside the Wells Fargo building at around 1am as she and Adams walked from Miller’s to Rapture, and she is baffled as to why the police haven’t shared her images more widely with people who could have seen the suspects earlier in the evening.

“I cannot understand why they didn’t let people know what happened,” said Doucette, who still bore injuries from the assault when she met for an interview a week later. “Those pictures might have prompted some tips.”

The images she captured are blurry but nonetheless appear to corroborate her account of the night’s events, including the brutality of the beating, during which she says the assailants joked and laughed, even stopping to hug in the midst of the onslaught.

Doucette said the assault occurred after she and Adams, both 39, had met for a drink at Miller’s after Adams finished his shift as chef for a downtown food cart. They headed east up the Mall toward Rapture to end their night with music, when Adams tripped and fell in front of Derriere de Soie lingerie store, a block from Miller’s. As he was getting up, a man approached quickly, said something that Doucette couldn’t make out, and kicked Adams while he was on the ground, before being joined by his friends who beat Adams severely, breaking his ankle, cracking ribs and knocking out one of his teeth.

The grainy photos that Doucette took with her phone (posted below story) show the faces and clothing worn by the three alleged assailants, all black males. Doucette estimated the men were approximately  6’ tall and in their mid-20s or early 30s. In one photo, Adams is lying on his back on the Mall with a man looming over him. Doucette said the man was kicking Adams when she took the picture. In another picture, a large man in a black coat and light colored shirt appears to be moving towards Doucette’s camera as Adams is on his knees in the background.

While Doucette suffered bruising to her head and tearing of the cartilage in her ear, Adams bore the brunt of the men’s aggression, sustaining broken bones and a concussion that he said has robbed him of any memory of the incident and its immediate aftermath.

Flooded with fear and adrenaline, Doucette said, she reacted quickly after the assault began, confronting the first assailant.

“I came up and pushed him away and said, ‘What are you doing?’” she recalled.

The incident escalated when the man responded by striking her.

“The guy hits me repeatedly in the ear,” she said. “My earring was stabbing me in the head over and over.”

Two other men soon joined in the beating, Doucette said, and while they primarily focused on Adams, a local musician who at 5’5″ and 140 pounds was outsized and outnumbered, they would occasionally strike her.

“When he’d tell them to stop hitting me, they’d hit me twice,” said Doucette, who is 5’2″.

Read the rest here.


  1. I think racism and racists are vile, but these animals need to be executed. This kind of bullshit needs to stop.

    The next time someone says that it's institutional and the fault of white male power, I'm going to punch THEM!

  2. And it's not a Hate Crime if Whitey takes the beating. Interesting.

  3. Just thinking out loud but I wonder what would happen if this occurred in Texas?

  4. Answer to the knockout game is simple; Concealed carry. Thugs whether they be government or private thugs tend to think twice when they know death can happen. At least in theory

    1. I would suggest going even further and pushing open carry, which is legal (although discouraged) in many states. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for concealed carry as well, but there is a certain wariness on the part of one person approaching another when a firearm is clearly visible.

    2. Unfortunately for me, New York state doesn't have open carry.

    3. Ugh...yeah, sorry about that. I understand that even concealed carry in NY can be tricky, although possible.

      You're welcome to move out here to Utah, we have great gun laws...

  5. I remember Bernie Getz back in the 80's in NYC. And I believe it's inevitable knockout gamers are going to run into an armed individual and then all bets are off. It's obvious the police cannot protect people against random violence or this new twist. Carrying an equalizer seems the only way to balance out this evil.

    1. "police cannot protect people against random violence"

      I think all libertarians know that government thugs in blue aren't going to protect you. Hell the Supreme Court ruled a few years ago that those steroid using, power hungry, tyrants dont have an obligation to protect you

  6. That one looks exactly like Obama's son.
    Or is that Jesse Jackson Jr?

    1. Interesting the deafening silence from Jesse and Al - 0h that's right no political milage to be made here... [What utter scumbags]

  7. And the solution is: