Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
November 1st, 2017
On the same night that a family of 10 was brutally attacked by a gang at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, it turns out that yet another family was attacked. Police suspect the assailants in the two attacks are the same.
In a twist on the “Knockout Game” attacks in the past, race does not appear to be a factor. In previous reports of the “Knockout Game”, it was exclusively black on white attacks. The recent bout of attacks are still being committed by black assailants, but there has been no specificity to the 2017 knockout spree.
Meanwhile in the latest round of attacks…
It was just another Saturday night out for the 18-year-old victim and his friends, and then it turned out to be a night of bloodshed when they were viciously attacked by a gang of thugs.
“He heard screaming, they didn’t know what was going on. These kids walked up to them, hit my son’s friend first in the back of my head, and then my son said one of them came up to him and was trying to hit him, and he was trying to move, but they got him in the eye,” his mother, Trashel Maye told CBS Baltimore.
Her son, who doesn’t want to be identified, was left hospitalized and rattled.
“He couldn’t go to school or work cause he couldn’t see out of his eye,” she said. “His eye was closed for days.”
Sadly, attacks like this have become a trend downtown.
Earlier this year, a man was jumped on his way home from work by a gang of thugs. And before that, councilwoman Rikki Spector was attacked by another gang of thugs.
“We knew it was juveniles, it’s sickening, disturbing, to see some of these young and out of control kids doing what they’re doing. The disrespect from some of these juveniles, it’s unreal and stunning, and it should be to society,” said Baltimore Police Department spokesperson T.J. Smith.
Police say the Inner Harbor is already flooded with cops on a daily basis, but they can’t have officers on every corner.
“These are young people making these reckless decisions and it needs to be more oversight not from just police, but from parents and juvenile services side of things, and the courts of course,” Smith said. “We have to demand more from the system that’s continuing to shield some of these juveniles and get them the help they need.”
Sadly, the people of Baltimore are paying the price for the inability of the police to curb this crime wave, and they can thank their local and state politicians for creating a gun control state, where the average citizen can no longer defend themselves. It should be noted, that attacks like this rarely occur in states where there are few gun control laws.
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