Prosecutors: Teens In Fatal Attack Were Playing “Knock ‘Em Out” Game
16 years old. He struck a 62 year old man hard enough to knock him to the ground, where he hit his head. He died of those wounds the next day. Remember that the next time some bleeding heart bleats that George Zimmerman shot an unarmed teenager. For no reason other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time, a 62 year old man was beaten to death by some punk bastard.CHICAGO (CBS) – Three teens accused of attacking a man in a West Rogers Park alley and posting video of the fatal beating online were allegedly playing a game called “pick ‘em out and knock ‘em out.”
As WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, at a bond hearing for two of the suspects, Cook County prosecutors said the youngest of the trio – 16-year-old Malik Jones – was the instigator of the attack. Jones allegedly turned on his cell phone’s video camera before handing it to 17-year-old Nicholas Ayala and 18-year-old Anthony Malcolm while he attacked a man who was searching for scrap metal.
Thanks, Illinois, for making your streets perfectly safe for this kind of vermin. Because there are no provisions for concealed carry in the state of Illinois, these scumbags knew that they stood a very good chance of their prey being unarmed. Three young bucks in the prime of their lives chose a disabled man more than three times their age to beat up for kicks, recording the encounter and posting it on Facebook.
Honestly, the Sicilian in me wants to see these three animals staked out in the town square and left to die of exposure. Deal with savages savagely, speak to them in the only language they understand, of superior force and pain, and the lesson will be learned. Obviously we can't follow through, but we can certainly make sure that they never again see the light of day.
Right up until they're released on parole, with time off for good behavior after 10 or so years.
The nanny staters and gun grabbers would have you believe that it is the availability of guns that causes crime. Remove the guns, they claim, and we'll live in a crime-free paradise. Despite being proven wrong time after time, they keep insisting that one more law would have stopped [insert shocking crime committed with firearm]. If only we banned a certain type of firearm, or limited the number of rounds a magazine can carry, or limit purchases to one a month; the laws of human nature would cease to exist and we'd all have a group hug.
And then something like this happens; a crime so brutal, so primitive, so shockingly and banally evil that it has got to make some people think. A group of bored teenagers, with no respect for the law nor their fellow man, decided that it would be a good idea to beat a man down. For no reason other than a "game" that they thought would be fun - especially if they shared it on the internet - a man is dead; a father will never come home, a wife will never again get to talk to her partner.
Tell me what laws could stop this.
There are laws against assault. There are laws against murder. Laws as old as Man himself forbid the wanton taking of life, the theft of goods, the brutality shown towards a perfect stranger. When these laws are broken - although in this case it's more that they were simply ignored - we really are reduced to nothing more than survival of the fittest. If we are becoming a society that depends on some nebulous decree from the lawmakers to save us from these animals, then we are doomed indeed. I hope the Mayans are right.
Bookmark this story. Remember it the next time you're tempted to leave the house without your firearm. Remember the last few moments of Delfino Mora, assaulted and left to die for kicks. For no reason other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he was beaten and subsequently died. Our foes would have us all at the mercy of those like the animals that did this. Personally, I see it this way:
(picture courtesy of RangerUp)
I just want to close with a quote from Jeff Cooper:
I would like very much to ensure... that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.That is all.