Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, of Texas is shown here in a DWI arrest from 2003. Photo credit: Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
(Long Island, NY) Today, Thursday December 26, Federal authorities released an unsealed indictment which charges a white Texas man, Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, with a hate crime for assaulting an African American senior citizen; an attack which took place on November, 24 and is alleged to be part of the “knockout game”.
The 79-year-old victim sustained two jaw fractures and was hospitalized for several days as a result of the attack, according to the Justice Department.
Prosecutors say that Barrett even recorded the incident on his cellphone and showed the video to others. According to the complaint, Barrett says right in the video that his plan was to see if he were to hit a black person, if it would be nationally televised. The complaint further stated that several other videos where found on the phone in which Barrett makes multiple racial slurs.
Part of the complaint reads:
On November 24, 2013, Conrad Alvin Barrett (“Barrett”), a 27-year-old Caucasian man, approached a couple at a restaurant in Fulshear, Texas. The couple, a male and female, had never seen Barrett before. The male witness was an off-duty Arson Investigator and peace officer for the City of Katy. Barrett asked the couple if they had heard of the “knockout game.” Barrett told the couple that he had played the “knockout game” the same day in Katy, Texas.
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