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‘Insane thuggery’: Al Sharpton denounces ‘knockout’ attacks
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The Rev. Al Sharpton condemned the dangerous “knockout” attacks cropping up in cities all over the country, saying the “insane thuggery” of punching a defenseless stranger is far from being a game.
“This kind of behavior is deplorable and must be condemned by all [of] us,” he said at his weekly National Action Network rally in Harlem on Saturday, the New York Post reported. “We would not be silent if it was the other way around. We cannot be silent or in any way reluctant to confront it when it is coming from our own community.”
“Kids are randomly knocking out people [from] another race — some specifically going at Jewish people,” he said. “This kind of insane thuggery — there is nothing cute about that. There is no game play about knocking somebody out, and it is not a game. It is an assault and is bias, and it is wrong.”
Mr. Sharpton said he and other leaders plan to discuss their “next move” this week, the Post said.
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