St. Louis Teen Pleads Guilty in “Knock Out Game” Assault

Kwame J. Thomas, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty on Jan. 8, 2013, in a 2011 “knockout game” attack on a man in St. Louis. (St. Louis Today)

A St. Louis teen pleaded guilty for second-degree assault in a knock out game attack back in November 2011.
St. Louis Today reported:

A St. Louis teenager has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in a “knockout game” attack in November 2011.

Kwame Thomas, 18, of the 2800 block of Osceola Street, admitted to assaulting a 54-year-old man near Osceola and Nebraska Avenue.

Thomas pleaded guilty in St. Louis Circuit Court on Monday, and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 22.

The victim told police that he was approached by a group of people just after 7 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2011. One asked for a cigarette, but the man said he did not have one. He was then struck in the eye and fell to the ground, where others in the group began hitting him in the head and body while yelling “knockout game.”

When Officer Jason Flanery interviewed Thomas, he admitted being one of those who punched the man while he was on the ground, according to court documents.

In April 2011 an elderly man was attacked by a mob of black youths playing “the knock out game” while walking home from the grocery store with his wife. They killed him.

In June 2011 a group of black youths beat a gay man bloody playing “the knock out game.”

In August 2011 black teen mobs targeted St. Louis cyclists in the knock out game.

In September 2011, a 73-year-old man was knocked unconscious just outside of Tower Grove Park.

One local teen claims to have knocked out over 300 people in the “game.”
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  • Lim Lynn

    This is totally sad to see what happen to America.

  • anti-bho

    Bet if you strapped this pos in the old sparky chair, give him a few tingles until he named the rest of the pieces, you’d get ’em all.
    For some reason back when the chair was the solution we didn’t have as many problem chillrun like these.

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  • Rock

    Can’t believe Holder and crowed did not try and override local authorities and give one of his people a pass.

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    Another one of “Eric the Red’s” peeps!

  • bear

    governor cuomo, and all of the other “gun control” freaks out there: since gangs of “youths” are clearly connected to gunfights, murderous riots, murders of innocents and numerous other genres of violence, why don’t you try to ban gatherings of more than two folks claiming to be union members, gangstas, ows, eco-freaks and all the rest of the Obama voters?

    How soon would the aclu pop up with “civil rights” complaints? After all, isn’t it unfair and unconstitutional to blame entire groups of law abiding folks for the sins of a few?

    Maybe it’s only the law abiding gun owners who are to blame for the rampages of drug-using, insane, lefty murderers wielding illegally obtained guns.

    I haven’t seen one aclu statement lately defending the 2nd Amendment. Apparently, the group who should be at the forefront of this fight only believes in some civil rights, for some of us, some of the time.

  • Howie Rosenbaum

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  • colint

    When guilt is certain in a criminal case involving violence, corporal punishment, caning as is administered in Singapore, should be included in the penalty. Those who inflict physical pain on others should themselves experience pain, NOT JUST PROBATION.

  • Kissmygrits

    How much jail time is this pos going to get? Hope he enjoys the stay. This is another reason free people need the 2nd.

  • anti-bho

    What Happens When They Can’t Find Whitey?
    They kick the sh*t out of ol’ Mom & Dad.

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  • Valerie

    I’m willing to bet that there’s overlap among the perps connected with those crimes. It’s kinda like a burglary ring: a city has a rash of burglaries, and after the arrest of a handful of people, the crime wave stops.

    There was a similar situation in Washington, DC., when some of the gangs regard beatings and murder as initiation.

  • Ray

    I have also herd of them doing the “knockout game”in Nashville. Same demo too.

  • red boy

    That hoodie he is wearing looks a lot like the one Trayvon was wearing.

  • Darth Chipmunk

    Write your congressman: Demand a ban on making a fist, NOW! It’s outrageous in this day in age that people are still able to access fists and hurt innocents! This thoughtless weapon needs to be thrown into the dustbin of history! If people can’t stop using fists to perpetrate this sort of terrible behavior, everyone’s fists should be confiscated.

  • Little Johnny

    If Obama had a son, he’s look (and act) just like Kwame J. Thomas.

  • Lance o Lot

    That does it: Black Youths are only used for killing and maiming people. There is no legitimate need for Black Youths other that to commit violence. Black Youths must be restricted, regulated, and ultimately banned.

    Makes about as much sense as gun control, huh?

  • paul52

    Grew up on St.L.’s south side. Don’t recognize it any more. Sad!

  • Hugh McHardy

    This is what rope is for.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    An acceptable punishment would be to allow this guy’s fifty-four year old victim to hit him in the head with a baseball bat.