MLive gets it right. Almost. Victim shoots attacker in Knockout Game

August 26, 2013 — 37 Comments

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Victim shoots attacker in Knockout Game.


The newspaper in Lansing came so close to getting it right: An intended victim of the Knockout Game shot his attacker. So far so good.

This version of the game had a twist: Instead of punching the victim in the face, the predator used a taser  — a KL-800 Type Stun Gun capable of generating 1.8 million volts.

The assailants had scouted the site, the victim and even practiced firing the taser. But then it all went wrong. Or right.

When Marvell Weaver jammed the taser into the ribs of the still unidentified man and pulled the trigger, it jammed. The target pulled out his .40 caliber Smith and Wesson and shot  Weaver as he tried to escape to the getaway van where two of his accomplices waited.

According to

 Weaver ran, sat down across the street, his leg going numb, bleeding. Pleading.

“‘I’m sorry, please don’t kill me, I don’t know why I did that, I’m high you know, I just wanna go home,’” the teen told the man who had just shot him.

He lived. This happened in May, while the intended victim was picking up his child at a school bus stop. The story came out this week.

According to MLive:

The teen was hospitalized with a non-life threatening injury. At first, Weaver said he merely removed the stun gun from his pocket to look at it and the man shot him. He later confessed to the attack, records show.” took pains to put the attack in context, citing this statistic and that trend, but in the end, it pronounced the crime “random.”

That caught the attention of readers and others throughout the country familiar with the Knockout Game as it is played hundreds of times in St. Louis, Champaign, Chicago and dozens of other cities around the country. Said a reader:

The “game” is not random. It is a very racially charged “game” with very strong criteria for “target” selection.

There are many, many reasons for “target” selection beyond “than they are there.” There is the inherent hatred of the participants along with their boredom and restlessness, accompanied by a “they got and I don’t, so what does it matter if I hurt them” mentality.

In St. Louis alone, a judge said one person was responsible for 300 episodes of the Knockout Game. In Oklahoma, an accused killer of the Australian college student Chris Lane tweeted that he was “playing golf” and hitting “woods” prior to the murder earlier this month. Woods is short for “peckerwoods:” White people. The Knockout Game.

He said he did that five times since the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin.

The Knockout Game is documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it. Many of the examples are on video, which readers of the new edition can see by scanning a QR code as they read about it in the book.

In St. Cloud, Minnesota, a car full of black people came upon a college student in an alley walking two girls home from the library. The car screeched to a stop, one man got out, and hit 20-year old Colton Gleason in the face. He died.

This week, Jesse Smithers told the court the attack was in self defense: Gleason and the two girls attacked his car.

In Chicago, two black people played the Knockout Game with a father of 11. He died last year.

In St. Louis last year, the Mayor came upon the remnants of a Knockout Game when he found a badly beaten and bloody Matthew Quan in the gutter. Knocked Out. As he stopped his car, the black people sauntered away, laughing.

One of the assailants was arrested but the charges were dropped after a witness disappeared. The mayor said she was threatened.

The accused assailant died earlier this year when he was shot while breaking into someone’s house. He was 15. His grandfather said he was a good boy and this was another case similar to Trayvon Martin: a black person shot for no reason whatsoever.

In St. Louis earlier this year, a black person was sentenced to life for the Knockout Game death of a 72-year old Vietnamese immigrant.

The list goes on and on. says this kind of evidence is “anecdotal.”

But anyone looking at the hundreds and hundreds of anecdotes knows this: The victims can be white. Or Asian. Or women. Or homosexual. But this much they have in common: All of attackers in the Knockout Game are black.

But wanted no part of that uncomfortable truth. Neither did some of its readers. “Please don’t tell me you’re bring the race card into play,” said one. Other said that perhaps Weaver could have taken the victim’s gun and done even more damage.

Whatever the merits of ignoring the intensity and frequency and racial angle of this crime, some gun owners were happy with the story nevertheless.

“MLive is great on firearms issues and crime coverage,” said Barry Shickinger. “And as a disclosure, I’m the executive director of the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners -Michigan’s largest state-based gun group and ally with the National Rifle Association.”

While the people of Lansing try to sort out the best way to protect themselves, the prosecutor is trying to figure out how to charge Weaver.

Weaver’s two accomplices — the ones who drove him and helped him scout the victim and watched the attack — were not charged. And some in Lansing worry Weaver may get off easy as well.

Because the intended victim was not harmed, and there was “no evidence” Weaver wanted to rob him, she will not charge him with robbery or aggravated assault. The plea bargain conference is set for next month.

Weaver is sorry, he told the victim in a letter:

“I don’t blame you for what you did. You were only trying to protect yourself. I only wish I could go back to change it to were (sic) I never did it. .. Im very sorry.”

Some links:

‘Point ’em out, knock ’em out’: Brutal game ends when assault victim fires his concealed handgun |



Elex Murphy sentenced to life for ‘knockout game’ death |


Colton Gleason died after a SINGLE PUNCH while protecting his friends from attackers | Mail Online

And my own articles on the Knockout Game:

Football stars accused in racial Knockout Game

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These are just some of the hundreds of examples of racial violence and lawlessness in more than 80 cities around the country as documented in my book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America.

Thomas Sowell said : ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.

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blank Stevestonite says:

Black violence has now ruined Antigua

blank Rob Ruther says:

I love a good ending to a story.

As a former member of the news media I’m appalled at how far my former profession has fallen when it comes to being the watch dog it was intended to be to serve the public interest.

I’m ashamed of the 4th Estate.

blank Mayor McCheese says:

If Obama had a black son….

blank TaterSalad says:

The racist prick who got shot should also be indicted on a hate crime. Barack Obama always said if he had a son it would be just like this prick!

blank jukin says:

More black on white violent crime. Move along nothing to see here.

blank Louis Arnold says:

If you live in a State that allows “Open Carry” do so!

This game hasn’t caught on in Colorado Springs, Colorado for one reason and one reason only.

We will shoot you and your family will have to bury you.



blank Canal Vorfeed says:

Much troll! 9/10.

blank bicentennialguy says:

Damn. We’re busted. Everybody, listen up! She’s on to us. Stop killing them now.

blank John Smith says:

I dont blame you?? id that necessary to put in the letter. I attacked you but the prosecuter is making me say I dont blame you.

blank teflonron says:

White people (I’m not white, btw) no jury would convict you for carrying concealed without a “permit”.

blank jacobkepler says:

Yeah, try that in Boston, New York, Baltimore, or any other Democrat-controlled city.

Silly citizen, guns are for criminals.

blank bicentennialguy says:

Hmmm, I know two people who were convicted for that. And they were white.

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blank mike b says:

well that escalated quickly

blank creeper says:

Lib troll.

blank MakerMarked says:

The media better pull it’s head out of its ass. People need to know that if they’re out alone, and white, they’re a target for this kind of attack. Don’t walk around reading your phone, or headphones on deaf to the world. Pay attention to your surroundings, and if you hear someone coming up behind you, TURN and look no matter how it seems. Don’t ignore survival instincts because some white-guilt peddling halfwit tells you you’re racist for making “assumptions.” Oh yeah, move to a state that respects the 2nd Amendment if you can. The Northeast and Left Coast are sewers.

blank rollersen1 says:

I love how all these black teens are such angels, they never did a thing wrong

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blank laura r says:

“we are losing our precious black angels……” mother of a murderer said that.

blank kporqueria says:

Looks like the only language these animals understand is violence. These thugs need to be hunted and killed. Plain and simple. If these young punks started getting shot and killed with greater frequency the might knock it off. I only pray they try to break into my house. The barrel of my shotgun will be the last thing they see.

blank coconut says:

I understand your feelings, kporqueria. I, too, keep firearms ready and available should my home be broken into. I, however, pray that I never HAVE to use them in self defense.

blank CYCLOPS12 says:

If it get any worse I will rethink about carry concealed.

blank VT Patriot says:

What’s to rethink?? Better to have it and not need it that to need it and not have it.

blank BlueMoney says:

How bad does it have to get, then?
If more people carried concealed and more thugs got shot trying to assault them, the thugs might adjust their behavior. (They’re not lions, they’re coyotes – predatory vermin looking for a VICTIM, not a fight.) Get your permit!

blank Maximus Max says:

I’ll watch for your name in the papers. Hopefully its not in the obituaries.

blank rollersen1 says:

don’t wait, you can’t predict these things

blank Tim Tobin says:

No defense against “crazy!.”

blank Tim Tobin says:

Do it now. Or regret it later. IF you’re lucky! P-5 Proper preparation Prevents Poor Performance

blank Bleau Gumms says:

You should definitely wait until after you’re attacked.

blank Mark Steele says:

I think being shot in the leg may be plenty of punishment for Weaver. Now somebody needs to talk to him, and tell him those who live by the sword die by the sword, and that he needs Jesus!

blank JackaruisaTOOL says:

not even close…that bullet wound is fodder for him to tell stories of how tough he was….he needs the sword

blank Mark Steele says:

I hope not, but I think you may be right.

blank Tim Tobin says:


blank Bleau Gumms says:

I think the nayger should be made good.