Conrad Alvin Barrett, from Texas & 29 years old, has been sentenced to 71 months in prison from a hate crime committed in 2013. He was arrested for assaulting Roy Coleman in a game that he titled “knockout.” His goal was to see if his assault on an elderly black man could go viral. He was captured on video hitting Roy in the jaw and fracturing it into two places before running to his car.
The Huffington Post stated:
Barrett shot 11 videos on his cell phone, which his lawyer wrote in a court filing showed “nonsensical racist rants, discussion about ‘the knockout game’ itself” and “a great deal of racist remarks, slurs, and stereotypes, and they are highly inflammatory.” In one of the videos, Barrett said that African-Americans “haven’t fully experienced the blessing of evolution.”
The defense lawyer said Barrett had bipolar disorder and was intoxicated on prescription drugs and alcohol at the time of the attack.
“The defendant committed this shocking and violent assault against this vulnerable elderly man simply because he was African American,” Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said in a statement. “The Department of Justice will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the rights of victims of violent crimes are vindicated.”
Conrad will also have to pay up a $2000 fine and will be supervised for the next 3 years following his release.