Playing the Texas House-Hunting Game
Bill Quick

Blog: A version of ‘knockout game’ stirs outrage in Austin, Texas –

Police have identified the suspects and expect to make arrests in what is the first case of “smack cam” in Austin to draw wide attention. The game, however, is a little-known national trend that has been around for a while and that involves mostly black participants. In recent months, however, it has been overshadowed by the more violent knockout game that involves black-on-white violence. The goal there is to knock out a random white victim with a sucker punch.

The Wendy’s assault, to be sure, is hardly the first case of black thug violence in Austin — a hip college town, hi-tech Mecca, and the state’s capital.

Last October, Austin residents were stunned when hundreds of rampaging black youths converged by a shopping mall one evening. They walked atop parked cars, fought among themselves, and hurled rocks at scores of police officers arriving from other parts of the city. Police called it a full-blown riot but never figured out what set it off.

And at Austin’s recent South By Southwest music and film festival, a 21-year-old black rapper named Rashad Owens plowed his car through barricades and raced down a crowd — killing four festival goers and injuring 20. Owens, whose rap sheet included criminal mischief and drunken driving arrests, had been eluding a police officer attempting to stop him for an illegal turn and driving with his headlights off.

And in another incident at the festival, a 23-year old rapper named Tyler Gregory Okonma ( “Tyler, the Creator”) was charged with inciting a riot. He had exhorted his fans to push past security at a downtown club.  

Austin, a politically liberal Mecca in a red state, is governed by guilt-ridden liberal Democrats. They are proud of Austin’s diversity; the fact that it’s no longer a “whitopia” — as it was during the bad old days of Jim Crow, and before they turned it into a sanctuary city whose white population is slipping toward minority status. Segregation and racial injustice are long gone: good riddance. Unfortunately, the apparent emergence of a black thug culture may be a harbinger of things to come.

Hmm.  Maybe Austin actually isn’t where I’d like to live if I moved to Texas.  For one thing, I’d be carrying a gun all the time, and in a place like this, the odds of having to use it look like they might be fairly high.  Higher, at least, than more civilized Texas cities.


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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Playing the Texas House-Hunting Game — 8 Comments

  1. Another “national trend” that is “little-known”. Gee, I wonder why it is “little-known”???

    Could it be because the lying, gutless, pandering, whores that call themselves “journalists” are nothing more than enablers of these “little-known national trends”/