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Prosecutor: Teens killed man in ‘knock ‘em down’ game
suntimes.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | KIM JANSSEN

Posted on 07/23/2012 6:32:09 PM PDT by ransomnote

Three teenagers accused of killing a 62-year-old father-of-12 in West Rogers Park were playing a game called “Pick ‘em out and knock ‘em down” when they videotaped themselves punching him in the face, prosecutors say. Ads by Google

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Malik Jones, 16, Nicholas Ayala, 17, and Anthony Malcolm, 18, were caught after the video of Jones fatally punching Delfino Mora was posted on Jones’ Facebook page, according to authorities.

The three were playing a “game where the offender picks an innocent victim and knocks him out by striking him and likely robbing him as well,” Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Terry Clancy told Judge Israel Desierto in court Monday.

Similar attacks — some resulting in death — have previously been reported in Missouri, New Jersey and Decatur. The game also goes by the name “Knockout King,” and experts say it is a grab for attention.

Prosecutors did not mention the game Sunday when Jones appeared before a judge on first degree murder charges in the most recent case, but gave a more detailed account of the crime when his two alleged accomplices made their first appearance in court Monday.

They allege Jones struck the fatal blow and owns the cell phone used to film Mora’s murder in the alley on the 6300 block of North Artesian early July 10.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: crime; killing; thugs
some animals maim or kill for sport like this...

"The three were playing a “game where the offender picks an innocent victim and knocks him out by striking him and likely robbing him as well,” Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Terry Clancy told Judge Israel Desierto in court Monday."

1 posted on 07/23/2012 6:32:18 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Obama’s sons.


2 posted on 07/23/2012 6:33:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: admin; moder_ator

Looks like I grabbed an advertisement in the text of the OP. Can you remove the iuniverse.com text promo?


3 posted on 07/23/2012 6:34:12 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Pictures of the perps?


4 posted on 07/23/2012 6:34:40 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: Mister Anderson

Obviously not a white-on-black crime, because if it were, it would have bumped “Joker Man” from the top of the headlines.


5 posted on 07/23/2012 6:36:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Secret Agent Man

Questions:

1) Is this a case of ‘millions of rats invade Chicago’ journalism?

2) If this IS a new phenomenon in Chicago, why? Did Rahm change something? Did Cook County/ IL state laws change?

3) Where did the name Malik come from? It’s about the 5th time in a year I’ve heard this new name.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 6:36:56 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: ransomnote

Gun control is really working in Chicago. Violent criminals with robbery in mind can kill people without worrying about being shot.

We will defend ourselves.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 6:39:46 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: ransomnote

Capital punishment for these young thugs is not cruel and/or unusual.


8 posted on 07/23/2012 6:41:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: ransomnote
Too bad the victim didn't play the Zimmerman game with the perps.

Prayers up for the victim's family.

/johnny

9 posted on 07/23/2012 6:42:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Secret Agent Man

10 posted on 07/23/2012 6:43:17 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("You didn't build that!")
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To: Mister Anderson
"Pictures of the perps?"

Two of their photos are at the link.

11 posted on 07/23/2012 6:48:08 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ransomnote
some animals maim or kill for sport like this... Trayvon's game. Exactly why one needs to carry. A heel-of-the-hand-blow dead straight on the nose can easily break the bone and drive it into the brain. These are not children.
12 posted on 07/23/2012 6:54:46 PM PDT by imardmd1 ("Praise Him from Whom all Blessings flow ..." Psalms 100 and 134)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Leave these boys alone. They had enough trouble growin’ up in the ‘hood, now the whitey justice system is forcing an inhumane and racist profiling on these just because they are acting like boys in the ‘hood. They were good boys who need love, not criminal punishment.


13 posted on 07/23/2012 6:57:19 PM PDT by sagar
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To: dfwgator

Odd, no pictures of Malik Jones. Although he’s identified in other newspapers that picked up this story as the most violent of the 3.

Malik...Muslim and Hindu (mainly Panjab): status name from a title meaning ‘lord’, ‘ruler’, ‘chief’, from Arabic malik ‘king’. In the subcontinent this is often found as a title for the headman of a village. In Islam Al-Malik ‘the King’ is one of the attributes of Allah, regarded as ‘the king of mankind’ (Qur’an 114:2).


14 posted on 07/23/2012 6:59:04 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: Mister Anderson
Pictures of the perps?

Obama's sons, I would suspect.

15 posted on 07/23/2012 7:06:43 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: ransomnote

Holder’s people.


16 posted on 07/23/2012 7:12:03 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: sagar

They were likely going for their G.E.D...planning on enrolling in the local community college....what a shame.

(sarc/).


17 posted on 07/23/2012 7:14:27 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: JRandomFreeper
If he had, he probably in the same situation that Zimmerman is in now.

The message that the lynch Zimmerman mob, both on and off this forum, wanted sent and was sent is that if one is perceived to be white, one does not defend themselves from being mauled or slain by one of Holder's people or obama's sons without suffering severe negative repercussions.

18 posted on 07/23/2012 7:17:48 PM PDT by sport
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To: ransomnote

These cowards always run in packs and sucker punch victims. The victims are usually elderly too.


19 posted on 07/23/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once a land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: dfwgator
Obviously not a white-on-black crime, because if it were, it would have bumped “Joker Man” from the top of the headlines.

2/3 black on black, 1/3 Hispanic on black. 3/3 a-hole thugs on guy trying to scrounge some extra money for his family crime. Of course, I'm guessing that the 16-year-old "Malik Jones" is black.
20 posted on 07/23/2012 7:23:30 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: dfwgator
Obviously not a white-on-black crime, because if it were, it would have bumped “Joker Man” from the top of the headlines.

2/3 black on black, 1/3 Hispanic on black. 3/3 a-hole thugs on guy trying to scrounge some extra money for his family crime. Of course, I'm guessing that the 16-year-old "Malik Jones" is black.
21 posted on 07/23/2012 7:23:47 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Uncle Miltie

I’m guessing F.A.S. for the one on the right.


22 posted on 07/23/2012 7:27:23 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: sport
Fine by me. He'd still be alive, 12 kids would still have their dad around, and 3 thugs would be gone.

Given the choice in answers to 'Where's Dad?', 'in jail' is better than 'dead'.

I'm not going to be intimidated into not defending myself.

/johnny

23 posted on 07/23/2012 7:27:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ransomnote
and experts say it is a grab for attention.

Who are these frigging "experts"? Who gives a rat's butt why three a-holes beat up some 62 year old guy while recording it on a phone camera and posted it on Facebook? They have no justifiable reason for doing that. I think being an a-hole is more of a first order cause than grabbing for attention.
24 posted on 07/23/2012 7:38:33 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: ransomnote

The deceased. Looks like he couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag.

Is Barry going to the funeral? /sarc.

25 posted on 07/23/2012 8:11:19 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

The victim must have been a “white” hispanic.


26 posted on 07/23/2012 8:13:06 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: aruanan

“and experts say it is a grab for attention.”

Then let the freakin’ experts get knocked out and robbed.


27 posted on 07/23/2012 8:15:21 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Again ,the usual suspects.,

Why do I even go to look?

Anyone still wonder why there are a disproportionate of blacks in our prison system?


28 posted on 07/23/2012 8:16:03 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: dfwgator

>>The victim must have been a “white” hispanic.

Well, I guess it serves him right, then. /sarc

Just noticed he was disabled as well and was collecting cans to recycle when they got to him - trying to get a few bucks together. Of course his killers would consider themselves way above such menial labor.


29 posted on 07/23/2012 8:25:11 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ransomnote.
Malik Jones, 16, Nicholas Ayala, 17, and Anthony Malcolm, 18, were caught after the video of Jones fatally punching Delfino Mora was posted on Jones' Facebook page...
Murder one.


30 posted on 07/23/2012 9:38:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
The victim was 70 and disabled. Father of 12. He was out in an alley early (5 AM) scavenging for soft drink and beer cans to earn a few dollars. Obama’s sons were doubtless just finishing up a long night of predatory foraging in the urban jungle. The area the man was killed in is actually not so bad. The predators were pretty far from their “hoods.” The disadvantage of a wide ranging public transit system: even decent neighborhoods can be visited by the vermin since some subway lines reach far inside the ghettoes.
31 posted on 07/23/2012 11:26:13 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: ransomnote
Thank goodness something like this won't happen again after Obama turns the Aurora Shooting into the Title of the next Gun Control Bill.
32 posted on 07/23/2012 11:35:45 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: madameguinot
Don't worry, in about 15 years, the Perps will all be named Barack.
33 posted on 07/23/2012 11:41:13 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: ransomnote
“He was only trying to knock him out”?

These idiots cannot grasp that they aren't just playing a game.

34 posted on 07/24/2012 12:06:29 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ransomnote

“Jones later confessed to throwing the punch that felled Mora, she added. He’s a member of the Latin Kings street gang, with a tattoo of the words “Little Terror” on his left arm and the words “f-— you, pay me” on one of his hands, according to a police report.”

http://www.suntimes.com/13787945-761/three-teens-charged-in-videotaped-fatal-attack-on-disabled-man.html

16 year old murders 62 year old disabled father of 12 - I just don’t have words for it.


35 posted on 07/24/2012 1:33:55 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: expat1000

why would you make fun of a murder victim?


36 posted on 07/24/2012 9:33:16 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: Kickass Conservative
"Thank goodness something like this won't happen again after Obama turns the Aurora Shooting into the Title of the next Gun Control "

of course, we could make this a non issue by voting the bum out.....

37 posted on 07/24/2012 9:35:25 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: cherry

That is what I intend to do.

Others here disagree.

But it’s ABO for me.


38 posted on 07/24/2012 10:22:03 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: cherry

>>why would you make fun of a murder victim?

Make fun??? Please, get a clue.


39 posted on 07/24/2012 10:40:58 PM PDT by expat1000
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