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Danny and Maria investigate when an expectant mother is a victim of a “knockout game,” in which teenagers punch unsuspecting civilians in the head. Meanwhile, Frank wrestles with promoting an officer when he thinks it can be viewed as favoritism. (TV-14 L, S, V)

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Knockout Game perp shot, killed – wnd.com

Tiffany Thompson got her wish: Demetrius Murphy met the Right Person and he will not be playing the Knockout Game any more. Ever.

A St. Louis homeowner shot Murphy dead late last week during a burglary. And a whole lot of people in St. Louis feel relieved, if not safer.

Murphy was a member of a group that is credited with making the Knockout Game a St. Louis tradition, then a national pasttime.

The rules of the Knockout Game are simple: Begin with a bunch of black people. Anywhere from three to 30.

Find a white person, but an Asian will do. Alone is important. Older is better. Weak and defenseless even more so.

Without warning, punch that person in the face as hard as you can. You win if you score a Knockout.

If not, keep punching until your arms and legs get too tired to continue. Or the person dies.

You can play anywhere, but vibrant and culturally mixed neighborhoods are probably the best. That is where the victims are: Asians, gays, artists, yuppies, seniors , college students people who wont fight back.

Over the last two years, hundreds of people around the country have become victims. Some say over 100 in St. Louis alone. Some died. Others, like Murphys victim Matt Quain, suffered broken bones in his face and jaw.

Last week, four members of the national Championship Alabama football team were arrested after three played the game two times, and the fourth tried to use a debit card taken during the attacks.

Many of these cases of black mob violence are documented in the book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return racial violence and how the media ignore it.

Murphy and his friends were arrested in November 2011 when police found a 13-year-old girl who witnessed the Knockout Game assault on Quain. The charges were dismissed after she failed to show up. The mayor of St. Louis said there was no doubt in his mind the witness was intimidated and too frightened to testify. The mother of the witness said the same several months later.

The gang was jubilant, and took to FaceBook to say so. FREE ALL MY TKO GUYS, said one of the members of the mob that was freed, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Two days later, two members of the group tracked down Quain and threatened him again.

He threatened them with pepper spray and they ran.

The pace of the Knockout Game picked up in other places with other victims. That is when Tiffany Thompson made her wish at a news site reporting the results of the latest St. Louis victim:

as a black woman i will say this, i wish they would run into the right person who is armed to defend themselves with a firearmi bet we will see a drastic decrease in violence in our city. it is embarrassing and shameful the image these losers portray of blacks in st louis. i do not and never will reside anywhere besides the suburbs of this city, because no one is safe among these savages. do not get angry when people call them thugs, because that is exactly what they are and no excuses can be made for this barbaric behavior! its disgusting!!!

That right person was a St. Louis homeowner who found Murphy and a friend in his backyard at 1:30 a.m.

Missouri citizens are protected by the so-called Castle Doctrine that allows the use of deadly force against intruders.

But Murphys friend, a 17-year-old man, was charged with murder because he was an accomplice to a felony where a person was killed.

Murphys grandfather, Paul Furst, told KSDK that Murphy was mentally challenged did not deserve to die:

I believe this is another one of the Trayvon Martin stories where people are getting so gun happy they shoot just on impulse now. I could understand if he was a threat. But on the property, he was not a threat.

Murphys grandfather had nothing to say to a neighbor who said he, too, was a victim of Murphy: Jonathan Preiss told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

I live 3 houses down from where the shooting took place. I believe they are the ones who threw a rock and a brick into my window, stole my tv, ps3, wii and games as well right before this happened. They ransacked my room, no regard for my property. I am still freaked out over this whole thing. I hope this is a lesson of the consequences for violating my communitys privacy.

Murphy was 15 years old.

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Knockout Game fueled by ‘Holder effect’? – WND

When Barack Obama the son of a black father and white mother was elected president in 2008, many hailed it as a monumental step forward for racial reconciliation in the U.S.

But five years into his presidency, is the Obama White House actually making racial tensions worse?

Thats the charge of Russ Vaughn, who posits in an American Thinker commentary that Attorney General Eric Holders treatment of the Knockout Game phenomenon is revealing the White Houses racial agenda is more concerned with retribution than reconciliation.

The Obama administration and the Holder Justice Department are deliberately disinclined to prosecute hate crimes where blacks are the perpetrators and whites are the victims, Vaughn writes. It is becoming increasingly disturbing that it is not just the Obama administration and the brown-nosed media that have attempted to sweep this new criminal activity under the rug, but [also] local police departments. Its happening all over the country, and not just in the major urban centers. I call this racialization of the law and criminality the Holder Effect, for it was the relatively new attorney general who famously announced that his Justice Department would side with his people.

Vaughns column alludes to the Knockout Game, a violent trend wherein young thugs deliver unsuspecting victims a single blow to the head in an attempt to knock out the target. Dozens of examples in recent months have shown the Knockout Game is particularly popular among black youths targeting white or Jewish victims.

Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.

Unable to ignore it any longer, [the media] play it down especially the racial aspects of it, Vaughn continues, because that may put our black president, his black attorney general and all those black and liberal white lawyers in Holders civil rights division in a bad light because they arent investigating what appears to be serial hate crime.

Which of course is true; Vaughn writes, our president is silent on what is a matter of growing public concern primarily among white Americans, who constitute, to date, all but one of the victims of this criminal game.

As WND reported, Holders DOJ actually has acted upon the Knockout Game, bringing up hate-crime charges in only one case: that of Conrad Alvin Barrett of Katy, Texas, a white man who targeted a black victim in December.

The irony of case the wasnt lost on Vaughn.

Out of the hundreds of these crimes that have occurred, the first Knockout Game perp to be charged by the Justice Department with a hate crime, and done so with great swiftness, is white, Vaughn states. Holder Effect, indeed.

Allen West, the black former congressman from Florida, also noticed the irony and similarly suggested the charges (and previous lack thereof) reflect Holder holds a racially charged political agenda.

I am glad the U.S. Department of Justice has finally stepped forward, but it begs the question, what took so long? West asks on his blog. Does Eric Holders inaction regarding previous crimes involving blacks attacking whites actually reflect his own hate crime?

West continues, The real question behind the decision to prosecute Mr. Barrett is not his actions, but rather the perception of an even more heinous double standard emanating from the Obama administrations Department of Justice under Eric Holder sure seems like its being used as a platform for the progressive socialist version of social justice.

With the medias help?

Vaughns column also charges the nations mainstream media with deliberately burying the racial overtones of the Knockout Game because they contradict the narrative of racial progress trumpeted upon Obamas election.

In spite of the best efforts of the liberal media to first suppress news reports about the Knockout Game phenomenon, and then, when that failed, to poo-poo the idea that any such thing as this violent and obviously race-based crime even existed, the truth will out, Vaughn writes. Thanks to the Internet, the liberal elites who censor the output of the major news organizations can no longer cover up events that fail to depict contemporary life as they wish it to be.

He continues, This inability to totally control the dissemination of news now causes the media establishment to put even more than their normal amount of spin on their output when they are forced to cover an issue or risk looking foolish for the outright denial of an ongoing crime wave that everyone knows is growing. For instance, when they are forced to cover this offense, they still will not use the actual name of Polar Bear Hunting because of its all too obvious racial implications.

No one has done more than Colin Flaherty, author of White Girl Bleed A Lot, to document both the rise of racial violence in the U.S. as well as the medias persistent campaign to underreport its severity.

I have uncovered hundreds of recent examples of black mobs and black teens taking violent actions toward specifically white targets. There can be little doubt there is a racial motivation behind these crimes, Flaherty told WND, upon news of hate-crime charges brought against Barrett. Where have Obama and his DOJ been until now?

White people dont have a monopoly on hate, Flaherty continued, and it smacks of some alternate agenda for this administration to ignore scores of black hate crimes until a white hate crime is found to finally pounce upon.

Flaherty suggested that agenda may be to keep the state of racial tensions in the U.S. under wraps.

For years, there has been an effort to scrub news stories about these crimes of any details about the assailants race, he explained. The press has been so determined to avoid any mention of violence among blacks, that it has created a false narrative that its only youths committing these crimes. I have to wonder if the administration didnt deliberately seize upon this case, knowing the publicity would further the narrative theres no problem with black violence in America, just random violence.

As WND reported, some lawmakers in New York are fighting back against the Knockout Game, proposing it be made a felony and calling on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to respond.

After years of establishment media silence about the Knockout Game, several attacks in New York City pushed the vicious pastime into the national media spotlight. However, the damage from the game was evident years ago. As early as July 2011, the American Thinker featured an article on the Knockout Game.

The media is slowly starting to acknowledge that the attacks are a form of racial violence. A New York City CBS outlet reports:

There have been seven so-called knockout or polar bear assaults in the Crown Heights and Midwood sections of Brooklyn. The alternate name polar bearing comes from the fact that the victims are white.

In the Huffington Post, Al Sharpton wrote that the attacks are racist:

These kids are targeting innocent people, and in many cases specifically targeting Jewish folks. We would not be silent if it were the other way around, and we will not be silent now. This behavior is racist, period.

Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.

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Deadly ‘Knockout Game’ Spread by New Jersey … – YouTube

A terrifying new ‘Knockout Game’ has caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is sweeping the nation (they say). Innocent people walking the streets are targeted by groups of teens who aim to knock someone out in a single punch.

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When It Comes To Connecting A Community, These Guys Have A Slam Dunk Solution – A Plus

“It’s community events like this that makes our neighborhood safer and a more caring place to live,” Thomas Reagan, captain of the City of East Moline Police Department told A Plus. “…Our goal is not to have the police officers versus the community. We want the police officers to live, play, and work with the community.”

While the main draw of Hoops 4 Hope is the police officers versus community basketball game, the evening began with a youth knockout game, with the winner receiving a new bicycle. A middle schooler made it all the way to the finals and played against high school boy, about 15 years old according to Reagan. Although the high schooler ultimately won the game, he already had a bike and so gave the new one to the middle schooler who didn’t have one.

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Mom blames online challenge after daughter doused with boiling water at sleepover – Winston-Salem Journal

Jamoneisha Merritt, 11, went to sleep Sunday night, near another young girl she believed to be her friend. Now the young girl doesn’t know what she looks like anymore.

Her shoulders and neck are scarred and bulbous. In one photo from a hospital bed, Jamoneisha’s eyes are shut, her face pink from a layer of skin vaporized by scalding water.

She’s still beautiful to her mother.

Jamoneisha was allegedly attacked by another girl at the sleepover in the Bronx, N.Y., with a cup of boiling water, her mother Ebony Merritt said to local media stations.

Merritt told NY1 that her daughter, who she affectionately calls “Monie,” is wounded not just physically but emotionally after the 12-year old poured the water over Jamoneisha as she slept. Now she is recovering in serious but stable condition, according to police.

Merritt told local media Jamoneisha is not ready to see the full extent of her potentially lifelong injuries, so she has limited her daughter’s ability to look at herself.

A New York Police Department statement released to The Washington Post said the 12-year old girl was arrested Monday night and charged with second-degree assault.

“She don’t understand why they did that to her. She thought they was her friends,” Merritt told the station. “I was told that they didn’t like her. And they just been bullying her.” Merritt also took to Facebook to tell other parents to discourage children about following social media challenges.

It was not immediately clear if the alleged attacker told police she was inspired by internet videos.

Yolanda Richardson told the local NBC affiliate that her cousin Jamoneisha and the other girl argued the night before the attack.

“[The other girl] told her if she goes to sleep they were going to do something to her,” Yolanda said.

Merritt believes her daughter is the victim of a social media-fueled prank called the hot water challenge, a potentially dangerous dare in which teenagers and kids boil water and throw it on an unsuspecting victim.

Ki’ari Pope, an 8-year old girl from Florida, died in late July, months after she drank boiling water from a straw after her and a cousin watched a video of a similar act on YouTube, the Associated Press reported. Her mother, Marquisia Bonner, said Ki’ari had problems breathing after a tracheotomy removed scar tissue from her windpipe.

The pair of incidents are wrinkles of an old digital phenomenon – kids egged on by social media missions created on the dark corners of the Web, provoking them to do something incredibly dangerous to themselves or others.

Suicides, assaults and accidents have been traced back to internet fads like the blue whale challenge, which purportedly asks participants to complete a list of mundane and dangerous activities ranging from watching a horror film and self-mutilation.

One Texas teenager allegedly killed himself last month as part of the challenge, his parents say.

Other apparent criminal acts do not have a clear connection between online challenges and real world violence. The so-called knockout game, which called for kids to attack unsuspecting people from behind in an effort to knock them unconscious, sent parents, teachers and cable news into a frenzy.

It was also found to mostly be a hoax, a scary sounding and Facebook-ready phenomenon grafted onto random assaults, a report found.

But Jamoneisha’s life-altering burns are very real. And her mother has reason to believe digital taunting transformed into real violence, she told NY1.

“They’ve been on Snapchat. It’s been going on several times. The girl admitted it. ‘I don’t like her. I wanted to do it,'” she said.

Jamoneisha’s family, who could not be reached by The Post, has been at her bedside through the recovery process, in an update with NY1.

“She seemed to still have the same energy like nothing ain’t change her. She’s still smiling, joking. laughing, yeah she’s doing good though,” Starshanae Nixon, Jamoneisha’s cousin, told the network.

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Back to School, Back in the Day: The Knockout Pit – New Canaanite

Somefirst day of schoolimages in New Canaan persist through the years: bright new outfits, embarrassing photo shoots at the bus stop, tearful kindergarten farewells, nervous classroom energy, locker combinations, crisp notebooks, teacher introductions, excited and awkward classmate reunions.

The playground equipment and areas havebeen double-checkedfor example, the New Canaan Department of Public Works last month diligently crack-sealed parts of playgrounds at East and West.

The Knockout Pit at Center School. Photo courtesy of Cam Hutchins

Yet for many years, and for scores of nostalgic New Canaanites who attended Center Schooldemolished after the 1982-83 academic year to make way for the Center School Parking Lot($120 per yearfor a permit) opposite Maple Street from New Canaan Librarythe centerpiece of the playground was a narrow, long, recessed, cementpit around the back of the school itself.

A place of physicality, perhaps even violence, as well as fierce competition and gloryand, of course, wholly unfathomable at an elementary school todaythe Knockout Pit at Center School remains a singular touchstone for alumni more than three decades later, despite no official historical record of it and at a school far better known and remembered among educators for its innovations in student learning and curriculum.

The Knockout Pit superimposed on a present-day photo of the Center School Parking Lot. Inset courtesy of Karen Corker Malner. Composed by Terry Dinan.

My best memory of the school, other than some friends, is the Knockout Pit, said Bill Taylor, a 1981 New Canaan High School graduate who attended Center in the early-70s.

I talk about it to this day, and you really cant explain it to people. It put a smile on your face, whether it was lunch or after school, sometimes even before school. It was a popular place and a fun place: You kill each other, and then you just go about your business.

The rules in the Knockout Pit, most of those interviewed for this article agreed, were similar to other dodgeball gamesthough, once eliminated, there was no re-entering the game at Center. Using the old red rubber kickballs of the day, an even number of players lined up on either side of a halfway line and threw the ball across it, trying to get others out by striking them with the ball without having it caught in the air. The Knockout Pit had quarter lines that could be used to eliminate the very last player left on an opposing team.

Dr. Stephen Rubin in a 1976 New York Times newspaper clipping. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society.

No one seems to know just when the Knockout Pit was dug and pouredits dimensions are measurable today with visible cracks in the concrete above itwhat its original purpose was or just how long after its creation kids started playing knockout there.

Dr. Stephen Rubin, who led center school as its principal from 1965 through its closing in 1983, recalled sanctioning use of the narrow cement corridor accessible by way of a staircase or through a cafeteria door, soon after taking the reins. It was something that a lot of kids enjoyedit was, for some, a little scary experience, Rubin recalled. But it was adequately monitored and supervised. Its a dodgeball game, and anybody that abused that was removed from the Knockout Pit.

Photo taken from Center School, looking down on students, teachers and faculty, just prior to the end of the 1983 school year, by Bev Greenberg. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society.

That would happen, Rubin said, when kids became too aggressive.

They came too close to the opposite side so that they had an unfair advantage, he said.

Rubin added: The Knockout Pit was a very informal fun time for a lot of kids, and it almost was in contrast to what went on in the school, which had a lot of very technical components.

Center School, Knockout Pit in foreground (below ground level). Photo courtesy of Cam Hutchins

That included a system of learning whereby students experienced a highly individualized, tailored program. For Center School alum and town resident Cam Hutchins, singular elements of Center that include the way kids learned and Knockout Pit all made it a special place.

Obviously theres the curriculum, but there was also the whole playground cycle, where youd make snow banks in the winter and then slide down them because it seemed like the Alps in grade school, Hutchins said. And then in the spring it would melt and there would be rivers in the dirt part of the field and youd make damsspend the whole recess making a dam and then let it go before the bell rings. There were drip paintings in Sue Connells art class and Pris Carrolls music class, composing your own music and then presenting it in front of the whole school.

The original Center School. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society.

The school itself was an historic structure. A school building stood on the site of Center in 1856, when the town purchased the land there for $881.25, according to documents on file at theNew Canaan Historical Society(amember-supportedorganization).

When enrollment hit 240 in 1894, an addition was needed, and 14 years later New Canaan determined that an entirely new building was needed. A new, brick building was constructed for about $45,000 in 1910, with another addition going in 10 years later.

Center School ca. 1894, after an addition to the original structure. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society.

In 1940, Center School required more space again and so six classrooms and an auditorium were addedas well as a cafeteria.

Though the cafeteria was located in the same area of the building that students will remember itbasement level, east side of the school, according to a 1940 site plan on file at the historical societyit makes no mention of a service entrance midway on the far cafeteria wall (the infamous door to The Knockout Pit).

A site plan for a 1940 addition to Center School. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society.

However, New Canaan Advertiser articles from renovations planned and completed between 1956 and 1958 note that, for example, a major item in the modernization program includes renovations throughout the building to ensure compliance with the fire safety code.

It could well be that what would become the Knockout Pit, and the door to it from the cafeteria, represented a sorely needed fire exit, Hutchins said. Part of the purpose of digging up the Knockout Pit also may have been to let light into the cafeteria windows, or as a delivery route (though, as Hutchins noted, a more accessible, recessed entrance to the basement level of Center was located just around the corner from the Pit).

The rebuilt Center School, ca. 1910. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society.

Whenever it was created, and for whatever reason, the Knockout Pit eludes the historical record. Even newspaper articles published in the mid- to late-1970s that dealt specifically with Center Schools playground areas (and the need to expand them by acquiring adjacent properties, which was done) fail to mention it.

Dr. Rubin said the new playground will be designed by William Weisz, New York City architect who specializes in using materials readily available to keep construction costs down, reads a Sept. 30, 1976 article on the volunteer-led effort to carve out a new playground area at the corner of Main and Maple Streets.

Center School. You can see another stairway headed down to the basement level on the left, just around the corner from the Knockout Pit. Photo courtesy of Cam Hutchins

Center Schools playground is split into three areas. In front of the school is the kindergarten space and in back are separate areas for grades one and two and grades three through six. Because the playground for the first and second graders has not been very attractive due to its washed out condition, those children were more inclined to participate with the upper classmen, thus limiting the activities for both groups, the principal explained.

Rubin during our interview for thisKnockout Pit articledid recall one incident specifically, where one kid got bitten by a bunch of hornets down there and we rushed him to the nurse.

Vicki and Vincenzo Socci of New Canaan. Vicki worked four days per week through Visiting Nurse at Center School. The couple has lived on Parade Hill Road for more than 50 years. Credit: Michael Dinan

That boy may well have paid a visit to Vicki Socci, who worked as a nurse at Center four days a week from about 1969 through the final year of 83.

Socci, a mother of four (three of whom went to Center, including current New Canaan Fire Department Capt. Michael Socci), still lives in the Parade Hill Road home she and her husband bought in 1960right next door to the now-demolished former home of Syd and Bev Greenberg, a couple that, between them, have probably done more to preserve the history of Center School than anyone.

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Socci said injuries from the Knockout Pit, including among her own kids, spannedbroken and sprained wrists to bruises, cuts and scrapes.

Theyd come in from the Knockout Pit and naturally I would put the board in and tape it, Socci recalled.

The Knockout Pit wasnt very popular among parents, recalled Janet Lindstrom, whose two children went through the school and who long has served as executive director of the New Canaan Historical Society.

I didnt like it, Lindstrom said. It was dangerous.

Mose Saccary, a Center School alumnus who like many of us was terrified of the Knockout Pit, graduated from NCHS in 1978 and now serves as head of the New Canaan Highway Department division of the DPW. Credit: Michael Dinan

Mose Saccary, a Center School alum who would go on to graduate from New Canaan High School in 1978, said he remembered the ringing of the ball coming off the wall as it just missed your head, from the sixth graders at the free throw line and then I remember not getting hit because I was so scared to get hit.

Nevertheless, Saccary said he was in the Knockout Pit every day, choking food down to try and get to the Knockout Pit. Id run out there.

He added: Thats if Mrs. Stone didnt make you eat your carrots, recalling a widely feared and respectedteacher at the school.

Town resident Len Paglialunga, a late-1950s Center School student who would go on to become a football star at the high school, said he spent hours and hours in the Knockout Pit.

Onlookers always gathered on the stairs and along the chain link fence that ran the length of the knockout pit.

One of the bad things was when the girls got caught in all the crossfire of the knockout game, he recalled with a smile. But it was just great fun. It was just absolute great fun. Youd come out of the lunchroom door, and youre throwing the ball back and forth and the ball is whizzing by peoples heads. What is going on here? It was great.

It set you up for life, Paglialunga said. You either survived or you didnt survive.

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BIG3 League Basketball 2017 Results: Rashad McCants, Trilogy … – Bleacher Report

The seventh week of BIG3 play brought three-on-three action to Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, as the teams jockeyed for position in the penultimate week of the regular season.

Trilogy and 3 Headed Monsters already locked themselves into the playoffs, and Power came into Sunday with an opportunity to join them. Ghost Ballers could also strengthen their playoff resume with a win over Tri-State, which entered tied for the worst record in the league.

Here is a look at how things played out in Lexington.

Tri-State 51, Ghost Ballers 43

Bonzi Wells scored 18 points as one of three Tri-State players in double figures as they pulled off a surprising 51-43 win over Ghost Ballers.

Tri-State trailed 12-4 in the first half but scored the final eight points of the first half to go into the break ahead 25-20. They never trailed again after that run and led by as many as nine.

Dominic McGuire (13 points) and Lee Nailon (12 points) were also in double figures.

Ricky Davis scored a team-high 15 points for Ghost Ballers, which dropped to 3-4 with the loss and will go into the final week in a battle for the final playoff spot. Ivan Johnson also scored 14 points.

Turnovers were the main factor in Ghost Ballers’ struggles, with Davis being responsible for five of their 11 giveaways. Tri-State’s three turnovers by comparison allowed them to shoot 42 times compared to 33 for Ghost Ballers.

Trilogy 50, Power 45

Rashad McCants scored 20 points, Al Harrington added 14 and James White had 12 as Trilogy continued its rampage over the BIG3 with a comeback 50-45 win over power.

Trilogy trailed 25-14 after a disjointed first half that saw them allow Power to go on a 16-2 run to close the half. But McCants came out scorching to start the second half, scoring eight of his team’s first 10 points, including knocking down a four-point shot. The North Carolina product knocked down nine of his 15 shots on the evening and had the team’s only two steals.

Harrington knocked down six of his 10 shots as part of a strong effort inside, while White got his 12 on an efficient 4-of-6 shooting. Trilogy is the lone remaining unbeaten at 7-0.

Power, which could have clinched a playoff berth with a win, is now 4-3. DeShawn Stevenson knocked down five shots from three-point range on his way to a team-high 19 points. Cuttino Mobley added 17.

3’s Company 51, Killer 3s 48

Andre Owens scored 20 points and Al Thornton added 15, as 3’s Company came from behind in the second half for a 51-48 win over Killer 3s.

Owens hit a pair of threes and played a team-high 52 minutes in what was essentially a playoff knockout game. Now 3’s Company sits at 3-4 and has a real opportunity to make the final postseason spot with a win next week.

DerMarr Johnson added 10 points to round out 3’s Company’s double-digit scorers.

Stephen Jackson did his part to keep Killer 3s in the playoff hunt, scoring a game-high 25 points. Chauncey Billups added 10 but was inefficient throughout, making just a pair of his 11 shot chances.

Killer 3s are eliminated from playoff contention with a 2-5 record.

Allen Iverson did not play for 3’s Company due to a one-game suspension.

3 Headed Monsters 50, Ball Hogs 34

Rashard Lewis scored 17 points and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf added 14, as 3 Headed Monsters efficiently took care of business on their way to a 50-34 win over Ball Hogs.

The 3 Headed Monsters made 21 of their 40 shots from the field and did not trail after pulling ahead 11-9 early in the first half. Lewis also added 11 rebounds as part of a continued strong effort from the former NBA All-Star.

Every Monster scored at least four points and none were on the floor for more than 20 minutes in what essentially turned into a rout.

Ball Hogs, which are limping their way to a last-place finish, now sit 1-6. Derrick Byars was their only player in double figures, as they struggled their way to a 14-of-39 performance from the field.

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Watch Blue Bloods Season 4 Episode 17: Knockout Game …

Danny and Maria investigate when an expectant mother is a victim of a “knockout game,” in which teenagers punch unsuspecting civilians in the head. Meanwhile, Frank wrestles with promoting an officer when he thinks it can be viewed as favoritism. (TV-14 L, S, V)

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Knockout Game perp shot, killed – wnd.com

Tiffany Thompson got her wish: Demetrius Murphy met the Right Person and he will not be playing the Knockout Game any more. Ever. A St. Louis homeowner shot Murphy dead late last week during a burglary. And a whole lot of people in St. Louis feel relieved, if not safer. Murphy was a member of a group that is credited with making the Knockout Game a St. Louis tradition, then a national pasttime. The rules of the Knockout Game are simple: Begin with a bunch of black people. Anywhere from three to 30. Find a white person, but an Asian will do. Alone is important. Older is better. Weak and defenseless even more so. Without warning, punch that person in the face as hard as you can. You win if you score a Knockout. If not, keep punching until your arms and legs get too tired to continue. Or the person dies. You can play anywhere, but vibrant and culturally mixed neighborhoods are probably the best. That is where the victims are: Asians, gays, artists, yuppies, seniors , college students people who wont fight back. Over the last two years, hundreds of people around the country have become victims. Some say over 100 in St. Louis alone. Some died. Others, like Murphys victim Matt Quain, suffered broken bones in his face and jaw. Last week, four members of the national Championship Alabama football team were arrested after three played the game two times, and the fourth tried to use a debit card taken during the attacks. Many of these cases of black mob violence are documented in the book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return racial violence and how the media ignore it. Murphy and his friends were arrested in November 2011 when police found a 13-year-old girl who witnessed the Knockout Game assault on Quain. The charges were dismissed after she failed to show up. The mayor of St. Louis said there was no doubt in his mind the witness was intimidated and too frightened to testify. The mother of the witness said the same several months later. The gang was jubilant, and took to FaceBook to say so. FREE ALL MY TKO GUYS, said one of the members of the mob that was freed, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Two days later, two members of the group tracked down Quain and threatened him again. He threatened them with pepper spray and they ran. The pace of the Knockout Game picked up in other places with other victims. That is when Tiffany Thompson made her wish at a news site reporting the results of the latest St. Louis victim: as a black woman i will say this, i wish they would run into the right person who is armed to defend themselves with a firearmi bet we will see a drastic decrease in violence in our city. it is embarrassing and shameful the image these losers portray of blacks in st louis. i do not and never will reside anywhere besides the suburbs of this city, because no one is safe among these savages. do not get angry when people call them thugs, because that is exactly what they are and no excuses can be made for this barbaric behavior! its disgusting!!! That right person was a St. Louis homeowner who found Murphy and a friend in his backyard at 1:30 a.m. Missouri citizens are protected by the so-called Castle Doctrine that allows the use of deadly force against intruders. But Murphys friend, a 17-year-old man, was charged with murder because he was an accomplice to a felony where a person was killed. Murphys grandfather, Paul Furst, told KSDK that Murphy was mentally challenged did not deserve to die: I believe this is another one of the Trayvon Martin stories where people are getting so gun happy they shoot just on impulse now. I could understand if he was a threat. But on the property, he was not a threat. Murphys grandfather had nothing to say to a neighbor who said he, too, was a victim of Murphy: Jonathan Preiss told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: I live 3 houses down from where the shooting took place. I believe they are the ones who threw a rock and a brick into my window, stole my tv, ps3, wii and games as well right before this happened. They ransacked my room, no regard for my property. I am still freaked out over this whole thing. I hope this is a lesson of the consequences for violating my communitys privacy. Murphy was 15 years old. See the Big List of black mob violence.

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Knockout Game fueled by ‘Holder effect’? – WND

When Barack Obama the son of a black father and white mother was elected president in 2008, many hailed it as a monumental step forward for racial reconciliation in the U.S. But five years into his presidency, is the Obama White House actually making racial tensions worse? Thats the charge of Russ Vaughn, who posits in an American Thinker commentary that Attorney General Eric Holders treatment of the Knockout Game phenomenon is revealing the White Houses racial agenda is more concerned with retribution than reconciliation. The Obama administration and the Holder Justice Department are deliberately disinclined to prosecute hate crimes where blacks are the perpetrators and whites are the victims, Vaughn writes. It is becoming increasingly disturbing that it is not just the Obama administration and the brown-nosed media that have attempted to sweep this new criminal activity under the rug, but [also] local police departments. Its happening all over the country, and not just in the major urban centers. I call this racialization of the law and criminality the Holder Effect, for it was the relatively new attorney general who famously announced that his Justice Department would side with his people. Vaughns column alludes to the Knockout Game, a violent trend wherein young thugs deliver unsuspecting victims a single blow to the head in an attempt to knock out the target. Dozens of examples in recent months have shown the Knockout Game is particularly popular among black youths targeting white or Jewish victims. Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It. Unable to ignore it any longer, [the media] play it down especially the racial aspects of it, Vaughn continues, because that may put our black president, his black attorney general and all those black and liberal white lawyers in Holders civil rights division in a bad light because they arent investigating what appears to be serial hate crime. Which of course is true; Vaughn writes, our president is silent on what is a matter of growing public concern primarily among white Americans, who constitute, to date, all but one of the victims of this criminal game. As WND reported, Holders DOJ actually has acted upon the Knockout Game, bringing up hate-crime charges in only one case: that of Conrad Alvin Barrett of Katy, Texas, a white man who targeted a black victim in December. The irony of case the wasnt lost on Vaughn. Out of the hundreds of these crimes that have occurred, the first Knockout Game perp to be charged by the Justice Department with a hate crime, and done so with great swiftness, is white, Vaughn states. Holder Effect, indeed. Allen West, the black former congressman from Florida, also noticed the irony and similarly suggested the charges (and previous lack thereof) reflect Holder holds a racially charged political agenda. I am glad the U.S. Department of Justice has finally stepped forward, but it begs the question, what took so long? West asks on his blog. Does Eric Holders inaction regarding previous crimes involving blacks attacking whites actually reflect his own hate crime? West continues, The real question behind the decision to prosecute Mr. Barrett is not his actions, but rather the perception of an even more heinous double standard emanating from the Obama administrations Department of Justice under Eric Holder sure seems like its being used as a platform for the progressive socialist version of social justice. With the medias help? Vaughns column also charges the nations mainstream media with deliberately burying the racial overtones of the Knockout Game because they contradict the narrative of racial progress trumpeted upon Obamas election. In spite of the best efforts of the liberal media to first suppress news reports about the Knockout Game phenomenon, and then, when that failed, to poo-poo the idea that any such thing as this violent and obviously race-based crime even existed, the truth will out, Vaughn writes. Thanks to the Internet, the liberal elites who censor the output of the major news organizations can no longer cover up events that fail to depict contemporary life as they wish it to be. He continues, This inability to totally control the dissemination of news now causes the media establishment to put even more than their normal amount of spin on their output when they are forced to cover an issue or risk looking foolish for the outright denial of an ongoing crime wave that everyone knows is growing. For instance, when they are forced to cover this offense, they still will not use the actual name of Polar Bear Hunting because of its all too obvious racial implications. No one has done more than Colin Flaherty, author of White Girl Bleed A Lot, to document both the rise of racial violence in the U.S. as well as the medias persistent campaign to underreport its severity. I have uncovered hundreds of recent examples of black mobs and black teens taking violent actions toward specifically white targets. There can be little doubt there is a racial motivation behind these crimes, Flaherty told WND, upon news of hate-crime charges brought against Barrett. Where have Obama and his DOJ been until now? White people dont have a monopoly on hate, Flaherty continued, and it smacks of some alternate agenda for this administration to ignore scores of black hate crimes until a white hate crime is found to finally pounce upon. Flaherty suggested that agenda may be to keep the state of racial tensions in the U.S. under wraps. For years, there has been an effort to scrub news stories about these crimes of any details about the assailants race, he explained. The press has been so determined to avoid any mention of violence among blacks, that it has created a false narrative that its only youths committing these crimes. I have to wonder if the administration didnt deliberately seize upon this case, knowing the publicity would further the narrative theres no problem with black violence in America, just random violence. As WND reported, some lawmakers in New York are fighting back against the Knockout Game, proposing it be made a felony and calling on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to respond. After years of establishment media silence about the Knockout Game, several attacks in New York City pushed the vicious pastime into the national media spotlight. However, the damage from the game was evident years ago. As early as July 2011, the American Thinker featured an article on the Knockout Game. The media is slowly starting to acknowledge that the attacks are a form of racial violence. A New York City CBS outlet reports: There have been seven so-called knockout or polar bear assaults in the Crown Heights and Midwood sections of Brooklyn. The alternate name polar bearing comes from the fact that the victims are white. In the Huffington Post, Al Sharpton wrote that the attacks are racist: These kids are targeting innocent people, and in many cases specifically targeting Jewish folks. We would not be silent if it were the other way around, and we will not be silent now. This behavior is racist, period. Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It. See a trailer for White Girl Bleed a Lot:

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Deadly ‘Knockout Game’ Spread by New Jersey … – YouTube

A terrifying new ‘Knockout Game’ has caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is sweeping the nation (they say). Innocent people walking the streets are targeted by groups of teens who aim to knock someone out in a single punch. Obviously this knockout game has cropped up every couple of years. Could social media really be spurring it to new heights? Let me know what you think in the comments! And don’t forget guys, if you like this video please Like, Favorite, and Share it with your friends to show your support – It really helps us out! See you next time! *****************************************************SUBSCRIBE for more videos throughout the week! http://tinyurl.com/d5o5tg3ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/TYTUniversityON TWITTER: @jiadarola Every week John Iadarola recaps some of the most interesting news stories covering politics, world events, entertainment, tech, and more!http://youtube.com/user/johniadarola ********************************************************************************TAGS: “Knockout” “Knockout Assaults” “knockout video” “sucker punch” “Knockout Attacks” “Knockout Game” “Violence” “Crime News” “Deadly Knockout Game Spread by New Jersey Teens (VIDEO)” “new jersey teens” “New Jersey Teens come up with a new game called Knockout” “hate crime” “nyc” “new york city” “john iadarola” “ultraviolence” “clockwork orange” “the young turks” “tytu” “tytuniversity”

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When It Comes To Connecting A Community, These Guys Have A Slam Dunk Solution – A Plus

“It’s community events like this that makes our neighborhood safer and a more caring place to live,” Thomas Reagan, captain of the City of East Moline Police Department told A Plus. “…Our goal is not to have the police officers versus the community. We want the police officers to live, play, and work with the community.” While the main draw of Hoops 4 Hope is the police officers versus community basketball game, the evening began with a youth knockout game, with the winner receiving a new bicycle. A middle schooler made it all the way to the finals and played against high school boy, about 15 years old according to Reagan. Although the high schooler ultimately won the game, he already had a bike and so gave the new one to the middle schooler who didn’t have one.

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Mom blames online challenge after daughter doused with boiling water at sleepover – Winston-Salem Journal

Jamoneisha Merritt, 11, went to sleep Sunday night, near another young girl she believed to be her friend. Now the young girl doesn’t know what she looks like anymore. Her shoulders and neck are scarred and bulbous. In one photo from a hospital bed, Jamoneisha’s eyes are shut, her face pink from a layer of skin vaporized by scalding water. She’s still beautiful to her mother. Jamoneisha was allegedly attacked by another girl at the sleepover in the Bronx, N.Y., with a cup of boiling water, her mother Ebony Merritt said to local media stations. Merritt told NY1 that her daughter, who she affectionately calls “Monie,” is wounded not just physically but emotionally after the 12-year old poured the water over Jamoneisha as she slept. Now she is recovering in serious but stable condition, according to police. Merritt told local media Jamoneisha is not ready to see the full extent of her potentially lifelong injuries, so she has limited her daughter’s ability to look at herself. A New York Police Department statement released to The Washington Post said the 12-year old girl was arrested Monday night and charged with second-degree assault. “She don’t understand why they did that to her. She thought they was her friends,” Merritt told the station. “I was told that they didn’t like her. And they just been bullying her.” Merritt also took to Facebook to tell other parents to discourage children about following social media challenges. It was not immediately clear if the alleged attacker told police she was inspired by internet videos. Yolanda Richardson told the local NBC affiliate that her cousin Jamoneisha and the other girl argued the night before the attack. “[The other girl] told her if she goes to sleep they were going to do something to her,” Yolanda said. Merritt believes her daughter is the victim of a social media-fueled prank called the hot water challenge, a potentially dangerous dare in which teenagers and kids boil water and throw it on an unsuspecting victim. Ki’ari Pope, an 8-year old girl from Florida, died in late July, months after she drank boiling water from a straw after her and a cousin watched a video of a similar act on YouTube, the Associated Press reported. Her mother, Marquisia Bonner, said Ki’ari had problems breathing after a tracheotomy removed scar tissue from her windpipe. The pair of incidents are wrinkles of an old digital phenomenon – kids egged on by social media missions created on the dark corners of the Web, provoking them to do something incredibly dangerous to themselves or others. Suicides, assaults and accidents have been traced back to internet fads like the blue whale challenge, which purportedly asks participants to complete a list of mundane and dangerous activities ranging from watching a horror film and self-mutilation. One Texas teenager allegedly killed himself last month as part of the challenge, his parents say. Other apparent criminal acts do not have a clear connection between online challenges and real world violence. The so-called knockout game, which called for kids to attack unsuspecting people from behind in an effort to knock them unconscious, sent parents, teachers and cable news into a frenzy. It was also found to mostly be a hoax, a scary sounding and Facebook-ready phenomenon grafted onto random assaults, a report found. But Jamoneisha’s life-altering burns are very real. And her mother has reason to believe digital taunting transformed into real violence, she told NY1. “They’ve been on Snapchat. It’s been going on several times. The girl admitted it. ‘I don’t like her. I wanted to do it,'” she said. Jamoneisha’s family, who could not be reached by The Post, has been at her bedside through the recovery process, in an update with NY1. “She seemed to still have the same energy like nothing ain’t change her. She’s still smiling, joking. laughing, yeah she’s doing good though,” Starshanae Nixon, Jamoneisha’s cousin, told the network. Washington Post News Service (DC) 8/11/2017 5:15:21 AM Central Daylight Time

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Back to School, Back in the Day: The Knockout Pit – New Canaanite

Somefirst day of schoolimages in New Canaan persist through the years: bright new outfits, embarrassing photo shoots at the bus stop, tearful kindergarten farewells, nervous classroom energy, locker combinations, crisp notebooks, teacher introductions, excited and awkward classmate reunions. The playground equipment and areas havebeen double-checkedfor example, the New Canaan Department of Public Works last month diligently crack-sealed parts of playgrounds at East and West. The Knockout Pit at Center School. Photo courtesy of Cam Hutchins Yet for many years, and for scores of nostalgic New Canaanites who attended Center Schooldemolished after the 1982-83 academic year to make way for the Center School Parking Lot($120 per yearfor a permit) opposite Maple Street from New Canaan Librarythe centerpiece of the playground was a narrow, long, recessed, cementpit around the back of the school itself. A place of physicality, perhaps even violence, as well as fierce competition and gloryand, of course, wholly unfathomable at an elementary school todaythe Knockout Pit at Center School remains a singular touchstone for alumni more than three decades later, despite no official historical record of it and at a school far better known and remembered among educators for its innovations in student learning and curriculum. The Knockout Pit superimposed on a present-day photo of the Center School Parking Lot. Inset courtesy of Karen Corker Malner. Composed by Terry Dinan. My best memory of the school, other than some friends, is the Knockout Pit, said Bill Taylor, a 1981 New Canaan High School graduate who attended Center in the early-70s. I talk about it to this day, and you really cant explain it to people. It put a smile on your face, whether it was lunch or after school, sometimes even before school. It was a popular place and a fun place: You kill each other, and then you just go about your business. The rules in the Knockout Pit, most of those interviewed for this article agreed, were similar to other dodgeball gamesthough, once eliminated, there was no re-entering the game at Center. Using the old red rubber kickballs of the day, an even number of players lined up on either side of a halfway line and threw the ball across it, trying to get others out by striking them with the ball without having it caught in the air. The Knockout Pit had quarter lines that could be used to eliminate the very last player left on an opposing team. Dr. Stephen Rubin in a 1976 New York Times newspaper clipping. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society. No one seems to know just when the Knockout Pit was dug and pouredits dimensions are measurable today with visible cracks in the concrete above itwhat its original purpose was or just how long after its creation kids started playing knockout there. Dr. Stephen Rubin, who led center school as its principal from 1965 through its closing in 1983, recalled sanctioning use of the narrow cement corridor accessible by way of a staircase or through a cafeteria door, soon after taking the reins. It was something that a lot of kids enjoyedit was, for some, a little scary experience, Rubin recalled. But it was adequately monitored and supervised. Its a dodgeball game, and anybody that abused that was removed from the Knockout Pit. Photo taken from Center School, looking down on students, teachers and faculty, just prior to the end of the 1983 school year, by Bev Greenberg. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society. That would happen, Rubin said, when kids became too aggressive. They came too close to the opposite side so that they had an unfair advantage, he said. Rubin added: The Knockout Pit was a very informal fun time for a lot of kids, and it almost was in contrast to what went on in the school, which had a lot of very technical components. Center School, Knockout Pit in foreground (below ground level). Photo courtesy of Cam Hutchins That included a system of learning whereby students experienced a highly individualized, tailored program. For Center School alum and town resident Cam Hutchins, singular elements of Center that include the way kids learned and Knockout Pit all made it a special place. Obviously theres the curriculum, but there was also the whole playground cycle, where youd make snow banks in the winter and then slide down them because it seemed like the Alps in grade school, Hutchins said. And then in the spring it would melt and there would be rivers in the dirt part of the field and youd make damsspend the whole recess making a dam and then let it go before the bell rings. There were drip paintings in Sue Connells art class and Pris Carrolls music class, composing your own music and then presenting it in front of the whole school. The original Center School. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society. The school itself was an historic structure. A school building stood on the site of Center in 1856, when the town purchased the land there for $881.25, according to documents on file at theNew Canaan Historical Society(amember-supportedorganization). When enrollment hit 240 in 1894, an addition was needed, and 14 years later New Canaan determined that an entirely new building was needed. A new, brick building was constructed for about $45,000 in 1910, with another addition going in 10 years later. Center School ca. 1894, after an addition to the original structure. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society. In 1940, Center School required more space again and so six classrooms and an auditorium were addedas well as a cafeteria. Though the cafeteria was located in the same area of the building that students will remember itbasement level, east side of the school, according to a 1940 site plan on file at the historical societyit makes no mention of a service entrance midway on the far cafeteria wall (the infamous door to The Knockout Pit). A site plan for a 1940 addition to Center School. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society. However, New Canaan Advertiser articles from renovations planned and completed between 1956 and 1958 note that, for example, a major item in the modernization program includes renovations throughout the building to ensure compliance with the fire safety code. It could well be that what would become the Knockout Pit, and the door to it from the cafeteria, represented a sorely needed fire exit, Hutchins said. Part of the purpose of digging up the Knockout Pit also may have been to let light into the cafeteria windows, or as a delivery route (though, as Hutchins noted, a more accessible, recessed entrance to the basement level of Center was located just around the corner from the Pit). The rebuilt Center School, ca. 1910. Courtesy of the New Canaan Historical Society. Whenever it was created, and for whatever reason, the Knockout Pit eludes the historical record. Even newspaper articles published in the mid- to late-1970s that dealt specifically with Center Schools playground areas (and the need to expand them by acquiring adjacent properties, which was done) fail to mention it. Dr. Rubin said the new playground will be designed by William Weisz, New York City architect who specializes in using materials readily available to keep construction costs down, reads a Sept. 30, 1976 article on the volunteer-led effort to carve out a new playground area at the corner of Main and Maple Streets. Center School. You can see another stairway headed down to the basement level on the left, just around the corner from the Knockout Pit. Photo courtesy of Cam Hutchins Center Schools playground is split into three areas. In front of the school is the kindergarten space and in back are separate areas for grades one and two and grades three through six. Because the playground for the first and second graders has not been very attractive due to its washed out condition, those children were more inclined to participate with the upper classmen, thus limiting the activities for both groups, the principal explained. Rubin during our interview for thisKnockout Pit articledid recall one incident specifically, where one kid got bitten by a bunch of hornets down there and we rushed him to the nurse. Vicki and Vincenzo Socci of New Canaan. Vicki worked four days per week through Visiting Nurse at Center School. The couple has lived on Parade Hill Road for more than 50 years. Credit: Michael Dinan That boy may well have paid a visit to Vicki Socci, who worked as a nurse at Center four days a week from about 1969 through the final year of 83. Socci, a mother of four (three of whom went to Center, including current New Canaan Fire Department Capt. Michael Socci), still lives in the Parade Hill Road home she and her husband bought in 1960right next door to the now-demolished former home of Syd and Bev Greenberg, a couple that, between them, have probably done more to preserve the history of Center School than anyone. ________________________________________________ Note: For the first two weeks of August, we are re-running one popular feature story each day from the NewCanaanite.com archives that you may have missed. ________________________________________________ Socci said injuries from the Knockout Pit, including among her own kids, spannedbroken and sprained wrists to bruises, cuts and scrapes. Theyd come in from the Knockout Pit and naturally I would put the board in and tape it, Socci recalled. The Knockout Pit wasnt very popular among parents, recalled Janet Lindstrom, whose two children went through the school and who long has served as executive director of the New Canaan Historical Society. I didnt like it, Lindstrom said. It was dangerous. Mose Saccary, a Center School alumnus who like many of us was terrified of the Knockout Pit, graduated from NCHS in 1978 and now serves as head of the New Canaan Highway Department division of the DPW. Credit: Michael Dinan Mose Saccary, a Center School alum who would go on to graduate from New Canaan High School in 1978, said he remembered the ringing of the ball coming off the wall as it just missed your head, from the sixth graders at the free throw line and then I remember not getting hit because I was so scared to get hit. Nevertheless, Saccary said he was in the Knockout Pit every day, choking food down to try and get to the Knockout Pit. Id run out there. He added: Thats if Mrs. Stone didnt make you eat your carrots, recalling a widely feared and respectedteacher at the school. Town resident Len Paglialunga, a late-1950s Center School student who would go on to become a football star at the high school, said he spent hours and hours in the Knockout Pit. Onlookers always gathered on the stairs and along the chain link fence that ran the length of the knockout pit. One of the bad things was when the girls got caught in all the crossfire of the knockout game, he recalled with a smile. But it was just great fun. It was just absolute great fun. Youd come out of the lunchroom door, and youre throwing the ball back and forth and the ball is whizzing by peoples heads. What is going on here? It was great. It set you up for life, Paglialunga said. You either survived or you didnt survive.

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BIG3 League Basketball 2017 Results: Rashad McCants, Trilogy … – Bleacher Report

The seventh week of BIG3 play brought three-on-three action to Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, as the teams jockeyed for position in the penultimate week of the regular season. Trilogy and 3 Headed Monsters already locked themselves into the playoffs, and Power came into Sunday with an opportunity to join them. Ghost Ballers could also strengthen their playoff resume with a win over Tri-State, which entered tied for the worst record in the league. Here is a look at how things played out in Lexington. Tri-State 51, Ghost Ballers 43 Bonzi Wells scored 18 points as one of three Tri-State players in double figures as they pulled off a surprising 51-43 win over Ghost Ballers. Tri-State trailed 12-4 in the first half but scored the final eight points of the first half to go into the break ahead 25-20. They never trailed again after that run and led by as many as nine. Dominic McGuire (13 points) and Lee Nailon (12 points) were also in double figures. Ricky Davis scored a team-high 15 points for Ghost Ballers, which dropped to 3-4 with the loss and will go into the final week in a battle for the final playoff spot. Ivan Johnson also scored 14 points. Turnovers were the main factor in Ghost Ballers’ struggles, with Davis being responsible for five of their 11 giveaways. Tri-State’s three turnovers by comparison allowed them to shoot 42 times compared to 33 for Ghost Ballers. Trilogy 50, Power 45 Rashad McCants scored 20 points, Al Harrington added 14 and James White had 12 as Trilogy continued its rampage over the BIG3 with a comeback 50-45 win over power. Trilogy trailed 25-14 after a disjointed first half that saw them allow Power to go on a 16-2 run to close the half. But McCants came out scorching to start the second half, scoring eight of his team’s first 10 points, including knocking down a four-point shot. The North Carolina product knocked down nine of his 15 shots on the evening and had the team’s only two steals. Harrington knocked down six of his 10 shots as part of a strong effort inside, while White got his 12 on an efficient 4-of-6 shooting. Trilogy is the lone remaining unbeaten at 7-0. Power, which could have clinched a playoff berth with a win, is now 4-3. DeShawn Stevenson knocked down five shots from three-point range on his way to a team-high 19 points. Cuttino Mobley added 17. 3’s Company 51, Killer 3s 48 Andre Owens scored 20 points and Al Thornton added 15, as 3’s Company came from behind in the second half for a 51-48 win over Killer 3s. Owens hit a pair of threes and played a team-high 52 minutes in what was essentially a playoff knockout game. Now 3’s Company sits at 3-4 and has a real opportunity to make the final postseason spot with a win next week. DerMarr Johnson added 10 points to round out 3’s Company’s double-digit scorers. Stephen Jackson did his part to keep Killer 3s in the playoff hunt, scoring a game-high 25 points. Chauncey Billups added 10 but was inefficient throughout, making just a pair of his 11 shot chances. Killer 3s are eliminated from playoff contention with a 2-5 record. Allen Iverson did not play for 3’s Company due to a one-game suspension. 3 Headed Monsters 50, Ball Hogs 34 Rashard Lewis scored 17 points and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf added 14, as 3 Headed Monsters efficiently took care of business on their way to a 50-34 win over Ball Hogs. The 3 Headed Monsters made 21 of their 40 shots from the field and did not trail after pulling ahead 11-9 early in the first half. Lewis also added 11 rebounds as part of a continued strong effort from the former NBA All-Star. Every Monster scored at least four points and none were on the floor for more than 20 minutes in what essentially turned into a rout. Ball Hogs, which are limping their way to a last-place finish, now sit 1-6. Derrick Byars was their only player in double figures, as they struggled their way to a 14-of-39 performance from the field.

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Fair use as described at 17 U.S.C. Section 107:

"Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phono-records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

  • (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for or nonprofit educational purposes,
  • (2) the nature of the copyrighted work,
  • (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole, and
  • (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work."