Brooklyn man charged with hate crimes after knocking out Jewish womenBy Mason White 4:28 PM January 5, 2014
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By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime after knocking out several Jewish women, according to police reports in New York.
Brooklyn Police said that a 35-year-old local man has been charged with hate crimes in connection with seven “Knockout Game” attacks including attacks on two elderly women and a mother walking with her daughter.
Barry Baldwin was charged with six counts of assault as a hate crime, six counts of aggravated harassment as a hate crime and other crimes in a series of attacks in the predominantly Jewish section of Brooklyn.
Baldwin allegedly struck a 78-year-old woman, who was pushing a stroller, as part of the “Knockout Game,” where people try to beat a random stranger unconscious with a single blow. The victim fell to the ground.
Baldwin also hit a 20-year-old woman in the back of the head.
Baldwin assaulted five more women, including a 33-year-old, who was walking with her young daughter, and another 78-year-old woman.
After the attack on the woman walking with her 7-year-old daughter in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, police released a sketch of the suspect.
The mother suffered minor injuries to her hands and knees. The suspect fled on foot.
Baldwin was charged after witnesses identified him in a police lineup.