Teens Target Cyclists In ‘Knockout’ Game

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KMOX) — There’s an alert out about recent assaults on bike riders in south St. Louis.

Trailnet.org, an organization that promotes hiking and biking, is cautioning riders to be on the alert for roving bands of teenagers who swarm and attack riders.

Trailnet says the latest attack was last Thursday (8/25) afternoon near Missouri Botanical Garden where a group of 10 to 15 African-American teens charged and attacked a cyclist.

The attacked cyclist is identified as Cheech Ramirez.

“They weren’t really interested in robbing me. It just seemed like they wanted to beat me up,” says Ramirez. “They weren’t interested in letting me get off the ground and having a fair fight.”

Ramirez says he and his friends returned to the scene minutes later to help another bicyclist who was being beaten.

Police say there have been other, similar attacks in the city, and they believe all the victims are picked at random.

Mayor Francis Slay is calling for action, possibly with citizen bike patrols set up with the help of Trailnet and local police.

Police urge bike riders to be aware of their surrounding and call 911 when they see a swarm mob preparing an assault.

Copyright KMOX Radio

  • Bruce

    Are these attacks racial ?

    • Greg

      Are you some kind of imbecile?

    • Teabag Smith

      You really have to ask?

      • Kenyan Marxist Tries To 'Knockout' USA

      • http://abozny.wordpress.com abozny

        I’m a white guy and I didn’t vote for Obama. But I could care less where he was born. Wow, the ultimate conspiracy, he faked his birth certificate. Whoopdeedoo.

    • Funemone

      Absolutely not. They were said to be random! Following their logic – if the TSA starts pulling only Arabic men out of line (randomly) at the airport … who could complain about profiling?

    • kilo

      absolutely. Because being white in America means all your ancestors owned slaves! And severely mistreated them! Psssh yeah right! Like I’m gonna damage a Brand New Lincoln car that cost me over $40,000 in today’s time. Get Fing real. Sure!… some were mistreated BUT NOT ALL OF THEM WERE!

      • F16

        Not only was there just a small percentage of whites who owned slaves but there were also blacks who owned slaves which you never hear about. Black owners actually had some of the largest slave plantations.

      • Aaronovitch

        Only a small portion of the white population owned slaves.

      • I P Standing

        As lincoln wanted in 1864,,the slaves should have all been repaitriated back to mother africa after the end of the war what a different country it would be

    • David Trosclair

      Where are Jesse and Al? Jesse could be devising a plan to emasculate Obama (expressed by Jesse himself though not as civily), Al? does even his wife know?

    • Gigi

      What a moron.

    • Jane Louise Smith

      2011 Darwin Award presented to Bruce…

      • Clark Kent

        @ Jane Louis Smith and Brutus, I stand corrected then Bruce should get the 2011 Darwin award, thanks for pointing that out to me Brutus, for some reason that didn’t occur to me. @ Jane Louise Smith sorry for mistaking your brief and concise comment toward Bruce as a post by a mindless Liberal do-gooder..

      • Clark Kent

        The 2011 Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder award present to Jane Louis Smith. So anyone that dares suggest that these groups wonderful upstanding young African American gentleman beating up a white or people of a different ethnicity than they are doing so on the basis of race, is a backwards neanderthal? I hate to keep using the old cliche, but if were other way around it would be considered a hate crime, which it should be and there would be no end to the outrage, but the law and the outrage against these racially motivated hate crimes are meted out equally. Sorry, Miss Smith I know this burst your self hating bubble, but individuals in other minority groups are racist too.

      • Brutus

        @Clark Kent: That isn’t how I interpreted Jane Louise Smith’s sarcastic Darwin Award nomination. My interpretation of her comment was, that if Bruce even has to ask whether the attacks were racial, he may risk becoming the victim of a racial attack himself, because he will not be able to recognize and avoid dangerously vibrant, culturally enriched situations. I guess only Jane can clarify her intent, but that’s how I read it.

  • propwash

    Somebody better remind those “fine young genleman” that Missouri is a “shall-issue” concealed carry state. Sooner ot later they’re going to choose the wrong bicyclist.

    • DontTread

      I was wondering about the concealed carry in Missouri. You’re right. They are playing Russian Roulette. Only someone else is holding the gun.

    • Mikey

      Does the city have any restrictions though?

      • badka2ma

        Nope, St. Louis cannot over ride the state law on concealed carry, only open carry. Pretty soon one of the urban guerillas will encounter an armed citizen. It’s all fun and games ’til someone loses an eye….

    • markie mark

      I only hope so.

    • ruko

      Like me.

  • Benny

    Exactly my sentiments. When seconds count the police are always just minutes away.

  • John Cowan

    Helter skelter.

    Call it what it is.

  • jb

    We should treat these f*kers just like Terrorists. Put ’em on the no fly list, take away their rights, treat them exactly like we would any other terrorist.

    • Mike

      Right! We should call them “street terrorists”.

      • Bruno

        Mike if you were to call them Street Terrorists you would be 100% correct.
        We send troops to other countries to defend the populations against evil savages like this but here in America.
        They are just youffs with nothing to do because of white people.

        These creatures are just what the Bible called them The Beasts of the Field?

      • Jane Louise Smith

        Or just simply call them “domestic terrorists”, no?

    • Moss Davis

      Yeah. And confiscate their frequent flyer miles. Hooah!

    • Jane Louise Smith

      I like the way you think, jb.

  • Ravvioli

    Call 911? Badges? Who needs badges, we don’t have no stinking badges, we have mossberg pumps. May I suggest number 4 shot?

    • taxpayer58

      Is that the preferred size shot for use on gangs of blacks?

    • TYRONE


  • Paul Battis

    . . . and what exactly are the bicyclist doing to provoke these attacks against themselves?



      • Dennis

        EWW Existing While White

    • Teabag Smith

      RWW: Riding While White.

  • Henriette

    In all these random flash mob attacks, no matter what city, the attackers are black and the victims are non-black. What is it about the word “random” I don’t understand?

    • Funemone

      The word “random”is used in this sense – of the population of white bike riders that innocently bike by… they randomly select which whites to attack.

    • DisgustedExCop

      Easy to explain:

      The beatings are pre-meditated and racially motivated. The White victims, however, (since they are the majority) are plentiful. Therefore the choice of WHICH white victim is random.

      Got it?

  • chukkal

    Call the “Rev” Al and ask him why these aren’t hate crimes? BUT, if one of these victims kills one of the attackers, it will be called a hate crime!

  • Bonobo Alert

    Monkeyshines. Some could bring mango’s or shiney washers to distract the hominids but I prefer a side arm. They’ll soon flee to the brush for grooming.

  • ambro

    When wiull the Rhymin’ Reverends be air-dropped in to hold midnite marches and rallies to condemn the white -racism that makes these acts so prevalent from the eternally oppressed victims of White bigotry??? Hiuh??? Huh??

  • MorganGray

    This is exactly what you get after how many years of “it’s society’s fault” and “you can’t blame them they’re …(pick your favorite victim group),” added to the popular media glamorizing and romanticizing crime and gangs, coupled with the destruction of the nuclear family, the leniency of the court system, and the culturally promulgated notion of “what’s yours is mine”.
    How do we put a stop to it?
    Simple: Bang! “Stop or I’ll shoot.”

    • Jane Louise Smith

      Well stated, MorganGray.

  • JDC

    Just another reason why I now carry everyday.

    • Jed

      Teens and their games

  • sueinmi

    This individual attacked doesn’t sound as though he’s white. There’s just hatred for everyone in black communities, even against other blacks..as we see here in Detroit and Flint.

    • Gigi

      That’s true, sueinmi, but I don’t think you understand whats being said here.
      As long as they do that to each other then whites don’t mind. Now that they’ve decided to branch out, then there will be hell to pay. Actually, I think there will be black riots like in the UK coming up here in the UK. They’re going to hurt (and kill) a LOT of people. But guess who wins, sueinmi?

    • Clark Kent

      Okay, you’re playing semantics here, the victim was Hispanic and wasn’t black, so that would still make it racially motivated. You’re extremely naive to this whole knockout game, because most of the victims are white or other non black minorities. The elderly man that was beaten to death in a knockout game in South City was Vietnamese, so again he was a minority that wasn’t black and he was targeted not only because he was a different race, but also because he was elderly which makes it even more sickening. Go ahead and be a good liberal apologist and bury your head in the sand.

  • bigbiz2

    Is “teen” the new code for young black racist thugs?
    The dumbed down “real teen” community needs to speak out against the impuning the entire teen community in order to mask over black criminals.

  • Ryan Mouk

    A loaded gun and a well aimed shot will put these wastes of life in their place. These little brats terrorize innocent civilians and those civilians should have the right to defend themselves, despite the age of these cowardly gang bangers.

  • freecheese

    Oh ? “roving bands of teenagers” Why scrub it up up, and avoid the reality of this current problem? “ROVING BANDS OF ‘BLACK’ TEENAGERS.’
    You are going to live to regreat your liberal reporting if Obama loses re-election, and ghetto cities like St. Louis are going to be on fire. Brace your little liberal heart reporting !

  • Marion Messenger

    you got it!! and that’s exactly what is happening. all these “flash mob” attacks this past month, all black teens attacking whites for no reason. All these attacks have been done by black youths. That’s what they do, they roam in packs. Random act my ass; this is clearly racial!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark Matis

    Just more Obamas runnin’ wild. And “Law Enforcement” won’t touch them unless they’re stupid enough to attack a pig or one of their Masters. Because, after all, these ARE the most reliable voters for the damnable swill running this country. Well, AMONG the most reliable voters. Them Obama votes aren’t QUITE as guaranteed as all those votes from the cemeteries…

  • C. Martin

    JDC, me too

  • Lisa B

    Of course they’re black. What a shocker…….

  • mikey

    Too Funny…………Bernard Goetz for president

  • James Orleans

    I wonder what good a gun would do. You aren’t sure they’re going to attack you until you’re on the ground. Assuming you get the opportunity to pull your gun while you’re on the ground, which isn’t a given because you’re probably getting pummeled by multiple assailants, then they will just run away when they see it. Are you going to shoot them in the back? You can’t shoot criminals who are running away, that would be murder. It may even be considered a hate crime if you’re white and they’re black.

    • Tracker 3

      A gun would be nice if you rolled up on a fellow bicyclist being being like that. Then you can come to a fellow human’s aid and if you have to shoot some in the back (legal) because they were inflicting serious bodily harm…you would be justified. Did you think that scenario through?

    • GreyGeek

      Exactly. All these CCW folks are assuming that members of these mobs are packing as well, when there could be several. A many-against-one fist fight could turn into a many-against-one gun fight.

      • frodaddy

        id rather die fighting them back in a gunfight ,than just roll into a ball and be beat to death, by them, come on where is your sense of manhood and courage. you’ll never get to Valhalla thast way.

    • roadrunner

      just shoot then pedal away….fast

    • Stoat

      Shooting them in the back is not a problem, because they’re actively engaged in violent mob activity and represent an immediate and dire threat to law-abiding members of the community.
      Just like shooting a rabid dog from behind. No jury will convict you.

      It should start a nice riot city-wide though, which means even more opportunities for law-abiding people to “thin the trash herd”.

      Whenever you catch yourself saying “I wonder what good a gun would do” you need to stop and rethink.

      • Jean Jeudi

        Hello Stoat, shooting them anywhere, in the head, back, leg, best of all put a bullet up their rear end and let them squirm for an hour or so on the way out, it’s all good. But a black jury WILL convict a white for any reason. You ought to check into this, it’s really like that. We have a big race problem in the USA, we have racists at the very top of our so call democratic government, we have police that selectively enforce the law against whites in particular and will not protect whites from attacks by blacks. Period. We will have to struggle very hard to change this if history offers us any clues, it’s not going to change easily.

  • forthechildren

    So i need to be vigilant and on the lookout for “teens?” Can you be a little more vague? Any other info available? “Teens” in Amish clothing? Or just simply…”teens?”



  • qscqec

    We’ve already played cowboys and indians, perhaps it’s time to play cowboys and negros.

    • sam

      I think you misspelled Negros.

      • smashicus

        I just call them ‘roids for short.

      • Charles

        ni DOUBLE G er

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