KATY, TX — In December of 2013, a then 27-year-old white man named Conrad Alvin Barrett wanted to make his voice heard by acting out in a blatantly disrespectful manner.
The Texas native approached an elderly Melanoid man by the name of Roy Coleman, and delivered a crushing blow to Coleman’s face, which broke the 79-year-old Black man’s jaw. During the assault, Barrett used his cellphone to video record the entire ordeal. His reason for doing so? To see if his attack on Mr. Coleman would garner national attention.
Here’s a brief report of the story, according to the Huffington Post:
Barrett shot 11 videos on his cell phone, which his lawyer wrote in a court filing showed “nonsensical racist rants, discussion about ‘the knockout game’ itself” and “a great deal of racist remarks, slurs, and stereotypes, and they are highly inflammatory.” In one of the videos, Barrett said that African-Americans “haven’t fully experienced the blessing of evolution.”
The defense lawyer said Barrett had bipolar disorder and was intoxicated on prescription drugs and alcohol at the time of the attack.
Barrett has been sentenced to 71 months in prison. Mr. Roy Coleman, who is now 81 years of age, says he has suffered permanent health issues due to the attack, and is currently seeking a financial settlement in court.