For those unfamiliar with the game Knockout that's sweeping the nation, in a nutshell it's indiscriminate street violence perpetrated on innocent and unaware people!
In New York City one of the targets of these roving gangs have been religious Jews.
In fact in some neighborhoods the name of the game has been changed from Knockout to 'Knockout the Jew'.
For NYC Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo the Jewish victims have apparently brought this violence on themselves for being...well...Jewish. Here is her explanation:
Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent Crown Heights starting in January, released an open letter Tuesday saying that many of her black constituents told her they feel threatened by the growth of the neighborhood’s Jewish community — and she fears the tension could be spiking the recent violence.
“Many African American/Caribbean residents expressed a genuine concern that as the Jewish community continues to grow, they would be pushed out by their Jewish landlords or by Jewish families looking to purchase homes,” Cumbo wrote in the 1,200-word letter, which was emailed to supporters and posted on her Facebook page.
“I respect and appreciate the Jewish community’s family values and unity that has led to strong political, economic and cultural gains. While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success.” (Source)
Just another example of one of the fine New York City politicians about to take office.