Friday members of the NYPD arrested 35-year-old, Barry Baldwin for going around and knocking people out in Brooklyn, NY. At least seven of these brutal “knockout”attacks have been reported dating back to the beginning of November. Police officials are referring to vicious attacks as “hate crimes” and turned the case over to the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
Baldwin targeted white women in his series of “knockout” attacks, most of the women were predominately Jewish, according police official. Two of these hateful attacks occurred on the Sabbath.
Police report that Baldwin’s first victim was a 78-year-old, elderly woman who was just walking down the street in Midwood, near Avenue L and East Fifth Street. Baldwin also punched a 33-year-old woman in the back of the head, while she was walking with her seven-year-old daughter, on Dec. 21. The woman fell on top of her daughter to protect her and suffered several bruises and cuts to her head and body.
Early in the month, on Dec. 7, Baldwin punched a 20-year-old girl in the side of the head during the middle of the afternoon.
Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind said, “Everyone will sleep a little easier,” these vicious “knockout” attacks had women of the community scared to walk down the street.
Baldwin was arrested on six counts of assault as a hate crime and another count of assault for a missing victim. He remains in police custody and is not available for comment.