DA: North Amityville Man Faces Indictment in ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Chau Lam, Newsday, December 17, 2013

A North Amityville man who tried to punch random people with a blow to the head in a violent practice known as a “knockout game” is expected to be indicted and arraigned Wednesday on assault charges, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said.

The defendant, Darryl Mitchell, 20, attacked seven residents in the North Amityville and North Babylon neighborhoods since April for no reason, said Robert Clifford, a spokesman for the district attorney.

Darryl Mitchell

Darryl Mitchell

The youngest victim was 17 and the oldest 69.


Two of the latest attacks occurred Dec. 1, when two men were struck on Jefferson Avenue, the street on which Mitchell lives, Clifford said. The attacks began about 7:30 a.m. when Mitchell punched a 66-year-old man in the face, breaking his $300 eyeglasses, said Clifford. About half an hour later, Mitchell hit another man who was heading to church.

“The defendant ran up to him and suddenly punched him in the face multiple times and he fell to the ground,” Clifford said.


On Nov. 30, a 69-year-old man was rummaging through the trunk of his car, parked on Williams Avenue in North Amityville, when he heard someone approach from behind.

“When he turned around, he was punched twice in the head,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said in a statement. “He told us he spent a couple of weeks with horrendous headaches.”


Mitchell was arrested Dec. 4 after four of the victims identified him through photographs. He pleaded not guilty to four counts of third-degree assault at his initial arraignment, Clifford said.


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  • dubyasee

    One day, people of character will force a reckoning.

  • Puggg

    It’s the new Amityville Horror.

    “For God’s sake, get out!” I couldn’t have barked it better myself.

  • rowingfool

    No doubt this poor boy was on the street and not in school because he had been subjected to the unfair suspension policies that were the subject of today’s first article.

    Had the new revised standards defining what constitutes unacceptable behavior by black boys only been in effect earlier, this child would have been allowed to stay in school and complete his education. This just proves what a tragic waste our discriminatory laws are.
    His assaulting seven racist whites was just a cry for help and likely a plea for justice.

    Our education system has failed him. We are all to blame.

    • sbuffalonative

      Another victim of racism and a white supremacist society. When will white people see how their hate has failed young black males?

      • rowingfool

        I for one, volunteer to serve his prison time. It’s only fair.

        Will any other brave soul step up and do the right thing by sharing his incarceration with me?

        • Katherine McChesney

          I don’t appreciate this type of humor especially when feral blacks are assaulting, raping and killing ‘my people’.

          • rowingfool

            I belittle those who have no sense of shame. There is no other way to pierce their armor.

        • One becomes used to lockup after about the first six months.

    • Who Me?

      Feral and vicious. You can actually SEE the evil in his face.
      You know how they go on and on about how the Masters wouldn’t allow the slave children to go to school? Well seems to me the Masters were just following the slaves wishes and natural inclinations anyway. There’s nothing whatsoever keeping them from attending the free public schools, and the schools even feed them 2, sometimes 3 times a day. AND YOU STILL CAN’T MAKE THEM GO!

      • The Final Solution

        School is a racist white institution.

      • The reason that slave masters didn’t school black slave children too much and went so far as to codify it into law in many slave states is because they were scared that “education” would be insurrectionist propaganda a la Haiti.

      • LaSantaHermandad

        And when they DO go they, (with SOME exceptions) do nothing but disrupt the teaching process.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Yes, he was an ARATHLA.

      (Aspiring Rap Artist Turning His Life Around).

      Also see:


      Who According To His Mama Is a Good Boy who Din’t Do Nuffins.

  • bigone4u

    Black skin, black hearts. Pure evil in that face.

  • John Smith

    On every racially tinged saga like this, I always FIRST do the “what if” test.

    “What if” there were multiple incidents of white males were attacking defenseless blacks?

    The anti-white media creatures would give it the “Travon” or “Duke LaCrosse” treatment.

    One last thing – during any sparse local coverage of black on white incidents, isn’t it amazing how often a black (concerned) news person will report on the incident? They also love to interview (concerned) black citizens expressing outrage about the behavior of the “teens/youths/mall shoppers”. .

    It simply cannot be underestimated or understated how destructive our so-called mainstream media is.

    • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

      The “concerned black news person” and the “concerned black citizen” typical of media coverage of the Knockout Game is reminiscent of “illegal alien valedictorians” common in media sob stories on illegal immigration.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      They’re just following the agenda of the Crypto-Marxist governments that we’ve been electing for some time now.
      Pretty soon they’ll be able to lose the “Crypto” label and come storming out of the closet.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Darryl Mitchell, you are doing me a favor. YOU are much more effective at changing people’s minds than Amren holding a convention there, and the KKK placing fliers.
    Keep up the good work when you are released from jail, which is no doubt really soon,
    Your liberal, Democratic Party supporting Obama worshipping victims are hereby cured.

  • Who Me?

    Feral and vicious. You can actually SEE the evil in his face.
    You know how they go on and on about how the Masters wouldn’t allow the slave children to go to school? Well seems to me the Masters were just following the slaves wishes and natural inclinations anyway. There’s nothing whatsoever keeping them from attending the free public schools, and the schools even feed them 2, sometimes 3 times a day. AND YOU STILL CAN’T MAKE THEM GO!

  • JohnEngelman

    They did not report his race. Fortunately, the camera does not lie.

  • Funruffian

    Will the MSM or Hollyweird ever do programs or segments regarding these oppressed souls? If they plan to, they will assuredly try to spin the Black oppression angle to the fullest tilt.

    • Non Humans

      You mean again? And for the umpteenth time?

  • Spartacus

    Why is this thing still alive ?

  • OhWow

    Most media sources still have not reported he is black or that his victims were all white (except one hispanic but hey the media says hispanic is white so thanks for that!). One site reported he attacked 4 people. The official report says SEVEN! Almost double what they reported. One black man. Attacked 7 whites.

    Now let’s flip it. One white guy attacks 7 blacks. I would bet my entire extended family’s entire lives that it would be called a hate crime in that case. But because the victims were white and the perp was black (shocker), this will be a yawn for the media.

    • Reverend Bacon

      yep, it’s dog bites man.

  • dave

    I used to live in Amityville and this is typical of these savages. Amityville used to be a very nice town until these things moved in. These mutts destroy everything in their path.

    • newscomments70

      I have driven through Amityville, it looked like an expensive, tree-lined suburb. It looked like a place that whites moved to escape blacks. Most of Long Island simply seems like an extensions of Brooklyn and Queens now. Last time I was in Levittown, a post war suburb, it looked like a war zone. Most businesses were barred, and you had to be buzzed in. I wonder if the Hamptons will ever fall.

      • LaSantaHermandad

        I clicked a link here and went to the Mug shots . There was a large number of Blacks, Hispanics, Whites and Muslims. Even Lindsay Lohan’s mom’s picture.
        IT’s ALL going to “fall”. It’s part of the agenda. The useful idiots are like termites, slowly destroying this country.
        The useful idiots (The botton of the diversity barrel) MAKE terrible things (murder, rape etc )happen.
        The authorities and media WATCH terrible things happen.
        The hard working, law abiding White population mind numbed by TV, Sports and other distractions asks “What the HELL just happened?”

        • newscomments70

          I read up on Amityville. There is a North Amityville, which is mostly non-white, and an Amityville “by the sea”, which is high-priced residential and mostly white. The public schools are 92% black and hispanic. The “racist” whites mostly send their kids to private school. There are two sides of town with defacto segregation…but that deteriorates after awhile.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      So there really IS an Amityville Horror?

  • Third degree assault?

    Welcome to LaLa Land:

    New York Assault Laws

    In New York, there are three classes of assault charges.

    3rd Degree Assault

    Assault in the 3rd degree is a misdemeanor charge. It applies when the situation results in physical injury to someone else but that injury isn’t enough to qualify for a more serious assault offense.
    You could be facing this charge if the prosecution believes you:
    1. Intended to cause injury to another person and did,
    2. Recklessly caused injury to another person, or
    3. Negligently cause injury with the use of a deadly weapon or instrument

    The maximum sentence you will receive for a 3rd degree assault charge is 1 year in jail and fines.

    A slap on the wrist is all he is going to get.

  • The Final Solution

    It’s because he didn’t have any teachers who looked like him.

    • libertarian1234

      “It’s because he didn’t have any teachers who looked like him.”

      Yes, partly.

      And because Santa Claus is white.

      And because Jesus was a Caucasoid probably with a tan complexion. And if it turns out he was really white, then he and his homeys will have to riot.

      But it was also because of slavery two hundred years ago, which, incidentally, is why he is so dumb and can’t learn.

      It’s all whitey’s fault. He’s not even decent enough to color his traditional icons black and rewrite the history books so blacks won’t be offended.

      So whut’s a homey s’posed to do, but punch a cracka?

      • The Final Solution

        In Obama’s America, down is up, wrong is right, fiction is fact and Santa is black.

      • LaSantaHermandad

        He’s only doing what he was encouraged to do by an NBPP leader who stood on a Philadelphia street corner with a bullhorn calling on Black males to “Kill some crackuhs and kill their little babies”, while the Philly PD sat in their vehicles and did nothing.
        This occurred on election day that gave BHO his first term as POTUS.
        I can’t stop thinking of all those young men and now including women who gave their lives, limbs and sanity for their country whose government disdains them. Now they’re cutting the pensions of retiring military members.
        I guess they need to save more money for more “free ( colloquial word for feces)” like cell phones so the “youths” can organize and photograph mob attacks.

  • libertarian1234

    Newsday has the record of removing or disallowing comments. I’ve never seen so mant “This comment has been removed.”

    Obviously the far left radicals there just can’t stand to hear the truth, and it is those same ones that declare groups like Amren to be an exception in criticizing blacks. When their own boards prove that the every day, average white person is far more vehement than white nationalists, they just don’t know what to do, but deny the right of free speech.

    I see where they have closed comments to their story.

    Really funny. It’s also humorous knowing that we won’t be able to find a single leftist geek in all their numbers when the balloon goes up.

    When the paybacks start coming, I wonder if they’ll go so far as to dress up in white sheets.

  • The Final Solution

    According to liberal scientists we can know if someone is an evil white racist just by looking at their facial features. But there’s no way to tell if someone is an evil low-IQ Zulu by looking at his face. That’s racist.

    • Kenner

      Well, dang! I’m in trouble.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      They all have the same blank, soulless look because that’s exactly what they are.

  • Luca

    Perhaps it was some of that slavery-induced, collective mental illness that struck Wilmington Delaware recently.

    I have a cure for that ailment, but I’ll keep it to myself….concealed.

    • Non Humans

      Nonhumanism. Easily cured by acute doses of lead at high velocities.

    • Kenner

      Keep it concealed, and keep carrying it…

  • MBlanc46

    “The defendant, Darryl Mitchell, 20, attacked seven residents in the
    North Amityville and North Babylon neighborhoods since April for no

    I find that very unlikely. I believe that it’s much more plausible to infer that he did it because he hates white people and he’s biologically unable to control his hateful impulses.

  • Kenner

    Jon Leibowitz Stewart has mocked our ‘obsession’ with the knockout ‘game’. Oddly, even after Al [Our Pal!] Sharpton said it was racial, Jon is trying to shrink it into ‘whitey’s neurosis…check Breitbart.

  • bilderbuster

    There are millions more like him.

    • The Verdict of History

      Oh dear God. [shudder]

      Such a sickening thought.

      • bilderbuster

        Just a reminder to those who may be lulled in by the Christmas holidays that these Black Goon Squads are out in force looking for targets of opportunity.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      Well sure there are millions because we’ve been footing the bill since 1964 when that demon of a President LBJ gave us “THE GREAT SOCIETY”

      • bilderbuster

        Oh yes!
        LBJ’s “GREAT SOCIETY” launched simultaneously with Mao’s “GREAT LEAP FORWARD” otherwise known as “THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION”.

  • ViktorNN

    MSNBC, Salon, Slate, the NY Times all say these attacks aren’t happening.

    Darryl Mitchell doesn’t exist and the assaults he committed never happened. The guy with the headaches is just imagining things.

    And don’t forget, you’re an evil racist if you say otherwise.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    North Amityville “Man,” you say?

  • newscomments70

    Amityville was very recently a mostly white, bedroom community. It still has majority white demographics, about 80%…but the school system: As of the 2010-2011 School Year, the Amityville Union Free School District had 2,780 students. The racial demographics were 54% non-Hispanic black or African-American, 35% Hispanic or Latino, 1% Asian or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 8% non-Hispanic white, and 2% multiracial. 51% of students were eligible for free lunch, 10% for reduced-price lunch, and 11% of students were Limited English Proficient. 16.5% of students were classified as “Special Ed”….how did this happen??

    • Spartacus

      “How did this happen ?? ”


      • newscomments70

        I’m not sure I understand.

        • Spartacus

          You will, eventually .

  • robinbishop34

    I’m getting sick and tired of hearing about these white racists retirees who are using their faces to attack these young men’s fists.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      That’s not such a “far out” description of an attack. I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the next ramp up of media apology for Blacks.
      It’s similar to blaming a rape victim for being on the streets while being attractive and White.
      It won’t be long before knock out victims who defend themselves will be charged with interfering with LeShawn’s or LeMaricus’s trying to turn his life around,

  • Magician

    If a healthy and large 20 year old male punches a 76 year old male he can possibly end the target’s life…. attempted murder anyone?

    • LaSantaHermandad

      Not if the 76 year old has the equipment to turn the tables before he can be sucker punched.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    Just to make a minor correction. That should be “goot” boy. Remember that the Mau Mau don’t be doin’ doze fahnal “d’ on da woids.
    He needs to be “deceased” soldier.

  • Earl Turner

    Ah just wait for the trial. His 400-pound ghetto walrus mother and an entourage of “untees” and cousins (all morbidly obese black females) all wearing t-shirts with Darryl’s picture on them, telling the cameras “he dint do nuffin!”

    • LaSantaHermandad

      I think the average Walrus would be offended.

  • nignogger

    Where is Magic Mulatto proclaiming “If I had a son, I wish it would be Darryl Mitchell.”

  • Greg Thomas

    “Attacked for no reason?” That’s a lie! They were attacked because they are White!

  • newscomments70

    Ah, I figured.

  • newscomments70

    Levittown is Johannesburg now. It was a tree-lined suburb after world war II for young vets, but it eventually it was integrated. Those small, inexpensive houses eventually became run down.

  • Ograf

    That young punk trying to look all bad in his photo. He will be crying himself to sleep once he gets in prison with some real bad guys.

  • jr2

    Some behavior IS genetically linked.