Arthur L. Hicks Jr., a seventeen year old black male plead not guilty on Monday to capitql murder charges in the murder of twenty year old Daniel Ruffin who was walking his dog in Stuttgart on July 22. As he passed by a group of black males, one of them pulled a gun and shot him. Neither parties apparently knew each other and some local residents say this was a weaponized version of the Knockout Game also called Polar Bear Hunting in which blacks choose a white victim at random and then knock them out. The “game” has resulted in the death of numerous individuals.
While Hicks was arrested and charged two of the accomplices were allegedly arrested and quietly set free without charges. The police chief is black and local residents claim one of the accomplices is his own son.