By: Savannah Smith | 08-10-2018 | News
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New York - Basketball Coach Charged for Killing a Florida Tourist With a Punch


The authorities have arrested a university basketball coach after he got involved in an otherwise innocent incident that turned ugly and violent leading to a deadly punch on the streets of New York.

35-year-old Jamil Jones, an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, turned himself to the police on Thursday afternoon.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones attacked Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in Queens, causing him to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk, police said. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; (@surgicalcaps) <a href="">August 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The basketball assistant coach was charged with third-degree assault, and the authorities say those charges are still likely to be upgraded.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ACTION HAS CONSEQUENCES!<br>Did the action warrant the end result?<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wakeforrest</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hoopsnews</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#jamiljones</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#sandorszabo</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hitandrun</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#kernersville</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#rip</a><br><br>Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jonathan La Salle (@P8NTRMAN) <a href="">August 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Jones is accused of knocking out 35-year-old Sandor Szabo of Boca Raton, Florida last weekend in 29th Street in Long Island City.

It all started with a simple, easily insignificant mistake when Szabo, who was in New York for a wedding, knocked on a car window because he thought it was his Uber ride.

The police said Jones immediately got out of his car and right there and then punched the unsuspecting Szabo. Szabo fell to the ground from the impact of the punch, hit his head on the ground, and later died due to the incident.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sandor Szabo, the Florida tourist who was punched by an irate motorist in Queens, has died from his injuries <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) <a href="">August 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Jones then fled the scene of the incident, and a manhunt was set out to hunt him down before authorities were able to identify him.

It was an unjustifiable case of road rage, although from the start there was not much reason to even get mad at given that it was just an innocent knock, and not even a threat.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It is with a very heavy heart that we announce that after a senseless assault over the weekend in NYC, our dear friend and colleague, Sandor Szabo, has passed away. It is a devastating loss to his family, and to our What If Media Group family. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; What If Media Group (@WhatIfMediaGrp) <a href="">August 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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CEO Josh Gillon said Szabo worked for the past two years for their company called What If Media Group. Gillon also described the victim as “well-known” and “well-respected” in the marketing digital industry. He also added: “Sandor was a super outgoing, friendly, and incredibly smart businessman. He was always upbeat, positive, kind and caring. He was fun to be with, interesting and always interested. He was really a good person.”

Sympathies for the victim and his family poured in on social media. There are also those who question why there’s no outcry whenever it is a case of black violence against a white person, as is the case if there’s the other way around.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So sorry for your loss and to his family and friends.</p>&mdash; Dee (@dee011776) <a href="">August 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thoughts and prayers for this young man. I hope the guy that did this is painfully executed</p>&mdash; Nicholas Chinn (@ChinnNicholas) <a href="">August 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">where is the racial outcry that comes when there is white on black violence?? Where is the ACLU now??? Funny how when its black on white violence the activists and protesters are no where to be found. Good ol hypocrisy and unfortunately it seems we lost a great young man.</p>&mdash; Neil Chad (@ChadWinjury) <a href="">August 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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21 Comment/s
Patricia No. 33559 2018-08-10 : 12:14

So senseless, such a loss. I hope the charges are upgraded against this cowardly bully.

Anonymous No. 33560 2018-08-10 : 12:15

a black guy killing a white innocent guy over such a minor incident. where is the uproar, libs?

Anonymous No. 33561 2018-08-10 : 12:20


Anonymous No. 33569 2018-08-10 : 12:59

What is the deal with all this rage? Who is stoking it?

Anonymous No. 33573 2018-08-10 : 14:40


Anonymous No. 33574 2018-08-10 : 15:16

What kind of mental retardation must one have, to resort to such extreme violence, all for a simple mistake. Completely exposes his inferiority complex, low self esteem, lack of self worth. When you hate yourself so much you behave like an animal/lack of humanity. Cold, heartless criminal mentality. Convict and remove.

Pearl No. 33575 2018-08-10 : 15:31

People are time bombs of activated rage inside due to media spewing of hate and lies and due to calls for violence against those labeled as conservative. What if these two had exchanged a fun conversation and made each other’s day instead? Two lives ruined. Thanks Maxine.

Anonymous No. 33576 2018-08-10 : 15:43

The bible teaches to treat others as we would want to be treated. But society in all its genius intellect, as rejected such good council. Why? What's wrong with that? Seems to me, "civil"i zation needs such teachings. Reinstate God in our society, our schools and justice systems. bring back the ten commandments and the golden rule. We should be nurturing and cherishing our children the way, not abusing and raping them, and teaching hate and division. WE NEED JESUS!!! HE IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE!!! AS OPPOSED TO BEING LOST IN THE LIES AND DEATH!! WHEN WILL WE GET IT???????!!!! How will we escape the horrors of the hate that loathing inflicts on us as a society, if we neglect such a great salvation? What are we going to do? I don't want to continue on the path of self destruction! Do you? God help us and open our blind eyes. Please pray.

Anonymous No. 33577 2018-08-10 : 15:51


Anonymous No. 33580 2018-08-10 : 16:55

Speaking of Maxine… Maxine Waters is a liar!! She has NOT been called by our Lord Jesus Chris to lie and encourage hate, division, and violence!! In fact, she is of "her" father the devil, and the lusts of her father she will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. ///But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.///


I rebuke Maxine Waters and her lies in the name of Jesus Christ and pray she be exposed publically and personally, in her own eyes and heart, for who and what she really is. May she come to recognize her true self in the mirror, be broken by it and come to repentance. May truth and justice prevail.

Jeff Allen No. 33581 2018-08-10 : 16:57

Hey, he manned up to his action no matter the consequence. Regrets abound but it does take a man to step up. There but for the grace of God go everyone of us.

Anonymous No. 33582 2018-08-10 : 17:09

He sucker punched a guy and ran to his attorney. AFTER he got the news he killed someone. "Man up?"

Anonymous No. 33583 2018-08-10 : 17:14

Wait until the trial. His lawyer is going to destroy the reputation of his victim. That's so manly! A real man insults and disgraces his victim's family!

Anonymous No. 33584 2018-08-10 : 17:17

Guys do life for vehicular manslaughter while under the influence. They didn't mean to kill anyone. Maybe this stoic black didn't either, but shouldn't the same laws apply? Not saying it should be a hate crime. Judges have to send a message that you can't do this!!!1

Anonymous No. 33585 2018-08-10 : 17:29

Uh… not everyone of us would have got out of the car and punched a guy for asking if we were Uber. The grace of God rebukes such behavior, it doesn't excuse it.

Anonymous No. 33587 2018-08-10 : 17:35

I hope he gets a black judge who rules wisely.

Anonymous No. 33588 2018-08-10 : 17:38

Besides, just bc you regret something doesn't mean you still don't have to pay the penalty of your actions. Law and order must follow through to instill the knowledge of our responsibility for our actions.

Anonymous No. 33592 2018-08-10 : 18:02

Senseless death. How can someone be so violent over a minor thing?

Tab No. 33595 2018-08-10 : 20:32

just goes to show it matters NOT the income level of the black man or his status. he remains A SAVAGE. i was attacked twice here in florida by savages in my mostly white, safe area. if i were in-charge they'd all be sterilized and deported to Africa. Imagine when smart white people get their inner cities back. wow….

Anonymous No. 33616 2018-08-11 : 03:30

Hand him the severest punishment possible! Man killing someone over a simple car knock? Insane! /all levels sick! He is a beast and the streets should be free of his madness.

Concerned No. 33684 2018-08-12 : 00:20

Maybe we should wait to hear the whole story and evidence before we pass judgement. Some of the comments are racist but I believe they may be written to cause division. God made us all and inside we have a soul made from God regardless of our race. I doubt this coach meant to kill the guy but let the facts come out before you pass judgement.

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