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Potentially Fatal 'Knockout' Game Targeting Strangers May be Spreading....

Posted by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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Potentially Fatal ‘Knockout’ Game Targeting Strangers May Be Spreading

by Chris Lingebach

A recent report from New York-based CBS 2 shed light on the growing trend, displaying unsettling footage of teens participating in this game – which goes by the name ‘Knockout’ – and involves randomly targeting passersby, with the ultimate goal being to knock them out with one punch as they walk by.

One victim shown in the footage is a 46-year-old man from Hoboken, N.J., who was found dead with his neck broken and head lodged between iron fence posts, according to NJ.com.

Video surveillance shows Santiago walking in an alleyway in broad daylight, and just as he’s about to pass a pack of teenagers, one launches the fatal, knockout blow. And what’s the point?

“For the fun of it,” one teen said in the video. “They just want to see if you got enough strength to knock somebody out,” said another.

D.C. has not been spared of this violent trend.

One local woman, who was attacked on 14th Street NW in Columbia Heights on Thursday, tells DCist.com she believes to have been a target of this game, as a group of around eight males on bikes came up behind her, with one hitting her in the head. According to the report, police categorized the attack as “simple assault.”

The woman tells the publication she believes others in the area should be on the lookout for similar types of attacks.

 

CBS news video (caution...this is violent)

by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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JanuaryBaby06
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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I posted this a couple of days ago.

We're in Philly, so this was on our local news here. It's really scary. My DH takes Septa (public transportation if you are not familiar)  to and from school because it's in Center City so gas and parking would be too expensive but this has him worried and me as well. So he's debating driving. But Just having him downtown worries me now. It wasn't too long ago we had those violent flash mobs down there.... it wont take long until this crap catches on there too, I am sure.

JustCJ
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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I can't even believe this shit.

Fields456
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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What is wrong with ppl

Radarma
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 9:50 AM

I am glad to see msm FINALLY talking about this.


4kidz916
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM

It's so sad to think that this is what has become of America's teens.  

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM

 

I think that there were a couple of details missing in their stories.

Quoting Radarma:

I am glad to see msm FINALLY talking about this.



 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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A specific subset of teens.

Quoting 4kidz916:

It's so sad to think that this is what has become of America's teens.  


 

bec94
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Dh was telling me about this. We haven't heard anything in our area yet but dh wants me to be extremely careful and aware and avoid large groups of teens. It's sad that because of a few we need to be extra careful of all, just in case:-(. I expect we will hear more stories as Christmas gets closer
Radarma
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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Because there are people who think race has nothing to do with these assaults.

Can't get any clearer than "polar bear hunting".

It's a disgusting state of affairs because ya know damn well if these were "bored white teens" and their "random" vics were black....the word WHITE would be plastered over all the wires.

I am so sick of this blindness.

Quoting Billiejeens:


I think that there were a couple of details missing in their stories.

Quoting Radarma:

I am glad to see msm FINALLY talking about this.





JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

What is wrong with people these days!?

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