Teens' 'Knockout Game' a growing danger with deadly results
A recent string of attacks tied to a dangerous game called “Knockout” -- where unsuspecting residents are targeted and sucker-punched – is being investigated as possible hate crimes.Now, at the risk of being accused of racism, all the reports I've seen have shown that the players of the "Knockout" game to be of a certain racial background. Typically, although not always, the victims are of a different racial background. Yet there are no cries of racism; there are no candlelight vigil for the people injured or killed.
New York police are looking into the growing trend, WPIX reports, after attacks in predominately Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
Then again, when someone playing the "Knockout" game gets a whopping 18 months in jail for a punch that ends up killing someone, why should they care? This is all fun and games to them - and notice that the attacks are mainly occurring in either places that restrict self-defense, like NY, DC, and NJ, or else in big cities where folks are more likely to depend on the police for protection than on themselves.
On the gripping hand, however, what's the likelihood that someone defending themselves against a group of teenagers looking to beat someone senseless would find themselves Zimmermanned?
That is all.
Thanks to the BLNN for the story...