"Knockout Game" hits another victim in D.C.

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  1. Softail

    Softail New Member

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    Game? :waitasec: This is disturbing. They don't even steal anything, just find it funny. :eek:

    "Knockout Game" hits another victim in D.C.

    WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Phoebe Connolly says she had no idea what was coming when she biked through a group of teens in Columbia Heights.

    "Knockout Game" targets unsuspecting victims, trending on YouTube

    "My whole head went flying to the side," she explains. "It was a hard punch.
    One kid came from the side and pretty much cut me off."

    "He just like threw a hook with his left hand, and just got me right in the face," she continues. "And he said 'wa-pow' as he hit me in the face."

    Phoebe says she was able to pedal away, but was left sore and with a bloody nose. Otherwise, she is okay.


    Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/1...other-victim-in-d-c--96981.html#ixzz2l1O9Qoxx
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  3. Softail

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    Potentially Fatal ‘Knockout’ Game Targeting Strangers May Be Spreading

    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – A terrifying new ‘game’ that’s already caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is sweeping the nation, and it preys upon unsuspecting people walking the streets, anywhere.

    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.


    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013...-targeting-strangers-may-be-spreading-to-d-c/
     
  4. threecrazykids

    threecrazykids Well-Known Member

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    I won't click on the link, but I've read FB posts about this exact same event and it's all over youtube.

    Find the offenders, and their parents, put the kids in juvenile detention and fine the parents 100% of any medical costs and $5000 per episode as "resitution" on society for having to deal with these thugs.

    I am so sick of these kinds of acts...what the HELL is wrong with people.

    FURIOUS doesn't even begin to describe how I feel right now.

    I know this is HORRIBLE to say, but just ONE of these times I hope that they jump the wrong person and those kids demise ends up on video - because honestly THAT is what's coming and then their parents will be on TV crying it out because their "baby" was just being a stupid kid and ended up dead and SOMEONE is going to pay for this.

    ZERO sympathy for those parents. ZERO.
    :banghead:
     
  5. CHERIE.T

    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    Carry a gun people if you are old enough and legally trained. This **** chit has to stop/
     
  6. EGirl

    EGirl #RockportStrong

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    You took the words out of my mouth.

    A few of these POS's dead on the sidewalk will probably send a message.
     
  7. eileenhawkeye

    eileenhawkeye Active Member

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    This is disturbing, but why is it being treated differently than other violent crime? They can only think of a few instances of this game, whereas you could think of thousands of examples of other crimes. I read comments under the article (looks like a meeting of Stormfront posters) and while I agree that is horrific, the level of outrage is way beyond what you would see for any other crime. I wish people got that angry about missing/murdered children, but since most of their killers are white males, that's not going to happen. :/
     
  8. Softail

    Softail New Member

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    I'm right with you on your entire post. There is at least one case where the person who was "knocked out" died. It then becomes murder for "fun". :notgood: The idiot was caught and is spending 55 years in prison. I'm sure there will be others.

    So dumb and senseless! :banghead:
     
  9. threecrazykids

    threecrazykids Well-Known Member

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    Well, for me personally it has nothing to do with race - it's the act itself that is despicable. I'd be just as furious if it was white/hispanic/black/etc.

    The fact that 1, they video tape it and post it on a public forum...and 2, because they are doing it for sheer joy makes it much worse for me. I think children being murdered is horrific as well...but MOST times it's done by a parent or close family member and there seems to be some sort of sick motive behind it. :( Not that it's ANY better or comforting but I can at least make attributes as to why.

    There is nothing but sheer entertainment and ignorance being displayed with these acts.
     
  10. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    Huh? This has been going on all over for a few years now! Lots of incidents in Texas and in many other cities. France actually made it ILLEGAL to post videos of the "knock out games" in order to discourage them. A 60+ year old man was knocked out dead in front his 4 year old grandchild on the street in London. There have also been several deaths in the US.

    In many cases the victims are men and they will NOT report it OR the police just tell them "happens a lot and nothing we can do to catch the guys". I believe there were at LEAST 100 reported incidents in St. Louis alone but hey the national media doesn't have an interest in making a big deal out of those stories. The perpetrators are virtually always large groups of teens who then target lone individuals that do NOT look like them. If one of two poor teens got attacked like that on the street it would lead to national hysteria! But when that sort of teen violence is running rampant the news media decides not to discuss it in polite society.
     
  11. eileenhawkeye

    eileenhawkeye Active Member

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    I agree with you that it is a despicable crime, and that cases where people are randomly targeted are more scary than ones where they knew their killer. However, I have noticed that when I read comments under articles about a black person committing a crime, people judge all black people as a whole because of that, but when a white person commits a crime, people start asking about their childhood, any possible mental illness, and even have sympathy for their family members. I found other articles on that news websites about little kids being murdered, and they have 0 comments, not 9000+....
     
  12. Tawny

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    I'm usually all for the armed defense, but in this instance, they come out of nowhere and you don't even have time to react. I watched some videos and it's terrifying. They will come behind a person and hit them in the neck causing them to immediately be knocked out. It's horrific. :banghead:

    Probably because these are our nation's youths doing this, with no motive other than "humor," and they're calling it a game.

    It's not like a "normal" crime of assault or murder where there was some other motive, however unreasonable/scary. This is a random act of violence, done for nothing more than a laugh at someone else's expense, which can end up with tragic results, and so far, there has been very little in the way of justice. I haven't seen any arrests or even any suspects, because it's widespread and happens SO fast.
     
  13. eileenhawkeye

    eileenhawkeye Active Member

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    There are thousands of vicious crimes happening every day in this country, and most don't make national news. I am not sure why assaults, where many victims don't even report it, should be a huge national story?

    ETA: And while it seems to be a common belief that it's due to race that the media is covering it up (because the media only seeks to portrays black males in the most positive light...), it's more likely that it's due to both the perpetrators and victims both being males, and most crimes we hear about involve females as victims, and the location of where it is happening, which seems to be poor, high-crime areas.
     
  14. Tawny

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    Public awareness that it is happening randomly and to literally anybody?
     
  15. threecrazykids

    threecrazykids Well-Known Member

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    I understand what you're saying, I do. But - with that being said - I know I haven't watched even close to the # of videos out there, but I have yet to see one where the group of teens doing it wasn't a group of young african americans.

    So...with that being said, if 95% of the videos had Hispanic teens doing it, the outrage would be against them as well.


    As another example - when people say "child molester" I picture a stereotypical gross, fat, smelly, greasy, living at home with mom, recluse white guy with stained sweatpants and a white pit stained t-shirt.

    And if you've read the comments under child murder/molester articles they are just as vicious. :(
     
  16. eileenhawkeye

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    My point is...If the killer(s) in a case are white, people do not judge all white people by that one killer. People know that white males are more likely to be mass shooters and child molesters, yet they think of them as individuals whose race has absolutely nothing to do with the crimes they commit. People are never going to see all white people as criminals no matter how many times they hear about them committing a crime.
     
  17. Tawny

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    Only ignorant [insert bad word here]'s group an entire race based on the actions of one criminal. Not everybody does. The ignorant ones just tend to be the most vocal about :/
     
  18. threecrazykids

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    I don't think race has anything to do with it. I think it has to do with each child's upbringing, period. Children are born innocent, blank slates.

    Everything they learn/experience in their upbringing guides a child to the human being they become. Parental behavior and also the choices these parents make for their children as well as their dicipline, level of respect expected, educational experiences etc. all attribute to whether each and every child born will be a menace or a contribution to society.

    It is each childs experiences growing up that leads them to who they become -and that outcome falls directly on the parents of these children, regardless of the color of their skin.

    :twocents:
     
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    Don't even go there about racism or I'll close this thread and ship it to Jupiter.
     
  20. nursebeeme

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    and I will join you on Jupiter with a :nurse:
     
  21. SwampMama

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    LOL, thanks to Kimster and NurseBeeme for a loving reminder posted in humorous terms.

    I have seen videos posted with thugs of both races doing this so. Even if it is Buddha and Mother Theresa were doing it, it is an ugly, mean and violent thing. It is potentially deadly, incredibly damaging and should be charged as attempted murder.

    There are people who die from this and others who will be brain damaged, emotionally traumatized (PTSD type issues) and will face medical and financial problems because of this. There is NO excuse for it and it enrages me.

    As for posting the videos online... In some ways I think it should be illegal because these thugs do get a thrill out of posting them and sharing them.
    But then on the other hand, how nice that they are stupid enough to post their own crimes. Pretty hard for them to deny their actions when it has been captured on video, along with their peers who are be them cheering it on.

    Ugh, is there NO end to the new ways that evil creatures can find to assault and injure people? Shame on anyone who finds this amusing, funny or admirable. What the heck has our world come to when people do things like this and proudly show others the evil that they have done?
     

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