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Deadly 'knockout' game may be behind 2 Pa. attacks

Published: Thu, November 21, 2013 @ 5:10 p.m.

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Police across the U.S. are investigating whether a string of random attacks on pedestrians are part of a violent game called “knockout.”

Authorities say the goal is to knock a random pedestrian unconscious with a single punch.

In Lower Merion, in suburban Philadelphia, two possible “knockout” attacks have been reported this fall.

In September, an elderly man was knocked down while mowing his lawn, causing a serious injury. In late October, a 63-year-old man was punched while walking his dog.

Two 19-year-olds are charged in the second assault.

Lower Merion Lt. Frank Higgins says both attacks might be linked to the “knockout” game, since no one was robbed.

He calls it a “disturbing trend,” if true.

Authorities say a victim in Jersey City, N.J., died in one such attack.


1Knightcap(693 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

I wonder why it doesn't mention that these are black gangs doing this to innocent white people. Hate crime? Maybe we need a few more people like George Zimmerman the "white Hispanic" patrolling the streets to cull the herd.

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2JoeFromHubbard(1024 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

@ Knightcap:

There was a black guy on local talk radio this morning who said it's wrong to mention that the perpetrators are black.

He had all of the answers.

A real wise guy.

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3Knightcap(693 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago


If this were reversed you would have all the media, the Justice Brothers and the community organizer president calling for immediate action against these racists with help from the FBI, Homeland Security and all the police agencies.

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4papa1(648 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

black or white they should be caught (which will be hard to do because they're cowards who run) and dealt with severely, not a slap on the wrist. it seems they go after people who look vulnerable. chuck Norris looked vulnerable. I wish.

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5zz3(931 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

oh geez don't say black for goodness sake!! You would not want to target the cockroaches now would you. These poor black upstanding young citizens just bored, after all you try sitting at home all day enjoying entitlements!!! Blacks are just pissed now that after 100 yrs or so everyone is fed up with the excuses and media protection these racist group of people spew to defend their behavior!!!! Remove the easy money from them and their families, stop paying for babies they can't support, no education=no support, (these idiots can't even finish high school!!)! Treat them like NORMAL citizen as us working people are and use some common sense!!! You think this group of population is going to go forward if we support them unconditionally?? How's it been working so far?? Just sayin.

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