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Knockout game is crazy violence

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  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/26/knockout-game-attack-leads-to-hate-crime-charge/4214133/

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/deadly-truth-behind-knockout-game/




    I've recently heard on CNN about the "Knockout game". It usually involves a youth punching a unsuspecting person hoping to knock them out with a single punch. It involves different races. It has on occasion resulted in serious injury or death. When I was younger, a "sucker punch" was considered a cheap shot. Now apparently is considered a game. How sad. One day one of the punks will be shot. I won't lose any sleep over it either. Above are two links that speak of the situation. Too often it's elderly people who are the victims.

    The WND.com site seems to have a racial slant. That's very unfortunate.




  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    Agreed that is unfortunate. What would also be unfortunate is if this goon in Texas is being charged with a hate crime and the other knockouts where the race of the attacker and victim is reversed are not are not being charged the same way.

    Double standard?

    None of the other attacks was racially motivated? NONE? Doubtful.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jamesn Wrote: Agreed that is unfortunate. What would also be unfortunate is if this goon in Texas is being charged with a hate crime and the other knockouts where the race of the attacker and victim is reversed are not are not being charged the same way.

    Double standard?

    None of the other attacks was racially motivated? NONE? Doubtful.
    Yes; kids do that stuff nowadays; why? because of our promotion via the media to play Rambo for kicks etc. America sure has become an example for the world. I think I'm going to throw up!!!
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    Dutch Wrote:
    jamesn Wrote: Agreed that is unfortunate. What would also be unfortunate is if this goon in Texas is being charged with a hate crime and the other knockouts where the race of the attacker and victim is reversed are not are not being charged the same way.

    Double standard?

    None of the other attacks was racially motivated? NONE? Doubtful.
    Yes; kids do that stuff nowadays; why? because of our promotion via the media to play Rambo for kicks etc. America sure has become an example for the world. I think I'm going to throw up!!!
    When American politicians brag about getting a device to kill with for Christmas, this game doesn't surprise me. Evil is kicking ass on good now a days. Sure it is fun to be evil, tell that snow ball you started rolls over you. When enough people are crushed, good will make a return, it is the laws of nature, at least I am hoping.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    jamesn Wrote: Agreed that is unfortunate. What would also be unfortunate is if this goon in Texas is being charged with a hate crime and the other knockouts where the race of the attacker and victim is reversed are not are not being charged the same way.

    Double standard?

    None of the other attacks was racially motivated? NONE? Doubtful.
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    Jamesn,
    The major difference here is: The white guy admitted doing it. Confessed to two people in a restaurant, one of which went to get a cop to arrest him
    and he had his statement recorded on his phone as well as the act itself. The others very well may have been racially motivated but the people who did the act didn't publically brag about it to persons who would pursue getting them arrested. And while it is often recorded, we don't always know by who (or is it whom).






  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    I'm not quite sure I'm sold on this being an actual phenomena. Police municipalities throughout the country claim that the media is hyping this up far more than it needs to be and that random acts of violence have been going on for decades in this country. The only difference now is that the 24/7 "media" has so much time to fill and they feed off of each other reporting on it.
  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    You all posting this crap about "kids" in the knockout games. They are not kids, they are legally adults! This social game is stupidity at it's lowest. I hope these young ADULTs know that what goes around, comes around. They will remember when something similar will happen to them.
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    Last 4th of July a friend of mine was sucker punched after the display of fireworks, knocking him out. I hadn't heard about this game then, but I know now, why and how my friend got knocked out. Because of kids(young adults) now a days? No, because of parents now a days! Parents that both work and don't raise their children, that is how and why the knock out game happened, along with all the other violence and evil in young American majority adults of today.
  • Independent
    Chicago, IL
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    These black teens are nothing more than barbarians, parasites in society who have nothing to offer except death and destruction. I wouldn't even call them animals because animals mostly kill or attack for food, self-defense or for mating. It seems that the media will select this white man for a hate crime, but give a pass to those black teens who are killing and injuring innocent people. I'm no liberal when it comes to black thugs who are enjoying this game when they, themselves, are attacking those who are paying for their welfare entitlements. It just seems that the media is bent on protecting them while the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton find a million excuses for the vicious crimes of their people. There's no excuse for this as they're hurting and killing the really productive members of society.
  • Liberal
    Independent
    Durham, NH
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    Sandy, I would suggest you are only looking at the results of the problem rather than the cause or the cure.