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#1 DocM

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:39

http://washington.cb...reading-to-d-c/

WASHINGTON - 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.

One victim shown in the footage was 46-year-old Ralph Santiago of 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.







#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:43

call it whatever you want, assault is assault



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:55

They should just call it cheapshot lol

If the the person does not go down i suspect trouble



#4 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 20:23

Hey, we finally exported something to the US! We had this a few years ago, called "Happy Slapping".  It was essentially the same thing. Mindless thugs randomly attacking passers by and recording it on their phones for YouTube...



#5 Ilys

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 20:37

Hey, we finally exported something to the US! We had this a few years ago, called "Happy Slapping".  It was essentially the same thing. Mindless thugs randomly attacking passers by and recording it on their phones for YouTube...

Don't know where it started, don't really care to know, but it has been happening in the US for a few years too.

 

Also, it's not all been bad news.



#6 Hum

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 20:46

Start cutting off hands. ;)



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 21:03

^ And heads. They're not using it anyways...



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 21:05

Useless savages.

I would hope that they all come across the wrong person one day.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 21:08

Hey, we finally exported something to the US! We had this a few years ago, called "Happy Slapping".  It was essentially the same thing. Mindless thugs randomly attacking passers by and recording it on their phones for YouTube...

 

More evidence of the damage Youtube has done to society.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 21:14

Why don't they just start playing the "Passout game" again instead. At least then when something goes wrong they just end up killing themselves.



#11 LaP

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 21:16

More evidence of the damage Youtube has done to society.

 

I guewss the world was a peaceful place with unicorn running around before youtube ...



#12 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 21:29

Why don't they just start playing the "Passout game" again instead. At least then when something goes wrong they just end up killing themselves.

 

They should take up Russian Roulette... With a full clip.



#13 exotoxic

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 21:34

Why cant they test their strength on each other?? Are they too pussified or what??



#14 Elliot B.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 21:40

Useless savages.

I would hope that they all come across the wrong person one day.

... and that person will go to prison :/

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 21:46

Things like this only lead me to feel that society is doomed.. you see something as good as the whole Batkid in San Francisco to cheer you up, then you see something as dreadful as this. Ugh.