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juniperb
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posted November 29, 2013 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
... How horrifying if true.
I have heard about this on and off for years but recently the media has played it up.

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There's a terrifying craze that if you believe the media reports is sweeping the nation: the "knockout game," in which someone walks up to an unsuspecting person and punches them in the face or head, knocking them out cold with one blow.


A large part of the reason for the recent alarm over the knockout game is the visceral terror that comes from watching violent videos of the game. "This is precisely the type of story meant to animate the deepest recesses of our lizard brains," said columnist Emma Roller in Slate.



http://news.yahoo.com/knockout-game-real-192642049.html

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NoRainNoRainbows
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posted November 29, 2013 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NoRainNoRainbows     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OH lord!!!! i hope not!! that is beyond dangerous, just this time last year a 17 year old kid in Australia died when some people came out of the blue while hanging with his friend and knocked him.

he fell on the pavement hitting his head, didn't make much of it, went back home, last posted on his FB about feeling so depressed from a sudden headache, and then died, as he got a concussion from that, stupid thing random strangers did to him.


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Alma Sun
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posted November 29, 2013 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alma Sun     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, real

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PixieJane
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posted November 30, 2013 03:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF9lV319yg4

&

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/22/justice/knockout-game-teen-assaults/

I think it's very rare and I personally wouldn't worry about it unless I was in an area known for urban violence (and even then other criminal assaults are probably more likely). However, as the media seems to be obsessing with this I expect it to become more common because whatever the media obsesses with becomes what everyone else obsesses with, including in doing stupid crap like this.

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juniperb
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posted November 30, 2013 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I think it's very rare and I personally wouldn't worry about it unless I was in an area known for urban violence (and even then other criminal assaults are probably more likely). However, as the media seems to be obsessing with this I expect it to become more common because whatever the media obsesses with becomes what everyone else obsesses with, including in doing stupid crap like this.


Yes, the more the media plays it up, the more the perpetrators will indulge and it becomes a vicious circle.

A disgusting and deplorable behavior.

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Randall
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