Knockout Game: Teens Try to Drop Strangers With One Punch, Apocalypse Nigh

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A rash of new "knockout game" incidents, in which teens assault strangers with the goal of knocking them out in one punch, have surfaced in recent weeks.

Community leaders are calling for an end to the violence after teenagers in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia have been caught on camera.

Their violent actions have led to hospitalizations, and even deaths.

Approaching strangers and knocking them to the ground with one punch to the face or head, the brutal violence is all in the name of a game called "Knockout."

The "game" has also spread to Massachusetts, Illinois and Missouri.

A woman was approached eight males on bikes last week when one reached out, punched her in the head and rode away, NBC's News4 reported.

A 78-year-old woman fell victim to the pavement 10 days ago in Brooklyn, making her ninth purported "Knockout" victim in New York this year.

Authorities are investigating the senseless attacks as hate crimes, as some of the attacks appear to have targeted members of the Jewish community.

The alarming trend gained national attention back in May after a 51-year-old man actually died in Syracuse, N.Y., thanks to a group of teenagers.

In the same month, a 20-year-old man was sentenced to 55 years in prison after he similarly struck and killed a man in St. Louis back in 2011.

NBC10 in Philadelphia also reports that the online trend #SmackCam uses the Vine app to capture people being unexpectedly slapped in the face.

What started out as a (mostly) playful game spawned by boredom turned awry as more violent depictions of the game began popping up on social media.

Compilation videos on YouTube, such as this one below, are very popular:

Clearly, a pie to the face and skull-crushing blow to the back of the head from a stranger are different things. But is #SmackCam a gateway of sorts?

Regardless, what does it say about society if "knockout" is even a game?

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FICTION. THE FACT : CONSPIRACY OF NIGGERS TO ATTACK AMERICANS IN MOCK GUARILLA WAREFARE PRACTICE RUNS !!! ALL SERIOUS HATE CRIMES AND PUNISHABLE BY DEATH .

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worthless f@#king NGHRS ! .....You can thank O B A M A for this he's done nothing but racebait like the scumbag he his

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Haha this happens in certain areas of the country. Hmmmm haven't seen a report of it in my area (deep south) I wonder why? #gunsdontkillpeopleIdo

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The knockout game should be changed to be named the NUTHOUSE game and any teen caught playing it, put there. This is not a funny game and the kids playing it will either get arrested or hurt. It was like the week the Bling Ring came out, and some kids decided to try it, as it was cute like the movie, and got shot by the wrong burglary victim being pissed.

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Only cowards would do such a thing. And mostly to people who can't defend themselves. Which brings my point to cowards. If they tried it with people who can catch up with them and punch them back they would think twice. And they do. Which is why innocent people get hurt. Let them try it on the wrong person. However I live it Texas. If you punch someone, most likely your ass will get pow'ed afterwards. Most Texans are packing. Eeek feel sorry for you.

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Do you want to know why this crap doesn't happen in the south .... we carry guns :)

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@ lynn

That's the difference in the blue states and Red. You pull that shit down here and your as will be found and we would lite your ass up. You will pray that the cops find your ass 1st.

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Why not cut to the chase! This is the latest of many actions that blacks use in their hatred towards whites. Only blacks are doing this and it's always against white. Obama as usual doesn't speak on this because the victim is not BLACK! He damned sure took the time to take up for Trayvon when ZIMMERMAN hadn't even gone to trial. Once again BLACK PEOPLE show their racism and the other blacks SHUT THEIR MOUTH. There is no doubt that blacks as a whole are racist to the core! How bout it Oprah!

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@ Sims

I thought that video was the worst thing I'd ever seen, until I read your comments. NOW I've seen the biggest jerk on the internet. It's you.

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@ YouAreARacist

SHUT UP. So now someone's comment is more disgusting than THE ACTUAL CRIME? Shut the fuck up; if your a minority, blame your own people, if your white writing that comment , then kill yourself. Liberal price of crap, go get shot.

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@ Sims

Obama is a fake and a fraud who who is leading this country into a 3rd world country; I hope people wake up from their coma and realized what they elected. This is not due to skin color or race but incompetence in office. Hope I don't get a visit from the Gestapo for saying this.

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@ ivan

I thought that video was the worst thing I'd ever seen, until I read your comments. NOW I've seen the biggest jerk on the internet. It's you.

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@ ivan

I thought that video was the worst thing I'd ever seen, until I read your comments. NOW I've seen the biggest jerk on the internet. It's you.

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@ YouAreARacist

Not you marry, sorry, the anonymous "you are racist" fool

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@ ivan

Honestly, I don't really give a shit what Obama thinks about this. What pisses me off is that if these were cases of whites/asians/latinos going around punching out black people, the media would have a shit storm. The fact that it's been ignored/covered up (even though there have been multiple deaths) is insulting to the victims.

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@ mary

I told you shut the fuck up, bitch.

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@ mary

Thank you, this is where political correctness stops. I hope you all stand up for yourselves and tell these political correct idiots that you care more about saving your life than being fake.

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