Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pedestrian Safety One-Punch Killings Assaults Victoria Police warn against violent street game 'knockout' claimed lives in USA Herald Sun Nov. 19th 2013

VICTORIA police are warning against a violent street game involving punching innocent bystanders which has claimed lives in the US.
The game, known as "knockout" involves punching an unsuspecting passer-by in the head so hard that they are knocked unconscious.
The incidents are often filmed.
Three teenagers were charged with murder after a 46-year-old man was targeted in broad daylight in New Jersey.

US news website WJLA reported a Washington D.C. woman was punched in the back of the head by a group of teens on bicycles as she walked home.

Victoria Police warn against violent street game 'knockout' which has claimed lives in the US



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Randomly knocking out unsuspecting strangers is a terrifying new 'game' being played by teenagers.
VICTORIA police are warning against a violent street game involving punching innocent bystanders which has claimed lives in the US.
The game, known as "knockout" involves punching an unsuspecting passer-by in the head so hard that they are knocked unconscious.
The incidents are often filmed.
Media reports claim there have been three deaths attributed to the violent game in the past two years.
US news website WJLA reported a Washington D.C. woman was punched in the back of the head by a group of teens on bicycles as she walked home.
'Assaulting someone is not a game'
A 16-year-old girl lies on the ground after being punched from behind in a game of 'Knockout'. Picture: YouTube Source: Supplied
Three teenagers were charged with murder after a 46-year-old man was targeted in broad daylight in New Jersey.
Victoria Police warned of the potential ramifications a single punch could inflict.
"Assaulting someone is not a game. If you behave in this way then claiming it's a game won't be any excuse - you will be investigated, charged and prosecuted with the relevant criminal offences," spokeswoman Natalie Webster said.
"It's disappointing when we work so hard to educate the community about the tragic results of one-punch incidents that there could potentially be a group out there willing to behave so recklessly and with such little regard for the welfare of others."
angus.thompson@news.com.au

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