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Deadly ‘Knockout’ game gaining popularity among teens

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WASHINGTON — A new and dangerous punching game is spreading among teenagers, leaving many unsuspecting victims in its wake.

The game, called “Knockout” or “The One-Hitter Quitter” is gaining traction on the East Coast, CBS Washington reports. In the game, students prey upon unsuspecting individuals, walk up to them, and try to knock them to the ground with one punch.

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Teens in New Jersey said the game is a popular form of braggadocio that many consider fun.

“They just want to see if you got enough strength to knock somebody out,” one teen told CBS Washington.

At least one New Jersey man has already died after being punched.

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9 comments

  • The oyster

    Now we have the media to thank for glorifying it! Great job! Hope you're proud of yourselves. Wouldn't it be great if it happened to a reporter reporting about it live?

  • Eff

    Your photo of the white dudes is misleading. The feral monkeys that consider this "fun" don't have a clue that this is assault and murder.

  • hhhhhj

    This is not new, its been goin on for a while, especially on the eastside. Happened to me, I didn’t go down, and they scattered. Want to curb it? Its called the 2nd amendmendt

  • The World is Ending

    Assault 1 with premeditated malicious intent enhancement, and if the victim dies murder 1 life with out parole. No bleeding heart BS of they don't understand or they didn't want the guy to die.

  • Elexis Smith

    I don't understand how knocking innocent people out is a way of having fun… This is ridiculous. It can be anyone. It could be a mother walking with her children.
    I happen to work as a social media community manager for a company called ICE BlackBox. It’s a new app that’s free and it allows you to defend yourself in a dangerous situation. I’m trying to get the word out to as many people as possible because it can help protect anyone from this new "knockout trend" and help deter crimes such as rape, domestic violence, and abuse. To give just a little more information about what the app does, it streams video, audio, and GPS location and sends a link to anyone’s ICE contacts. It also allows you to directly call 911. Please help spread the word about this, as there are more people who learn about this, many lives can be saved.
    http://www.iceblackbox.com/