Over 100 Thugs Swarm Memphis Shopping Center Knocking Out Innocent Shoppers

Over the weekend shoppers in a Memphis, Tennessee shopping center were brutally attacked by over 100 thugs who were apparently taking part in the disturbing trend known as the Knockout Game.

“They were playing a game called ‘point them out, knock them out.’ Where they would point someone out and attempt to knock them out or fight them. There was no real reason behind it,” a witness told WREG.

A 25-year-old man was attacked as he walked to his car. When two teenage Kroger store employees rushed to the man’s aid, they were then beat unconscious buy the crowd of thugs.

Coverage from WREG News in Memphis

Raw Video from the Attack

This is very real, and it’s something you need to be prepared for.

We’ve covered this disturbing trend in the past, something the mainstream media refuses to do since it’s apparently politically incorrect to show a bunch of inner-city thugs brutally beating people for entertainment purposes.

The Knockout Game gained notoriety last year as teenage thugs began stalking innocent people and then viciously attacking them in an attempt to knock them out with a single blow. The game, which was responsible for numerous deaths last year, has taken on an even uglier aspect with many now taking to social media to brag about their crimes, and post videos of their vicious attacks.

Sadly incidents like these are becoming pretty common, and are taking place in areas where you would least expect them ­– outside grocery stores, at crowded malls, and inside businesses in what are normally considered “good neighborhoods.”

Protecting yourself from violent attacks:

It starts with Situational Awareness: The only way you can really protect yourself from these types of attacks is to be keenly aware of your surroundings. It’s unfortunate, but we live in a world where people seem to thrive off of this type of chaos, so you need to be aware of the dangers that are out there and make sure you pay attention while out in public.

  • Realize these attacks can happen anywhere. That means you must stay aware of your surroundings, even in areas where you routinely visit.
  • Put down the cellphone and pay attention to your environment. It’s hard to keep an eye on what’s going on when your head’s buried inside of some electronic device.
  • Trust your Gut: If something doesn’t seem right, pay attention to your instincts.

Watch out for large groups. If you notice an abnormal increase in the number of people in your area, this could be the first sign that something isn’t right.

  • Immediately scan the area when you arrive. It’s not hard to detect people who are looking for trouble.
  • If you’re inside a store that suddenly fills up with teenagers, it’s probably a good time to make your exit.

Study the art of Self Defense, and carry Protection: In the case of these mob style attacks, it’s extremely important to learn how to defend yourself when facing multiple attackers. It’s also important to learn how to defend yourself with a firearm. These attacks are becoming increasingly violent, and highlight the very real need to carry a firearm.

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30 Comments

  1. Karen
    September 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    simple solution, shoot the morons

    • Ross
      September 9, 2014 at 10:35 am

      I agree. I am always on guard when I go out with my family.

    • Jess
      September 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      not always so simple as that. You start shooting the thugs and then the thugs start bringing guns too. I’m not saying that you just take it, but gunning down children is not the answer, even if you think its justly deserved. Oh and before anyone misunderstands, I am NOT against gun ownership, I just would prefer not to escalate the issue.

      • KJQ
        September 10, 2014 at 2:51 am

        So, you’re saying we need to let ourselves and our families be successfully beaten unconscious so that future thug attacks against others won’t be done with firearms??

      • Terrible Tony
        September 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm

        CHILDREN ???

      • Everybuddy's Buddy
        September 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

        This maybe deemed as reckless behavior because Tennessee is a stand your ground state.
        In Tennessee; gun owners have the right to carry their weapons openly without a permit. And they are allowed to defend themselves

      • Tim
        October 10, 2014 at 9:16 pm

        Pull your liberal head out of the sand. (A) Thugs who beat random people are not “children”. (B) You would “Prefer not to escalate the issue”. This “game” of theirs is killing people and you give no suggestion at all for defending yourself and family. Just stay out of my way when I am eliminating these idiots. Take yourself off to the clue store and get one.

      • Ben Driggers
        February 6, 2016 at 10:54 pm

        So what is your answer? Let the animals take over? No, I don’t think so! Unless I am attacked by a herd of the vicious animals you may rest assured the 13 rounds in this 9mm are going to find a new home if I am not dead or out cold. I am nearly 70 and had a close call not long ago with one of these animals that got his kicks from pushing an old man around. I got in more trouble from breaking his jaw with my cane than he did for attacking me. If there is a next time I intend to put the black bastard in Hell, cause I am “packing” now.

    • Kowalski
      October 2, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Shooting starts a chain effect, Understandably you want to protect yourself and family members. But what you don’t know is that you shoot one of them a number of things can happen, You could wake up with a pillow in you’re face with a loaded gun on the over side or you can have groups forming outside your house looking to put holes in you. I don’t agree with this its shocking I cant understand it, But picking up arms will cause a civil war.

      • GRusling
        October 10, 2014 at 6:34 am

        Civil War? OK… If that’s what they want, bring it on! I’ve been to war and did not like it, but I certainly learned how to survive in that environment… Threaten me or my family and I’ll show you how I did it!

  2. paddy
    September 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    just poor misunderstood kids, just need some hugs and understanding, just doing what teenagers do, not bad kids!! ya sure stupid, just like travon martin and chris brown!! ya ok,boys and girls, keep it up and the bullets will keep flying !!!!

    • Chocks
      September 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      And yet if the cops moved in and started blasting these guys their parents would be claiming foul saying the thugs are just kids and the power of groups is overwhelming so they had to participate. Would be a repeat of Michael Brown 1,000x over.

    • Terrible Tony
      September 10, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      “It’s just what children do, you know”

      Meanwhile, these are viciously racist attacks.

    • Glennis Anderson
      September 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Warm hugs and kisses, REALLY. Please give address so that we can supply you with 25 to share your knowledge and bring peace, education and your personal fortune to these “poor” misguided children.

  3. WutPlantzKrave
    September 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    A fine example of why my 12yr old daughter carries a knife. My wife carries a .38 and I carry a 9mm.
    My youngest, only 8, already knows situational awareness.

    A good game to play and to teach situational awareness is to have your children look at people in stores, and moments after you pass have them describe the people you passed. Count how many people are in small groups quickly, and for them to notice facial expressions in public.

    This kind of happening is just the right reason to wake up, get your heads out of your screens, and pay attention.

  4. Mike
    September 9, 2014 at 5:47 am

    These kids are savage animals. Kinda like the apes in the rain forest

  5. Mike
    September 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    The lady is laughing and making jokes while she videotapes a man getting stomped on. Instead of shutting the video off an calling an ambulance she tells everyone else ‘somebody call someone’

    This is disgusting and getting Way out of hand! I’d say they were Animals, but not even Animals act like that! They are simply human Garbage!

    Time for a resurgence in coon hunting!

    • Ron
      September 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Dont let the actions of a few change your thought of a whole ppl. Not all black ppl do stupid shit like this, just like not all white ppl eat blocks of cheese. Check that coon hunting shit. I bet your the first one hanging from a tree if something goes down. Thugs this thugs that…. white ppl talk so much shit, but are afraid of their own damn shadows. Think they are so better, but have no culture of their own but death and destruction. Call blacks thugs, but rape children and rob the poor every day… take advantage of everyone they can, then want to demonize the ppl they hurt because those ppl have no other choice but to seel drugs

      • dave
        September 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

        Ron,
        Not all white s talk shit! but you just showed how stupid you are by saying no all blacks do stupid shit and then talk that crap like you did. And maybe you better watch out because not all are afraid of their shadow. What would you do if 120 whites started running around kicking your ass for no reason? You better wake up to the fact that alot of whites and good blacks are going to start carrying and shooting and that will stop your bullshit.

        • Jess
          September 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm

          To all above, it is ignorant to assume this is a racial stunt, its not. There were both white and black kids in the group assaulting, and the victims were both black and white. Stop worrying about race and think about what could cause a bunch of young kids to think that this is okay. That going to school and killing their teachers, their classmates is okay. There is clearly something else going on and once you get away from the black this, white that, you’ll be able to see it too. ITS NO LONGER ABOUT RACE!

          • Terrible Tony
            September 10, 2014 at 10:20 pm

            How many percent of the thugs were white, would you say ?

            And how many percent of the victims were black ?

  6. AG047
    September 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I just got a Concealed Weapons Permit. I suggest that you all do the same if you live in a second Amendment friendly state. If you don’t you should seriously consider moving to one. Things will only be getting worse not better. Even a boy scout knows to be prepared.

  7. franke da truth
    September 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I could help but notice all the negro youths.

  8. Jamal
    September 10, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Dam… This is messed up… Its really bad when even I think these people are acting like n*ggers (and I’m black). Each one of these kids need an individualized ass whooping. As for the ones that are beating people who are already down? Well they should be hospitalized…

  9. NebEnas
    September 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

    People who think guns are the answer are people who can’t fight. That’s just a fact. To people getting mad at that person recording she did what she could you can tell she is in shock by these action. For the solution. I say find a whole squad of 300 parents, white and black. (Even Asian and Hispanic) find out about the next meet up, wait for them to gather, place some decoys around, and when the time is right. Give these young thugs an ass whopping of a life time. Then to ones who dont make it take a picture of face, print a picture, bring to their school and pass it. Back in the day local towns knew how to handle this bulls**t. Why can’t we? We bring in cops because I dont trust them no more and im white. What happen to good ol’ass kicking from the older heads?

  10. Dave
    September 12, 2014 at 4:31 am

    You don’t fight back against a mob. You do your best to cover vitals and wait for them to move on. You challenge a mob and you will be beat far worse… if not killed. Once you show any aggression they will up the attack 10 fold.

    • Off Grid Survival
      September 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

      That’s not true at all. Read our article on fighting multiple attackers as linked above in the article. You sit there and take it and you will likely end up dead.

    • Tim
      October 10, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Learn how to READ before you put ignorant comments that you are clearly not competent to judge. This game is ALREADY killing people. Those who will not defend their freedom and liberty deserve neither.

  11. George
    March 13, 2015 at 4:43 am

    My bug out pad won’t be east of the Mississippi

  12. B from CA
    December 29, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Integration and multiculturalism is a gigantic failure.
    The best way to avoid being attacked is to live among your own kind. Being politically naive can be a fatal mistake. Europeans in America and in Europe are being oppressed and discriminated against because they fail to recognize the genocidal intentions of others. It is difficult to confront evil.

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