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.