Only in today’s sick culture could a game like this happen. The Game is called Knockout, and unfortunately it’s becoming very popular in urban areas around the country.
The Game, if it can even be called that, has mobs of young thugs randomly targeting innocent people on the streets. The sick bastards pick a target and then try to knock the person out with a series of vicious blows to the victim’s head.
The object of the game is to try to knock the person out with one punch, if that’s not enough another teen comes in with another vicious blow until the person falls to the ground.
The Knockout trend has now been reported in at least six states, leaving people seriously injured, crippled and in some cases lying dead on the street.
Trend has Law enforcement around the Country on Edge
Groups are popping up around the country, all with one purpose, to hurt as many innocent people as they can. One teen, who is part of a group called the “Knockout Kings,” is claiming to have knocked out over 300 random people on the streets of St. Louis.
Law enforcement suspect that teens around the country are trading videos of their “knockouts” via social media.
It’s really sickening, and a very scary sign of where this country is heading. One teen told WTAE News in Pittsburgh, PA, “It’s for the fun of it. It’s like when you were a little kid, running around and hitting people. Only now you’re grown, so you can knock ’em out.”
In the video below multiple teenagers explain how the game is played, and laughingly tell the news media why the game is so popular.
What you can do to protect yourself.
- Arm yourself! If ever you needed a reason to justify carrying a gun, this is definitely one of them. In my opinion, the violence in this country is getting out of hand, and everyone needs to be prepared to protect themselves and their families.
- Study the art of Self Defense: Being prepared means being able to defend yourself in a variety of situations; that means you need to learn how to do it right. Any idiot can carry a gun, but knowing how to use it properly in a self-defense situation – or knowing what to do should it fail – is something that takes practice.
- Situational Awareness: Being able to protect yourself begins with having a good sense of what’s going on around you. As I suggested in a previous article, about protecting yourself during a flash mob situation, being keenly aware your environment is one of the most important safety precautions you can take in any situation.