A victim of the knockout game decided that he would not let the teenage attackers get away with the violent assault, chased them down, and managed to bring them to justice.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the idea behind the knockout game is that a group or an individual targets the first person they see and attempts to knock the unsuspecting person unconscious with just one punch. Media reports have focused on “black mobs” going after Jews when targeting people. There is also a book that documents the trend toward violence called White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence and How the Media Ignore It. But others claim that race has nothing to do with the knockout game and that is has existed for many years under the guise of different names.
In response to the recent knockout game attacks, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that adults need to be more involved in the lives of their kids and he was also disgusted by the attackers:
“They don’t understand the consequences. If you knock someone out, you could think its a joke and you’ll hurt somebody – that person could die. And then your life is ruined for some stupidity that you and your friends think is fun. It’s just not worth it.”
A victim who has identified only as Eric was not thinking about the politics of the situation when he and his brother were attacked by a large group of 20 to 25 teens riding on bikes. Eric says he was walking down the street when the teens punched him in the ear and slapped his brother on the head:
“The moment I got hit, that split second, I knew what was going on. I’ve heard the stories, and I wasn’t going to let these kids get away. When they realized I didn’t go down — I just chased after them — they weren’t really smart because they hit us on the bottom of the hill and tried to escape on BMX bikes up a hill. People who play the knockout game are cowards. There was 20 of them and two of us. The moment we chased them, they all went away. I really just wanted to make sure that we caught the kid and made sure he couldn’t do that to somebody else.”
Eventually the teens ditched the bikes but Eric and his brother chased down the 16-year-old boy who had hit them and then called police. The cops arrested the knockout game king only to discover the boy had stolen a cell phone taken during an assault and robbery. In addition, the teen may have been playing the knockout game for a while and could be tied to other incidents.