Residents in Brooklyn are taking a stand against “Knockout,” a game in which young people sucker punch unsuspecting strangers. Community activists, local residents and parents gathered for a rally on Friday in hopes of bringing an end to the deadly assaults.
“We are stressed out, but we refuse to be knocked out in our community,” said Leticia Smith of the Brown Memorial Baptist Church. “We are asking our mothers to make a recommitment to pay more attention to our children.” Several attacks have taken place in recent weeks in Brooklyn. The victims include a 78-year-old grandmother and a 12-year-old boy.
Police released surveillance photos of a man linked to an attack on a 76-year-old woman in Brooklyn. The victim was approached from behind and punched in the head while walking in East New York. She was treated and released soon after the incident.
Kudos to the residents of Brooklyn for taking a stand against violent action in their community.
Do you think the rally will help to combat the “Knockout” game?
If not, how can community members put an end to the senseless violence?
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