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Fighting Knockout Game

A New York state lawmaker says itís time to crackdown on a violent game which is gaining popularity online.

Fighting Knockout Game

November 22, 2013
New York (AP) - A New York state lawmaker says it's time to crackdown on a violent game which is gaining popularity online.
     
Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco of Schenectady tells the Associated Press his bill would make the "knockout game" a gang assault with a sentence of up to 25 years. Minors could also be charged as adults. The so-called "game" happens when young people punch an unsuspecting bystander so hard, they're knocked unconscious. The acts are often recorded and posted online. It would also include prison time for people convicted of going along to watch or record the assaults.