Another person most likely fell victim to this awful “knockout game” trend. This time it was a 76-year old woman in my city, NYC. According to the New York Daily News the victim, Yvonne Smalls was attacked yesterday morning around 11:30am, when some punk punched her in the back of the head and ran away. Authorities are fairly certain that this is connected to this ridiculous game.It’s become a common thing here (and in other cities and towns) and frankly, I’m almost afraid to walk the streets with my kids.
Surveillance footage of the attack was released today and police are asking anyone with any information to come forward. Unfortunately, since it seems to be a bunch of teens with nothing better to do, I doubt much will come from it. Smalls is the tenth victim to be attacked in NYC, and there will probably be more, and honestly, I don’t want to be the next. What the eff is wrong with people?
The worst part about this shiz is that these teens seem to be targeting the elderly, smaller women and other teens. Smalls was the second oldest victim in NYC. The oldest was 78. These attacks are also said to sometimes be occasionally racially motivated, one victim being an Orthodox Jew, though from the reports I read I don’t think they’re entirely sure is that’s the case.
I hope they start catching these brats before someone is killed (and no, a 76-year-old woman did not shoot a kid who tried to do this, that story has been debunked).