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Hackensack Police Warn Residents After 3 Random, Possibly ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Police in Hackensack are warning residents about three random attacks that could be tied to the so-called “knockout game.”

08/20/2014

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Councilman Suspects Assault On London Man In Brooklyn Was ‘Knockout’ Attack

A tourist from London in town for a wedding was attacked and beaten in Brooklyn early Tuesday, in what a City Councilman said might have been another “knockout” attack.

03/25/2014

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3 Long Island Teens Accused Of Beating 52-Year-Old Woman

The victim was walking along MacArthur Avenue around 3 p.m. on March 7 when she was assaulted. Police said the suspects punched her in the head and kicked her in the abdomen.

03/18/2014

State Rep. Joe Verrengia (D-West Hartford) (credit: housedems.ct.gov)

Conn. Lawmaker Looks To Increase Penalties Against Teens Involved In ‘Knockout’ Attacks

State Rep. Joe Verrengia is behind the effort to try 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in court for these dangerous street assaults. The measure would make such attacks a felony.

03/11/2014

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Lawmakers To Consider Bill To Make ‘Knockout Game’ Attacks A Felony

A bill before the General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee would make the sucker-punch attacks a Class D felony.

03/08/2014

Still frame from surveillance video of suspect assaulting man on the Bowery, March 6, 2014 (credit: NYPD)

Bowery Assault Victim Confident He’s A Victim Of ‘Knockout Game’

Rogers, who broke his jaw and suffered facial lacerations, said he’s positive he was a victim of a “knockout game” attack.

03/06/2014

Brooklyn Assault

Police Search For Suspects In Attack On Woman In Vinegar Hill

Police on Wednesday were asking the public to help them find four suspects who attacked a woman in broad daylight in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn.

03/05/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: A Look Back At 2013

Ask me on a Friday what story I covered on the Monday of the same week and most weeks I’d have to flip open the pages of my reporter’s notebook to answer you. But some stories stick.

01/10/2014

A runner dons a 'Boston Strong' shirt while waving an American flag. (credit: Monica Miller)

The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

Midwood Brooklyn Assault Suspect

Police Search For Suspect In Reported Possible Knockout Attack

Police on Tuesday were searching for a suspect who punched a woman in the back of the head and knocked her down as she walked with her 7-year-old daughter in Brooklyn this past weekend.

12/24/2013

Darryl Mitchell (Credit: James Carbone/Pool Image/Newsday)

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Long Island ‘Knockout Game’ Attacks

Darryl Mitchell pleaded not guilty to attacking multiple people in Suffolk County.

12/18/2013

Darryl Mitchell is charged in four suspected 'knockout game' attacks on Long Island. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Man Charged In Suspected ‘Knockout Game’ Attacks On Long Island

A North Amityville man has been charged with at least four counts of assault in connection with suspected “knockout game” attacks on Long Island.

12/17/2013

Black and Jewish leaders hold a news conference on Dec. 15, 2013, to denounce the recent spate of "knockout game" attacks. (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010  WINS)

Black, Jewish Leaders Unite To Condemn ‘Knockout Game’ Attacks

Leaders of the black and Jewish communities joined together Sunday on the steps of Brooklyn Supreme Court to repudiate the violent “knockout game.”

12/15/2013

Council member-elect Laurie Cumbo (Credit: lauriecumbo2013.com)

Brooklyn Councilwoman Apologizes For ‘Knockout Game’ Comments

A newly-elected member of the New York City Council who came under fire for her theory as to what the motive was behind the “knockout game” attacks in Crown Heights has issued an apology.

12/10/2013

Council member-elect Laurie Cumbo (Credit: lauriecumbo2013.com)

Council Member-Elect’s Comments On ‘Knockout Game’ Draw Ire

Brooklyn Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo recently said on Facebook that she believes the attacks against Jews in that area are related to a sense of resentment.

12/05/2013

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