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.
A bill before the General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee would make the sucker-punch attacks a Class D felony.
Rogers, who broke his jaw and suffered facial lacerations, said he’s positive he was a victim of a “knockout game” attack.
Police on Wednesday were asking the public to help them find four suspects who attacked a woman in broad daylight in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn.
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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.
Darryl Mitchell pleaded not guilty to attacking multiple people in Suffolk County.
A North Amityville man has been charged with at least four counts of assault in connection with suspected “knockout game” attacks on Long Island.
Leaders of the black and Jewish communities joined together Sunday on the steps of Brooklyn Supreme Court to repudiate the violent “knockout game.”
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.
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.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders have launched a social media campaign in an effort to stop the violent “knockout game.”
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind said a pattern has emerged but stopped short of saying the Jewish community is being targeted in these types of attacks.
Police were searching Saturday for a suspect in an attack on a 76-year-old woman in Brooklyn, in what was believed to be another possible instance of the “knockout game.”