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.”
Brooklyn residents are taking a stand against the so-called “knockout game,” a violent trend in which youths sucker-punch unsuspecting strangers for kicks.
Another “knockout game” incident was suspected in an attack Wednesday in the Bronx, according to a published report.
Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the attack of a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy who said he was a victim of the “Knockout Game.”
Four suspects were being held Saturday morning in a string of violent attacks in Brooklyn, known as the “knockout game.”
Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco of Schenectady said Thursday that his bill would make the violent game a gang assault with a sentence of up to 25 years. Youths would be charged as adults.