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The Knockout Game Is Just A Preview Of The Chaos That Is Coming To The Streets Of America

BoxingThere is a hot new game being played in cities all over America, and it is very simple.  You pick out a defenseless person on the street and you try to knock them out.  In most areas, it is known as “the knockout game”.  In some communities it is called by other names such as “point-em-out, knock-em-out” and “polar bear hunting”.  In many instances, the perpetrators don’t even try to steal anything from the people that they knock out.  The goal is just to “have fun” by brutally attacking an innocent victim.  Well, if this is what young thugs in America will do for fun when times are still good, what will they be willing to do when our economy really starts falling apart?  Yes, the U.S. economy has definitely been steadily declining, but the truth is that what we are experiencing right now is rip-roaring prosperity compared to what is coming in the years ahead.  So what will the streets of America look like when things get really bad?

If you have never heard of “the knockout game” before, the following is how USA Today recently described it…

Dangerous “knockout” attacks on strangers are leading to arrests, more officers flooding the streets and more warnings for vigilance by an unsuspecting public.

Perpetrators have dubbed the violent practice as the “knockout game,” in which young people try to randomly knock out strangers with one punch.

Recent attacks in New York, New Haven, Conn., Washington, D.C. and suburban Philadelphia have raised concerns across the country.

Of course there are variations on the game.  Sometimes the goal is to knock out victims with a single punch, but in other instances entire groups of young thugs attack a victim and the goal is to see who can knock out the victim first.

Most of the time this game does not involve the theft of belongings, but in other cases it does.  For example, the following is how one teen described the game

“You just knock them out. You hit them with a blow and you take their belongings.”

Most of the time, the victims are males.

But this is not always true.

In fact, the Huffington Post recently reported on an incident in which a 78-year-old grandmother was attacked…

Earlier this month, CBS 2 reported on a series of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn, allegedly part of a disturbing game that has teens punching Jewish adults in an effort to try to knock them over.

Now it appears the action — dubbed the “knockout game” — has spread. Violent videos shot in other cities and in as many as six states, show teenagers knocking into other victims on purpose including, most recently, a 78-year-old grandmother in Brooklyn.

The victim’s daughter said she was walking along in broad daylight when a young African-American male knocked her down. He didn’t take anything, she said, and didn’t seem interested in anything but hitting her as hard as he could before running off.

Sometimes, the victims of “the knockout game” never get back up.  Last year, a 20-year-old college student in Minnesota was killed by a pack of thugs playing the knockout game.  You can see a video news report about that incident right here.

Knockout game deaths have also been reported in Syracuse, in St. Louis and in New Jersey.  In the case in New Jersey, the attackers left 46-year-old Ralph Santiago lodged between iron fence posts with a broken neck


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Curbing Gang Violence in Central America

Gang violence, fueled by the drug traffic in Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean, is having a serious effect on people’s lives and threatens to alter the social fabric of the countries in the region. Central American gangs, also called maras, named after the voracious ants known as marabuntas, are involved in a wide range of criminal activities, such as arms and drug trafficking, kidnapping, human trafficking, human smuggling, and illegal immigration.

One of the best-known Central American gangs, Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, has an estimated 70,000 members who are active in urban and suburban areas. It originated in Los Angeles in the 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. The gang’s activities have caught the attention of the FBI and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which have conducted raids and arrested hundreds of gang members. The FBI called MS-13 “America’s most violent gang.”

MS-13 has been particularly active in Los Angeles County, the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Long Island, New York City, and the Boston area. Their code of conduct includes fierce revenge and cruel retribution. Members of this gang were originally recruited by the Sinaloa in their battle against the Los Zetas Mexican cartels in their ongoing drug war south of the U.S. border.

Many gang members living in the U.S. have been deported back to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, adding to the already serious social problems in those countries. They brought with them crack cocaine and predictably, drug-related crimes were soon on a steep increase. Those gang members deported from the United States enlarged the local groups and found easy recruits among the local disenfranchised youth. Today, most of the members are in their 20s, while their leaders are in the late 30s and 40s.

The gangs’ battles with the police for control of working-class neighborhoods were met in each case with strong-arm tactics by the police. They also proved unproductive, since they unleashed more random violence and terror. As a result of each government’s efforts to eliminate them, many gang members returned to the United States, where they continued their involvement in criminal activities. Today, the gangs have expanded into southern Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil, which has generated calls for a more organized effort to combat them.

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Gang Retaliation a public threat as police search for Akein Scott

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Published on May 14, 2013

Gang Retaliation a public threat as police search for Akein Scott


Mother’s Day shooting suspect told witness he and his brother shot up crowd, NOPD says

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Shawn Scott, 24, left, and his brother Akein, right, allegedly opened fire on a second-line parade on Mother’s Day in what sources say was a gang-related feud. Police say the brothers are both members of the Frenchmen and Derbigny Boys and were targeting a 35-year-old man who is believed to be affiliated with the Deslonde Boys, based in the 9th Ward. (Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office)

Sometime after 20 people were shot at a second-line parade in the 7th Ward on Mother’s Day, 19-year-old Akein Scott admitted to someone that he was the gunman shown on a widely circulated video depicting the violence, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Scott also told that person that his older brother, Shawn, was just out of the frame, also firing bullets into the crowd, police said. Police say that person eventually told detectives what Akein Scott claimed; and by Thursday night, officers had jailed both Akein and Shawn Scott on 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder, crimes punishable by up to 50 years in prison.

In an affidavit supporting 24-year-old Shawn Scott’s arrest on Thursday, investigators state that Akein Scott told an unidentified person that he was the man shooting into a second-line crowd at the corner of Frenchmen and North Villere streets in a video police released to the public on Monday. Akein Scott said that Shawn Scott simultaneously fired bullets into the crowd from the opposite side of the street, the person told police.

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced at a news conference Monday night that Akein Scott was wanted in the mass shooting. Scott eluded capture until late Wednesday night, when authorities apprehended him at a house in the 7500 block of Kingsport Boulevard in eastern New Orleans. Police arrested four other people at the home on charges of hiding Scott from the law.

Meanwhile, tipsters told police Shawn Scott was staying at an apartment in the 9600 block of Hayne Boulevard in eastern New Orleans.

Police secured a search warrant for the residence. On Wednesday night, NOPD SWAT members and U.S. marshals conducted undercover surveillance on the apartment in preparation for executing the warrant.

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NOPD arrest 6 in connection to Mother’s Day shooting

Posted: May 16, 2013 3:18 PM CDT Updated: May 16, 2013 3:18 PM CDT

Nekia Youngblood (Source: NOPD) Nekia Youngblood (Source: NOPD)

Brandy George (Source: NOPD) Brandy George (Source: NOPD)

Bionca Hickerson (Source: NOPD) Bionca Hickerson (Source: NOPD)

Justin Alexander (Source: NOPD) Justin Alexander (Source: NOPD)


New Orleans Police and the US Marshals office have arrested and booked two brothers in connection with the shooting at a Mother’s Day second line celebration that injured 19 people.
NOPD identified Akein Scott, 19, as the suspected gunman on Monday, and arrested him late Wednesday night without incident. Scott has been charged with 20 counts of attempted second degree murder and is being held on $10 million bond.
Investigators also arrested four people accused of aiding Scott after he was announced as the suspect: Nekia Youngblood, 32, Bionca Hickerson, 22, Brandy George, 28, and Justin Alexander, 19, were all booked with obstruction of justice by harboring a fugitive.
Investigators learned that Akien Scott’s older brother Shawn Scott, 24, also participated in the crime and arrested him Thursday morning. He has also been charged with 20 counts of attempted second degree murder.


Boy, 10, injured in Mother’s Day shooting also lost cousin Briana Allen in 2012 birthday shooting

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Published on May 14, 2013

Ka’Nard Allen, 10, has lived through two shootings in less than a year. Read story