Baltimore Mayor Speaks Out Against ‘Knockout Game’

CBS DC, June 25, 2014

After two recent “knockout games” left several people in Baltimore injured, the city’s mayor has decided to speak out.

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“They don’t understand the consequences,” [Baltimore Mayor Stephanie] Rawlings-Blake said. “If you knock someone out, you could think its a joke and you’ll hurt somebody–that person could die. And then your life is ruined for some stupidity that you and your friends think is fun. It’s just not worth it.”

Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that adults in the city can help to prevent these crimes by being more involved in the lives of children who may be roaming the streets.

This comes days after two incidents that police believe are connected to the knockout game, which involves a group of people trying to knock someone out with a single punch.

This past weekend, a Texas man in town for his college orientation was reportedly punched in the head outside the Baltimore Harbor Hotel by a group of youths. Last week, two brothers claimed they chased down a group of about 20 kids after being punched. {snip}

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