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Community leaders in East New York blame lack of jobs for ‘knockout’ game violence

Young people are allegedly participating in a dangerous

Young people are allegedly participating in a dangerous game of trying to knock out unsuspecting people. (November 27, 2013 6:59 PM)

Community leaders in East New York say that jobs are the answer to ending the so-called "knockout" game. Councilman Charles Barron and other local activists spoke publicly for a second time about a rash of assaults involving young people punching unsuspecting victims. Barron says the root of the problem is that young people need jobs to help keep them out of trouble. In recent weeks,...

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