Brooklyn Residents Hold Rally, Call for End of 'Knockout Game'

On November 29th Brooklyn "community leaders and local residents" held a rally calling for an end to the "Knockout Game."

According to CBS New York, Brown Memorial Baptist Church's Leticia Smith said: "We are stressed out, but we refuse to be knocked out in our community. We are asking our mothers to make a recommitment to pay more attention to our children."

Over the last weeks alone in Brooklyn, "a 78-year-old grandmother and a 12-year-old boy" were targeted in the "Knockout game." And as Breitbart News reported, a 72-year-old Brooklyn woman was targeted on November 25th.

Community Activist Tony Herbert--part of Al Sharpton's National Action Network--said social media companies need to refuse to carry the videos of "Knockout Game" attacks when they are uploaded: "[We] denounce...the opportunity of folks to use social media like World Star Hip Hop and YouTube to proliferate this kind of stupidity." 

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins


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