BLOG

New Yorkers Fear the ‘Knockout Game’ Will Hit Them Next

“There is no point to it, it’s crazy.”

A woman who was standing near a victim of the “knockout game” when he was attacked summed up the terrifying “game” that involves punching someone to knock them out and then taking a selfie with your victim. People are chosen at random, so anyone could be a knockout victim.

The twisted fad crops up from time to time among teenagers. In September, a Lower East Side resident was punched while walking her dog, while last year, a Muslim man was attacked outside a mosque and beaten so badly he required surgery to repair broken bones in his face, the New York Post reported.

A CBS News report from 2013 documented seven attacks in New York City alone; “knockout game” attacks documented in multiple cities resulted in fatalities and murder charges for the teens involved.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: The woman was not moving. She lay unconscious. Her body splayed out on the cold sidewalk, as four young men approached her. They immediately took out their phones.

In the America that I recognize, they took out their phones to call police. But that's not what they did. They needed to take pictures of their latest victim.

Moments earlier, the woman was just walking down the street, when a man rushed up to her. Kicked her in the stomach and sucker punched her in the face. This is a game known as The Knockout Game. And it's happening in our major cities. Last week, people were knocked out in New York City, Brooklyn, and Pittsburgh.

The goal is to come up to a complete stranger in the street and knock them into unconsciousness. It's usually played by groups of roving teenagers with nothing better to do with their lives. Teenagers who lack a future, parental guidance, moral values, which all leads to a lack of basic human decency.

This is what the deterioration of morality looks like in America. And it is going to get worse, unless we as parents start to teach basic morality in our own homes.

GLENN

INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

To hear more from this conversation click here.

Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

RADIO

Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden was forced to resign (fired) by the NFL on Monday due to 'misogynistic' and 'homophobic' language found in several of his old, private emails. But Jason Whitlock, sports writer and host of 'Fearless' on BlazeTV, tells Glenn that Gruden's words never should have resulted in his job lost: 'We should have accepted his apology and kept it moving.' But instead, Whitlock says the NFL chose to use Gruden as a 'signal' for all other employees who may oppose the football organization's current, far-left political stances: 'Taking over sports, taking over the NFL, is crucial to the goals of the left and what they're trying to do.'

RADIO

How an ‘orchestrated’ revolution is bringing America TO ITS KNEES

Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins Glenn to discuss his new book, 'The Dying Citizen.' He explains how America's hippies from the 1960s are the progressive elites running our institutions today and how their 'well orchestrated' moves have created a top-down revolution that's 'bringing us down to our knees.' So, what's the solution? Davis Hanson tells Glenn what we can do to push back against the far left today…

THE GLENN BECK PODCAST

Who Is More Evil: Government or Facebook? | Robby Soave | Ep 120

The Left and Right agree: Social media companies like Facebook are abusing their power — whether through censorship or harmful, groupthink-creating algorithms. But is the solution really more censorship and regulation, like government fearmongers and leftist "whistleblowers" have insisted? Glenn sits down with the senior editor at Reason, Robby Soave, who has a much more refreshing solution laid out in his latest book, "Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Future." Politicians have weaponized the fear we have about social media. So, maybe we should be looking at the positives. Glenn and Robby take a look at the (very familiar) history of tech panic and censorship, balance the consequences of changing Section 230, and expose the real threat to the future of free speech: Progressive tyranny entrenched in the old school media.