For "fun." This story from a local news outlet in New Jersey reminded me of the case of Chris Lane, the Australian teenager who was shot and killed by three teenagers in Oklahoma because they were "bored." According to the report, teenagers play a sick game called "knock out," which requires either a large group of people or individuals to attack someone on the street to see if they can "knock them out." One man who was interviewed about the "game" said the victim can be anyone, including a woman and her young children.
"You just knock them out, hit them with a blow and take their belongings," a teenager with a blurred face says.
Police believe "knock-out" led to the death of a homeless man in Hoboken, New Jersey which is right across from New York City.
"It could be anybody, it could be a mother with their children. I know one time they got the UPS guy, it's a macho thing," another man says.
Warning, the following video is extremely disturbing. People are shown being violently attacked and left unconscious on the street as teenagers walk away celebrating and laughing. It's horrific and a grave indictment of cultural decay. At least one of the victims shown in the video is a woman and one is a teacher.
"It's just more like picking a target that is alone, defensive, they just go boom when it's the right time and the right place," a young man with a blurred face says in the report.
Always be aware of your surroundings, walk confidently and stay off of your cell phone until you reach your destination.