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Old November 22nd, 2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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Dangerous Games - "Point 'em Out, Knock 'em Out"

" A game called "Point-em-out, Knock-em-out" has made its way to Lansing, and it's exactly how it sounds. The game consists of someone being randomly targeted, then attacked...

On February 26th a man waiting for his six-year-old daughter to be dropped off from school, had no idea he would be the city's first reported victim.

"I saw the van circle twice, and the second time three kids came out. I didn't suspect anything. I hadn't any enemies, or any reason to believe they would be looking to do anything to me."...

The victim was attacked by 17-year-old Marvell Weaver. But Weaver did more than try to knock his victim out, he tried to do it with a taser. Luckily for the victim, the taser didn't work and he was able to protect himself with his concealed-carry .40 caliber pistol.

"He shoved something into my side. I wasn't sure what it was. It had some force to it. I wasn't sure if it was a knife or a gun," said the victim.
Weaver was shot twice, in the leg and an inch away from his spine. He's been sentenced to a year in jail for the attack, but he admits he's getting off easy.

"It was just a lesson learned. I wish I hadn't played the game at all," said Weaver.But Weaver say's this wasn't the first time he'd played it. Before he was caught, he and his friends had attacked random people on several occasions."Not many, six or seven. It wouldn't be an every day game, just a certain game to be played on certain days. You don't even try to rob them or anything. That's the game," said Weaver.Weaver says it's not gang related, teens are playing it because they're bored. Plus, they've been seeing others doing it and getting away with it on the internet.
He says he used to play it because he was usually dared, while high and with a bad group of friends.
"They weren't my normal group of friends. Someone just throws it out there and people go along with it. One thing leads to another and it just goes all down hill," said Weaver.
Weaver said they liked to target crowds because it would be easier for them to get away. It could be played during the day or night, and it didn't matter who the victim was, man or woman, old or young; anyone could be a potential target.

He had no idea that playing it would one day almost cost him his life, and land him in jail...."

(full article-http://www.wilx.com/news/featured/headlines/Dangerous-Game---Point-em-Out-Knock-em-Out-231443411.html?device=phone)
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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...On February 26th...
thank you for the timely PSA
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I give the attacker some credit, at least he has manned up to his fukc up, and isn't blaming it on whitey.
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When I heard this story in march I had an opinion.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 05:43 AM   #6
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When I heard this story in march I had an opinion.
...and that opinion was

BTW...where are al sharpton and jesse jackson shouldn't they be out there defending the victims of this profiling event?
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Maybe this is old news to some but it's a growing problem.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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Maybe this is old news to some but it's a growing problem.
Yes, it sure is. What a way to show how much of a "man" you are - punching people that can't even see it coming, especially some of the 70+ year old guys they are hitting.

One of the many reasons I am glad to have a CCW.

I wonder if the guy who defended himself and shot the guy is in trouble now? Seems like it's impossible to fire a gun and not be sued by somebody, even if it's in an instance of dire self-defense.
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What ever happened to good clean fun like "lights out" ?
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lights went out on no1mover!!!!
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 09:38 AM   #11
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PSA: Effective way to respond to the "Knockout Game"
What is don't be a pussy and make sure you swing first?

What is DUCK!!??

What is don't have a glass chin and remember you can always regain your wits after you take him down and are in a dominant position?

What is wear a helmet?

What is always walk back to back with your partner when out in public?

What is sit in the corner with your back to the wall so you can see the whole room?

What is wear a mouthguard that helps to protect against concussions?

What is walk softly and carry a big stick?

On a serious note this game is "kind of" scary. I mean I guess your odds of being caught up in it are about the same as getting mugged, murdered, robbed, etc. But, at the same time you really have no good options of defense if the young punk gets a good clean shot on you. And that shit is gonna sting!
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shit like this is why I am very aware of what an who's around me. growing up on the east side of flint there was always a chance of get jumped. some times the wife just thinks i'm crazy some times on things I do when where out or where I sit if where out to eat.
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Random acts of assholiness.
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I like the shit eating grin on his face.
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I saw on the news the other day that some of the victims have died
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Stories about this game are all over Facebook lately. People are idiots.
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People are idiots.
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Clear indication of the moral decay of our society.
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I heard an interview the other day. Every person assaulted has been white. Every assaulter has been black. However, none of these are hate crimes.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 01:19 PM   #20
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I prefer the way this lady dealt with it:

http://freepatriot.org/2013/11/22/60...nock-out-game/
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