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One aggressive citizen is fighting back against the “Knockout” game.

And there could be more.

Is street justice the answer to a violent game where some black teenagers identify an unsuspecting victim and deliver a cold-hearted sucker punch that is so forceful, it renders the person unconscious?

Here’s one story about the consequences teens face when playing “Knockout.”

A black teenager from Lansing, Michigan who assaulted a man during the game of “Knockout” was shot twice when the intended victim decided to defended himself.

Marvell Weaver, 17, was playing “Knockout” and attempted to attack his victim with a stun gun before presumably hitting him. But the victim surprised Weaver because he was carrying a legally concealed pistol and he shot Weaver twice.

The victim, a 28-year-old father, said he noticed a vehicle driving through the streets but didn’t think much about it.

“I saw the van circle twice, and the second time three kids came out,” the victim, who chose to remain anonymous, told reporters. “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 said Weaver hopped out of the van, approached him, and stuck a  stun gun into the victim’s side. But when the stun gun misfired, Weaver turned to run away.

That’s when the victim pulled out his pistol and shot Weaver twice in the butt. The victim was not looking for trouble, but he was prepared for it.

“It happened so fast I wasn’t sure,” said the victim, who was waiting for his 6-year-old daughter to get dropped off from school at a bus stop.

“I just know something was shoved into my side,” the victim said. “I wasn’t sure if it was a knife, if it was anything.”

Will Weaver’s shooting in Michigan deter other black teenagers across the country who play “Knockout?” And is it wise for citizens to fight back against teenagers who are using unsuspecting residents as human punching bags?

Weaver, who said he had played “Knockout” about seven times before, apologized to the victim after he was shot.

“I’m sorry, please don’t kill me,” Weaver said. “I don’t know why I did that. I’m high, you know. I just wanna go home.”

Weaver, who was arrested and is now in jail, told reporters that he is remorseful.

“It was just a lesson learned,” Weaver sad. “I wish I hadn’t played the game at all.”

But Lansing police said Weaver’s story should serve as warning to others who play the “Knockout” game.

“There’s a price to pay if they wind up doing it,” Lansing Police spokesman Robert Merritt said.

The intended victim in Michigan was not charged with a crime because he was carrying a legal handgun. But it would behoove citizens who are thinking about arming themselves to ask their local law enforcement officials about gun laws in their cities.

Not every citizen will want to carry a gun. So should more Americans arm themselves with mace, or take a self-defense class, to defend themselves against “Knockout?

Meanwhile, Rev. Al Sharpton rightfully condemned “Knockout” attacks by some black teens.

“This kind of behavior is deplorable and must be condemned by all us,” Sharpton said last weekend. “We would not be silent if it was the other way around. We cannot be silent or in any way reluctant to confront it when it is coming from our own community.”

“Kids are randomly knocking out people [from] another race — some specifically going at Jewish people,” he added. “This kind of insane thuggery — there is nothing cute about that. There is no game play about knocking somebody out, and it is not a game. It is an assault and is bias, and it is wrong.”

What do you think?

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11 thoughts on “ANALYSIS: Should Unsuspecting Citizens Defend Themselves Against ‘Knockout?’

  1. Royalty1022 on said:

    Amen. There is no excuse for this violence and people need to stop blaming it on poverty, nothing to live for all this is crap. They know right from wrong! Why would you want to do something so stupid and violate an innocent victim? These fools are just bad seeds that deserves what ever happens to them! There are a lot of children growing up in singles homes who are well adjusted citizens. This is crap and stupidity and people need to protect themselves. This type of scum is not easy to rehabilitate!

    • A real American on said:

      Every participant of the knockout game should be shot in the head and left on their mother’s doorstep, most of their fathers are in jail. Lack of proper parenting and Oprah Winfrey are responsible for these evil acts, let alone racist Obama supporters. Has anyone heard the statements Oprah made about killing older, white Americans? Has anyone heard of Obama’s “Dreams from my father”? He said it himself when he wrote and narrated the book that he wants to destroy “white” America? Check out “2016 Obama’s America”. Don’t listen to the liberal media that clouds the truth. Think for yourself!

  2. stephanie on said:

    I agree those little punks should be punished. However, killing them is too final, they need to be stripped and cane, whip to an inch of their life, let their other friends sees what will happen to them. The word will get out, and those little bastards will straighten up and do right.

  3. applesauce585 on said:

    “KNOCKOUT” game cause a few of these thugs to take a dirt nap. The foolishness will cease! It is too dangerous and stupid to be playing this game these days folks are on edge as it is, and not for the “uh oh i didn’t mean it”, at least this young man mom gets to visit him in jail and not a cemetery.

  4. Alpha Male on said:

    This “knockout” crap is NO “game”……’s assault. PERIOD. This person got what he deserved from his intended victim. Kudos! Unlike Trayvon Martin who was totally innocent, but killed. These punks are totally “guilty”, but get to live. I find it fully justified for any armed citizen to defend themselves (shoot the cowards). If they live, they should be charged with a FELONY & sent to prison. If they die ……..good riddance. Enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I am a white woman and I have my conceal/carry permit… my daughters are usually with me, they also have been taught how to shoot… these troublemakers need to beware… hopefully this are isolated incidences and not something a lot of kids will engage in.

  6. Hell yes defend yourself Too many Black youths running feral in city streets, no father figures
    or male mentors , yet whites are criticized when they clutch there purse tighter or cross the street
    or lock their car doors ..well hell now you see why, we have our selves to blame it’s like the
    officer said see something say something if we allow this type of behavior then we can’t
    fault the stereotypes and predisposed assumptions. As far as innocent victims YES arm yourselves
    and when one of these F&^*ink animals attacks you put a couple of rounds through his face
    nothing like a closed casket funeral to show what bad behavior brings

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