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#8294946 - 11/27/13 06:38 AM Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony
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Okla. lawmaker plans bill on 'knockout game'
At least 2 deaths linked to assaults, ABC News reports
Published 11:31 PM CST Nov 26, 2013


OKLAHOMA CITY 桝n Oklahoma lawmaker said he wants to address the "knockout game" with harsher penalties.

Police in several states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, have reported violent attacks that have been linked to this sometimes deadly game that's garnered attention recently on the Internet.

People who are playing the game have reportedly punched strangers so hard that the victims fall over unconscious. At least two deaths have been linked to the assaults, according to ABC News.


Oklahoma State Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would make an unprovoked battery a felony charge rather than a misdemeanor.

He said current laws are not tough enough. He wants teenagers to be tried as adults in these crimes.

"The only way it could be considered a felony is if you break a limb," said Cleveland. "If you don't break a limb, it's considered a misdemeanor in Oklahoma."

Cleveland said he also plans to create a harsher penalty, hoping those convicted would face a minimum of 10 years in prison.



Read more: http://www.koco.com/news/oklahomanews/ok...l#ixzz2lrBPm100
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#8294999 - 11/27/13 06:50 AM Re: Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony [Re: OrangeOkie]
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So getting a jaw ruined for life or going blind from retinal detachment could result in only misdemeanor charges. Dayom.
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#8295020 - 11/27/13 06:56 AM Re: Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony [Re: eyeball]
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Eyeball, USUALLY, it is the level of injury(ies)that determines the level. Here just a punch with no physical injury is harassment, a violation. Physical injury that REQUIRES medical attention is Assalt 3d a misdemeanor and serious injury is an Assault 2d, a Class "D" felony. YMMV by state.
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#8295028 - 11/27/13 06:59 AM Re: Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony [Re: eyeball]
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I thought aggravated assault and hate crimes were a felony already?

If they want to really pass a law that will put a stop to this, pass a law that allows everyone to carry a firearm for personal protection with no permit issued...open, concealed, doesn't matter.

If they think they might get their head blown off their shoulders, they may not be so willing to participate.
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#8295034 - 11/27/13 07:00 AM Re: Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony [Re: OrangeOkie]
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Followed by execution.
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#8295107 - 11/27/13 07:25 AM Re: Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony [Re: rockinbbar]
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Originally Posted By: rockinbbar
I thought aggravated assault and hate crimes were a felony already?

If they want to really pass a law that will put a stop to this, pass a law that allows everyone to carry a firearm for personal protection with no permit issued...open, concealed, doesn't matter.

If they think they might get their head blown off their shoulders, they may not be so willing to participate.


Sounds like half the western United States

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#8295227 - 11/27/13 08:00 AM Re: Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony [Re: derby_dude]
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Originally Posted By: derby_dude
Followed by execution.


followed by resuscitation and repeat a dozen times while removing a body part each time to keep count..

Frikkin bastards...

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#8295274 - 11/27/13 08:14 AM Re: Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony [Re: achildofthesky]
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Did stuff like this happen when there was a KKK?
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#8295291 - 11/27/13 08:18 AM Re: Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony [Re: eyeball]
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I don't know about anyplace else, but that schit has been going on around here since at least the '60's. It used to be called "japping". Suddenly it is worse? It sure as Hell ain't new.
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#8295326 - 11/27/13 08:29 AM Re: Oklahoma to Make "Knock-Out Game" a Felony [Re: EvilTwin]
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I know the answer to this question, but why isn't each of these cases tried as a hate crime?
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