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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Pp-move-indef|main}} The "knockout game" is one of many names given by American news media to assaults in which one or more assailants attempt to knock out an unsuspecting victim, often with a single sucker punch, all for the amusement of the attacker(s) and their accomplice(s).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Other names given to assaults of this type include "knockout", "knockout king", "point 'em out, knock 'em out", "bomb",<ref name="uk1"/><ref name="uk2"/> and "polar-bearing" or "polar-bear hunting" (allegedly called such when the victim is white).<ref name=nbcpolar /><ref name=nypostpolar /><ref name=cbspolar /> Serious injuries and even deaths have been attributed to the "knockout game". Some news sources report that there has been an escalation of such attacks in late 2013, and in some cases the attacker has been charged with a hate crime, while some politicians have been seeking new targeted legislation specifically against it.<ref name=nbcpolar /><ref name="DN CH" /><ref name=jweek1 /> However, other media analysts have cast doubt on the reportedly widespread nature of the game and have labeled the trend, although not the attacks themselves, a myth.<ref name=slate>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name=times /><ref name=beast /> Liberal analysts claim that their conservative counterparts falsely promote a view that the "knockout game" trend is real<ref name=abcarianfaux /><ref name=abcariancrazy /> and conservative analysts claim that the liberal media does not report on it due to the racial implications it may have.<ref name=susteren /><ref name=reilly /><ref name=breitbart />


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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Pp-move-indef|main}} The "knockout game" is one of many names given by American news media to assaults in which one or more assailants attempt to knock out an unsuspecting victim, often with a single sucker punch, all for the amusement of the attacker(s) and their accomplice(s).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Other names given to assaults of this type include "knockout", "knockout king", "point 'em out, knock 'em out", "bomb",<ref name="uk1"/><ref name="uk2"/> and "polar-bearing" or "polar-bear hunting" (allegedly called such when the victim is white).<ref name=nbcpolar /><ref name=nypostpolar /><ref name=cbspolar /> Serious injuries and even deaths have been attributed to the "knockout game". Some news sources report that there has been an escalation of such attacks in late 2013, and in some cases the attacker has been charged with a hate crime, while some politicians have been seeking new targeted legislation specifically against it.<ref name=nbcpolar /><ref name="DN CH" /><ref name=jweek1 /> However, other media analysts have cast doubt on the reportedly widespread nature of the game and have labeled the trend, although not the attacks themselves, a myth.<ref name=slate>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name=times /><ref name=beast /> Liberal analysts claim that their conservative counterparts falsely promote a view that the "knockout game" trend is real<ref name=abcarianfaux /><ref name=abcariancrazy /> and conservative analysts claim that the liberal media does not report on it due to the racial implications it may have.<ref name=susteren /><ref name=reilly /><ref name=breitbart />


Knockout game sections
Intro  History of attacks  Precipitating factors  Response  Criticism of reporting  References  Further reading  

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