Earlier this month, CBS 2 reported on a series of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn, allegedly part of a disturbing game that has teens punching Jewish adults in an effort to try to knock them over.
Now it appears the action -- dubbed the "knockout game" -- has spread. Violent videos shot in other cities and in as many as six states, show teenagers knocking into other victims on purpose including, most recently, a 78-year-old grandmother in Brooklyn.
The victim's daughter said she was walking along in broad daylight when a young African-American male knocked her down. He didn't take anything, she said, and didn't seem interested in anything but hitting her as hard as he could before running off.
“She had her purse, she had bags from department stores. There was not even an attempt to take anything from her. It was just a wanton act to hurt another human being,” the victim’s daughter told CBS 2.
Various media outlets have reported that police are investigating the string of attacks as possible hate crimes.
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