New York Times
22 November 2013
‘Knockout Game’ a Spreading Menace or a Myth
By CARA BUCKLEY
New York Post
23 November 2013
By Michael Gartland
The Daily Beast
25 November 2013
Much like "wilding" before it, the furor over the "knockout game" bears all the hallmarks of an overblown panic over a crime wave that doesn't exist.
By Jamelle Bouie
Have teenagers adopted a new game of random assaults, with the goal of a one-hit “knock out?” […]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
6 December 2013
By Christine Byers
ST. LOUIS -- Police say a reported “knockout game” attack that recently attracted national attention to St. Louis is false.
Ashley DePew, 23, and her boyfriend Justin Simms, 25, were charged Friday with falsifying a police report. The pair had claimed DePew was the victim of a random attack outside a St. Louis bar last month, police said.
Police now believe she was actually injured by her boyfriend and the pair fabricated the “knockout game” story as a cover for her injury. […]