Lawmaker Proposes Tough New Law for ‘Knockout Game’ Perpetrators
A New York state legislator is drafting a new bill to increase the penalty for crimes related to the terrifying and deadly new “Knockout Game” trend. A 25-year sentence is being proposed for teens ages 14 and up who play the game, film it, or stand by and watch.
New York State Assemblyman James Tedisco told Elisabeth Hasselbeck on this morning’s Fox and Friends, “We can’t let kids use their youth as a way to get out of a serious and very violent series of incidents which are happening and continue to expand.”
According to Tedisco, the trend is only growing. “This is a serious crime, there’s got to be serious time for it and I think this will be a deterrent.”