Guest editorial…No fun and games in ‘knockout game’

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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was right to warn youth in the city not to participate in the so-called “knockout game” which involves young men randomly assaulting people.

“First and foremost, this is disgusting and inexcusable behavior,” said Nutter during a Monday evening news conference at City Hall.

“And it’s not a game. You can seriously injure, possibly even kill, someone with this kind of activity.”

The mayor vowed that anyone caught participating in “this current rash of stupidity,” would be caught and prosecuted.

Nutter is right to speak out early to forestall the spread of random assaults and the knockout game, in Philadelphia.

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