Rikers Island is a tough place on a good day, but now going to work for correction officers has become even more dangerous.
It looks like the crime fad known as the knockout game has spread to Rikers Island, with women officers the main targets. I spoke exclusively with one female C.O. who is still reeling from a punch to the face.
We have an exclusive picture of the damage the woman said was done to her on November 30, 2013, on Rikers Island. The 22-year-old rookie correction officer told me the knockout game we’ve seen spread across the country is also spreading inside the jail.
“Came right out of the bathroom and punched me in my eye,” she said.
Her eye socket was fractured and may need surgery. She has a black eye and her vision remains blurry. She said it came out of nowhere.
Matt Vespa reports: Well, this participant of the knockout game probably will reconsider future engagements after being beatdown by the woman he punched and her boyfriend.
The video shows the assailant targeting the woman, who doesn’t go down after he lands his punch. She turns around and starts punching him repeatedly in the head – but, only after her boyfriend delivers an epic kick to the face.
This is the knockout game gone right!
A teen playing the “Knockout Game” in Lansing, Michigan unwittingly targeted a concealed carry permit holder and was shot twice. He survived and is now in jail.
AWR Hawkins writes: As Breitbart News previously reported, the “Knockout Game” thrives in areas where victims are unarmed. In the “game,” teens approach a stranger on the sidewalk or in an alley and punch the stranger in an attempt to knock him or her out. A punch that results in a knockout scores one point.
WILX in Lansing reported that teenager Marvell Weaver, who is black, tried to knock out a father who was standing at a bus stop waiting for his daughter to arrive. Instead of simply punching the father, Weaver tried a variation on the “game” by trying to taze the man. The taser malfunctioned, and the father pulled a .40 cal handgun and shot the teenager twice.