Dangerous 'Knockout game' that killed homeless man in Hoboken is making national media
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HUDSON COUNTY -- Two months after a homeless man in Hoboken was killed by a blow to the head, allegedly by three Jersey City youths playing the "knockout game," the national media have been running stories about the dangerous game. The object is to render a stranger unconscious with one blow, and the victims are dying in cities across the country.

Some media reports say the game has racial undertones, and has victimized people of particular races or religions.

The latest story can be found here.

In late September, three Jersey City juveniles were arrested in connection with the attack in Hoboken. Surveillance video from various points in town showed the boys getting on the light rail at Second Street to return to Jersey City after the act.

A surgeon in Syracuse told the International Business Times, "These kids don't see the victims who never wake up. They don't see the people on ventilators or the people who die from bed sores or pneumonias that eat their lungs out because they can't breathe. They don't see the kids long forgotten by their friends on the streets, the ones who've lost the ability to wipe the corners of their mouths when they drool."

The game has also been called "One Hitter Quitter," a report said.

To read our coverage of the September death, click here.

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