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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryntrollian View Post
    I'd say social media is a much larger influence than " TV and video games " in this context. Are you at all familiar with Worldstar hiphop?

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    In this age, anything can happen anywhere as long as there is an adequate internet connection. It began as an " urban thing " and became a social media thing.
    I'm not so sure about that. I think it has more to do with the widespread myth that you can be knocked out and be perfectly fine afterwards, and it's all just a big funny thing. I'd say a vast majority of these incidents are idiots teens who think they're 'pulling a prank' on this person, not attacking them. I mean, I've seen idiot kids doing it too each other, like "Hey, stand here, and we're gonna see if we can knock you out, and then you can do it to me, and we'll record it and put it online."

  2. #22
    after watching the video I wouldn't feel sad if they were sent to the gallows.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Polyxo View Post
    This is something where I think you actually CAN blame violence from TV and video games and such. Not because it made people more violent. More because it made people think that getting knocked out isn't a serious injury.
    This case was not the knockout game or some derivative. They asked the guy for a dollar, he refused, words were exchanged and the one punched him in the back of the head. They separated and then a few minutes later the other kid came up and sucker punched him with the killing blow.
    "I only feel two things Gary, nothing, and nothingness."

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