Tougher Penalties Proposed for 'Knockout Game'



A state lawmaker says he wants to stiffen penalties for people playing the so-called "knockout game.”

Republican state Rep. Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon has introduced the Knockout Assault Prevention Act.

In the "knockout game," people are randomly picked and beaten. The attacks are sometimes captured on cell phone video and posted on social media sites.

Kay's bill would increase the penalty for these assaults, which would be considered a felony punishable by three to seven years in prison.
 
His measure also says prosecutors can charge any such defendant 15 years or older as an adult.

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