Edwardsville legislator introduces bill to combat the “Knockout Game”
SPRINGFIELD, IL. (KTVI) – A state representative from Edwardsville is trying to fight the ‘knockout’ game.
The so-called ‘game’ involves punching an innocent victim in the head, with the goal of ‘knocking’ them out.
Representative Dwight Kay is introducing a bill, reclassifying knockout attacks as class-two felonies.
Those felonies would carry a three to seven year prison sentence.
The measure would also allow minors to be tried as adults for ‘knockout’ crimes.