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Published on Friday, February 21, 2014

Bill seeks to address recent violent trend in the nation called the knockout game.

SB 6011 addresses an unfortunate national trend commonly referred to as the knockout game. In these events, a group of people will walk by an individual and randomly strike that person in the head with the purpose of knocking them unconscious. Dozens of these attacks have been reported nationwide including cases here in Washington.

This bill raises the degree of assault from a misdemeanor to a felony offense. SB 6011 is scheduled for a hearing at 10am on February 25 in the House Public Safety Committee.

Categories: Law & justice