- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 1, 2013

A 76-year-old New York City woman is said to be the latest victim in the dangerous “knockout” game spreading across the country, in which black youths single out a stranger, in most cases a woman, and hit the person in hopes of knocking them out with one blow.

Yvonne Small was walking in the Brooklyn borough at about 11:30 a.m. EST Saturday when an unidentified black man in his 20s or 30s punched her in the back of the head, the Daily Mail reported.

Surveillance footage of the attack has been released as police try to nab the suspect.

The attack occurred shortly after the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network held a rally nearby, the Daily Mail reported. Mr. Sharpton has been outspoken against the attacks, penning an op-ed in the Huffington Post last week condemning the violence.

Nine other attacks have been reported in New York City, many victims being Jewish residents of Brooklyn neighborhoods. Similar knockout attacks have also been reported in a least a half-dozen states and Britain.