Legislator Wants ‘Knockout Game’ Law to Pack a Punch

Credit: Indy Trendy Skits, via flickr creative commons
Credit: Indy Trendy Skits, via flickr creative commons
The ‘knockout game’ is when one person tries to knock someone out in one punch. That someone is typically a random stranger and a Connecticut representative who is also a police sergeant wants to strengthen the penalties associated with the ‘game.’

State Rep. Joe Verrengia, D-20, and the Public Safety and Security Committee are hosting a public hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 11.

One of the bills that will be addressed is SB 429, an act establishing a ‘knockout game’ assault as a class D felony. The potential bill would transfer children of at least 16 years of age who are charged with the 'knockout game' assault to the regular criminal docket of the Superior Court.

The hearing will take place in room 1A in the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

Rep. Verrengia is vice-chair of the Public Safety and Security Committee.

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