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Is ‘Knockout Game’ a Hate Crime?

Posted on 12/31/2013 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayIt’s all the “rage” — or is it?  The “knockout game” — not really a game, but rather a violent form of assault — has made headlines across the nation over the past several months. It involves knocking out an unsuspecting victim with a single punch. Some news organizations have reported that the “game,” in which people of color, often older, are randomly attacked by young “players,” has become an epidemic. Others, while acknowledging that the game exists, brand the so-called trend …

….."Pants on Fire" – Great Site For Debunking The Myths

Posted on 08/13/2009 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThere is a great website out there called “Politifact.com” – take a look at http://www.politifact.com. They are a non-partisan and fact-based organization dedicated to illuminating the truth (or untruth) of statements politicians and other make on television, print and in other settings. Just as you might go and check an urban legend on snopes.com, we’d recommend checking things out on this Pulitzer prize winning site as well when you receive something via email or other source and you wonder about …

…..”Pants on Fire” – Great Site For Debunking The Myths

Posted on 08/13/2009 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThere is a great website out there called “Politifact.com” – take a look at http://www.politifact.com. They are a non-partisan and fact-based organization dedicated to illuminating the truth (or untruth) of statements politicians and other make on television, print and in other settings. Just as you might go and check an urban legend on snopes.com, we’d recommend checking things out on this Pulitzer prize winning site as well when you receive something via email or other source and you wonder about …