Rikers Island: ‘Knockout Game’ Targeting Female Officers

December 12, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The vicious “knockout game” has spread to Rikers Island in New York City, with female officers the main target.

The “game” features people trying to knock out other people with just one punch.

Although it goes back to 1992, the trend has been picking up again lately, with attacks reported in multiple states over the past few months.

At Rikers Island, prisoners are targeting female officers.

One officer, a 22-year-old rookie who remains anonymous, told Fox News that she was a victim.

“Came right out of the bathroom and punched me in my eye,” she said.

Her eye socket was fractured and her vision remains blurry. She may need surgery.

Correction Officers Union Vice President Liz Castro said that the trend is giving inmates a purported new way to “prove” just how bad they are.

The officers are tough at the jail, though. The young victim of the attack says that she plans on returning to work when she heals.


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