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In one of several reported incidents, police allegedly ejected Angel Zayas so he could not photograph the stop-and-frisk of a Hispanic man, at a time when NYPD was fending criticism over aggressive and discriminatory use of the tactic.
Reports of the so-called "Knockout Game" have portrayed a trend of assaults by African Americans against whites. With police still questioning whether the trend actually exists, lawmakers are proposing bills to punish "knockout" defendants more harshly.