April 23, 2014 -- Professor Eugene Volokh commented on a bill passed in Connecticut that ramps up penalties for people who commit assault as part of the so-called "knockout game." His comments appear in a Mother Jones article.
Legal experts say that the bill's use of the term "random" doesn't make much sense. According to Eugene Volokh, a law professor at UCLA School of Law, "If, for instance, someone decides to attack someone because that person looks old, looks ugly, or seems defenseless, or is present in a place where there aren't any passers-by who can step in to stop the attack, that wouldn't be random, yet why would such nonrandom elements make the offense any less serious?"
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