happy slapping


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happy slapping

n
(Law) informal Brit the practice of attacking, esp slapping, an unsuspecting passer-by and filming it with a mobile camera phone, footage of which is then circulated for the amusement of others
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Translations
vidéo-lynchage
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HAPPY slapping - the name given to attacks on innocent people which are filmed by the thugs on mobile phones - can be fatal.
When arrested detectives found six videos of happy slapping incidents.
For those not in the know, happy slapping is the name given to neds battering folk and filming it for other folk to watch.
He said: "When I first saw this video showing what is ridiculously described as happy slapping, my first reaction was to lock you up and throw away the key.
Fellow Polish inmate Arkadiusz Bazelak, who was also involved in the happy slapping incident, had told an investigator for the Prisons Ombudsman that Sosna's father had hanged himself.
This was not a happy slapping attack, it was a vicious, sustained and unprovoked attack in which the victim offered no resistance.
It's clear that while the incident spiralled out of control, one individual feeding off the violence, excitement and adrenaline of the others, some even treating it as entertainment, filmed it for the benefit of others - a happy slapping.
Schools need help to combat a rise in happy slapping attacks, a teaching union said yesterday.
After a series of high-profile prosecutions, happy slapping seemed to die out.
This case involves what has become somewhat disturbingly described as happy slapping, assaulting people really for the fun of it and the assault being captured on video," said Carl Gumsley, prosecuting.
VILE: The shocking images from the happy slapping video that was accidentally sent to a woman's mobile
IT SEEMS the happy slapping craze has spread to Serie A - and Serbian thug Sinisa Mihajlovic is the latest aggressor.