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.
Summary: The Attorney General will review the sentences of two teenage members of a "happy slapping" gang who killed a grandfather.
When arrested detectives found six videos of happy slapping incidents.
This week, happy slapping. For those not in the know, happy slapping is the name given to neds battering folk and filming it for other folk to watch.
FOUR bullies carried out a "happy slapping" attack on another teenager, filming it on a mobile phone.
A THUG has narrowly escaped a prison sentence after filming himself "happy slapping" two children and encouraging one youngster to hit the other.
The charges related to a "happy slapping" incident in which a 21-year-old man was filmed being threatened with a knife and forced to hand over his bank card and PIN number.
The attack took place on Tuesday, May 18, at 7.30pm and the investigating officer, Det Const Lee Blakelock, said the incident was so serious it could not be referred to as "happy slapping".
AFTER pictures in yesterday's newspapers showed Emi ly Nakanda conducting a 'happy slapping' attack on another girl, the 15-year-old has quit X Factor, much to the chagrin of Skybet, writes Steve Palmer.
Schools need help to combat a rise in happy slapping attacks, a teaching union said yesterday.
Liz Carnell, the director of Bullying Online, said prompt police action had helped curb the "happy slapping" craze 18 months ago, but bullies had now moved on to harassing people through social internet sites like Bebo, Piczo, YouTube and MySpace.
A GANG surrounded a teenager and beat him with a golf club in a sickening "happy slapping" attack.