'Happy slapping'

Machina

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'Happy slapping'

It's a pretty short article, so i'll paste it here in full:


BOYS 'FILM RAPE OF GIRL'

Three 14-year-old boys have been accused of raping an 11-year-old girl and filming it on a mobile phone.

Detectives are investigating claims that video clips of the sex assault were then sent to the handsets of other youngsters.

The "happy slapping" phenomenon, in which thugs use mobiles to film random attacks, has been reported across the country in recent weeks.

The girl is a pupil at a comprehensive secondary school in London, which is not being named to protect her identity.

She told police that she was attacked at a house, where she was socialising with a group of boys, after school on April 25.

Police believe one of the group filmed what was happening and sent it to at least one other phone a short time later.

Teachers at the school discovered that the footage was being passed round after it had already been seen by dozens of pupils.

Four days after the alleged attack the three boys were arrested.

Two are suspected of having intercourse with the girl and the third is suspected of having done the filming. They have all been bailed until July 12.

A spokeswoman for Scotland Yard said: "Detectives are investigating an allegation of rape against an 11-year-old girl by two boys, both aged 14."

Link.


This isn't the first time I have heard reports of things like this happening here in the U.K, probably a few months back I read a similar story on Sky News where two groups of three or four teenage boys did almost exactly the same thing to a young girl, it just baffles and disgusts :( .
 

axeil

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Machina said:
It's a pretty short article, so i'll paste it here in full:





Link.


This isn't the first time I have heard reports of things like this happening here in the U.K, probably a few months back I read a similar story on Sky News where two groups of three or four teenage boys did almost exactly the same thing to a young girl, it just baffles and disgusts :( .

Good Lord. In all seriousness, what's the world coming to?
 
Well at least these kids have the British version of Bubbah waiting to happy slap them in the showers daily. I hope they walk with a permanent limp as a reminder of what happened to them in prison.

Disgusting. Utterly disgusting. I'd read about the happy slap phenomenon, but hadn't realized it now extends to rape. I thought it was merely picking some random on the street and beating them half to death.

And I thought American kids were screwed in the head...
 

Arbedark

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DrunkCajun said:
Well at least these kids have the British version of Bubbah waiting to happy slap them in the showers daily. I hope they walk with a permanent limp as a reminder of what happened to them in prison.

Disgusting. Utterly disgusting. I'd read about the happy slap phenomenon, but hadn't realized it now extends to rape. I thought it was merely picking some random on the street and beating them half to death.

And I thought American kids were screwed in the head...
In the UK they wont go to prison.

They are under 18, and so will go into nothing worse than a foster home.

IIRC two teenage boys killed a 3 year old over here, and their sentence was finished before they were old enough to go to prison.

Why do you think i hate my country so much?



Arb
 

Damnatorius

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wow....in my time you used to be cool if you had a mountain bike...now it's when you raped a girl and filmed it?
 

rikstaker

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What the..

disgusting.(couldnt find another term).Whats worse is they wont get the punishment they deserve thanks to the laws. :rolleyes:

Arb-At least the weather is fine :wink2: :teeth:

Rik
 

PyroStock

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More about the "happy-slapping"...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/mobile/article/0,2763,1470214,00.html
Concern over rise of 'happy slapping' craze
Fad of filming violent attacks on mobile phones spreads

Mark Honigsbaum
Tuesday April 26, 2005
The Guardian

In one video clip, labelled ***** Slap, a youth approaches a woman at a bus stop and punches her in the face. In another, Knockout Punch, a group of boys wearing uniforms are shown leading another boy across an unidentified school playground before flooring him with a single blow to the head.

In a third, Bank Job, a teenager is seen assaulting a hole-in-the-wall customer while another youth grabs the money he has just withdrawn from the cash machine.


Welcome to the disturbing world of the "happy slappers" - a youth craze in which groups of teenagers armed with camera phones slap or mug unsuspecting children or passersby while capturing the attacks on 3g technology.

According to police and anti-bullying organisations, the fad, which began as a craze on the UK garage music scene before catching on in school playgrounds across the capital last autumn, is now a nationwide phenomenon.

And as the craze has spread from London to the home counties to the north of England, so the attacks have become more menacing, with increasing numbers of violent assaults and adult victims.

In London, British Transport police have investigated 200 happy slapping incidents in the past six months, with eight people charged with attacks at south London stations and bus stops in January alone.

The Metropolitan police have no overall figures but recorded a number of attacks in London boroughs earlier this year.

Following a spate of random attacks last December on pupils at Godolphin and Latymer girls' school in Hammersmith, west London, police posted extra officers in the area as a deterrent.

But as police have become more vigilant, so the gangs have become more sophisticated, seeking victims in parks or public areas where their crimes are unlikely to be spotted by the authorities or captured on CCTV.

Liz Carnell, the director of Bullying Online, a Yorkshire-based charity set up to combat bullying in schools, said that since the start of the year she has heard of increasing attacks both on children and on adults. But she fears many incidents are not reported.

"In most cases the worst that happens is a minor scratch or a bruised ego," she said.

"What the people behind these attacks have to understand is that technically they are committing an assault. And if they then upload the images on to the internet or a phone system they could be prosecuted for harassment."

What makes the attacks all the more bewildering is that many victims do not realise they have been happy slapped until after the event.

Earlier this month James Silver, 34, a freelance journalist, was attacked while jogging on the South Bank in London. While one youth blocked his path, another hit him with a rolled-up magazine.

When he spun around another teenager - who had been hiding behind nearby scaffolding - leapt out and hit him hard in the head. When he staggered to his feet he noticed the rest of the gang were jeering and pointing their mobile phones at him.

Silver admits that while the attack left his "ego smarting" he did not think it worth reporting. "At the end of the day I was unharmed but it was pretty shocking at the time," he said. "The worry is that while the bulk of the attacks are trivial, some of these youths could be carrying knives."

Earlier this year, schools in Lewisham, south London, and St Albans banned camera phones because of worries that the fad was leading to an increase in playground bullying.

In a comment recently posted on a London community web forum, "Happyslapper2" described the craze as a "joke", writing: "If you feel bored wen ur about an u got a video phone den ***** slap sum norman, innit."

However, in a sign of a gathering backlash, other forum members disagreed. "It's hardly a joke ... it's ****in rude and pea-brained," wrote "slappersidiots".

"If this happy slapping fad continues it will only be a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt," predicted another.
This article was on April26... the rape (other article) was June18.
 
Well ive seen these chavs (hoodie wearing low lives who think they're black) happy slap someone (they hit 1 guy and run off) and it really wasnt funny. Now If they got a huge rubber hand and slapped random people, it might be, but no.
As for the rape, that is just sick and really distrubing. She's 11 for god's sake. Lock them up for life IMO.
 

ROMVS

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farting bob said:
Well ive seen these chavs (hoodie wearing low lives who think they're black) happy slap someone (they hit 1 guy and run off) and it really wasnt funny. Now If they got a huge rubber hand and slapped random people, it might be, but no.
As for the rape, that is just sick and really distrubing. She's 11 for god's sake. Lock them up for life IMO.
Man, if that was my sister or my friend, I'd be hunting those bastards down.
 

Steel_Avatar

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Anakha1 said:
One of these days they're going to punch the wrong guy. Like a Hells Angel.
Do they have motorcycle gangs in Europe? I can just picture a bunch of guys dressed in leather, riding scooters all over the city :p

In all seriousness though, this is absolutely reprehensible. I'd like to know why they have apparently no sense of moral values.
 

Herald of Doom

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Steel_Avatar said:
Do they have motorcycle gangs in Europe? I can just picture a bunch of guys dressed in leather, riding scooters all over the city :p
yeah. 3 guys got convicted for killing a 4th member early this year iirc. Most of the big american motorcycle gangs have smaller groups of members here.


On-topic: The word filter would edit it I'm afraid..

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