"Happy slapping" -- essentially violently attacking someone while it's recorded with a videophone -- is a growing problem in the UK, with British Transport police investigating 200 incidents in the last six months in London's public transport system alone, with who knows how many attacks going unreported. This isn't harmless childplay, the ferociousness and utter stupidity of these attacks is appalling. And the hooligans have embraced user-created content: they share the videos via Bluetooth, MMS and the Web, often describing their efforts as "Happy Slap TV".
There is video, if you're patient enough to allow it to stream - it's a little slow. And more than a little disturbing. The movies are being swapped and sold as entertainment.
The victims of the "slapping" are sometimes complete strangers. The whole thing is kind of reminiscent of Jackass, except with Jackass at least it's self-abuse.
It's time for one of the unsuspecting victims to just totally wail on the slapper, hospitalize them and end the "fun."
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