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Friday, December 05, 2008

Update from Torbay Magistrates' Court

Back in the day, happy slapping involved filming common assaults with cameraphones. Now it seems a common assault qualifies as a happy slap, not the other way around. Thus a "happy-slapping pensioner was told yesterday to 'count to ten' before lashing out again" (Metro, 4 December 2008, p.17). He didn't film his antics.

If we can't dump the happy slapping label, at least let's use it accurately.

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