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British Transport Police are reporting that they've investigated hundreds of "happy slapping" attacks: http://blog.wirearchy.com/blog/_archives/2005/5/4/649006.html

I'd expect this in the developed nations that have had counter-productive impacts in the parts of the world with their war-mongering. But then I look at the "developing" countries like Sudan, and think it's just the whole world getting more violent. The classmates of the boys who showed him the video of his sister being assaulted and seriously injured in the attack were even guiltier than the attackers and are sorry excuses for mankind. Shame on them.

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