Happy Slapper?

I just read about a 15-year-old girl who’s going to go to jail for recording an attack on a man on her mobile phone. The man later died from his injuries.

“The message is this: if you stand by and watch your friends committing brutal crimes and video their acts for yours or for others’ amusement your actions will not be ignored by the law enforcement agencies and prosecution may follow.”

Seems clear enough to me. Standing idly by, holding a phone, and pressing one key, is enough to get you convicted of aiding and abetting. It certainly adds a bit of weight to ‘Do unto others as you would have them do to you’.

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