Sunday, August 19, 2007

Happy slapping from Shooters Hill

WARNING: After complaints in the comments we have decided to issue a warning. Pressing play on the below video will expose you to expletive and violence. The editorial decision to post this video was made in order to highlight just what some of our kids are doing. If readers do not like it then we apologise, but we're not removing it.

It has been suggested that if we were really concerned about the issue then we should do something about it. We would like to point out that this site was, is and remains our way of doing something. We have far more power here than if we wrote a letter to a non-existent councillor - Greenwich Watch

Readers will now notice that the video has been taken down by YouTube. Would that have happened if we hadn't highlighted its existence and raised what was happening in the Borough? We don't know, but we're glad we made the point.


We now understand why exam results are so poor in the Borough. They're knocking each others brain cells out all the time. At least they have just enough intelligence left to record themselves commiting assault and then post in on the public Internet for all to see.
More from "Shooterz Hill" here - see how we used the z? We're geddin' down wid da kidz like!

Update: An anonymous comment has just appeared below asking if anyone knows what school this might be. We can't be sure but we think it may be Crown Woods based on the red brick in the background.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool wid da chat man, ahs hopin der is de arrest imminent, dat boyz hat cood av got blud onit innit, still can claim for compensashun right. On the bright side think how much more dangerous they could be if they had brains

6:07 am  
Anonymous J. Springfield said...

Why is trash being shown on this website of all places? Has the site been handed over to young thugs for the school holidays? I can see no purpose in posting this rubbish. Keep it up and the site will be losing a regular reader.

9:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dem boyz above is whacked out man. ain't no c roberts geeza helpin' much else but himself.
Actually I find the whole concept of recording violence and broadcasting it appalling. That and Tories imitating.
Name a funny Conservative comedian, I'll tell you a nice hotel in Margate.

2:13 am  
Blogger said...

J.Springfield, there is a reason why the video is being shown on this website. It's being shown to raise awareness of the fact that there are groups of children in this Borough who are are clearly complete scumbag dregs of society. As far as we're concerned their criminal activity should not be hidden away on YouTube for them all to giggle about together and we would hope that the headmaster of the school in question takes notes of what is happening and makes a point of stamping it out. You may wish to bury your head int he sand and pretend it is not happening, we on the other hand don't.

In respect of the anonymous comment, what the hell does this have to do with the Tories or any political party? Or is this another one of those local activist type posts?

8:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a society that makes you famous by appearing on Big Brother and abusing others in one way or another, is it any wonder children (not kids) think this is acceptable? At least they're not being paid to be violent towards one another...

With respect Greenwichwatch, if your purpose is to get something done about this, I would think e-mailing the police and school would be more effective than re-broadcasting and giving these idiots more glory.

1:47 pm  
Blogger said...

How do you know we haven't?

2:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what school these young hoodlums are from?

I don't recognise their uniforms.

3:47 pm  
Blogger said...

We have updated the post with a possible answer, although we can't be sure to be honest.

We also hope that the warning we have issued will allay concerns that we are somehow glorifying this video by posting. Nothing could be further from the truth.

3:58 pm  
Blogger David said...

Well done Greenwich Watch for posting this horrendous video. I have linked it to my blog and hope every decent person looks at it and realises this is not an isolated incident. I have emailed two head teachers to see whether they are aware of the video and asking whether they recognise the students. I have also emailed the Director of Education at Greenwich Council. I suspect the police will not investigate unless a formal complaint is made by the victim.
If some people choose not to look at this website (Greenwich Watch) because they disagree with this video being shown, my comiserations to the webmaster. However, I believe the decision to show it is right because it demonstrates that a minority of young people are thugs - and that other kids suffer the consequences of it. The video is far more powerful than any article which any newspaper or website could publish and shows the challenge politicians have to face up to. Myself included.

5:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just looked back and seen the comments in reply to my post. I'd like to say that I never said Greenwichwatch were glorifying this, but that having it posted here might give the children more glory - not quite the same. And I will most definitely be coming back to the site regularly, it's quite possible to have a difference of opinion and remain friends!

8:00 pm  
Anonymous David Gold said...

Good for you, anonymous!
And credit to these guys who by raising it have forced YouTube to remove it (and several other videos) and ensure Greenwich Council have to investigate it.
Crown Woods has yet to reply to me - I learnt from a local journalist that it is being looked into.

3:02 pm  

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