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Teens Film Assaults and Hal Talks Peep: all in the Same City! :comments

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Tags: production, Video sharing, Voyeurism

So I went to the Edmonton Journal to read the an article about peep  culture, but a different story caught my eye first. Trio of teens film assaults, reads the headline. 

I checked out the article and discovered  that three teenagers assaulted two different random women at the West Edmonton Mall on the same night. The teens, two girls and guy, thought it would be fun to have one of them beat on somebody while the other two filmed the attack on a cell phone and encouraged whoever was doing the beating.

The police have arrested the teens and recovered the cell phone. One of the investigators said this: “It’s bizarre. It was just a really strange thing. It was a first for me as an investigator to come across someone actually filming a very vicious assault and a robbery within an hour of each other. We actually recovered the phone and the filming of the incident is really going against them. It’s like the final nail in the coffin.”

Wow. Welcome to Peep culture. I finally made it to the article about peep wondering if anyone else would read these two stories and make the connection. We’ll see. Here’s the opening of the interview: 

The interview with Hal Niedzviecki is off to a limping start.

The Canadian culture critic answers the phone in a distracted sort of way, with the sound of click-clicking in the background.

I know that sound. It’s the sound of attention in split screen: Phone conversation one side, Internet conversation on the other.

Me: “Are you addicted to the Internet, Hal?”

Niedzviecki: “No. Maybe. Yes.”

Nice. Read the rest of this interview in the Edmonton Journal.

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