[Ads-l] "swatting"

guy1656@centurylink.net guy1656 at CENTURYLINK.NET
Tue Mar 31 12:47:52 UTC 2015


Just a note: sometime last year opponents of open carry activists came
up with the bone-headed idea of calling in false reports (that the
participants are brandishing, threatening, or doing other illegal things
with the firearms they are carrying) in hopes to bring on a heavy
response from law enforcement, and that the lawful carry activists might
get shot.

It's possible that the shooting of John Crawford, a black man who picked
up a BB gun at a Walmart, was instigated by just such a false report.
Ronald Ritchie reportedly called 911 and claimed that Crawford was
loading the gun and pointing it at people.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/389441/moms-demand-swatting-charles-c-w-cooke

Be safe,

- GLL



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"Swatting" has been in circulation since at least 2007. I wrote about it
= in April 2013, when the comedian Russell Brand was targeted:
http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2013/04/word-of-the-week=
-swatting.html -----Original Message----- From: Mark Mandel
[mailto:thnidu at GMAIL.COM]=20 Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 10:27 AM
Subject: "swatting" Evidently =3D *making a false report of a dangerous
situation that = brings a police SWAT team to a specified location, with
the purpose of = harassing the people at that location*. *May involve
spoofing telephone = number to appear that the report.* age situation,
we activate specialized units to respond."

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