Skip to comments.PICKET: FLA Congresswoman Leads Effort Demanding Swat-ting Investigation From DOJ
Posted on 06/10/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT by kristinn
Congresswoman Sandy Adams, Florida Republican, is sending a letter, currently signed by 85 House Republicans, to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to assign Justice Department officials to investigate the recent threat of SWAT-tings. (Scroll further down for letter in bold)
A SWAT-ting happens when a person calls 911 emergency dispatch services under another individuals name and falsely claims he or she is committing a violent crime. Such an act is committed to cause local law enforcement authorities (like a SWAT team) to surround and enter the residence of an innocent individual, who was impersonated and framed for a violent crime through the 911 call. The false call can be made via the internet, so as to mask the true caller's identity and location.
My concern is someone is going to get hurt, Rep. Adams told me on Friday. Its very dangerous for the people living in the home that didnt call 911, because have no awareness whatsoever that something like that had happened. So they open the door to law enforcement whether its with or without guns drawn, said Congresswoman Adams
Its a danger to the law enforcement agency that is being sent there, and its also a danger to the people in the community, because youre pulling people away from what could be a real emergency.
Congresswoman Adams is a first term Capitol Hill lawmaker and has a military and law enforcement background. Following her time in the Air Force, she served for seventeen years as a deputy sheriff in the Orange County, Florida.
We were dispatched from 911 calls where there were shots fired and holding of a hostage. Those were the things that you went to and youre going to want to know that, she said.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
The perps should serve the same sentence as if one did commit the crime they reported.
Oh come on, does anyone here honestly expect justice to come from the Department of JustUs?
Holder encourages this activity by non-prosecution.
The author didn’t mention Brett Kimberlin once in that whole article. I suspect she didn’t want to get SWAT-ted.
No worries Holder will be right on this. Well at least we can rest assured that O’Dumby will have a beer to smooth this over.
What would the US Justice department have any jurisdiction over crimes committed via Florida’s 911 system?
Whether or not they know, they are going to get stung someday when they go on one of these harassment raids and end up with resources in one place when they are truly needed in another.
Sandy is a good one to have on our side!
He even drinks like a sissy. (((sips))) Look at left pinky.
The argument could well be made that SWAT-ing is an act of domestic terrorism, which would put the FBI and DHS in the picture.
Apparently, one of the tactics is to call the person being SWAT-ed and that way they are on the phone when they unknowingly respond to the door (or it is forced) with the police under the impression that the person being SWAT-ed has just committed a violent crime and is armed. It is not uncommon for police in such a situation to mistake another object in hand for a weapon, which could lead to the target of the SWAT-ing getting shot.
SWAT-ing could be considered attempted 'murder by cop'.
Do you think it might also fall under RICO since the objective is to intimidate?
If only one person is doing this, there is no conspiracy. If, however, there is more than one involved, in collusion, conspiracy charges alone would be a significant step in the right direction.
It appears to be a coordinated strategy of the militant left from around the country as a way to intimidate people engaged in legal activity and business to stop the activity and business. This is clearly threats against the victims life. It's just a matter of time before someone makes the wrong move and they are dead.