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  • Houston Police Vow to Go After Anti-Gun Groups Calling 911 on Open Carriers in Texas

    01/01/2016 8:39:21 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 12/30/2015 | unknown
    Texas will soon join the other 45 US states that allow open carry and anti-gun groups are not happy about it. At least one anti-gun group is attempting to make life miserable for all gun owners who choose to openly and legally carry their firearms by calling 911 and making false claims. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is using social media to urge people to call 911 any time they see someone openly carrying a firearm.
  • Mizzou student body president admits to spreading false rumor KKK was on campus

    11/11/2015 10:22:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Twitter via BizPac Review ^ | 11/11/15 | Tom Tillison
    Much like the lie known as “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” rumors and unsubstantiated allegations continue to flow freely on the University of Missouri campus, with some of the worst of it coming from student body president Payton Head. Head, who had previously claimed he was called the “n-word” from a passing pickup truck — one of the actions that led to the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigning on Monday — was at it again on Tuesday. This time, he took to social media to warn students about the KKK being on campus, according to There’s only one small problem...
  • Man Gets Year in Prison for 'Swatting'

    10/13/2015 2:23:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/12/15 | Debbie Encalada
    Swatting, for those unfamiliar, is when people call law enforcement to report a fake emergency to get SWAT deployed to a specific location, like someones homesomething Lil Wayne was a victim of earlier this yearsometimes resulting in victims being attacked or arrested by police. Swatting is now a federal crime, for which one Connecticut man is facing one year in prison for. Matthew Tollis a 22-year-old arrested last year in September is getting prison time for his involvement in six swatting incidents in 2014, according to the Department of Justice. -snip-Tollis was sentenced to 12 months and one day in...
  • Teacher: Twitter Lies Over Racist Graffiti Scrawled on Bar Have Wrecked My Life

    06/01/2015 10:46:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 6/1/2015 | John Dunne
    A primary school teacher who received death threats after being falsely accused on Twitter of daubing racist graffiti on the wall of a London bar today said his life had been “ripped apart”. Thomas Turnham was left fearing for his life after being wrongly linked to a racial insult spray-painted on to a jazz bar near his south London home. Staff at the bar contacted police after spotting the words “No n*****s” daubed on a wall near its forecourt. News of the shocking incident spread quickly on social media, with some users falsely naming Mr Turnham, a teacher at Dulwich...
  • NJ Lawmakers Look To Get Tough On Swatting

    04/24/2015 12:37:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New Jersey lawmakers are looking to crack down on the trend called swatting, in which a fake threat is reported to provoke a massive police response. Under one bill, anyone busted for making a hoax call to 911 would be liable for the cost incurred by police and first responders, said Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, who heads the Homeland Security Committee. Jail time and additional fines would also be a possibility. There have been several hoax reports in northern New Jersey in recent weeks, WCBS 880s Levon Putney reported. On Friday, police responded to a report of a hostage in...
  • So, A Richmond VA "Reporter" Reported the Memories Pizza Fund For Fraud, "Just in Case" (Wink, Wink)

    04/03/2015 12:39:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 3, 2015
    Her -- I think her -- twitter page says that her interests include "helping the world." Helping the world includes reporting as fraudulent a crowdfunding effort for a Christian family put out of business by leftwing hate.
  • FASCIST STATE: Facebook Shuts Down Page Of Black 6th Grader ....

    03/01/2015 8:38:24 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies ^ | 2/28/15 | Pat Dollard
    FASCIST STATE: Facebook Shuts Down Page Of Black 6th Grader Who Made Viral Video Questioning Obamas Patriotism Excerpted from The Examiner: On Friday, C.J. Pearson, a 12-year-old conservative from Georgia who posted a viral video supporting Rudy Giuliani, discovered that his personal Facebook page was locked. In an exclusive interview with on Saturday, Pearson said he received a message from someone about 6 a.m. Friday. Thats when he learned his account and page had been locked for suspicious activity. He jumped through all of Facebooks hoops, but wasnt able to recover his account. So he created a new profile...
  • OK: Man Shoots Police Chief; No Charges

    01/20/2015 5:33:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On 15 January, Police Chief Louis Ross was loaned a bullet resistant vest before he and other officers broke into a home in Sentinel, Oklahoma. Ross was shot three times in the chest, and once in the arm. Three of the bullets were stopped by the vest. The police had no warrant for the raid. The homeowner, Dallas Horton, was not hurt and has not been charged, and it seems unlikely that he will be. He and his wife Esther Marie, were both interviewed. There are many things about this case that have not been widely reported. First, Police...
  • Gun enthusiast who shot police chief four times during raid walks free

    01/18/2015 4:44:49 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The gun enthusiast who nearly killed his small town's police chief last week is a free man since cops couldn't find enough evidence to charge him and keep him behind bars. Sentinel, Oklahoma Police Chief Louis Ross was shot four times that morning while raiding a house in connection to a bomb threat at a school, and only survived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he borrowed at the last minute. [snip} Horton and his wife were arrested in the aftermath, and he later told investigators that he didn't know police were breaking into his home, which Chief Ross finds skeptical....
  • Westboro Baptist Church Overloaded with Phone Calls After Turkey Virus Hoax

    11/30/2014 1:23:20 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Frontiers LA ^ | 11/28/2014 | Dominic Preston
    A satirical news website managed to trick thousands of readers into phoning the Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for its God Hates Fags slogan, after telling them that it was the Turkey Safety Hotline following an outbreak of avian flu.The hoax article, Millions of Thanksgiving Turkeys Recalled: Is Your Family Safe?, was published by theNational Report, which describes itself as a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. The article claimed that a new strain of avian flu had infected turkeys across the country, putting people at...
  • MI: School Advocating SWATting as Policy?

    11/06/2014 6:01:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Michigan, it is legal for people who have a concealed carry permit to openly carry firearms on school grounds and into schools. It is illegal for them to carry concealed firearms on school grounds or into schools. Some second amendment supporters have exercised their rights by carrying their personal defensive firearms openly while picking up their children or visiting schools for other reasons. Banning guns from schools is a relatively recent phenomena. The idea started being pushed about 1990. There was never any validity to it as a safety measure. Mass shootings in schools have only gone up...
  • Open-carry advocate targeted in 'swatting'

    11/01/2014 6:25:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 11/1/2014 | Bob Unruh
    The Bearing Arms website said the activity is a favored tactic of gun-control supporters. For example, from the Facebook page of Moms Demand Action, a group that tries to push retailers into public statements of opposition to guns, a Jennifer Decker wrote, Every time I see someone with a gun in a store I will call 911 because I feel threatened, theyll get tired of that right quick!!! Added Alan Crammatte, Call the police and say you feel threatened by a man with a gun.
  • VA Open Carrier SWATted

    10/29/2014 7:11:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Author with Bike and Gun Moms Demand Action (MDA) disarmenters have threatened to make false 911 calls to police,and encouraged others to do so. In at least one case, perhaps more, an innocent man was killed by police as a direct response to false allegations in 911 calls. Last week, in Virginia, an open carrier was falsely accused of robbing a 7-11, in a 911 call. Fortunately, he was not harmed. Here is his account, from Robert Dickens, as related to the Virginia Citizens Defense League, recounted at (PVC stands for Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia...
  • Would you Provide Security to a Disarmenter who Mocked You?

    10/27/2014 5:22:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry at an Arizona Gas Station A poster at, Southern Covenanter, recounts an ironic experience in Charlotte, South Carolina. From I made it a point to stop and meet my parents for lunch in Pineville while I was passing through town, and after I left, I stopped at the QT on Woodlawn Road (right off I-77 where Woodlawn turns into Billy Graham Parkway) to gas up the Blue Bullet. This QT is in a somewhat sketchy part of town, so I was already on high alert when I pulled up to the pump. About the...
  • Did the University of Idaho just push for "Swatting" of Legal Gun Carriers?

    10/22/2014 5:22:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Matt Dorschel, on the left Last Wednesday, 15 October, the University of Idaho held a forum on "guns on campus". The main presenter was Matt Dorschel, university executive director for public safety and security. While the forum attracted only a few students and faculty, the policy presented was radical. From the Lewiston Tribune (pdf): Dorschel said any firearm sighting is grounds to call 911 even if a person is not purposely showing their weapon. He said firearm holders have a responsibility to conceal their weapons and they are violating the university's policy if they don't. Despite this strict interpretation...
  • Moms Demand SWATting: A disturbing trend on the fringes of the gun-control movement

    10/03/2014 8:38:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 2, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    You see a GunFilth waving its penis substitute, exit, call police. Armed robbery in progress. So wrote Twitter user Little Black Dog on September 13 of this year. The injunction was a particularly colorful one, but the idea behind it, alas, is not as uncommon as one might wish. I see you #opencarry with a gun in public, a man named joe villa threatened earlier this week, im calling the cops. psycho behaving erratic. make your day. A translation for the more literate among us: The law be damned; exercise your rights under the law and Ill threaten your life....
  • N.J. 7th-grader suspended, drug tested for twirling pencil: reports

    06/26/2014 12:22:51 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    A 13-year-old New Jersey boy was suspended from school Thursday for twirling his pencil around in math class and making another student uncomfortable. Ethan Chaplin, a 7th-grader at Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon Township, was twirling around a pencil with a pen cap on it when a student behind him yelled, Hes making gun motions, send him to juvie! a local news station reported. The school suspended Ethan and ordered him to undergo a physical and psychological evaluation, his father, Michael Chaplin, told the station.
  • Lumber Union Protectionists Incited SWAT Raid On My Factory, Says Gibson Guitar CEO

    05/28/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT · by Altariel · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 26, 2014 | Forbes Op/Ed
    Henry. A SWAT team from Homeland Security just raided our factory! What? This must be a joke. No this is really serious. We got guys with guns, they put all our people out in the parking lot and wont let us go into the plant. Whoa. What is happening? asks Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz when he arrives at his Nashville factory to question the officers. We cant tell you. What are you talking about, you cant tell me, you cant just come in and We have a warrant! Well, lemme see the warrant. We cant show that to...
  • FBI interrogated man after comment about American Police State on Facebook

    08/29/2013 8:50:48 AM PDT · by Altariel · 53 replies ^ | August 27, 2013 | PSUSA
    HUMBOLDT, AZ A man says that within hours of making an impassioned post on Facebook, he was being interrogated by police and the FBI. Blaine Cooper, 33, contacted with a concerning story about how his sentiments posted on Facebook had drawn the attention of the federal government. He showed me the comment and told me that within 24-hours of posting it, he was being contacted by the police and FBI. His colorful comment was in reference to what he believes is an American Police State, in which the power of the federal government is growing in a direction...
  • WI:Open Carrier Narrowly Avoids Being "Swatted"

    07/27/2013 1:57:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On the Wisconsin forum at, Law abider, a regular member, recounts a near Swatting, by a convenience store clerk: On Friday night I was at the above mentioned gas station with my son who is 20 years old. He wanted one can of flavored beer which he got and we went to the counter. I am Ocing which I do all the time. I have been in that gas station before a gazillion times Ocing and have bought my snoot. Anyway, the cashier who I have not seen before asked for an ID. I looked at her and said...
  • LAPD storms Clint Eastwoods home after prank emergency call

    Tough guy Clint Eastwood has joined the ranks of Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus and many other celebs as the latest victim of a prank known as swatting. A law enforcement source told TMZ that a 911 call sent multiple units rushing to Eastwoods Los Angeles home this week. The prank call reported that multiple males armed with assault weapons were inside the actors home and people had been shot.
  • Hacker Xbox Hoax Leads to Police Raid on Unsuspecting Family

    02/05/2013 1:41:15 PM PST · by Altariel · 3 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | January 31, 2013 | Mario Aguilar
    An Oviedo, Florida family was woken up by police with guns surrounding their house in the middle of the night. This terrifying and potentially scarring event is brought to you by Microsoft Xbox.WFTV reports that the cops and family were the victims of a hacker hoax conducted on an Xbox at another house in town. How does that work? Hackers busted into a teenager's Xbox demanding information about a video game, and when he wouldn't help them, the internet criminals used his account to file a false report about a murder and hostage situation. The cops traced the account to...
  • Blocked as "Attack Page"

    02/01/2013 6:37:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 18 replies
    Spybot S&D | 2/1/13
    Warning when logging into RCP: Reported Attack Page! This web page at has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences. Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.
  • Miley Cyrus Cops Race to L.A. Home in Apparant 'Swatting' Prank

    08/01/2012 9:51:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 9 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 1, 2012 | TMZ Staff
    Cops raced to Miley Cyrus' L.A. house tonight after receiving a report about a possible home invasion ... but when they arrived to the scene, it turned out to be a false alarm ... and all signs point to a troubling prank known as "Swatting." Law enforcement sources confirm ... the LAPD received a 911 call at 6:50 PM to report a possible home invasion, possible shots fired. The LAPD responded immediately ... guns drawn ... but the house was quiet, no one was home ... and there was no sign of a crime. Cops determined it was a false...
  • Police: 'Threat matrix' dictated SWAT team response at Powell Avenue home

    06/26/2012 10:19:42 AM PDT · by Altariel · 57 replies
    Courier Press ^ | June 22, 2012 | John Martin, Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE Stephanie Milan, 18, was relaxing in her familys living room Thursday watching the Food Network when a heavily armed squad of Evansville police officers arrived on the front porch. Dressed in full protective gear, police broke the storm door of the home at 616 East Powell Ave. the Milans front door was already open on the hot summer day. They also broke a front window. They tossed a flashbang stun grenade into the living room that made a deafening blast. A short distance away, a local television crews cameras were rolling. The police had invited the station...
  • Aaron Worthing (Walker) Swatted, Tells What Happened

    06/25/2012 8:54:22 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 2 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/25/2012 | Snarky Basterd
    Just like Patrick Frey (Patterico), RS McCain, and Erick Erickson, Aaron Worthing was put in a position tonight where he had to defend his family ... with words. He was swatted. Maybe it was Brett Kimberlin. Maybe it wasn't. could you be next ... just for exercising your First Amendment? (Updates throughout; Aaron's story is at the end of the post).
  • Aaron Walker SWATted

    06/25/2012 5:51:39 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 06-25-2012 | "Patterico"
    No joke. It happened around 6 p.m. Eastern. I briefly talked with one of the police officers at the scene, who confirmed that someone had called saying he had shot his wife, and sent officers to Aarons address. I just got off the phone with Aaron and he and his wife are a little shaken up but OK. The officers had machine guns but did not point them at Aaron. They were quickly able to determine it was a hoax. Aaron plans to post about it later.
  • The 911 Call and 80+ Members of Congress

    06/12/2012 7:49:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 52 replies
    RedState ^ | 06/11/2012 | Erick Erickson
    As most of you know, my family was swatted on May 27, 2012.The police, at the time, told me they were responding to a 911 call about an accidental shooting.I now have the 911 call. It turns out that the call was not about an accidental shooting. The caller said I had shot my wife, she was dead on the floor in front of me, and I was going off to shoot someone else.You can hear the call yourself right here. What I did not know that Sunday night as the Sheriffs Deputy pulled into the driveway is that the...
  • PICKET: FLA Congresswoman leads 85 member effort demanding Swat-ting investigation from DOJ

    06/10/2012 11:25:49 PM PDT · by paltz
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/11/12 | Kerry Picket
    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...
  • PICKET: FLA Congresswoman Leads Effort Demanding Swat-ting Investigation From DOJ

    06/10/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    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...

    06/08/2012 6:41:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    A National Day of Blogger Silence has been declared in defense of those conservative bloggers targeted by Kimberlin and company's shameful telephoneharassment/threats, 'SWATting', and other intimidation techniques favored by today's vicious, underground Left. Republican senators in fact yesterday asked the DOJ to investigate what appears to be a series of felonies aimed right at the voices of today's New Media Right. Eric Erickson of Red State/CNN, Ace of Spades, Stacy McCain, and Ali @ Hot Air have all been the victims of the so-called 'progressive' movement's shameful, criminal techniques... and my fellow bloggers, I ask you to join us...
  • Who Will Protect the Freedom to Blog?

    06/08/2012 4:38:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 8, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Free speech is under fire. Online thugs are targeting bloggers (mostly conservative, but not all) who have dared to expose a convicted bomber and perjuring vexatious litigant who is now enjoying a comfy life as a liberally subsidized social justice operative. Where do your elected representatives stand on this threat to our founding principles? On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, bravely stepped forward to press this vital issue. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Chambliss decried the "harassing and frightening actions" of Internet menaces who recently have gone after several conservative new media citizen journalists and activists....
  • Online Armageddon (Conservative Blogosphere vs. Brett Kimberlin; Friday June 7, 2012)

    06/07/2012 10:32:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 7, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Online Armageddon "An Army of Davids" unites against a campaign of intimidation. Somewhere between the time in October 2010 he threatened to sue Patrick Frey and the decision last week to make a similar threat toward Ali Akbar, Brett Kimberlin crossed a Rubicon of desperation and burned the bridge behind him. In the past three weeks, Kimberlin and his allies have escalated their deceitful war against conservative bloggers to the point that it cannot be ignored, and must now be fought to a conclusion with the entire political world watching. A convicted perjurer and drug smuggler, Kimberlin became infamous as...
  • Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    06/06/2012 11:59:10 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    abcnews ^ | Jun 6, 2012 | Arlette Saenz
    A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated.
  • Silencing the Clarions (SWATting - Blogger Aaron Walker)

    06/03/2012 5:18:48 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies ^ | 6.3.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Bloggers are being actively silenced by paid domestic terrorists. SWATting, the tactic of calling in phony emergency calls in order to have a SWAT Team dispatched to someone’s home, is on the rise and all you hear from the FBI is crickets, although they could stop this if they wanted to. Maybe a moan from some innocent blogger or his family who was just ‘accidentally’ gunned down might carry on the wind, but is more likely to be drowned out by the shredding of the Constitution. J. Christian Adams Talks To Tony Katz How Citizens Can End "SWATting" From...
  • CNN Contributor Erickson and Family Targeted in Latest 'SWATing' Attack

    05/29/2012 8:25:32 AM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 58 replies ^ | 5/28/2012 | breitbart.cem
    Erik Erickson, editor-in-chief of and a CNN political contributor, reports that he is the latest conservative to be "SWAT"ed. Local police received a call from an individual claiming to be Erickson, stating that an accidental shooting had occurred at his home. Says Erickson, "Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway."
  • SWATting the Ericksons (Brett Kimberlin fallout?)

    05/27/2012 6:54:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife. Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway. Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.
  • Ace of Spades is under attack.

    05/25/2012 11:15:06 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 38 replies
    Ace of Spades blog ^ | May 25, 2012 | Ace of Spades
    This post is an effort to make Freepers aware of some of the Brownshirt Style tactics of the left. Ace of Spades is a long time conservative blogger who has recently come under a very serious attack from a left wing loon, and people need to be made aware of the dangerous nature of some of the people who form our opposition. This sort of thing can be deadly.
  • Emergency Prank Draws Sheriff's Deputies to Unsuspecting Brandon Family (New Prank - 'Swatting')

    08/20/2011 5:50:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Saturday, August 20, 2011 | Robbyn Mitchell
    Debora Marshall wasn't sure what she was witnessing. She came home from work to find sheriff's cruisers blocking streets in her sleepy Timber Pond subdivision. Deputies with guns drawn and bulletproof vests surrounded her house. "They had it blocked off at both ends. I thought a murderer was on the loose," she said. So did the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Authorities thought her son had killed her. "My son was home and clueless," Marshall said. "I was at work, and all my neighbors thought I was dead." In what appears to be the first incident of its kind in Hillsborough...
  • Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats

    07/10/2009 12:39:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 505+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats Hammond, INThe U.S. Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Indiana announced that a three-count indictment was returned against Ashton Lundeby for his role in Internet bomb and related threats directed to Purdue University, Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Ind., and numerous other educational institutions throughout the country. Lundeby, 16, of Oxford, N.C., was arrested by the FBI at his home in Oxford on March 6, 2009. A federal search warrant was also executed at that time. Lundeby was arrested pursuant to a...

    04/15/2009 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 414+ views
    JUVENILE COMPUTER HACKER SENTENCED FOR COMPUTER INTRUSION, INTERSTATE THREATS, AND WIRE FRAUD STEMMING FROM HACKING, BOTNET, AND SWATTING ACTIVITIES BOSTON, MAA male juvenile, who has been widely known in the hacker underground by his online moniker, DSHOCKER, was sentenced today in federal court to 11 months in prison, to be served in a juvenile detention facility, for computer intrusion, interstate threats, and wire fraud, stemming from hacking, botnet, and swatting activities. In accordance with federal law, the juvenile was not publicly named. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan and Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau...
  • Guilty pleas from SWAT prank callers

    12/24/2007 7:14:48 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 48 replies · 750+ views
    Cleburne Times-Review ^ | December 14, 2007 | Matt Smith
    Dispatch for the Johnson County Sheriffs Office received a call June 12, 2006, by a man claiming to be Jim Proulx of Alvarado. The caller said he was high on hallucinogenic drugs and had killed several family members with an AK-47 submachine gun. He threatened to kill remaining family members unless he was given $50,000 and safe passage out of the country. Sheriffs deputies and Cleburne police, including the police SWAT team, surrounded Proulxs home about 1 a.m. Proulx hadnt shot anyone and had no hostages, officials soon discovered. Instead, he was sound asleep when officers arrived. It was a...
  • "Back to swatting flies" CARTOON with John Kerry by Linda Eddy

    04/12/2004 2:34:54 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 18 replies · 187+ views ^ | 4/12/2004 | IPWGOP
    After Bob (9/11 Commission) Kerrey has a swatting at flies snit fit during Condi's testimony, John Kerry bravely takes up the torch... err, I mean, the swatter! I'm sure Moqtada would approve, aren't you?