doctorow at May 13th, 2014 13:00 — #1
ashen_victor at May 13th, 2014 13:53 — #2
roomwithaview at May 13th, 2014 14:23 — #3
See something, tweet something!
So simple even a teenager can do it...
mister44 at May 13th, 2014 14:36 — #4
Jesus Christ, what a little turd.
marknoo at May 13th, 2014 15:54 — #5
In the United States filing a wrongful police complaint is a big no no. There are some nasty consequence, nasty not devastating.
If he is old enough to know how much trouble sending the cops to someones house can cause that person, he is old enough to be punished.
Maybe he should have to pay the wages of all the responders for the time they were attending his bogus claims.
In the Portland Oregon a city cop gets about $40 an hour plus benefits. If they sent an entire SWAT team to these things he will need to mow a lot of yards to pay for it.
boundegar at May 13th, 2014 17:16 — #6
To be perfectly fair, I was an asshole when I was 16. We didn't have SWAT teams in every little town back then, but we had the Anarchist Cookbook.
purplestater at May 13th, 2014 19:54 — #7
One charge of Attempted Murder per Swatting should suffice.
jardine at May 13th, 2014 20:59 — #8
Brian Krebs publicly naming the 16-year-old is a bit much. When a minor is charged in Canada, it's my understanding that naming them is illegal.
I suppose Krebs doesn't have to follow that, but Boing Boing does (though I'm not sure what the rule is on the press linking to someone who names a minor).
l_mariachi at May 14th, 2014 01:58 — #9
Maybe a more systemic problem here is SWAT teams responding to random anonymous tips at the drop of a dime. Imagine if the real military that these guys are so eager to halfassedly imitate worked that way: “Hello, 101st Airborne? I want to report a division of Wehrmacht waving guns around and taking prisoners in, uh, Watford.”
How about sending a regular squad car or two to scope out the situation before committing forces?
waetherman at May 14th, 2014 08:41 — #10
Every time someone uses that phrase, it should be accompanied by an appropriate image reflecting the meme.
mister44 at May 14th, 2014 09:30 — #11
Screw that. Old enough to pull some adult grade bullshittery, old enough to get called out on it. This isn't a rape victim or anything. It's a vile sociopath.
jardine at May 14th, 2014 17:16 — #12
Is that your official diagnosis?
mister44 at May 14th, 2014 18:08 — #13
I've seen like dozens of episodes of CSI and Criminal Minds, etc. I think I am qualified to make that statement.
lion at May 14th, 2014 18:10 — #14
If I did anything close to that as a kid, 30 swattings would be a start
doctorow at May 18th, 2014 13:00 — #15
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