A grandfather died of a heart attack after minors swatted him over his rare Twitter handle – One person responsible faces five years in prison, another is too young to be extradited

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How is this still a thing? They should be charged with second or third degree murder at least manslaughter regardless of age. Edit: It’s even worse if you read the article. >was organized on Discord in an attempt to intimidate Herring into handing over his valuable @tennessee Twitter handle Those mfs knew what they were doing.

ClowxReed

I’m surprised how this has been going on for years now and we don’t have legislation to the effect of: “Knowingly making a fake report that results in an armed response from a law enforcement unit carries a penalty of 15 years in prison and up to a $50,000 fine” Or something to the same tune as the signs about injuring a construction worker. It would get like zero backlash right? It can’t be cheap to mobilize SWAT and then deal with all the paperwork from a fake call even when nothing bad happens like this.

ServileLupus

>A second minor, from the UK, called the local police department to make the false report. Anyone a little puzzled as to why a police department in Tennessee sent a full SWAT team to a house based on a call coming from the UK? I’d be extremely reluctant to send such a team in any scenario, but the first step has to be to make sure the distress call comes from inside the house, right?

Continuity_organizer

5 years is a joke. He murdered someone. So did the brat in UK. Swatting needs to be charged as attempted murder or murder as in this case.

tocksin

Gaming, esp as a women, with kids like those makes it impossible to enjoy. I am STILL doxxed on Reddit (thanks Reddit for taking it down / s) twice, stalked, harassed, my Discord had to be shut down. It really does get as bad as headlines make it.

ionlydateninjas