Politician rallying towards SWATting falls sufferer herself

Politician rallying against SWATting falls victim herself

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Writing about SWATting victims is as miserable as writing about knowledge breaches, however that is the longer term we reside in. Regarding the former, the politician who’s come out strongest towards the doubtless lethal prank discovered herself on the receiving finish of it lately. As her Boston native CBS station reviews, Congresswoman Katherine Clark had a smattering of cops with “lengthy weapons” on her entrance garden Sunday night time. What’d she do, broadcast some Counter-Strike? No, She’s rallying behind the Interstate Swatting Hoax Act, a invoice that’d make prank calling the SWAT group on somebody a federal offense. At present, the regulation states that faking a bomb menace or terrorist assault by way of telecommunications and throughout state strains is against the law; SWATting just isn’t.

The Boston Globe writes that at 9:fifty seven PM a pc generated voice left a tip left saying that there photographs had been fired and there was an “lively shooter” in Clark’s residence. Police have been dispatched, however an precise SWAT staff wasn’t. Clark and her household fortunately made it via unscathed, however from the sounds of it, this incident had the precise reverse results of what its perpetrators probably hoped — for her to surrender. She informed the Globe that it will solely strengthen her resolve.

I am grateful nobody was harm & grateful for the timeliness and professionalism of the #Melrose Police Dept. https://t.co/Zq2LYfdGTE

— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) February 1, 2016