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  • Drag Queen Selena T West Encourages Followers to Call CPS on Actvist Mommy

    07/11/2019 6:39:22 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 23 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | July 9, 2019 | Activist Mommy
    As a result of standing firm against the increasingly popular “Drag Queen Story Hour” programs and other supposedly “kid-friendly” drag events in public venues, Elizabeth Johnston, the Activist Mommy, has been repeatedly slandered, doxxed, and even threatened with violence. Now, the most ardent drag-for-kids proponents are taking a new approach: encouraging their followers to call Child Protective Services to report Elizabeth Johnston for child abuse. This is in addition to constant online harassment and even death threats from some individuals.
  • Oregon Senate passes bill punishing racist 911 callers

    06/12/2019 4:30:12 PM PDT · by Skywise · 14 replies
    Vox ^ | 06/06/2019 | P.R. Lockhart
    Almost a year after Oregon state Rep. Janelle Bynum’s story of being questioned by police after a 911 call on her as she campaigned in her district went viral and sparked the hashtag #CampaigningWhileBlack, Oregon state senators have passed a bill that would allow the victims of frivolous, discriminatory 911 calls to sue the callers. On Monday, the Oregon state Senate passed House bill 3216, a measure introduced by the state’s three black Democratic legislators, including Bynum. The bill allows victims of these calls to sue a 911 caller for as much as $250 if the victim can prove that...
  • Ex-Florida mayor allegedly smoked crack, acted as doctor at his home, report says

    04/14/2019 4:53:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/12/19 | Ryan Gaydos
    The former mayor of a Florida town - who is facing multiple charges, including allegedly shooting at cops and conspiring to impede an investigation against him - reportedly smoked crack cocaine nightly and used meth while he was still in office. The new allegations against former Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad were revealed in court records obtained by the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday. Massad, while he was in office, allegedly received drugs via drug runners and acted as a doctor for friends at his home, the newspaper reported. An investigation into Massad was reportedly launched after authorities received tips...
  • Roberts refers judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado

    10/10/2018 5:25:16 PM PDT · by tkocur · 140 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 OCT 2018 | Ann E. Marimow and Tom Hamburger
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday referred more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints filed recently against Brett M. Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado. The 15 complaints, related to statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings, were initially filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served for the last 12 years before his confirmation Saturday to the Supreme Court. The allegations center on whether Kavanaugh was dishonest and lacked judicial temperament during his Senate testimony, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month, a judge on the U.S. Court of...
  • Hazmat team responds to substance mailed to Cruz campaign office in Texas

    10/02/2018 10:42:19 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/2018 | Michael Burke
    Authorities are investigating a piece of mail with a white powdery substance that was sent to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) campaign headquarters in Houston, a spokeswoman for Cruz's campaign said Tuesday. Campaign staff reported the mail to authorities after opening it on Tuesday. A hazmat team and firefighters from the Houston Fire Department responded to the incident and were still at the scene early Tuesday afternoon.
  • More than 450 people in Florida ordered to give up guns under new law, report says

    07/31/2018 1:15:31 AM PDT · by BBell · 65 replies ^ | 7/30/18 | Nicole Darrah
    Hundreds of gun owners in Florida have been ordered to give up their guns under a new law that took effect after the deadly Parkland shooting in February, according to a report published Monday. The Risk Protection Order, signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott just three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas, aims to temporarily remove weapons from gun owners who have been deemed by a judge to possibly be a threat to themselves or others.Roughly 200 firearms have been confiscated in the state since the law was enacted, Sgt. Jason Schmittendorf, of the Pinellas County...
  • Why Does Barbra Streisand Send Money to a Domestic Terrorist? (Psycho threatens Conservatives)

    05/23/2012 7:52:59 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Lonely Conservative ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lonely Conservative
    Ladd Ehlinger takes a new approach to the Brett Kimberlin saga. What Did Barbara Streisand Know… And When Did She Know It? Journalist Forced to Flee Home by Streisand-Funded Domestic Terrorist Bomber!Juicy headline, eh? Guaranteed to bring in the page views. I can’t imagine I’m the only one who’s thought of this angle to the story. Why no jibberjabber from the media herd? Why is this story being left to the part-time blogosphere? (Read More) Good question. Who knows, maybe now that the story has caught the attention of Michelle Malkin someone will notice.My most recent post is here. The Other McCain...
  • VIDEO: Interview With The Hacker Who Swatted David Hogg

    06/09/2018 5:43:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 8, 2018 | Tim Pool
    VIDEO SWATTING IS EXTREMELY ILLEGAL. YOU WILL GO TO PRISON. DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANYTHING LIKE THE CALL DEPICTED IN THIS VIDEO. THIS VIDEO IS FOR NEWS AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY I recently interviewed a hacker claiming to be the person who Swatted the home of David Hogg. They provided me with a recording that is included in this video as proof that they are who they say they are. It is possible this is a hoax on me however I believe the evidence provided does prove they committed this swatting. Yes I understand the ethical conundrum of publishing an...
  • Swatting hoax targets #NeverAgain activists (You Won't Believe the BIZARRE Reaction!!!)

    06/08/2018 6:43:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 8, 2018 | Erika Pesantes
    They’re bogus 911 calls with real consequences— and public figures or celebrities are often the victims. This week, 18-year-old activist David Hogg in Parkland and fellow #NeverAgain student leader Cameron Kasky in West Delray were targeted by swatting calls, according to authorities in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Named after the response by police SWAT squads who respond to the calls, false 911 callers often describe emergencies involving barricaded gunmen or hostages in an attempt to draw heavily-armed officers. These fake 911 callers often spoof a victim’s phone, making it appear as though the victim is placing the emergency call.
  • Palm Beach Cty Sheriff's Office investigating 'swatting' call in suburban Delray Beach (Hogg's Pal)

    06/08/2018 2:55:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    WPTV ^ | June 8, 2018 | Michelle Quesada
    Deputies recently swarmed a suburban Delray Beach neighborhood, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office put its chopper in the air and called out its SWAT team. Then they learned they were responding to a fake 911 call. It's called "swatting" and it happened Wednesday. The 911 caller said there was a stabbing and a hostage situation. It turns out the day before the Broward County Sheriff's Office received a similar call and now the two incidents may be connected. "We had to deploy a lot of resources down there including putting a SWAT team in that direction. Turned out, it...
  • David Hogg Had A Peculiar Response To The Swatting Call Against His Family

    06/07/2018 6:37:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Political Insider ^ | June 6, 2018 | Ann
    “Swatting,” the act of making a false report to emergency services in an attempt to dispatch law enforcement to a targeted address, is illegal and dangerous; in December 2017, a man in Kansas was shot and killed in a swatting incident. So it’s rather peculiar that vehement anti-gun activist David Hogg all but brushed off the swatting call made against his family on Tuesday. Hogg told ABC News, “The swatting incident was just a silly prank.” ...Really? Hogg calls for boycotts against any company that donates as much as a penny to gun manufacturers, but an illegal swatting call against...
  • David Hogg’s Reaction To His Home Being SWATTED Is Very Odd

    06/06/2018 12:33:24 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 84 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | June 5, 2018 | Nina Bookout
    [...................SNIP.................] ...A school was put on lockdown. 12 members of the BSO SWAT team combed through his home while additional officers and emergency personnel from Coral Springs and other agencies stood by at the ready. But David Hogg waves this off as No biggie??!!! It is indeed puzzling that that is his reaction to something that could’ve turned deadly in an instant. No matter which way one looks at it, SWATTING is dangerous and very wrong. It doesn’t matter what the motive was, the situation could’ve been far more deadly than it ended up being. Let’s hope the authorities are...
  • Sheriff: Prank call sends SWAT to home of David Hogg (swatted)

    06/05/2018 8:11:55 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    WPEC ^ | June 5, 2018 | Gary Detman
    BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — The Broward County Sheriff's Office responded to a prank call to the home of David Hogg Tuesday morning. The call, according to CBS Miami, referred to a stabbing and barricaded subject at Hogg's home in Parkland. Deputies and the SWAT team responded. According to a spokesperson for the sheriff's office, the prank call was deemed not credible. The scene cleared around 10 a.m.
  • Assault against pro-choice advocate didn't happen, police say

    04/24/2018 11:42:43 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 19 replies
    CBC News ^ | 4 April 2018 | Anon
    ...The woman, who is a local pro-choice advocate, said a man threw a bucket of red paint at her face outside the Charles and Borden Tim Hortons, and yelled "murderer" before walking away last month. ...
  • Victim of swatting call in Hutchinson speaks out

    04/11/2018 10:25:15 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 63 replies ^ | 4/6/2018 | John Asebes
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) - Hutchinson police say two women made fake calls to 911 leading police to believe a man was dangerous, armed with a gun and hiding in a garage. Before police could figure out the truth, they ended up pointing weapons at an innocent man and his baby. Chassity Nicholson, 22, of Hutchinson and Tatumn Watkins, 20, of Hutchinson are now charged with making a false alarm and giving false information regarding violence or threat to a person's safety. Michael Kirk, the victim of the call, says he was just watching TV early Thursday when all of a...
  • Here’s what the letter sent with powder to Trump Jr. said

    02/13/2018 10:28:36 AM PST · by conservative98 · 119 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 13, 2018 | 11:38am | Tina Moore
    “You’re an awful person and now you get what you deserve,” according to law enforcement sources Tuesday.[snip] The substance turned out to be cornstarch.
  • Kansas 'Swat' Perpetrator Had Already Been To Prison For Fake Bomb Threats

    01/07/2018 9:22:15 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 12 replies
    Slashdot ^ | January 6, 2017 | EditorDavid
    More details are emerging about an online gamer whose fake call to Kansas police led to a fatal shooting: "After phoning in a false bomb threat to a Glendale, California TV station in 2015, Tyler Barriss threatened to kill his grandmother if she reported him, according to local reports and court documents." -- The Wichita Eagle "The Glendale Police Department confirmed to ABC News that Tyler Barriss made about 20 calls to universities and media outlets
  • Deadly ‘swatting’ hoaxes and the dangerous conditioning of cops

    01/07/2018 9:32:36 AM PST · by JP1201 · 39 replies
    It’s when police officers mistakenly harm their fellow officers that we really see the problems with law enforcement narratives. Last September, St. Louis police reportedly beat and arrested a fellow police officer who had gone undercover during a series of protests. The police claimed that their fellow officer, who was black, was resisting arrest. That seems implausible. By the time the officer is getting arrested, there would be little reason for him to resist to maintain his cover. He undoubtedly knew how the police operate. He undoubtedly knew that resisting would bring a beating and an arrest. That both happened...
  • Man shot, killed by deputies after 911 call claiming woman was trying to kill family

    Homeowner Mark Parkinson and his wife Diana. (Photo: WALKER COUNTY, Ga. Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Walker County in which a deputy shot and killed a man in his Rossville home. The incident began in the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day when a woman called 911 and said her estranged daughter-in-law threatened to kill her child and then herself. When deputies arrived at the home on Meadowview Drive in Rossville, the family was sleeping. The estranged daughter-in-law was living in the home with her parents while going through a...
  • 'Swatting' hoaxer has been accused of making false threats before

    12/30/2017 6:42:05 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 100 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 30th, 2017 | Dakota Smith
    Two years ago, Tyler Barriss called in multiple bomb threats to the Glendale offices of KABC-TV Channel 7, prompting a mass evacuation. Barriss was charged and eventually convicted in connection with the hoax, one of several high-profile incidents at the time that focused attention on the act of crank-calling known as "swatting." Now, Barriss, 25, is accused of a much more serious hoax. He was arrested in South Los Angeles on Friday for his suspected role in a deadly prank in Kansas, police said.