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(ABC7 Los Angeles)   Southern California deaf couple and their children "SWATted" by gun-wielding deputies after acquaintance sends hoax message over Skype... from Australia. No word on payback involving Dingos, Lord Humungus   (abc7.com) divider line 75
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2014-07-19 03:48:19 PM  
An alleged woman called a sheriff's dispatcher
 
2014-07-19 04:06:28 PM  

shanrick: An alleged woman called a sheriff's dispatcher


I thought that was an interesting choice of phraseology, too.  An ALLEGED woman!

/also, I am thinking the teenage kid who knew about the "joke" being planned had something to do with the whole shenanigan
 
2014-07-19 04:27:19 PM  
Given that the couple are deaf I'm thankful they weren't shot because they didn't respond fast enough.

I agree with granolasteak on the older child being involved. They seemed too quick to try & deflect blame on to someone thousand of miles away.
 
2014-07-19 04:51:17 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-19 04:57:17 PM  
I hear in Australia the kidnappings swirl in the other direction.
 
2014-07-19 04:58:20 PM  

conniemac: Given that the couple are deaf I'm thankful they weren't shot because they didn't respond fast enough.

I agree with granolasteak on the older child being involved. They seemed too quick to try & deflect blame on to someone thousand of miles away.


If SWAT throws a flash bang into a deaf couple's home, does it make a sound?
 
2014-07-19 05:06:02 PM  
what?
 
2014-07-19 05:07:12 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: conniemac: Given that the couple are deaf I'm thankful they weren't shot because they didn't respond fast enough.

I agree with granolasteak on the older child being involved. They seemed too quick to try & deflect blame on to someone thousand of miles away.

If SWAT throws a flash bang into a deaf couple's home, does it make a sound?


It flashes so they can "hear" it, just like they have flashing lights on fire alarms.
 
2014-07-19 05:11:45 PM  

fusillade762: I hear in Australia the kidnappings swirl in the other direction.


I laughed a little too hard at that one.  :-D
 
2014-07-19 05:17:42 PM  
Not sure why the deafness is relevant, but I don't know if an armed response to a kidnapping report is actually that asinine.
 
2014-07-19 05:19:59 PM  
Deputies went "in my little brother's room at gunpoint, because they thought that was the room that the girl in question was being held," the teen said.


Who was forcing the deputies in at gunpoint? The sheriff? The parents? The non-existent kidnappers?
 
2014-07-19 05:20:45 PM  

conniemac: Given that the couple are deaf I'm thankful they weren't shot because they didn't respond fast enough.


THIS
 
2014-07-19 05:21:58 PM  
This seems like a great way to make a lot of money.

Phone in fake threat - wait for irresponsible police to go paramilitary on your house - then lawsuit.  It's sad to say, but so long as you aren't dirt poor, you should be able to win a few million in the lawsuit.
 
2014-07-19 05:24:19 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: This seems like a great way to make a lot of money.

Phone in fake threat - wait for irresponsible police to go paramilitary on your house - then lawsuit.  It's sad to say, but so long as you aren't dirt poor, you should be able to win a few million in the lawsuit.


You don't even need to make the call yourself.

Just go on certain forums and act like a dick.
 
2014-07-19 05:25:53 PM  
data2.whicdn.com
 
2014-07-19 05:27:28 PM  
What an alleged woman might look like:

cstpdx.com
 
2014-07-19 05:28:10 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Fark_Guy_Rob: This seems like a great way to make a lot of money.

Phone in fake threat - wait for irresponsible police to go paramilitary on your house - then lawsuit.  It's sad to say, but so long as you aren't dirt poor, you should be able to win a few million in the lawsuit.

You don't even need to make the call yourself.

Just go on certain forums and act like a dick.


Good point - I'm going to add my address to my Fark Profile.
 
2014-07-19 05:29:29 PM  
Picture of a deaf and blind kidnapped girl looks like
upload.wikimedia.org
and a picture of her Australian kidnapper

i.dailymail.co.uk

Be on the lookout, anyone with information please call the FBI
 
2014-07-19 05:31:27 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: This seems like a great way to make a lot of money.

Phone in fake threat - wait for irresponsible police to go paramilitary on your house - then lawsuit.  It's sad to say, but so long as you aren't dirt poor, you should be able to win a few million in the lawsuit.


Not sure the high risk of death would be worth it.  Plus, you'd definitely have to get a new dog.
 
2014-07-19 05:36:50 PM  

JerkyMeat: conniemac: Given that the couple are deaf I'm thankful they weren't shot because they didn't respond fast enough.

THIS


There was mention upthread of flash bangs.
If that really was the case, all people are deaf at the time of the breach.

/and shell-shocked
//tmnt FTW!
///shocked slashies
 
2014-07-19 05:41:17 PM  
If the Lord Humongous were involved, he wouldn't have entered. He would've gotten on a bullhorn outside and said, "Just walk away. Walk away, and no one will be hurt."
 
2014-07-19 05:42:40 PM  
www.thebeerdrifter.com
 
2014-07-19 05:43:34 PM  
That's some mighty fine police work.

Good thing they didn't look like they had cigarettes to sell or the cops would have murdered the whole lot of them.

Stupid america
 
2014-07-19 05:44:56 PM  

lasercannon: Picture of a deaf and blind kidnapped girl looks like
(IMAGE)
and a picture of her Australian Austrian kidnapper
(IMAGE)
Be on the lookout, anyone with information please call the FBI


/FTFY
 
2014-07-19 05:45:54 PM  
Cops have become a menace.  Tasering old ladies, bombing babies, shooting dogs in their yard, shooting up kidnap victims, punching women in the road, pushing over people in wheel chairs, using SWAT techniques for drug raids on the wrong house, shooting homeless people in the back, shooting up minivans full of children, etc.  You think giving thugs guns, power over the populace, and the ability to kill innocents would turn out better.  And giving redneck cops military vehicles, why, nothing could go wrong with that.  Because most cops aren't mostly corrupt.  At.  All.
 
2014-07-19 05:46:12 PM  

granolasteak: shanrick: An alleged woman called a sheriff's dispatcher

I thought that was an interesting choice of phraseology, too.  An ALLEGED woman!


4.bp.blogspot.com

Article needs a helpful picture of what an alleged woman might look like.
 
2014-07-19 05:53:56 PM  

Djorra: lasercannon: Picture of a deaf and blind kidnapped girl looks like
(IMAGE)
and a picture of her Australian Austrian kidnapper
(IMAGE)
Be on the lookout, anyone with information please call the FBI

/FTFY


x4.fjcdn.com

upload.wikimedia.org

dajoro: Cops have become a menace.  Tasering old ladies, bombing babies, shooting dogs in their yard, shooting up kidnap victims, punching women in the road, pushing over people in wheel chairs, using SWAT techniques for drug raids on the wrong house, shooting homeless people in the back, shooting up minivans full of children, etc.  You think giving thugs guns, power over the populace, and the ability to kill innocents would turn out better.  And giving redneck cops military vehicles, why, nothing could go wrong with that.  Because most cops aren't mostly corrupt.  At.  All.


There's a perfect solution to this. Repeal the second amendment, and disarm the American population - only people on farms and competitors who have been vetted should have access to firearms, other than the military, and even then they should be restricted to a small amount of types. Then we can have all the unarmed policing that everyone points to history and Europe about. (Well, incorrectly, really.)

This is an agreeable, I assume?
 
2014-07-19 05:57:51 PM  

Djorra: lasercannon: Picture of a deaf and blind kidnapped girl looks like
(IMAGE)
and a picture of her Australian Austrian kidnapper
(IMAGE)
Be on the lookout, anyone with information please call the FBI

/FTFY


blogs.thepoconos.com
 
2014-07-19 06:00:28 PM  
It sounds like some remedial training is in order... either in exigent circumstances or probable cause, depending on how the armed entry to the residence was justified.
 
2014-07-19 06:08:30 PM  
Jeebus, in Austrailia even Skype tries to kill people.
 
2014-07-19 06:14:00 PM  
Southern California deaf couple & their children "SWATted" by gun-wielding deputies after acquaintance send hoax message over Skype...from Australia. No word on payback involving Dingos, Lord Humungus
 
2014-07-19 06:15:23 PM  
Bslim - Lord Humongus.jpg

Damn straight! If he was the one calling in the kidnapping, I would just warn him poilitely not to do it again and get the hell outta there!

/my name is not 'Max'...
//I only dream of driving a 1970s Boss baby..... what a machine...
 
2014-07-19 06:16:50 PM  
Bruce?
 
2014-07-19 06:17:01 PM  

thepeterd:


Oi! Turn out the loights on this thread"
 
2014-07-19 06:18:35 PM  
Y'all are some sick muthafarkers up in here.
 
2014-07-19 06:25:46 PM  

WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: That's some mighty fine police work.

Good thing they didn't look like they had cigarettes to sell or the cops would have murdered the whole lot of them.

Stupid america


I just watched that video. If you are such a fat fark that having a cop on your back handcuffing you will cause you to go into cardiac arrest, then you might want to consider turning around and letting them cuff you. Or, y'know, not blatantly running an illegal business.
 
2014-07-19 06:27:27 PM  
In a perfect world SWAT could do Amway sales at houses they just SWATTED, offering half price discounts to the victims. Keeps it all in the family

People really go for the Blackwater-Tested™ triage kit with the industrial pain killers, hemostats, cauterizers, and aspirin.
 
2014-07-19 06:33:27 PM  

dajoro: Cops have become a menace.


How about "people that make fake calls with the intent of causing the police to respond in an emergent manner and think it's a joke" have become a menace?

How would you have expected the police to respond to this type of call? Just blow it off because it might be phony? Or maybe just knock on the door and ask politely "excuse me, are there people here holding someone at gunpoint? We'd like to speak to them."
 
2014-07-19 06:38:26 PM  
Hi, Neal! How's Brett?
 
2014-07-19 06:38:58 PM  

CruiserTwelve: dajoro: Cops have become a menace.

How about "people that make fake calls with the intent of causing the police to respond in an emergent manner and think it's a joke" have become a menace?

How would you have expected the police to respond to this type of call? Just blow it off because it might be phony? Or maybe just knock on the door and ask politely "excuse me, are there people here holding someone at gunpoint? We'd like to speak to them."


Just blow it off? Of course not. That's not a serious argument, and you are not a serious person if you insist if is.

Act with reasonable caution and restraint? Yes. Please.

That us all. Thanks for asking.
 
2014-07-19 06:42:27 PM  
Help me out here: what am I not seeing that makes the police "asinine" in this? I assumed Subby was talking about the AAustralian prankster, or the reporter's terrible grammar.

Police response seemed fine to me. Y'all sure you aren't being just a little kneejerk on this one?
 
2014-07-19 06:48:14 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: CruiserTwelve: dajoro: Cops have become a menace.

How about "people that make fake calls with the intent of causing the police to respond in an emergent manner and think it's a joke" have become a menace?

How would you have expected the police to respond to this type of call? Just blow it off because it might be phony? Or maybe just knock on the door and ask politely "excuse me, are there people here holding someone at gunpoint? We'd like to speak to them."

Just blow it off? Of course not. That's not a serious argument, and you are not a serious person if you insist if is.

Act with reasonable caution and restraint? Yes. Please.

That us all. Thanks for asking.


You mean like they did in this case? Subby's headline has no connection to TFA, but you knew that, right?
 
2014-07-19 06:49:24 PM  

CruiserTwelve: dajoro: Cops have become a menace.

How about "people that make fake calls with the intent of causing the police to respond in an emergent manner and think it's a joke" have become a menace?

How would you have expected the police to respond to this type of call? Just blow it off because it might be phony? Or maybe just knock on the door and ask politely "excuse me, are there people here holding someone at gunpoint? We'd like to speak to them."


Investigate? Find any justifiable evidence? Even anything suspicious?
Or are cops this easily manipulated?
You'd be fine if it was your house and your family put in jeopardy? Because you know these things can go wrong.


/was gonna say stake-out, but I know I've watched too many movies.
 
2014-07-19 06:56:49 PM  
Swatting is only okay when it's done to someone you don't like.  Actually, so is murder and rape when you come to think of it.
 
2014-07-19 06:58:01 PM  
There is no end to the sadness that in our world SWAT had become a verb.
 
2014-07-19 07:08:58 PM  

mcmnky: There is no end to the sadness that in our world SWAT had become a verb.


Actually, swat started out as a verb, was turned into an acronym, and then turned back into a verb.
 
2014-07-19 07:09:43 PM  

Resident Muslim: Investigate? Find any justifiable evidence? Even anything suspicious?


Sounds like that's exactly what they did.
 
2014-07-19 07:24:23 PM  
I'm actually amazed they weren't shot.

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2014-07-19 07:28:08 PM  

BitwiseShift: In a perfect world SWAT could do Amway sales at houses they just SWATTED, offering half price discounts to the victims. Keeps it all in the family

People really go for the Blackwater-Tested™ triage kit with the industrial pain killers, hemostats, cauterizers, and aspirin.


And something to get that tear gas smell out of the carpets.
 
2014-07-19 07:30:06 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: This seems like a great way to make a lot of money get rid of your dog.


FTFY
 
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