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2022-10-06 2:51:23 AM  
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2022-10-06 4:32:25 AM  
I assume that of US cops anyway.
 
2022-10-06 4:33:49 AM  
So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.
 
2022-10-06 4:34:42 AM  
"Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," said Tomlinson.
For the last two years, people have made false 911 calls, drawing Milwaukee police to their east side home.


It's unfortunate that the prime suspect in this case died last year.
 
2022-10-06 4:47:55 AM  
The fact that US police forces allow (YES, THEY ALLOW IT) themselves to be  used that way tells you all you need to know. They're no better than automated goons.
 
2022-10-06 4:50:48 AM  
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2022-10-06 4:57:05 AM  

trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.


All of these.
 
2022-10-06 5:00:28 AM  

trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.


I think police are obligated to either respond IMMEDIATELY (domestic disturbance, etc.) or hang around for an hour and hope the problem resolves itself (Uvalde).

Seriously tho, why aren't we doing more about finding the swatters and having the police storm their house?
 
2022-10-06 5:04:49 AM  
 I had a song from one band in mind, but it's not there.,

Here's something else instead

The "rotary jail" had a slight problem
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2022-10-06 5:05:43 AM  
Why would "Norm McDonnald isn't funny" trigger right wingers? I don't think he's particularly funny either but not relative to politics at all. Just an opinion, and a pretty mundane one like disliking sausages lol.

/he was mildly funny in Dirty Work with Artie Lange,
 
2022-10-06 5:06:00 AM  

enry: Seriously tho, why aren't we doing more about finding the swatters and having the police storm their house?


APCAB (All Phone Companies Are Bastards).
 
2022-10-06 5:11:00 AM  

Gordon Bennett: "Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," said Tomlinson.
For the last two years, people have made false 911 calls, drawing Milwaukee police to their east side home.

It's unfortunate that the prime suspect in this case died last year.


He's so unfunny, I forgot he'd died. First time since then that I've even thought about him.
 
2022-10-06 5:23:20 AM  

enry: trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.

I think police are obligated to either respond IMMEDIATELY (domestic disturbance, etc.) or hang around for an hour and hope the problem resolves itself (Uvalde).

Seriously tho, why aren't we doing more about finding the swatters and having the police storm their house?


It's not exactly difficult to run setup that makes VoIP calls with dummy numbers that are bounced through proxies. This is why it's hard to nail robocallers.
 
2022-10-06 5:41:26 AM  

enry: trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.

I think police are obligated to either respond IMMEDIATELY (domestic disturbance, etc.) or hang around for an hour and hope the problem resolves itself (Uvalde).

Seriously tho, why aren't we doing more about finding the swatters and having the police storm their house?


They really aren't.
 
2022-10-06 5:43:59 AM  
Charge swatting as attempted (or first degree) murder.
 
2022-10-06 5:46:26 AM  

Robinfro: Gordon Bennett: "Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," said Tomlinson.
For the last two years, people have made false 911 calls, drawing Milwaukee police to their east side home.

It's unfortunate that the prime suspect in this case died last year.

He's so unfunny, I forgot he'd died. First time since then that I've even thought about him.


Hello 911 some guy named Robinfro needs relentless swatting.

(Norm best Weekend Update host ever.)
 
2022-10-06 6:09:53 AM  
Just came to say that he was wrong for tweeting that Norm Macdonald isn't funny
 
2022-10-06 6:16:13 AM  
Don't 911 systems these days geolocate the caller? Even the old ones could match physical address to phone number on land lines.
 
2022-10-06 6:19:45 AM  

Bslim: The fact that US police forces allow (YES, THEY ALLOW IT) themselves to be  used that way tells you all you need to know. They're no better than automated goons.


A well built A.I. might be a better choice at this point.
The algorithm goes "six false alarm swat calls to this same address. Send a priority two surveillance drone to look it over."
At the home:
"Dad, we just got swatted again."
"What! Are the cops here again?!"
"No, I saw a P2SD circle the house four times and look through the windows."

Yes, I am aware that actually having A.I. surveillance drones is a bad idea. It's probably coming anyway.
 
2022-10-06 6:21:16 AM  

Unobtanium: Bslim: The fact that US police forces allow (YES, THEY ALLOW IT) themselves to be  used that way tells you all you need to know. They're no better than automated goons.

A well built A.I. might be a better choice at this point.
The algorithm goes "six false alarm swat calls to this same address. Send a priority two surveillance drone to look it over."
At the home:
"Dad, we just got swatted again."
"What! Are the cops here again?!"
"No, I saw a P2SD circle the house four times and look through the windows."

Yes, I am aware that actually having A.I. surveillance drones is a bad idea. It's probably coming anyway.


It's already here. Google police drones in Chula Vista, CA.
 
2022-10-06 6:22:06 AM  

Gordon Bennett: "Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," said Tomlinson.
For the last two years, people have made false 911 calls, drawing Milwaukee police to their east side home.

It's unfortunate that the prime suspect in this case died last year.


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2022-10-06 6:28:25 AM  
Social media is so idiotic.  And Twitter is the worst.  I would think being an author is a tough business and that self promotion is a needed boost but Twitter is just full of spiteful morons and I don't see anything positive in it.  It's nothing but loser  trolls who are dying to escalate anything into a flame war at a minimum and doxxing or swatting wherever possible.
 
2022-10-06 6:33:01 AM  

TheVirginMarty: enry: trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.

I think police are obligated to either respond IMMEDIATELY (domestic disturbance, etc.) or hang around for an hour and hope the problem resolves itself (Uvalde).

Seriously tho, why aren't we doing more about finding the swatters and having the police storm their house?

It's not exactly difficult to run setup that makes VoIP calls with dummy numbers that are bounced through proxies. This is why it's hard to nail robocallers.


They still come in through a phone switch. One could identify the switch that these calls are coming through, then press the voip provider for customer details, but being tacticool is so much more fun!
 
2022-10-06 6:48:13 AM  

Robinfro: Gordon Bennett: "Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," said Tomlinson.
For the last two years, people have made false 911 calls, drawing Milwaukee police to their east side home.

It's unfortunate that the prime suspect in this case died last year.

He's so unfunny, I forgot he'd died. First time since then that I've even thought about him.


yup, he's no Patton Oswald, that's for sure.

/narrator: Patton Oswald isn't funny.
 
2022-10-06 6:48:49 AM  
Does anyone think Norm Macdonald is funny?
 
2022-10-06 6:51:00 AM  

rideaurocks: TheVirginMarty: enry: trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.

I think police are obligated to either respond IMMEDIATELY (domestic disturbance, etc.) or hang around for an hour and hope the problem resolves itself (Uvalde).

Seriously tho, why aren't we doing more about finding the swatters and having the police storm their house?

It's not exactly difficult to run setup that makes VoIP calls with dummy numbers that are bounced through proxies. This is why it's hard to nail robocallers.

They still come in through a phone switch. One could identify the switch that these calls are coming through, then press the voip provider for customer details, but being tacticool is so much more fun!


This isn't how it works. SS7 is an intricate beast which just doesn't work like the movies where the NSA or such have a map of the world and line which can trace a call back through all of the switches it uses.

Many dubious calls are routed through third world countries. The swatter finds out the 911 crntre has a "real" number of 212-555-1122 and knows their swat target is at 212-555-0777. They pop out a voip call using caller id of 2125550777 and call 2125551122. The VoIP provider did a deal with say, Sudan telecom, which then takes that VoIP call and pops it onto an international trunk. The sudan telecom switch says "hey at&t i got a call here for 212-555-1122. its from Joe and Brenda at 212-555-0777. " at&t says "sure thing" and the 911 dispatcher (who has no idea they were called via 2125551122 instead of 911) hears the (faked) pandemonium and gets squad cars rolling.

At&t trust that as the ss7 network is built on trust. They can either block all calls coming fro. Sudan (hint: they won't) or not trust caller id internationally (they won't).

There are changes afoot to give caller id more protection from spoofing. But trying to get an international union of every countrys phone regulators to agree on anything within 20 years is a struggle.

But what could really fix all this in one easy fell swoop is for 911 call centers to show the operator if the call originated on an international or domestic trunk. (Hint: they won't. Cos reasons. Probably money)
 
2022-10-06 6:59:41 AM  

Bslim: The fact that US police forces allow (YES, THEY ALLOW IT) themselves to be  used that way tells you all you need to know. They're no better than automated goons.


The fact that the police paramilitary goon squads exist is the real problem.   Even if my county out in bumfark nowhere, our county sheriff has a armored personnel carrier and a bunch of automatic weapon wielding riot cops.
 
2022-10-06 7:12:27 AM  

Neondistraction: enry: trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.

I think police are obligated to either respond IMMEDIATELY (domestic disturbance, etc.) or hang around for an hour and hope the problem resolves itself (Uvalde).

Seriously tho, why aren't we doing more about finding the swatters and having the police storm their house?

They really aren't.


They go quickly if they think they can shoot someone.
 
2022-10-06 7:12:33 AM  
FFS, just put a post-it with their address on the monitor of every dispatcher so they know calls for that address are bullshiat.

And DAMMIT, cops are dumb. I wonder how many cops have been to that house multiple times.
 
2022-10-06 7:15:30 AM  
1) The cops are too dammed stupid to realize they are being used when sent to the SAME ADDRESS repeatedly!?!?!

2) The cops are too lazy (and stupid) to catch the people doing it?

That's some fine police work
 
2022-10-06 7:16:17 AM  
Maybe delete the old tweet if he believes it's causing still much trouble?  Mildly disliking a dead celebrity is no hill to die on.
Not that he deserves swatting over it.  But honestly it seems extreme and I wonder if that's the cause?  Is NM that beloved by the right?
 
2022-10-06 7:17:02 AM  

trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.


#3 is a stretch.

First of all cops are broadly dumb bullies. Second, they love having an excuse to play "tough guy cosplay" and it's even MORE fun when you know the people you are assaulting aren't really dangerous criminals.
 
2022-10-06 7:18:14 AM  

TheVirginMarty: enry: trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.

I think police are obligated to either respond IMMEDIATELY (domestic disturbance, etc.) or hang around for an hour and hope the problem resolves itself (Uvalde).

Seriously tho, why aren't we doing more about finding the swatters and having the police storm their house?

It's not exactly difficult to run setup that makes VoIP calls with dummy numbers that are bounced through proxies. This is why it's hard to nail robocallers.



If this was a phone scam, these dumb pigs would have given their credit card numbers to the same caller 6 times.

SIX TIMES
 
2022-10-06 7:22:35 AM  
Turns out, the phone calls are coming from in the police station.
 
2022-10-06 7:22:41 AM  
He has tweeted some strong political views

so this guy who has to go on the internet and tell everyone his political beliefs to the point he angers the other side enough to swat him.

he has some culpability here and i don't have much sympathy for him.
 
2022-10-06 7:25:00 AM  

uttertosh: Robinfro: Gordon Bennett: "Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," said Tomlinson.
For the last two years, people have made false 911 calls, drawing Milwaukee police to their east side home.

It's unfortunate that the prime suspect in this case died last year.

He's so unfunny, I forgot he'd died. First time since then that I've even thought about him.

yup, he's no Patton Oswald, that's for sure.

/narrator: Patton Oswald isn't funny.


He's certainly no Patton Oswalt.
 
2022-10-06 7:35:35 AM  
I may be getting suspicious in my old age but could the reason that this has not been corrected yet by a note in the dispatch file be... money? I mean, if the boys in blue got paid extra for suiting up in their Robocop clothes to go on a super emergency call, maaaaaaaybe there's enough of an incentive not to correct this problem.
 
2022-10-06 7:35:37 AM  

enry: trerro: So uhh...
1. Maybe it should take more than a farking phone call to send a paramilitary squad to raid someone's home.
2. The act of swatting should be counted as a high degree of assault - or negligent homicide if the victim dies to it.
3. Cops need to use some common farking sense. If you're attacking the same house SIX TIMES, the chances that that's anything but swatting are beyond nil at that point.

I think police are obligated to either respond IMMEDIATELY (domestic disturbance, etc.) or hang around for an hour and hope the problem resolves itself (Uvalde).

Seriously tho, why aren't we doing more about finding the swatters and having the police storm their house?


How are they obligated? I mean, is it a law?

Because in normal countries, swatting simply isn't possible.
 
2022-10-06 7:40:36 AM  

fullyautomatic: Why would "Norm McDonnald isn't funny" trigger right wingers? I don't think he's particularly funny either but not relative to politics at all. Just an opinion, and a pretty mundane one like disliking sausages lol.

/he was mildly funny in Dirty Work with Artie Lange,


According to Wikipedia, he made fun of OJ Simpson, which cost him his job at SNL. And also refused to make fun of Trump, because it was to easy.

Maybe rightwingers assumed that made him on of theirs.
 
2022-10-06 7:40:58 AM  

uttertosh: Robinfro: Gordon Bennett: "Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," said Tomlinson.
For the last two years, people have made false 911 calls, drawing Milwaukee police to their east side home.

It's unfortunate that the prime suspect in this case died last year.

He's so unfunny, I forgot he'd died. First time since then that I've even thought about him.

yup, he's no Patton Oswald, that's for sure.

/narrator: Patton Oswald isn't funny.


Bless your heart.
 
2022-10-06 7:42:57 AM  

ltdanman44: He has tweeted some strong political views

so this guy who has to go on the internet and tell everyone his political beliefs to the point he angers the other side enough to swat him.

he has some culpability here and i don't have much sympathy for him.


"Just be nicer to us and we'll stop terrorizing you and your family."
 
2022-10-06 7:43:31 AM  

Gordon Bennett: "Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," said Tomlinson.
For the last two years, people have made false 911 calls, drawing Milwaukee police to their east side home.

It's unfortunate that the prime suspect in this case died last year.


Frank Stallone died?
 
2022-10-06 7:44:04 AM  

dracos31: Don't 911 systems these days geolocate the caller? Even the old ones could match physical address to phone number on land lines.


It's relatively simple to spoof caller ID systems. Scam telemarketers do it all the time.

I'd be a bit more concerned the people doing the swatting are trying to get the cops to ignore calls from that address so the swatters could then commit an actual attack with relative impunity.
 
2022-10-06 7:44:31 AM  
"Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at<#redacted> or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers"

I think I found the problem.
 
2022-10-06 7:44:34 AM  

ltdanman44: He has tweeted some strong political views

so this guy who has to go on the internet and tell everyone his political beliefs to the point he angers the other side enough to swat him.

he has some culpability here and i don't have much sympathy for him.


So it's like he should stop making them swat him, is what you're saying.
 
2022-10-06 7:44:44 AM  

Gordon Bennett: "Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," said Tomlinson.
For the last two years, people have made false 911 calls, drawing Milwaukee police to their east side home.

It's unfortunate that the prime suspect in this case died last year.


Norm MacDonald died!?  Now who's going to voice Pigeon in the Mike Tyson Mystery movie?
 
2022-10-06 7:46:45 AM  

CoonAce: Social media is so idiotic.  And Twitter is the worst.  I would think being an author is a tough business and that self promotion is a needed boost but Twitter is just full of spiteful morons and I don't see anything positive in it.  It's nothing but loser  trolls who are dying to escalate anything into a flame war at a minimum and doxxing or swatting wherever possible.


I call it the 'piranha pool'. Jump in at your own risk. But, don't be fooled into thinking it is a nice, quiet, reflective pool where you can relax and chat with others. It is a teeming mass of teeth and claws just waiting for their next victim. There is no place in that pool where you will be safe. Forget this at your peril. You have been warned.
 
2022-10-06 7:50:51 AM  
There's a longer, better story on Daily Beast that details more what Tomlinson and his wife have been going through. Which I can't link from my phone.

The tl;dr version is that Kiwi Farms and their predecessors and follow ups have latched onto him for some reason since the Norm McDonald comment and besides the swatting have gotten him deplatformed off Twitter, YouTube and Facebook; cost his wife her job; threatened his speaking appearances to the point they've had to call in bomb squads or be canceled, and destroyed his book sales with review bombing.

He took Kiwi Farms to court only to run into CA's law that shields server providers from the activities of their users unless actual harm results (and had to pay their court costs).

Now they're threatening to kill him, rape his wife, and anyone else who gets in their way.

All this over one comment about one bad comedian.
 
2022-10-06 8:03:01 AM  

Bslim: The fact that US police forces allow (YES, THEY ALLOW IT) themselves to be  used that way tells you all you need to know. They're no better than automated goons.


Police gotta justify those bloated budgets somehow. Using expensive gear and specialized tactics even in situations that don't call for it is a prime example.
 
2022-10-06 8:04:06 AM  
Hold up.

The cops said this, FTA: "Swatting is unacceptable, illegal and potentially very dangerous behavior, as it can lead to a very dynamic situation, placing both the residents involved and our officers at risk."

Tell me, if the person inside the house is a farking science fiction writer and he's been swatted 6 times in the past like 4 months, how the fark the cops are the ones at risk here?

Are they worried they will get soo excited at the prospect of shooting someone that they'll shoot each other?

Any why not just come out and say that it puts the person at home at risk without couching it behind "a very dynamic situation", whatever the fark that is supposed to mean.

Christ, when I was a kid I never would have guessed how much police piss me off.
 
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