It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Dexerto, a online news service focused on gaming and the Call of Duty game, reported the argument began over a $1 or $2 wager over the game.
In direct message conversations with KrebsOnSecurity, the person running @GoredTutor36 said that they had remorse over Finch's death but that they would not be turning themselves in. "People will eventually (most likely those who know me) tell me to turn myself in or something. I can't do that; though I know its [sic] morally right. I'm too scared admittedly," they wrote. They also said, "Bomb threats are more fun and cooler than swats in my opinion and I should have just stuck to that. But I began making $ doing some swat requests." The person also noted that the thrill of such hoaxes "comes from having to hide from police via net connections.
originally posted by: purplemer
a reply to: Grambler
Thats something thats gone far to far. Really all sounds a bit brutal. Poor man. Police over the water do seem very heavy handed.
TITLE II—Interstate Swatting Hoax
SEC. 201. False communications to cause an emergency response.
(a) In general.—Chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
“§ 1041. False communications to cause an emergency response
“(a) Criminal violation.—Whoever, in the absence of circumstances reasonably requiring an emergency response, uses the mail or any facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce to knowingly transmit false or misleading information that would reasonably be expected to cause an emergency response, shall—
“(1) if an emergency response results, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both;
“(2) if serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365) results, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both;
“(3) if death results, be fined under this title or imprisoned for any number of years or for life, or both; and
“(4) in any other case, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.
“(b) Civil action.—
“(1) IN GENERAL.—Any party incurring damages incident to an offense under this section may bring a civil action against the perpetrator in an appropriate district court of the United States and may recover damages and any other appropriate relief, including reasonable attorney’s fees.
“(2) JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY.—An individual who is found liable under this subsection shall be jointly and severally liable with each other person, if any, who is found liable under this subsection for damages arising from the same violation of this section.
“(3) STAY PENDING CRIMINAL ACTION.—
“(A) Any civil action filed under this subsection shall be stayed during the pendency of any criminal action arising out of the same occurrence in which the claimant is the victim.
“(B) In this subsection, the term ‘criminal action’ includes an investigation and prosecution that is pending, until final adjudication in the trial court.
“(1) IN GENERAL.—The court, in imposing a sentence on a defendant convicted of an offense under subsection (a), shall order the defendant to reimburse any party, any State or local government, or any private not-for-profit organization that provides fire or rescue service incurring expenses incident to any emergency response necessitated by such offense.
“(2) LIABILITY.—A person ordered to make reimbursement under this subsection shall be jointly and severally liable for such expenses with each other person, if any, who is ordered to make reimbursement under this subsection for the same expenses.
“(3) CIVIL JUDGMENT.—An order of reimbursement under this subsection shall, for the purposes of enforcement, be treated as a civil judgment.
“(d) Definitions.—In this section:
“(1) EMERGENCY RESPONSE.—The term ‘emergency response’ means any deployment of personnel or equipment, order or advice to evacuate, or issuance of a warning to the public or a threatened person, organization, or establishment, by an agency of the United States or a State charged with public safety functions, including any agency charged with detecting, preventing, or investigating crimes or with fire or rescue functions, or by a private not-for-profit organization that provides fire or rescue service.
“(2) STATE.—The term ‘State’ means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, each commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, and each federally recognized Indian tribe.”.
(b) Technical amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
“1041. False communications to cause an emergency response.”.
originally posted by: muzzleflash
I don't think he's responsible for the police killing anyone, that's their responsibility.
Prank 911 calls are generally 30 days in jail. Maybe 90 days in some jurisdictions.
He should face his misdemeanor but it's in no way his fault if the cops decide to murder people in cold blood.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: CynConcepts
So, imagine this..cops shoot one of the living hostages ..in this imaginary scenario, like I commented..unless the victim had a gun/weapon, the police should be in a whole lot of trouble..they get no free pass from me.
originally posted by: tigertatzen
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: worldstarcountry
Prove what statement exactly?
If you get jail time here (or in most countries I'm aware of), then its because you've done something which is considered by the courts to be a very serious offence, rather than a "misdemeanor".
Its just basic common knowledge.
People serve jail time everywhere in America for misdemeanor crimes. It happens every single day. Perhaps you're confusing jail time with prison time.
They will most definitely send misdemeanor offenders to jail, and sometimes for months at a time depending on the charge.