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Swatter gets 20 years in prison

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  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,017
    Good.
    MightyUncleanEponyxDamorAsm0deusjdnewell
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,609
    Blame the cop if you want.  I don't.  That punk was the impetus for the whole thing.
    ArteriusHatefullAzaron_Nightblade
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,017
    I agree if you call the cops telling them so and so is a terrorist who is making bombs and has lots of guns of course they are going to walk into that house ready for anything
    Hatefull
  • TiamatRoarTiamatRoar Member RarePosts: 1,482
    Excellent.
  • GrimulaGrimula Member UncommonPosts: 577
    edited March 29
    thats awsome  =)  

    maybe people will think twice before becoming(Psychotic) Angry over a video game  hahahahah

    (Hopefully that $1.50 bet was worth 20 years in jail)   Have a Nice day !!

    RIP person who got killed,  always soo sad to hear about a death  =(
    Hatefull
  • TiamatRoarTiamatRoar Member RarePosts: 1,482
    Hmm, looks like the defense requested 20 years, while the prosecutors requested 25.  Kinda wish he got the latter, although I'm not sure an extra 5 years makes that much of a difference anyways. Either way, hopefully this will cause others to think twice before doing this sort of crap.  And I'm glad they're still attempting to prosecute the others involved for trying to assist in the cover-up.  I hope they succeed.

    Such a stupid thing to do, over a $1.50 bet.

    (that said, while I think 20 years is good enough for this one incident, apparently the swatter has a history of doing these sorts of things, in which case I kinda wish he got 50+ years)
    Arterius
  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    Arteriusdragonlee66MadFrenchie
    "As far as the forum code of conduct, I would think it's a bit outdated and in need of a refre *CLOSED*" 

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  • JangletoothJangletooth Newbie CommonPosts: 11
    I quit playing first person shooters because I don't trust people these days.  They don't seem to understand the difference between real life and their online world.  Their behavior is beyond disrespectful, and continues to be a platform for all sorts of hate speech. 

    I grew up poor, and remain poor to this day, despite being a fairly hard worker.  I know how many people struggle when they aren't born to privilege.  I understand consequences, and have endured at least two major tragedies in my life.  After so many experiences, I feel as if I can't trust our young people anymore.  

    This is a sad story, and over a bet of $1.50.   People often project their hardships into their gaming.  Having a bad day?  Maybe acknowledge you aren't your best self and take a break.  When did these people begin to think it was a good idea to call SWAT!?  How would that even cross someone's mind? 

    I stayed out of trouble after some really rough years.  Sometimes i think I should have stayed in the military, but not so sure anymore if I ever should have served in the first place.  I imagine this country needs to "lose" eventually, like the old European powers did.  Rebuild a better society, let our young understand consequences and respect for one another, no matter their differences, both physical and ideological.  

    Sorry, am ranting now, just read about this and it upset me.  Unfathomable. 
    ArteriusPhaserlight
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,609
    I hope this sentencing sends an important message and possibly saves lives.
    Asm0deus
  • JangletoothJangletooth Newbie CommonPosts: 11
    Technology is outpacing our laws.
  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    Now... what to do about non video game people weaponizing badly trained police against other citizens.


    AlmostLancelotAsm0deusPalebaneJeffSpicoli
    "As far as the forum code of conduct, I would think it's a bit outdated and in need of a refre *CLOSED*" 

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • dragonlee66dragonlee66 Member UncommonPosts: 20
    About time people need to learn there are consequences
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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    Technology is outpacing our laws.
    He was sentenced for violating laws that have been in place for years.
    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • JangletoothJangletooth Newbie CommonPosts: 11
    edited March 30
    Grunty said:
    Technology is outpacing our laws.
    He was sentenced for violating laws that have been in place for years.
    That is not the whole truth.  They used old laws because they didnt have a precedent.   That's why the old laws were much smaller sentences.  20 years is more than twice of any precedent for those old laws.  Rightfully, there was an example made.

    The system in place for those old laws had not been changed for over 50 years.

    updated to add just one of several interesting links on the matter.
    https://www.npr.org/2018/01/11/577074478/big-tech-improvements-to-911-system-raises-the-risk-of-more-swatting

  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    Grunty said:
    Technology is outpacing our laws.
    He was sentenced for violating laws that have been in place for years.
    That is not the whole truth.  They used old laws because they didnt have a precedent.   That's why the old laws were much smaller sentences.  20 years is more than twice of any precedent for those old laws.  Rightfully, there was an example made.

    The system in place for those old laws had not been changed for over 50 years.

    updated to add just one of several interesting links on the matter.
    https://www.npr.org/2018/01/11/577074478/big-tech-improvements-to-911-system-raises-the-risk-of-more-swatting

    No precedent?  He pled guilty to 51 U.S. Federal charges and still faces prosecution for state charges.  Those 'old' laws did a mighty fine job of putting the ass behind bars for half his life.
    Octagon7711
    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • JangletoothJangletooth Newbie CommonPosts: 11
    Grunty said:
    Grunty said:
    Technology is outpacing our laws.
    He was sentenced for violating laws that have been in place for years.
    That is not the whole truth.  They used old laws because they didnt have a precedent.   That's why the old laws were much smaller sentences.  20 years is more than twice of any precedent for those old laws.  Rightfully, there was an example made.

    The system in place for those old laws had not been changed for over 50 years.

    updated to add just one of several interesting links on the matter.
    https://www.npr.org/2018/01/11/577074478/big-tech-improvements-to-911-system-raises-the-risk-of-more-swatting

    No precedent?  He pled guilty to 51 U.S. Federal charges and still faces prosecution for state charges.  Those 'old' laws did a mighty fine job of putting the ass behind bars for half his life.


    This isnt the thread for an argument.  You are welcome to read the linked article as well as commit to the research.  There is a wealth of information right now about this.  Please be respectful.
  • JangletoothJangletooth Newbie CommonPosts: 11
    edited March 30
    Additionally, you seem to not comprehend the original statement, and its context to begin with.  There really is no controversy here in this thread.  Why are you creating weird arguments?  I can only assume there is a simple misunderstanding :) 

    I think you misunderstand my statement for something other than it's meaning.  Our system is not designed yet to PREVENT these things from happening.  There is a ton of NEW legislation since 2015 to deal with the issue.  There are dozens of articles about this.  Very simple.

    The articles themselves state the legal system had fallen behind our technology.  Not a controversial statment.
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    How have I been disrespectful to you?  I disagree with your statement.  That is not disrespectful.  
    Hatefull
    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • JangletoothJangletooth Newbie CommonPosts: 11
    Have a nice evening, i wish you well.  You werent disrespectful to me.   I meant respect the thread.  Not the right place for arguing.  Especially when you havent read any information on the issue to begin with.
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    @MightyUnclean
    Have I been disrespectful of your thread?  I can wait until you get over your hangover.
    Hatefull
    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • JangletoothJangletooth Newbie CommonPosts: 11
    It's not my thread.  And i'm not drunk.  This conversation is over.
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    edited March 30
    Hint:  @MightyUnclean is the original poster.

    Now I'm being snarky.
    Hatefull
    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • AlmostLancelotAlmostLancelot Member UncommonPosts: 135
    Should have been life, tbh.
    Hatefull
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,609
    Wuuuuuuuut I'm still drinking and I'm totally lost!
    Grunty
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    Wuuuuuuuut I'm still drinking and I'm totally lost!
    Have fun.  Drink as much water as you possibly can before going to bed.
    DakeruPhryHatefull
    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
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