No, a cop didn’t try to murder somebody; but it’s almost as bad
by Dennis E. Florian
Gun Owners’ Resource
Normally, I’m more than happy to get stuff from readers in my inbox but every now and then something comes along that just makes me sick. This is one of those times.
For those of you who don’t know what “swatting” is, it’s basically an attempt to murder someone using cops as the weapon of choice. That’s exactly what happened to one man in Alberta whose stepmom [oh, the jokes that could be made there under different circumstances -Ed.] phoned in an Academy Award performance about him shooting off guns in his backyard, stockpiling machine guns, threatening his family… and probably eating live puppies with fava beans and a nice Chianti, just for good measure.
Rather than employ an ounce of common sense (gunshots in the middle of a crowded residential neighbourhood and only one call??) or 5 minutes of due diligence (like asking one of the locals if they’ve heard any gunfire) these clowns – trying to justify their budget with a little theatre, perhaps? – just go charging in with guns drawn. As if that weren’t bad enough, once they start to clue in that they’ve likely been had, the promptly compound their gullibility with malevolence.
“Oh, crap; after all this circus noise, we gotta find some way to charge him with something…” So they toss his house, with neither warrant nor probable cause (who the hell looks for a “person in distress” in a goddamn sock drawer?) and charge him with a bunch of stuff that they knew damn well wasn’t even a crime to begin with.
Just one more reason why a) C-68 and all its henchmen need to go, b) we need some castle doctrine in this country, and c) the sad truth is that you just can’t trust cops anymore.
How depressing is that?
Oh, and the wicked stepmother? Yeah, she got off scot-free.